I have good news to share with you – our alphabet is approved by the leaders of My People! I was recently in Senegal for some meetings, and it was on my first Sunday in Senegal that the chief of the whole people group, as well as many village chiefs, literacy teachers in the language of wider communication, and other local stakeholders were able to get together for a meeting to discuss it. And since God clearly kicked me out of that meeting, me being in a different country and all, it was the guys from our alphabet party, together with some others, who led it on our behalf. And they did great and were super encouraged themselves. One of the guys from our alphabet party wrote, “Really, I myself am overjoyed with the meeting today. May God protect us. May He make the work continue to move forward.” Another responded, “Amen! Amen! Really, we are very, very happy.” I am so glad as well, since this means that the people group is now accepting the alphabet as their own, and not just something the white lady did. I know that there are still a gazillion steps and a whole lot of work for the Holy Spirit to do before we can see a mature church among My People who are reading the Word of God, but it is wonderful to see God continue to fling doors open.
Thanks for rejoicing with me!