The Dusty Road

Southern Malawi. Not the first place you would think of when you consider areas where you can tell people about Jesus.

Here, walking and riding a bike are considered forms of mass transit.  This is as close to a traffic jam as you’re going to get in this part of the world.

One of the people who travels these roads is Goodson Magalasi, a Global Mission pioneer.  His job is to visit people who live along these dusty roads. He’s answering the call to tell everyone he can about Jesus. Some days Goodson has to travel up to 45 kilometers one way, about 28 miles, to visit the families that he’s teaching about Jesus.  He’s usually able to stop and visit 10 families each day.  

Goodson is one of only two Global Mission pioneers trying to cover an area of more than 1,500 kilometers with a population of several hundred thousand people. 

Goodson has started a church with more than 90 members.  The only problem is that his church doesn’t have a roof. The members have to sit under the hot sun as it beats down and threatens to bake them, just like the clay bricks that make up the walls of their little church.

Despite the warm weather, the members are open to the good news of Jesus that Goodson shares with them. They bow their heads in prayer as they thank God for the opportunity to worship Him along this dusty road.  Goodson has one wish for the people of southern Malawi—that God will help “them come to our churches for salvation.”

Your faithful support of Global Mission funds the frontline work of dedicated pioneers like Goodson.  Please pray for all the pioneers around the world who walk dusty roads, inviting people to know Jesus.


Dan WeberAdventist Mission DVD Producer

 

 

 

ABOUT OUR COVER PHOTO

Warm Greetings

This Bangladeshi woman greets the photographer with a smile and the traditional “Namaste” (NAH-mah-stay) greeting of India and Bangladesh. She lives in the crowded city of Dhaka in Bangladesh, a country formed when India partitioned off East and West Pakistan in 1947. Bangladesh gained its independence from Pakistan in 1971. 

The majority of people living in Bangladesh are Muslim, with a small population of Hindus and a very small percentage of Christians. The country is one of the most densely populated in the world. Most of the people in Bangladesh are poor, living off what they can raise in small plots of land. 

The Adventist Church in Bangladesh numbers about 31,000 members or one Adventist for every 5,000 people. 

Your donations are currently supporting 39 Global Mission projects in Bangladesh. 

Photo credit: Siegfried Mayr, retired president of Bangladesh Union Mission.


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