Daily Topic for February 12, 2011
Have you ever thought of how difficult it has been to get the Scriptures to the nations? Even within “Christian” kingdoms during the Middle Ages, people were sometimes executed for trying to make His Word available to those who didn’t have access to it in their own language. A privileged elite kept the Bible a well-kept secret. In today’s world, groups like Global Recording Network are making Scripture portions available to people all over the world.
Pray for God to guide and prosper the GRN work in Africa as they continue to make His Word available to the nations.
The former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, said, “When you speak to somebody in the language he understands, you are speaking to his head. But when you speak to a person in his mother tongue, you are speaking to his heart.” Global Recordings Network (GRN) feels this truth so strongly that its goal is to record the gospel message in as many languages and dialects as it can. GRN has recorded many of the variant dialects that the Fulbe peoples speak.
Because they fear persecution, some Fulbe have heard the gospel recordings and have believed in their hearts that Christ has saved them, but they are reluctant to confess Him publicly. This was the case with Ibrahim who raised cattle and was searching for more grassland. He asked a local pastor if he could graze his cattle around the pastor’s house.
The pastor said yes, and Ibrahim and his seven children moved into one room in the pastor’s home for three weeks. Every morning they left to tend their cattle. At night the pastor shared GRN tapes with them, and they put their faith in Jesus.
In another African country closed to missionaries, a Muslim lady came to get more recordings from the GRN distributor. She said, “In Islam we women are treated as less than dogs. Just wait and see if all the women will not become Christians when they hear this good news.”Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that the Lord will raise up thousands to distribute GRN materials to every Fulbe subgroup.