“47 people came to Christ, including three imams… now, you have the beginnings of a church plant in that people group.”
As many as 70 people groups in Chad are cut off from Christ. They have no way to know Jesus because there’s no Scripture, or other biblical resources, in their language. These communities in Chad would fall into the “unreached people groups” category in missiological circles. “A small cluster of about 22 denominations and organizations in Chad have been gathering and praying together for a number of years. They felt the Holy Spirit was laying on their heart that they needed to be the ones to reach these unreached people groups in their own country,” David Reeves of the unfolding world tells MNN.
“Leaders of this network contacted us saying, ‘could you help us along this journey?’” Collaboration + empowerment = Gospel gains Surrounded by unreached people groups, Chadian believers feel the Lord calling them to make His name known among their neighbors. However, Reeves explains, they don’t have the resources or training they need to fuel community outreach. That’s when global ministries, including unfoldingWord, came alongside to help. First, unfoldingWord taught Chadian believers how to use their open-source material to translate 50 Bible stories into the language of a neighboring unreached community. “Our Open Bible Stories project is a set of 50 stories released in Creative Commons,” Reeves explains, “so they’re free to take and translate without having to have additional permissions from us. The stories cover the metanarrative from Genesis to Revelation.” Chadian believers collaborated with JESUS Film and World Mission to create additional evangelistic materials and load them onto solar-powered devices. Once everything was finished, Chadian church planters and evangelists immediately put the resources to use. In a three-day outreach event, believers shared the Gospel with over 8,300 […]
God is always ready to extend salvation to the person who is ready to believe.
‘Behold, the Lord ’s hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear.’
‘For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. ‘