Today is Mushujaa Day (Heroes Day) in Kenya. While Kenya has many notable heroes, I want to honor the missionaries of DOVE Africa as heroes of courage and faith in our generation.
As we continue to pray for a people movement, we known that every individual relationship, conversation and decision is of great value. How can we see it happen? We discussed this with our missionaries during a recent visit to “the field.”
M: “It is so exciting to be discipling several young men. But village elders are not happy; they have threatened us. We take Jesus’ words at face value: ‘For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.’ You can’t love your life and be a frontier missionary.”
O: “Our cybercafé attracts a steady flow of customers. In this culture, a ‘customer’ comes to sit for a while, have a chat, and just share life. We talk and talk. We share the gospel. Someone might actually agree that faith in Jesus makes more sense than faith in their gods. But—when pushed to make a decision, it is just very hard. That decision does not come easy.”
M&G: “When depending on the family and community for everything, it is very difficult for someone to make a decision for Christ. But if a person is independent, educated, or having a source of income, it could be easier. We have seen this in the case of several who made that decision and are now mature in faith. For those who are genuinely seeking, we need to be sure to befriend, engage, and empower.”
Continue to pray with us for God’s love to be seen and His offer of salvation to be accepted among these communities.