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More than a billion people inhabit the continent of Africa, representing one-third of the world’s languages. Millions of people still don’t have God’s Word in their heart language!

Just when it seems like tribal wars, disease, or even terrorism will threaten the spread of God’s Word across this vast continent, the miraculous happens . . .

A Personal Testimony: John

Lost Boy Found


I can remember the day I was told I either had to become a soldier or they would kill me. I was just a boy . . . but I didn’t want to die. I became a lost boy forced into fighting in a civil war I wasn’t even old enough to understand.


The next few years were filled with murder, drugs, and many other unspeakable things I did to try to fill an emptiness inside of me. 


After I was finally returned to my village, and I worked through the trauma of my childhood, a friend of mine invited me to attend a Bible school with him. I didn’t have anything to lose, so I said “yes.”


What I didn’t know was that I was about to come face to face with the only thing that could fill the void I had felt in my life since I was a little boy. Studying God’s Word transformed me as I gave my life to Jesus! I stand forgiven because of the grace and mercy of my Savior.


Now I am a pastor in South Sudan, and I am working on translating the Bible into the Lopit language. We are getting so close . . . sometimes we won’t even stop to eat a meal. The translation is so sweet in our mother tongue we are filled with excitement and joy!


—John, South Sudan

* Photo is not of the actual person, for security purposes.

The Challenge: To reach every people group in Africa with God’s Word, breaking the chains of spiritual bondage.

“Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you.”
Hosea 10:12 (NIV)

Don’t let the thousands of communities without God’s Word in their heart language wait any longer.