We met with our group of new believers this morning to talk about what’s next. The picture above is of Wati, Hoku and Gapi reading through the Bible verses (in Menyan) before we began. We started by reiterating the fact that we are saved by God’s grace, through faith, not our own work. We then explained that when we believe, God makes us alive, gives us his spirit and adopts us as his children. Because of that, we want to meet together as God’s holy people to learn from God’s word, worship and pray together. There was a lot of excitement about this.

Aside from these new believers we have* to care for (and translate the Bible for,) we have a number of other opportunities.

  • A group came from Aron and Dorine’s village saying they want to hear what we taught. It seems Aron and Dorine are already spreading the news.
  • The local (government run) high school wants us to teach a class about the Bible.
  • There are lots of people in our own village who didn’t hear the whole story and we still want to reach them.
  • There is “religious” group of people who seems to have rejected us, but we really want a chance to help them understand the truth.

So there is lots of work to do. Please pray for us as we try to make the most of these opportunities and pray that we would have wisdom as we prioritize things.

*I mean “have” in the possession sense, not the obligation sense

  1. Ashley M.

    Amazing! Praying for you and your people more than ever that the words that have heard and the truth they believe will be protected and flourish.

  2. John and Shari Horner

    Love seeing and hearing about the fruitful harvest that is beginning to take place there. All praise to God our Father, Jesus our Savior, and the Living Holy Spirit now moving in Menya. Oh Lord, multiply the work of hands and hearts serving You there to bring new life and salvation to all Your people.

  3. Karen

    I’ve been catching up on y’all this morning and it’s sooo good and so God! I’ll continue praying. Thanks so much for the updates on the profiles, too!

  4. Random Follower

    This is so wonderful. I’m reminded of John 4 when the Samaritans came to see Jesus after hearing the testimony of the woman at the well. May God continue to bless your efforts and grow his kingdom to the far reaches of the earth.

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