Monday, November 21, 2011

Roadside Customers

This is one of the languages I got to "support" (by teaching the daughter of translators) while working at HOPAC in Dar.  I love how it illustrates the hunger people have for God's Word!  Check out more stories of what God is doing at

(Written by Margaret B.)

The Gospel of Mark is available in the
Rangi Language as a book
and as a cassette.

After an exhausting but fulfilling final day checking aspects of Genesis with a group of older people, we began the journey along the very rough road back to Kondoa.  As I drove along, a man waved to me to stop the car. He wanted to buy our Rangi 2011 calendar!  After one or two more kilometres, another man stopped us; he wanted the calendar too!

We drove a little further and saw an older man running from his house to the roadside. Older people do not run in Rangi culture, so I began to think he needed help with a real emergency, but no; he wanted to buy the Rangi calendar, Mark's gospel and also our cassette recording of the Easter stories from Mark's gospel.  He was delighted with his purchases and began listening immediately.  His delight is evident on his face in the photograph.

Pray that more and more Rangi people will have both the desire and the opportunity to read God's Word in their own language.  Pray also for the continuing work of Bible Translation (and support!) that goes on across Tanzania every day.

1 comment:

  1. oh i love this story! i love the look on this man's face, and the hunger for the Word in the Rangi people...THIS is what it's all about, isn't it? thanks for sharing!