Topa Tamana didn’t stand out in their minds. But it didn’t take long to learn that this introverted man was one of the village shamans, a man with great influence within the community, whose status also resulted in wealth.
Many moons ago, a nervous me landed in our bush village between the Mengen valleys and mountains. During this time, I met Brus and his wife Apite.
It was then that I was told that Gabi suffers from seizures, up to three times a week. His family wanted him to stop traveling to teach, but he shared that God’s Word was too great to stop teaching.
Determining the Need to Hear Written by Lourens Laureti, missionary to the Mengen people, with David Pierce The first time I met Gabi was on…
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