Friday, June 24, 2016

Village Trekking

This past week has been a little bit different than what we have been doing for the past 2 weeks. The previous weeks have been mostly week long home stays in villages but this week us guys are staying where our home is on the west side of the island. We have been off doing our own thing trekking up into the mountains along the west coast to see if there are any villages or houses. The past few days have been filled with many experiences meeting people in the mountains.

We were hiking up into the mountains and came across a village where we met some people and were able to start building relationships. We kept hiking, following very narrow dirt trails in the middle of the jungle until we ran into two ladies and a few kids. The ladies were taking a break from gathering fruits and vegetables and asked us to join them. After a while of talking with each other we began to share with them the good news. At the end of the conversation they still believed what they believed coming into the conversation but there were two very important things that happened. It was the first time they had ever heard the good news and they were interested in studying more about it. And... we were able to give them a New Testament in their own language so they could start reading for themselves about why the good news that we brought was really GOOD NEWS.

A lot is happening here and we ask that you would continue to pray for the soli people here on the island, specifically the women and other people in the village that will read the New Testament. We hope to trek back to the same village later this week to meet up with them again.

-Chris J