When was the last time a Bible reading in your church moved the whole congregation to shout, clap and cheer? Only a few weeks ago in Luhanga, in the Sangu community of Tanzania, that’s exactly what happened!
Andy, writing on theTask.net, tells us the whole story:
I was invited to preach in a church in Luhanga in the Sangu area. My plan was to preach about the prodigal son, a story found in Luke 15. The little church was packed with people. 200 adults and 60 children were counted (as announced by the one who led the service).
When my time to preach came I started with some explanations and then read a few verses in Sangu (Luke 15:1-2). The people liked me reading their language and clapped and cheered. A bit later Abedy, one of our Sangu translators read the whole passage of the “prodigal son”… (full story)
Freshly printed Gospels of Luke in the Sangu language had been delivered to the translation office in Mbeya, just at the beginning of July. But the translators at the Luhanga church were caught totally unprepared for the many in the congregation who wanted to buy their own copy. The copies they had with them were snapped up, and Abedy had to return the following week with extras.
God’s word is heard most clearly in the language we understand best… and in the Luhanga church, they heard him loud and clear that week! Find out how you can help to give the story.