Liberian village trades historic human sacrifice for Christ’s sacrifice

Liberian village trades historic human sacrifice for Christ’s sacrifice

Liberia (MNN) — A village in Liberia with a grotesque historical past now has new objective. Over a century in the past, villagers buried six ladies 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 God’s Abundance (SGA) lately traveled to share the Gospel.

brown ball python, liberia

(Photograph courtesy of Jessy Hoffmann by way of Unsplash)

Helen Williams with World Missionary Press, a ministry accomplice of SGA, tells what occurred subsequent: “As they came along the trail, there was a snake that had been planted on it. It was a big deadly snake…. They say if it bites you, you will not live. So, in other words, they had kind of mined the road to get in. It was planted there so that this man wouldn’t be able to bring the Gospel into this area.”

A couple of of the group members by chance stepped over the snake, pondering it was simply one other tree root. Miraculously, the snake didn’t strike.

“When he got to the village, everybody was stunned that he was still 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 ladies who had been sacrificed.

“Now the snake is dead, victory was won over Satan, and God’s light will run where the darkness was.”

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

As Liberian villages embrace the Good Information of Jesus, neighboring villages typically discover the transformation and begin asking questions in regards to the God of the Bible.


(Photograph courtesy of World Missionary Press)

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

“We have a shipment on the books for Sharing God’s Abundance. It’s one million pieces in three languages — English, French, and Bassa. So we need funds for production so that we can get our production up so that we can get this out.”

You’ll be able to help the Gospel going out in Liberia via World Missionary Press! By donating in direction of their Bible and literature print wants, you’ll be able to equip Liberian ministries boldly sharing the love of Christ.

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“We need to get the material there. They are itching, ready to go. Sharing God’s Abundance sent me a letter signed by their directors in 15 [Liberian] counties thanking us and saying…they’ve been asked to go into other countries, and they are also going to Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea and Sierra Leone. So they were looking forward to another shipment. They rely 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 hard sometimes to have all these orders on my desk…for 120 million booklets and to decide, ‘Okay, which ones are we going to print now?’ when everybody needs them right now. So we need wisdom. We need God’s direction in how to handle some of these things and how to plan the production so that we…get them to people.”

Williams additionally asks for prayer for the missionaries in Liberia. “[Pray] that God would protect them, that their faith would be strong, they would be bold, 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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