Mandinka Ministry in Ghana Town

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GRN Gambia's first outreach for 2005, was in Ghana Town, Gambia. We showed the Mandinka version of the "Jesus" film for several days and shared the Gospel house-to-house. We were able to distribute 120 audio tapes of "Look, Listen, and Live", and the Mandinka version of "Words of Life" and the "God's Plan" messages.

A strange dream

We had given one Mandinka man, who had watched the "Jesus" film, a copy of the "Words of Life" tape in Mandinka, so when we saw him in the street two days later, we asked him how he was enjoying the tape. To our surprise, he told us that after listening to the tape, he had had a strange dream. In his dream he had seen a man standing above his head, holding a Bible. The man had asked him why he wasn't praying, but he didn't know how to answer because he always faithfully said his Muslim prayers.

After hearing about his dream, we shared with him again about the finished work of Christ on the cross for our sins, and then the man gave his life to Jesus. He then took us to his house to pray for his children who were sick.

Jesus or jujus

We took the opportunity to share the Gospel with his twelve-year-old son and he, too, asked Jesus to come into his heart. Praise the Lord! Then we asked the father if his son had any charms or jujus tied around his waist. The man confessed that some time before he'd asked his wife to return to their home village to get some jujus for their children because they were always getting sick with one thing or another. He then called for a razor blade and cut the juju off his son's waist as well as removing the charms from the bodies of his other children. Praise the Lord!

After we prayed for the entire family, the man invited all his neighbours to come over to his house to meet us. The man then explained to his friends that he and his family were now Christians and would be living for Jesus from now on. We shared the gospel with his friends, and they too prayed to receive Jesus Christ as their Saviour. Hallelujah!

Augustus McJohnson
GRN, Gambia.

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