“Jeff, our village does not really understand God’s Words. We don’t need you to come to our village, but we want you to help someone from the Manjúi church to come teach us?”
The responsibility of spreading the Gospel and discipling believers was given to ALL believers… the local church. It wasn’t given to organizations, like Ethnos360.
Ethnos360 and other organizations serve as channels to assist the local church in fulfilling the Great Commission, and were never intended to replace the local church or take over it’s responsibility.
Sometimes the progress seems slow, sometimes barely evident to the naked eye, other times faster and much more visible.
God is building His church… among the Manjúi, Ayoré, Nivacle, and so many others.
Laurie and I are thankful for the part we get to play. I continue to work with new missionaries as they learn language and culture, doing language/culture evaluations (rejoicing with them in their progress), etc.