Asia-Pacific (NTM) —
New Tribes Mission shares this story about the lengths to which people will go when they are hungry for God’s Word.
Finally, the time had come. The Bible lessons that Wapane longed to hear would be taught. She would be able to hear the stories about God and His Deliverer that had changed so many lives.
However, the lessons would be in a village nearly two hours away by foot, and Wapane, the oldest Moi woman, was now too frail to walk the trail.
Ginogui, a relative of Wapane, had heard the stories and placed his faith in Jesus. He knew he had to do something.
The predicament stared him in the face. The trail to the village where they would teach was muddy, narrow, and steep. Even if he could manage to carry her, she wouldn’t be able to cling to his back for two hours.
Ginogui prepared for the trip as he didn’t want miss an opportunity to hear the stories. But he couldn’t let go of Wapane.
He got out his largest string bag. The speakers would start at Creation and go through Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, so he would be gone a long time. He put a hammock in his bag, then stopped, and smiled.
After emptying the bag, he used it to carry Wapane. For two hours he focused on the simple task of putting one foot in front of the other as he struggled to bring Wapane safely to her destination.
When she arrived, Wapane said, “I’ve come because of the Creator’s Talk. I’m really excited to hear it, so I’ve come to listen.”
Pray that people in hard-to-reach places will have opportunities to hear the Gospel. Pray for the Moi teachers as they disciple new believers.