Stories from the Field
January 6, 2015

The Story of Chief Nchowa

Chief Nchowa was born in 1948 and installed as a Village Chief among the Chewa people in Malawi in 1993. In his own words, he became a drunkard who supported the Gule Wamkulu demonic activities in his village. Before becoming a believer he was so shaky that he had a…
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Stories from the Field
November 27, 2014

The Gift of Hearing

Don 'Love More' Foster works with Pygmies in DR Congo and had one of Renew's Papyrus audio Bibles. For a year, he wanted to give the audio Bible away, but it was in a language that no one in his area spoke—Lingala. Don was ready to delete the audio and…
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Stories from the Field
November 25, 2014

Mobile Ministry for New Believers

Indigenous people in Emberá communities are receiving microSD cards with JESUS Film clips in their heart language. The grandmother and granddaughter in the photo are new believers and are watching a clip of the JESUS Film on their basic phone. These clips are being used as a part of a…
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Stories from the Field
October 17, 2014

Filipinos are Captivated

Wycliffe SIL missionaries used the LightStream to broadcast digital Gospel media in local eateries where hundreds of high school and university students take lunch breaks. Many students took notice and downloaded and streamed the JESUS Film and My Last Day on their phones. The videos caught the interest of many.…
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Stories from the Field
October 15, 2014

Mobile Ministry has begun in Chad!

Brother Tamdaji received microSD cards loaded with the French JESUS Film and began training people who would help spread the media. First, he trained 14 people at the local cell phone company how to put the media on other people's phones! Next, Brother Tamadji gave Jerry a crash course on…
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Stories from the Field
August 21, 2014

Mobile Phones and Wild Miracles

Nathan is in a particularly hazardous line of work—he distributes Bibles in a restricted access nation. One day, after distributing Bibles, one of his indigenous friends was caught with a Bible and martyred. The murders continued. About one pastor a month for the next six months was killed for carrying…
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Stories from the Field
August 14, 2014

God’s Power and Glory in South Sudan

Johan watched God do incredible things in a northern area of South Sudan where no one had ever heard about Jesus. It all started when a church generously helped Johan purchase a Vista 1000 Backpack. Johan simply carried it on his back crossing rivers and swamps to locate remote unreached…
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Stories from the Field
May 27, 2014

Huge Impact of Audio Bibles

An audio Bible has made all the difference for an elderly Nigerian man in his 70's. He remarked that using the audio Bible is like having "new eyesight" altogether. A listening group in his village gets together every evening to listen to the Papyrus audio Bible. In Costa Rica, lives…
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Stories from the Field
May 25, 2014

Uproar in India

For many years, Mr. Jeyaraj ministered to Malto tribe villagers with great resistance to the Gospel. He and his immediate family were the only believers in the area. Suddenly, Mr. Jeyaraj died—without ever seeing a single person give their life to Jesus. His ministry was fruitless. When he died, the…
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Stories from the Field
March 15, 2014

Using the LightStream in a Closed Country

John traveled to a part of the world that is closed to Christianity, where internet use is monitored closely, and openly sharing about Jesus is dangerous. John wanted to stream gospel movies and audio Bibles to the locals' phones. It would normally be too dangerous and difficult, but John brought…
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