When we go on church-planting trips with e3 partners, each trip is similar yet with unique "could only be God" twists and turns and circumstances and divine appointments. During our 4 days in Gatumba, there was an interesting cast of characters who were transformed by the life-changing message of the Gospel. Each afternoon, we'd return to the church, rest for about 30 minutes then begin a discipleship meeting. We provide printed discipleship materials and Bibles to the church for their use after we're gone. There's usually a few songs, some short teachings from the pastor, teaching from the North Americans, and my favorite part - the testimonies of those who professed faith in Christ that day. On Monday afternoon, I recognized three guys that came in together. I had shared with a large group of mostly young men who were gathered at a bicycle repair shop (bikes/spare parts under a small shade structure). During the testimony time, Pastor Joseph went up to one of the three guys and shook his hand and hugged him and made a huge fuss over him. My translator explained that this young man was known as the local cat burglar. He made a living breaking into homes during the night and stealing / reselling peoples' possessions. He seemed rather sheepish, definitely repentant, and there was no hardness about his demeanor at all. He publicly stated his faith in Christ and his life (and profession) was changed. Very cool. Saw him every day at the meeting. To my surprise, the muslim couple that we shared with on Monday showed up at the discipleship that same afternoon. Their names were Sidfred & Alina. They didn't really participate, but they listened and seemed rather intrigued by it all. They came up to me after the meeting and said they wanted to attend the church and learn more about God. Sidfred said he was a fisherman. That made me extremely happy. I explained to him that when Jesus called his first disciples, he called several fishermen. I told him I'd pray that Jesus would call him out to be His disciple. Tuesday afternoon, Sidfred & Alina were again at the discipleship meeting. They seemed more engaged in the singing and listened pretty intently to the teaching and testimonies. They came up to me after the meeting. They seemed very happy. They said it would be no problem for them to pray to receive Jesus as their Savior! So my translator, Innocent, led them in prayer...love when that happens!