Members of the tribe, unidentified for security reasons, lived in close isolation from each other due to the decades of conflict that occasionally occurred during the war. Initially, indigenous missionaries did not have a message of eternal life, but did have a proposal for community farming.
For local missionaries, this proposal was based on the biblical principles of interdependent community, childbirth, and creativity as a person created in the image of the fruitful and creative God of the Trinity. For the tribal villagers, it was just a necessary evil. It wasn’t easy to convince the factions to work in the commons, but the villagers knew they needed urgent income.
When they began pursuing the common goal of providing food that could be sold in sufficient surplus, they lived closer and formed a new community center, native ministry leaders said. “Missionaries were able to speak the language of the tribe, and people became interested in learning from them.”
“Missionaries promoted it, but they planted corn and bananas as food sources,” the leader said. “But with this, in addition to the development of the community, there was a missionary promise that more important issues should be shared with them.”
After experiencing some reconciliation, the villagers were willing to learn about the only God who reconciles the violators to themselves by sacrificing the holy one.
“Missionaries were able to speak the language of the tribe, which made people interested in learning from them,” said the ministry leader.
The workers began teaching the villagers of Christ, and within a year most of them trusted him. He said a local church was born and the community prospered. The benefits of the harvest have allowed people to cover their children’s education. “Wheat and bananas were sold in the city and created resources for the people. They have done so and have been able to greatly help the community and the church,” the leader said. “The change has occurred in the community as they learn more about the Lord, trust the Lord Jesus for their salvation through faith, and how the Lord continues to bless them. They are the source of income. As we continue to plant corn and bananas, major changes are taking place among the tribes. “”
The power of change
People in other towns noted the success of the banana / corn project, and local missionaries repeated the program in those areas.
“Outreach is increasing as other towns are also inviting missionaries,” the leader said. “This month, we plan to assign more missionaries to the region to meet growing needs.”
God’s power to transform the entire community contains several stories of individual transformation. A rare example of a woman of the same tribe in another region, a local chief, or a woman who embraced this role in her ethnic group has recently come to believe in Christ and is the type of teaching practiced by the local ministry. Reflects. Local workers provide a comprehensive approach to the entire Bible, starting with the Book of Genesis and through the life and death of Christ.
“This is a long series that prepares people for the final presentation of the Gospel,” said the ministry leader. “It is part of an effort to bring to the Bible’s worldview a change in the animistic worldview that they are tribes.”
She said the principal was deeply rooted in her teaching and helped her set an excellent example for her town.
“She was part of a baptized group. In her testimony, she said she trusted Christ and was comfortable not because the world changed, but because she changed her mind.” The leader said. .. “When he began to trust the Lord, there was a change in perspective, so that change happened. Now he knew that Jesus cares and that he has a future. “
At the same time, baptized tribal men also found peace in the Bible’s worldview. Under the doctrine underlying God’s holiness and greatness, the sinfulness of mankind, and the need for the Savior, he had the opportunity to reflect deeply on the matter and discuss it with local missionaries.
If you put faith in Christ, you have ensured that your family also receives the same basic instructions to decide whether they want to receive his grace. The leader said, “In his testimony,’We are now one of our worshipers of God. We used to be afraid of the Spirit, but now we are not. Because of ours Because there is the Holy Spirit inside and praying to him. It is more powerful than the spirits we have always feared. “
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