The Akeu people were an unreached people group in northern Thailand, formerly having no written language. However, they have been handing down the “Buffalo Skin Legend” for 800 years. Though simple and seemingly far-fetched, this story has been one of the keys that has unlocked the gospel and opened doors for evangelism for the Akeu.
It is a time of both reaping and sowing for a group of our missionaries. Having been faithful to disciple the ones God has already given them, our workers felt Holy Spirit’s nudging to again sow His seed in the villages surrounding them. Though they have found these villages to be unresponsive to the good news in the past, they are learning to trust in God’s wisdom and timing at a deeper level, and to continually engage in prayer-soaked evangelism as an act of faith.
What’s it like sharing one’s faith in a persecuted country? One of our field workers shared a story of Jesus’ forgiveness with a man of Muslim background. He had heard about God’s law and judgment all his life. Tears streamed down his cheeks as he heard about God’s mercy for the first time. We’re excited to see how the Holy Spirit continues to move in his heart and life, showing him a God bigger than he’d ever imagined!
How do you grow a new church project that reaches nonbelievers in the West? Through prayer and creativity! Two All Nations missionaries, originally from Europe themselves, have been working with a team and faithfully cultivating a project in Exeter, England, designed to reach out to people who don’t want to be involved in regular church.
One of our church planters works in a closed access country and we asked her to tell us recent stories from her ministry there. Here is some of what she shared. “When I tell people where I go in ministry, even the local Christians usually discourage me by saying it’s too dangerous, etc. But I find that God opens up opportunities. A few weeks ago, I had a dream to go to a very heavily Muslim area.