Thank you so much for praying while I was in West africa, we faced plenty of Spiritiual battle!
What if you grew up hearing that Islam and Christianity were the same thing? Or, what if you had been told at the local mosque that Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son Ishmael? You may have also been told that Christians will tell you that Isaac and Ishmael were just the same person?
The encouraging news is that there are nationals, faithful followers of Jesus, in this West African country where we ministered Nov.1-15. They are educated, literate and were ready to receive the tools and equipment we carried from the U.S.A. From generous Jesus Film donors we hand delivered 6 hand held tablets and two sets of film equipment for outdoor Jesus Film showings. Pastors, church leaders as well as church planters came to receive basic instruction to use the Jesus Film Project app. to reach unbelieving relatives, friends and neighbors. Added to all this, we were in a country that was a former English colony so we got to minister in English but provided all app products and films in the local languages.
After these courageous attendees practiced using clips from the Jesus Film and chose short films to start spiritual conversations we went out in the community to put into practice what had been learned. By doing this we created an opportunity for unbelieving Muslims to engage with life-changing stories about Jesus. About 50 people representing 18 different churches were trained however, in just an hour 100 people had heard the Gospel after the locals got to try out their new knowledge with this new tool. Upon our return, we had a great time of praising God for all He did! Even after a few days the local ministry director got a text from one of the trainees saying she had shared the gospel with her brother who, after seeing the clips and responding to specific questions which are all part of the app, decided to follow Jesus!