I posted an article a few days ago about a very important ministry that is happening in Africa.
ONE MATCHSTICK: THE SENGA FIRE – FAITH COMES BY HEARING
I happened upon this while visiting a website I truly love called Bible.is. It is a site where you can choose the translation of the Word and also choose the passages of Scripture you are seeking. Then you can choose “audio,” and the miraculous Word of God is spoken.
My husband Tim and I are very excited about partnering with Faithcomesbyhearing.com. I urge the readers to watch the short documentary about this ministry.
One Matchstick: The Senga Fire | FULL DOCUMENTARY
I want to share something that happened today while Tim and I were discussing the ministry in Africa. After he watched the documentary, we talked about what God was doing in various tribes in Africa.
Think about this, brethren: each village (and there are many) has its own language, and most people from the villages cannot read or write their language – they only speak it. They are hungry for the Word of God, and before this ministry began, they only heard the Word from people of other villages. And, of course, they could not understand the languages spoken, so they relied on someone to translate into their tribe’s language.
You’ve heard the expression “Lost in translation.” Well, that was exactly what was happening. As I said, these people are very hungry to hear God’s Word spoken in their native language.
As the Lord led those in leadership of “Faithcomesbyhearing.com,” it finally became apparent that if funding was available, the answer to the problems of people from various tribes was to offer them an audio Bible with earbuds so that they would be hearing God’s Word in their tribe’s language! They did not need to know how to read or write – only “listen” to the Word!
The GOD Thing
When I was talking with Tim today, I said to him, “Now imagine many tribes coming together (each having their own language) and each tribe listening to the Word of God in their own language at the very same time. Brethren, does this bring to mind something from our New Testament?
“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
“And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
“Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
“And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?”
As I said – this was definitely a GOD THING!!
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