Just before departing for this trip, I enjoyed watching the movie the life of Pi. If you have seen the film you may recall that the main character Pi a Hindu, embraces Christianity and Islam on his spiritual journey. In Mauritius it is very similar where some believe as Mauritians they should embrace all faiths. This is very challenging when trying to explain the exclusivity of Jesus the way the truth and the life.
Today I walked to the small town of Bambous. The start was good with a lunch of noodles provided by.a Nigerian brother called Henry. He questioned me very closely to check my beliefs were orthodox.
In the town I met many young people who were keen to read the little yellow gospel tracts.
Whilst walking through the town having my strength sapped by the heat I found some shelter by a shop that was closed. I spoke with an older guy for a while but my rudimentary knowledge of Creole was a bit of a hindrance. However while I was cooling a young guy called Shamin pulled up on his bike. We had a long conversation about things of the spirit, and he wasn’t the first to tell me, “I am everything, I am Mauritian. ”
He kindly went and bought me a coke and some Rotis, declining my offer to reimburse him. Hopefully he will be in touch again and we can talk some more before I leave
After walking through the town I ascended the hill once again for a finishing drink with Henry and then to Nicole a sister I met the previous week, for a shower.
In.the evening I went to a small group in the house of a local taxi driver called Sandeep. Amazingly around 50 people squeezed into his house where we worshipped and I shared from the word. It was a powerful time we all had together.
Keep praying. I will be preaching Saturday and Sunday and then will enjoy a couple of days as a tourist before flying home Wednesday.