Stan Jeter, a senior producer with CBN News reports about a recent dedication in Kenya where the deaf receive Bible stories in their heart language.
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J. Brady Anderson could not have known growing up that he would commit to advancing justice, choose a life of faith and still represent his country and his president. (more…)
by Bob Creson, Carol Schatz
“Yes, I’m going to accept Christ,” Pugong said for many years, “but not yet. I’m still afraid of what the spirits will do to me.”
As the foremost priest in the traditional religion of his Central Ifugao village, Pugong understood the power of the spirits. His area of the Philippines was renowned for its allegiance to spirit worship, and when Scripture translation began there in the 1960s, he witnessed intense spiritual opposition.
But Pugong also understood the power of Christ. He’d seen his nine children and many of his neighbors become believers, especially after the New Testament was published in 1980, and he’d experienced God’s patient love over the years. His children never gave up on him, nor did the church, nor did his SIL friend, Anne West. In fact, he remembers Anne from years back as the neighbor who would not sleep at night until she knew he was safely home from performing his priestly duties, which included drinking large quantities of a traditional fermented brew.
Finally last September Pugong found the courage to commit his fears to Christ. When a church choir came to his home to sing for him, he announced, “I’m ready to accept Christ.” “Oh, wait until a pastor comes!” they said. “No, I don’t need a pastor. I can pray now.” And he did. (more…)
Through labor pains and final breaths, Amber Schrock cares for the Kaabong community in northeast Uganda, providing medical care from a tiny, one-room clinic. But Amber and her husband, Terrill, understand that there’s more to life than physical health. That’s why they’re also working to develop a written language for the Ik people, who live about two hours north of Kaabong. Step behind the camera lens and experience a day in Amber’s life.