In a recent update from one of our fellow ASELSI missionaries, an amazing example of God working in Guatemala was described…
Emily Romero described what she saw while translating for a medical team in the village of Xalbaquiej:
She said that an older man sat down for a medical checkup. He had three strange large silver rings with skulls on them. Through the K’iche’ translator they discovered that he was a Mayan witch and wore the rings because, “They protect me at night when I go to bed and everywhere I travel. You see, I am a Mayan witch.”
Many Guatemalans still participate in the Mayan religious traditions and those who do are often antagonistic towards evangelical Christians.
After prescribing the man his medicine, the team sent him over to the local evangelism team. With many people covering this meeting with prayer, one of ASELSI’s team leaders told the witch doctor about the promises of eternal life found in the Bible. The team was so excited to hear how the Mayan witch doctor responded to the Gospel..He said, “You know, I have religious books in my house from many religions…from the Catholics, the Mayans, and the evangelicals…but none of them make more sense than the ones that were written by Christians. I do want to accept Christ into my life today.”
Romero described the scene as full of excitement as they rejoiced over the change in this man’s life as he stepped from death into life as he accepted Christ’s gift.
Praise the Lord for this new brother and pray that this now former witch doctor will grow strong in the Word of God and have even greater influence as a follower of Christ than he did as a Mayan priest.