You are probably thinking what in the world is he talking about! The moon or the wind a hindrance to soul-winning? I wouldn't have believed it myself if I haven't experienced it the last 9 years. The Croatian people (very strongly) believe that when the moon is full people will have a hard time sleeping, which makes them all on edge or if the south wind is blowing it will cause people to be irritable and nervous! Just the other day I was on my way to the church early in the morning when I heard the weather report for the day. I was shocked when I heard the weatherman say, Today will be a difficult day, because the south wind is blowing, people will be nervous and it will be hard to concentrate. I felt like turning the car around and going home, after all he just told me my day was going to be rotten, and I haven't even got started yet! To top it off it was Tuesday, the day we have church soul-winning! A double whammy all in one day. I've prayed for hearts to be open, that we would have power when we went, but I forgot to pray about the south wind.
Now that night almost every person we talked to was irritable, nervous and just down right mean. They must have heard the same report I did! Maybe there is some truth to this wind thing, I'm not sure. One thing I do know is soul-winning is always more difficult when the south wind is blowing, maybe because I find it so difficult to concentrate when I'm talking to people.
This moon thing is equally troubling for I find myself tossing and turning when the moon is full. Is it true or have I been brained washed? What do you think? Feel free to comment, and by all means pray that the wind will be blowing from any direction in Croatia, but the south one!