Welcomed, then turned away
A couple of months ago, a volunteer team came to West Africa to visit some difficult-to-reach places where the Mandinka people live. They came across several villages that treated them with suspicion. One village even hid the children from them. Elders in another village immediately began running down a list of needs and wants.
Finally, tired and weary, they walked into a village that welcomed them. The team was given food and an opportunity to speak to the village. After dinner, men gathered around to hear stories from God’s Word and have discussions. A plan was made to show the “JESUS” film. But when the follow-up was started, it became evident that something had changed. The chief gave some excuses and made a plan to meet the next week.
When that scheduled time came, the chief was not available. The team was told that some in the village had declared that they did not want the teachings of Jesus in their village. The chief was obliged to end the relationship with the team.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will intercede for those who want to know more of the gospel. Pray that God will send dreams and visions that reveal Jesus as Lord and Savior. Photo: A Mandinka woman