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A walk to worship

Tribal believers’ lives point to the importance of gathering to fellowship and worship.

Tim Fenton and his wife, Nicole, recently visited a tribe of people where believers in Christ have a strong commitment to gathering faithfully for Bible teaching, worship and fellowship. And the Wusuraambya believers have their own ways of observing the importance of these things.

“Some of the people that we met walk barefoot for an hour and a half to get to church,” he writes. “Then they sit for a two to three-hour church service on a narrow bench 8 inches off the ground with no back rest and certainly no padding.”

Tim says that he and his wife, Nicole, noticed that there are no pot-luck dinners after tribal church meetings. Instead he quips that what takes place could be called a “pick-luck”—a time when the ladies gather and pick lice out of each other’s hair as a fellowship opportunity and a chance to serve one another.

There are distinct advantages in gathering to worship in this remote setting, Tim shares. “For the entire walk to church and back, they have some of the best mountain scenery in the world to marvel at.”

Tim feels the great natural beauty that surrounds them makes the Wusuraambya people more likely to think about and search for the Creator Who made it all.

“The problem is that there are still many who do not know the Creator or the Christ that He sent,” Tim observes.

Many of the Wusuraambya people have been blessed to have opportunities to hear God’s Word. God sent missionaries to them and His Spirit continues to open Wusuraambya hearts to receive the Good News about Jesus—a message of hope, joy and transformation.

But there are many remote pockets of the world that are still waiting for a clear presentation of the gospel. Does God want you to put your life into this work? Take a look at your opportunities.

Posted in Asia-Pacific, News, Papua New Guinea, Prayer Requests, Wusuraambya People