David and Amy Julian are Assemblies of God missionaries preparing to use healthcare and community development to cross lines. Learn how they plan to use their background and skills in pediatric nursing and innovative sustainable solutions for water drilling and sanitation, heating, etc, along with a strategy suggested by Peter’s message to Cornelius in Acts 10, to break down barriers of resistance to the gospel in remote Papua New Guinea villages.
Animism — the belief that objects, places and creatures possess a distinct spiritual essence and that these spiritual powers must be consulted and/or manipulated through ritual to determine and/or influence an appropriate course of action — is the belief system of many indigenous peoples. Animism also plays a part in the everyday life of those who may identify with other major world religions — including Buddhism, Hinduish, Islam, and even Christianity. Here you will find stories of how the message of God's love is impacting animistic unreached people groups and learn how you can be a part of God's work among them.
The Prayercast website provides helpful resources for praying for Animists.
Poverty, sadness, captivity, mourning, grieving, ashes, and despair were not the end of the story in the lives of Assemblies of God missionaries Kelly and Jenni Conrady. And because of God’s work in their lives and because of His call, those words are not the end of the story for the Garifuna people of Honduras. Read how Jenni and Kelly are uniquely prepared to take the good news of Jesus to the Garifuna and how you can join their team.
Zechariah Cunningham wants to spend his life to spread the glory of Jesus to the nations and contest the outcome of a battle for the souls of the men, women, and children of Tanna Island. As an Assemblies of God missionary associate, Zechariah Cunningham’s experience in youth ministry, water well drilling, and construction make him a perfect fit for the missionary team on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu.
Mike and Kari Ness are Assemblies of God missionaries in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For over 20 years, they have answered God’s call to embrace and bless the children of Africa, to take them into their arms and lead them into God’s blessing, inviting them to relationship with Him. Their vision is to work in partnership with national churches to reach Africa’s next generation, one child at a time.
Dr. Heather Marten is a missionary pediatrician to the nation of Zambia in south-central Africa. As the director of both a local HIV clinic and a rural clinic, a participant in a mobile cervical cancer screening clinic, and the coordinator of a program focused on helping new missionaries discern who they might be involved in compassion ministries in Africa, she uses her knowledge and experience in pediatrics and tropical medicine to bring both spiritual and physical hope and healing to the Zambian people.
Nate Craft had a dream. And he had a plan to reach his dream, a plan to live the life he had always wanted. He was a Division 1 football player at Jacksonville State University. He was a pre-med major with a 4.0 grade point average. He was popular on campus. He was on his way to being happy and successful. God also had a plan. God had a plan for the 92 unreached people groups who live in the jungles of the Amazon Basin which surround the end of the road where the town of Yurimaguas lies in the region of Loreto, Peru. And God had a plan for Nate.
FROM OMF INTERNATIONAL:
Teaching the Bible to Animists
Hans Bär, a missionary with OMF International, has been involved in evangelism and leadership training among the Karen people in Thailand for over twenty-five years. The Karen people have an animistic background and worldview and that affects how they understand teaching from the Bible. In a December 2018 article on OMF International’s website, entitled Teaching God’s Word to a People from an Animistic Background, Bär identifies several implications of an animistic worldview for Bible teaching. Click the button below to read the rest of the story!
FROM GOD REPORTS:
An Animist Becomes a Follower of Christ
An article entitled The Animist Shaken to the Core by God’s Truth tells the story of Anton Egamankon, an animist who gave his life to Christ approximately thirteen years ago. “That is who I was — Anton Egamankon, of the Coconut clan, ground owner and new husband, spirit-worshipper and survivor … I heard four months of teaching from God’s Word in my heart-language and my world changed … I realized that I was actually Anton Egamankon, child of Adam, a sinner, unclean, and deserving of death … I believed in Jesus’ work and my identity changed once again. I was now Anton Egamankon, child of the high Creator God, the undeserving sinner who had received one-sided grace and mercy … now I live with a different purpose … I am Anton Egamankon. Follower of Christ.” Click the button below to read the rest of the story!