There are still many places waiting to be reached with some good news. Whole villages in Africa that have never heard of the good Creator who sacrificed His Son for them. And that He has the power to help them. To heal them. To redeem their suffering.
There they wait. Sacrificing out of their poverty to ancestors that are powerless to help them. Oppressed by witch doctors who profit from providing false hope. Suffering without meaning or reason.
In the throws of Animism, they wait. They wait to hear some good news.
A Simple Solution
ITMI partner, Charl van Wyk, has a simple solution.
Buy evangelists and pastors bicycles so they can get to these villages more efficiently.
Really. It’s that simple.
There are evangelists, pastors and elders eager to share Jesus with unreached villages. They just need to get there.
Their dedication to sharing the gospel is steadfast; they’ll walk if they have to.
But the good news can spread so much faster if these dedicated messengers could cut down their travel time. More villages would be reached. More people would hear.
Recently, Charl traveled to the politically unstable Democratic Republic of Congo, where he and his team shared the gospel, delivered Bibles and fed the poor.
Thanks to some generous gifts from supporters, Charl delivered bicycles purchased through his Bicycles for Pastors Fund to some willing ambassadors in Lubumbashi.
One elder told Charl he intended to pedal to a distant village that very afternoon!
And just like that, a village was reached.
Bicycles for Pastors
The average cost of one bicycle is around $133 USD. (It varies depending on where he buys it and how far that is from a larger city.)
(Be sure to specify “Bicycles for Pastors” in the comment box.)
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Summer Kelley is a writer who lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and three kids. She has had the privilege of telling ITMI’s stories since 2006. She loves to write uplifting stories of God’s work overseas, read and learn about the world around her and enjoy her family.