Liberian village trades ancient human sacrifice for Christs sacrifice

Liberia (MNN) — A village in Liberia with a ugly historical past now has new objective. Over a century in the past, villagers buried six women alive as a sacrifice for energy. They then erected six stones on the sacrificial grounds and worshipped these stones as a logo of energy purchased with blood.

That is the village the place an evangelist and his group with Sharing Gods Abundance (SGA) just lately traveled to share the Gospel.

brown ball python, liberia

(Photograph courtesy of Jessy Hoffmann through Unsplash)

Helen Williams with World Missionary Press, a ministry associate of SGA, tells what occurred subsequent: As they got here alongside the path, there was a snake that had been planted on it. It was an enormous lethal snake…. They are saying if it bites you, you’ll not stay. So, in different phrases, they’d form of mined the street to get in. It was planted there in order that this man wouldn’t be capable of convey the Gospel into this space.

Just a few of the group members unintentionally stepped over the snake, considering it was simply one other tree root. Miraculously, the snake didn’t strike.

When he obtained to the village, all people was shocked that he was nonetheless alive! Williams says. Three days later, the city chief and the villagers accepted Christ and eliminated all six of the stones that have been a memorial for the six women who had been sacrificed.

Now the snake is lifeless, victory was received over Devil, and God’s gentle will run the place the darkness was.

SGA is a revered ministry in Liberia offering help and spreading the Gospel — even the place others hesitate to go. World Missionary Press supplies SGA with Bibles and Gospel supplies to distribute in Liberia and receives their studies from the mission discipline.

As Liberian villages embrace the Good Information of Jesus, neighboring villages usually discover the transformation and begin asking questions concerning the God of the Bible.


(Photograph courtesy of World Missionary Press)

Williams says SGAs current report acknowledged they’re in determined want of extra biblical literature.

We’ve got a cargo on the books for Sharing God’s Abundance. It’s a million items in three languages — English, French, and Bassa. So we’d like funds for manufacturing in order that we are able to get our manufacturing up in order that we are able to get this out.

You possibly can help the Gospel going out in Liberia by way of World Missionary Press! By donating in the direction of their Bible and literature print wants, you may equip Liberian ministries boldly sharing the love of Christ.

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We have to get the fabric there. They’re itching, able to go. Sharing God’s Abundance despatched me a letter signed by their administrators in 15 [Liberian] counties thanking us and saying…they’ve been requested to enter different international locations, and they’re additionally going to Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea and Sierra Leone. In order that they have been wanting ahead to a different cargo. They depend on it.


(Photograph courtesy of World Missionary Press)

Please pray for knowledge as World Missionary Press juggles the wants of a number of ministry companions.

It’s onerous generally to have all these orders on my desk…for 120 million booklets and to resolve, ‘Okay, which ones are we going to print now?’ when all people wants them proper now. So we’d like knowledge. We’d like God’s route in find out how to deal with a few of these issues and find out how to plan the manufacturing in order that we…get them to individuals.

Williams additionally asks for prayer for the missionaries in Liberia. [Pray] that God would shield them, that their religion could be robust, they’d be daring, and that the Lord would honor that by bringing many to the Kingdom.



Header picture courtesy of Sharing God’s Abundance.


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