Lest we lose sight of why we are here–and why we toil day after day to learn this language–we have regular reminders that we are living in a land of darkness and confusion. Here are two recent examples:
1. Hoku’s daughter, Nawi, had a boil on her shoulder described as painful, huge and nasty. To heal it, Hoku’s wife, Gabi, took Nawi to a church service and then, immediately afterward, to the witch doctor. Regardless of who is in control, they have the bases covered.
2. Wati told me that he is under God’s judgment and I am not. He knows this because he has to work hard for his food, but I don’t. He’s convinced that the curse from Genesis 3 governs his own life because he digs and sweats for his food, but I have escaped because my food comes from the market or a plane.
The people here need God’s truth presented clearly and accurately so that they can understand it. Pray for our endurance and stamina so that we can deliver it to them.