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Why did it take so long?

The question hung in the air heavily. The translation team was enjoying the shade of a ginkgo tree after another full morning checking the draft of Luke 16-24. The missionary was initially taken aback by the question, but he explained briefly the history of how the Gospel first came to the region. The local woman looked into the distance and said softly, “If my father could have heard the Gospel, the witch doctor would not have been able to use sorcery to kill him.” She turned to him, held his gaze gently for a few seconds, then looked away with misty eyes.

What God Did In 2014

No one can see the wind, but we all feel the gusts pushing us along when it is at our back. The Wind of God blows irresistibly toward the moment when the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. Jesus promised that we would receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on us—power to be His witnesses even to the ends of the earth. At Pioneer Bible Translators, we are being swept along by His Wind.

Demons Defeated!

My friend Mamadu had problems. Not first world problems. It wasn’t his twitter account or programming his TV, I mean problems. He had epilepsy that the local witch doctors treated until he got so demon possessed he became a raving, uncontrollable menace. In his own words he couldn’t see human skin without trying to bite you. He said that the sorcerers of the village had closed his throat and for 12 days no water or food would pass. Everyone around him was just waiting for him to quit screaming and die.