May 29, 2011
Recently the Hewa people had a writing assignment – They were to write Jonathan a letter. Some wrote their favorite passages out – and some wrote more personal notes… I typed them into the computer and sent them out. It was fun. I asked if I could share a few excerpts with you all — this is the result: Faro – John 14:1 – 6 (Overall favorite – it is a passage of HOPE. Without hope, the Hewa have nothing) Faimbot – Romans 8: 38-39 – He additionally wrote – “Before we did not know of God’s love. We lived separated from God and in complete darkness. Now we understand the truth about Jesus and His blood washing away the penalty for our sin and we are so happy. We are so happy that we have to tell others in our sister villages.” Markus – Before I was a Pharisee – I did church, and tried to make others do church. I tried to live up to God’s rules, but I could not. I did not understand the really purpose of church. It was eating the leaves of the sweet potato plant and not the sweet potato. But now I know the root meaning – the sweet potato – and it is sweet food that fills me up. Eyaka – … We are now studying Ephesians and it is such good food. We are having our hearts strengthened by the talk in Ephesians.