I just finished reading some wonderful testimonies. The missionary team to the Patpatar people of Papua New Guinea just finished teaching on the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. The missionaries were surprised by the seemingly lack of response. But followup conversations proved very exciting.
Clear Tribal Testimonies
"I want the others (those who weren’t at the teaching) to believe like I do now. I believe in Jesus’ work for me. His blood paid for my sins. I am not good enough to pay for them. He was the only One that was the perfect Lamb so my sins could be paid completely. I thank God that His Talk has been made clear to me."
"When you started to teach God’s Talk I was not one stomach (in agreement) with you," said Matias. "I didn’t want to hear the talk and I didn’t want you to be here. Then one day I went to hear the teaching. The talk fought with my stomach (really made me ponder). I started to come all the time. Now I have heard the work of Jesus. I couldn’t sleep last night because that horrible suffering Jesus endured was for me. He did the work for me to get to heaven. Now I want everybody to hear this message."
"I came with lots of questions in my head. I didn’t want to throw them out," said Pius. "I wanted to hear God’s Talk from the beginning to the end so that it would go inside and answer those questions. Now I am clear. The questions have been answered. I know that I am a sinner and can’t get to God on my own. I am clear now on the way to Heaven; that Jesus died for those sins and it is by belief in Him that God will accept me."
"I used to be in Satan’s clan because I am a sinner," said Tamrau. "I tried to do good works, follow the laws of the church, even appease the spirits, but now I know that was not enough for me to get to God. I am now trusting in Jesus’ work for me. He died. He was put in the tomb and He rose to pay for my sin. He is the only way to God. I am believing in Him. Yes, the Spirit of God has given birth to me in God’s clan now."
Pray for the Patpatar people
Please be praying for the Patpatar people, and other tribal groups, that are hearing a clear presentation of the gospel for the for the first time in the history of their language group. Pray that God would continuously bring to their mind the teaching they have heard. Pray that they would continue to have a desire to know what God’s Word says.
You can read the article that I read for yourself: