I recently got an email from a friend in Africa. A couple months ago I did a training in Ghana (Storying in Ghana). One of the men who came lives in a remote Muslim area. For the past year he has been trying to start a church, but has not been able to. He has never been to school and he can’t read.
My friend wrote, “Since he returned from the training, he has been sharing the stories he learned. 47 Muslims have been coming regularly to talk about these stories.”
Why is this happening? What was different from a year ago? Probably two things that stand out to me. Our friend saw that God wasn’t limited to just use people who have been educated (Memorizing vs Knowing). And his village didn’t see his talking about Jesus as a threat or “infidel evangelism”; it was natural, relational, and simple.
It’s finding ways to get people into God’s Word and God’s Word into people with the fewest number of obstacles possible.