In Comes Jesus, Out Goes Fear

16 Dec

Picture of elder of the A-Che tribe in China
An elder of the A-Che tribe; for security purposes we didn’t include the Tong family photos

In Comes Jesus, Out Goes Fear

How you helped reach another A-Che family for the Lord

Dear Family,

“Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. You and your household.” While we see a promise for each individual in this verse from Acts 16:31, we also see that God’s missionary heart is for whole family units and relational structures.

It is part of the strategy of Heaven’s Family’s Unreached People Groups Ministry to reach entire communities through new believers’ families and circles of influence. Recently our team reached another A-Che family with the gospel.

The members of this family were like most others of their tribe. Slaves to all sorts of fear from various spirits, worshipping the very spirits they are afraid of.

On an outreach this summer to three different people groups, our team discovered an area with A-Che people that we never even knew existed—and that’s where our team met the Tong family.

Pastor Paul quickly realized this family was open to discuss spiritual matters. He had the opportunity to share the story of God’s love, from Creation to Christ, in his native A-Che tongue. Three members of the Tong family prayed to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior—the patriarch of the family, his son, and his daughter-in-law all bowed their hearts to the Creator of the universe. The Tong’s just added a new name to their vocabulary: Jesus. And with that came some other welcome words into their lives, such as peace and freedom from the fear of false spirits!

Over the summer months the UPGM has seen 21 people from two different unreached people groups give their lives to Jesus, and you’ve been a part of that incredible blessing! Could it be that a great harvest is happening now in these turbulent times in China? That’s what we believe and that’s why we are all-in, and we’re glad you are too.

Lives are changing for eternity because of your compassion—the Tong family and many others thank you!

Serving Him,

Todd Matthews
Director, Unreached People Groups Ministry

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