… the way Marcos Acuña did?
Back in the summer of 2008 Marcos tore out the last five pages of his Bible in order to roll his joints. Part of the sixth last page, however, is still readable. But then one day Marcos started reading from the beginning of the book: “Then suddenly the book started speaking to me. Day after day I sat in a field and devoured the book. The Bible turned me, a junky, into a totally new person!”
This Christmas Marcos will be able to look back on 5 years working at Diospi Suyana. Our travelling pastor is always on the go and tells people on the streets and in their houses about his experiences with God. He has visited countless former Diospi Suyana patients in the Madre de Dios State.
His Bible is his constant companion. Marcos cannot recall how often he has read this great classic from cover to cover; at least 20 times. His version’s cover speaks volumes: since the end of 2015 the young man, who used to roam Abancay’s streets as a druggie, has told the Good News to thousands of people.
Having read through the Bible for the first time his companions remarked: “Marcos, what has happened to you? You are so different. Your complexion has a glow to it!”
I recall what a middle-aged White South-African businessman told me – at this juncture, however, he was a devout Christian. The convinced atheist was livid that a Bible was lying on the night-table of his hotel-bed and complained immediately to reception: “Get this book out of my room this very moment!” But he, just like Marco in Abancay, came to believe in Jesus Christ.
“Everything you need to live a real life in written in this book,” sang Johnny Cash in one of his incomparable songs. More than 90 million of his LPs and CDs have been sold. Until his death the father of all country singers loved this book, the Bible. /KDJ