Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Smoke of a Thousand Villages

"In the vast plain to the north I have sometimes seen, in the morning sun, the smoke of a thousand villages where no missionary has ever been" —Robert Moffat, who inspired David Livingstone

This quote always brings instant tears to my eyes.  The above picture, taken on July 4th, 2010, by Missionary Sam Means, my dear husband, embodies that quote.  On Tuesday morning a young man Sam has befriended, carried a Proclaimer (audio Bible) where we can not yet go.  His intention was to present it to the village chief as a gift.  Please be in prayer this week.  We are hopeful God's word will be heard for the first time by many.  

Sam's facebook status July 6th:

Please join us in prayer this week for Balam. I gave him a "Proclaimer" (audio bible) and a bible to take back to his village Tuapurie; he will be giving it to the chief as a gift tomorrow morning. They proclaim to be believers in Jesus Christ but have mixed paganism with Catholicism. They don't welcome visitors, they tie them up and take to main village chief. God's Word is going where I can't take it...for now! ;)


Sam mentioned maybe we should begin praying for good camping equipment.  It is very easy to get excited when you see God work, but we don't want to get ahead of God. 


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