Report Witnessing Event Abidjan, Ivory Coast – March 29, 2023
Georges Chabab moved to Abidjan a year ago. During that time, a new Maronite priest moved to the Maronite Lebanese Mission of the Sacred Heart in the city. The priest, Fr. Charbel Daniel Abou Haidar had already read the messages of True Life in God in France through Yolla Abou Jaoude.
Fr. Charbel had started a series of spiritual encounters every Wednesday night at the Lebanese Mission. Recently, he asked Georges whether he could prepare a spiritual theme and be the speaker on the Wednesday before Palm Sunday. An invitation was sent by the Parish to all the members via WhatsApp (see pictures).
Since the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem resembles the entrance of God inside the soul, Georges decided to prepare the theme from True Life in God on “Transformation and Repentance.”
The meeting started with the Lord’s prayer in French and then Georges started his presentation saying that his presentation is based on messages given by Jesus to Vassula, asking the audience to keep their questions until the end of the presentation. Georges wanted to incite their curiosity about the messages.
The twenty-two new people who were present were very attentive, especially because the presentation was not long.
Georges had to speak both in Arabic and French because the community in Abidjan is centuries old, and some are born and raised in Ivory Coast.
Georges divided his speech into three sections: Reconciliation with God, God the Father’s love, Repentance.
He touched on the Tenderness of God, on emptying ourselves to allow the Holy Spirit to fill us, and on the simplicity of God and His permanent presence. He reminded the assembly that we descend from God and are His seed. He used the image of a desert and a beautiful garden to illustrate the transformation that God expects from us.
At the end of the talk, people wanted to know about Vassula. Fr. Charbel gave a very positive testimony saying that these messages are from a “very beautiful living experience”, meaning Vassula.
So, Georges introduced Vassula, her mission and the call of the TLIG messages.
Since the theme was about repentance, most of the questions were about confession and sins.
Finally, the priest ended the encounter with the Hail Mary prayer.
Although we don’t have books here, we didn’t stop God’s desire for this event. We informed them that they could find everything about TLIG on the website, and we leave it in God’s hands to guide those who attended towards His Messages.
Prepared by Georges and Chadi
April 30, 2023