A Work of God in Senegal

July 2, 2014

Samaritan’s Purse staff member Eric et Heesuk shares how God intervened during a crisis at a Samaritan’s Purse agricultural project in Senegal that is equipping farmers to provide for their families.

We recently experienced a miracle here in Senegal. Welding work was being done on a windmill close by our project when a spark ignited a fire. It quickly threatened to consume everything—our trees, crops, buildings, and all.

We began to fervently pray, as strong winds blew and the fire seemed uncontrollable. Our specific prayer was that the wind would change directions.

God answered our prayers.

One of our team members described what they felt was an invisible hand holding back the wind. Suddenly, the wind changed direction, and the flames—by then several meters high—began burning away from the buildings. 

Thankfully, the local fire department arrived soon after, and with the help of the local community, was able to put the fire out. No one was hurt, and no property or trees were damaged.

Praise our God, who “quenched the fury of the flames” to protect the Beersheba project and the farmers it will impact for years to come (Hebrews 11:34, NIV).