Oral Village Suffers Loss
In a village on the huge continent of Africa, an e3 orality workforce has shared the Gospel message by way of storytelling. Work on this specific location started in 2017. Because the Gospel was shared, those that heard it handed it alongside and educated others to do the identical.
“We’re receiving all sorts of really positive reception; a lot of other people were coming to faith…In 2018, they arranged for a follow-up training to really push these people along even further in their training and raising them up as really strong Christian leaders,” e3 Companions’ Advertising and marketing Communication Supervisor Jeff Johnston says.
Nonetheless, a tragedy occurred. Two African males concerned within the coaching have been killed in an vehicle accident. This occurred days earlier than an e3 orality workforce was to supply the follow-up coaching for the village.
“This was an extreme tragedy and something that that really affected the whole village and caused a lot of grief. It was something that our morality team was grieved by as well,” Johnston shares.
“[But] they were also…afraid that this is something that could really derail these villagers’ faith in Christ and their exuberance for sharing His Gospel.”
The follow-up coaching was canceled to permit for the village to grieve. Nonetheless, these concerned with the journey remained in contact with the village. Regardless of this painful tragedy, the villagers’ religion in God didn’t waver. And lately, e3 acquired a recording from this similar village.
“It is a recording of this little one who’s no older than 4 or 5 years previous. And he is retelling the story that they name the ‘Who am I story’ from Matthew 16. That is the story of Jesus asking His followers ‘who [do] people say I am?’ and Peter responds, ‘you were the promised Savior, the Son of God’,” Johnston remembers.
“This recording is in their own native language. But you can hear this five-year-old child retelling this story with passion and with confidence. And even though we can’t really understand exactly what he’s saying, because of the language barrier, it’s captivating, it’s powerful to listen to him speak so confidently at such a young age.”
Johnston says on the finish of the recording these surrounding the kid are heard cheering. Whereas heartache has pained this group, God has not deserted it. As an alternative, He continues to make Himself recognized.
“God can reach people…even people…that don’t have access to the scriptures in their own language. It’s just incredible what God is able to do,” Johnston says.
Pray for this group because it tells of God’s faithfulness and makes the Gospel message heard. Pray for his or her hearts as they proceed to maneuver ahead after the lack of these males. Lastly, pray for his or her group because it grows in Christ.
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