Like I said in my earlier post, Michele met a young evangelist named John Light on the day she arrived in Sudan in 2006. Late last year, John followed Jesus back to Mundariland to preach the Good News among his people.
Wherever he went, proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, people were saved and he would begin discipling them. Less than one year later, he has seen 4 churches planted! He is still discipling 2 other groups of people that he expects will soon organize themselves into a church. The men and women he has discipled are the men and women who lead the church congregations. John is like a “regional pastor,” going from place to place encouraging and supporting the church leaders, but he still has a fire burning inside him to preach the Gospel in the far-reaches of Mundariland.
We were able to visit two of the church plants on our recent three-day trip. As we proclaimed the Gospel to the people that gathered, we saw people saved and many healed. We rejoiced with a young boy and his mother when the boy was healed- he came to the church that afternoon as a deaf-mute and left the church that night both hearing and vocalizing sounds! PRAISE JESUS! We prayed for little babies and felt the fevers leave their bodies in Jesus’ name! We saw a blind man receive back his eyesight incrementally. At first he couldn’t see, then he could make out shapes, then he could identify how many fingers we were holding up, etc. We praise God for the many works in progress! He surely hears our prayers.
Continue to pray with us for the Mundari and the young Christians ministering in their midst. We are longing to see this tribe living a corporate life of devotion to God! They must turn from their idol worship to the awesome and mighty God that created them, loves them, and longs for relationship with them. When they come to Him in repentance, God will hear their cries, forgive their sins, and heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14)!
God is at work among this tribe. Oh that not another Mundari man or woman would die without the light of Christ!