Rolo is a Christian in Colombia. He used to belong to a guerrilla group that committed violent acts against the government and others. (Guerrillas are people who carry out acts of war, even though they are not part of a regular army.)
But Rolo became a Christian and left the guerrillas! He wanted to take Bibles and Christian books to pastors and other Christians who lived in guerrilla-controlled areas. He understands the guerrillas’ ways, which helps him travel in and out of their territory. But his trips are still risky.
On a recent trip, Rolo drove a truck with Bibles and a film projector to remote Colombia villages. He planned to hand out the Bibles and show the Christian movie to villagers.
But the truck got stuck nose-down while Rolo was driving it across a river. A crowd of guerrillas and local people gathered to watch what he would do.
Rolo turned his problem into an opportunity to share the gospel. He set up his projector, which had stayed dry in the back of the truck, and showed the Christian film. Then he preached a sermon and gave Bibles to several people who accepted Christ.
The truck later had to be towed hundreds of miles before reaching an area safe enough for mechanics to enter.
(Source: March 2013 The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter)
Read “The Jungle Bible,” another story about Rolo.
To Think About: What is one way you might be able to turn a problem into an opportunity to share God’s love with someone?