It reminds me of 2 things . . .
The Albuquerque organization FAITH COMES BY HEARING
that gives out “Proclaimers” to tribal groups . . . windup MP3 players with the Bible in their language orally . . . given to “THE MAN OF PEACE” of the tribe . . . who agrees to play it for 30 min once a week to the group . . . with 30 min of discussion. Just the plain Scriptures.
SPONTANEOUSLY at Holy Spirit’s doing—authentic New Testament Acts 2 churches spring up where
as John Wimber would likely say . . .
they hear THE WORD and simply follow THE WORD and ‘DO THE STUFF’ Jesus did.
And God confirms it with signs following—healings, deliverance from demons etc.
No complex ‘semitary’ theology.
No educatedl-beyond-horse-sense idiots telling them it “can’t happen in this era.”
Just plain oral Scripture applied in their daily lives . . . as God intended.
One group I love being able to donate to is Wycliffe Bible Translators. They send missionaries into the most remote areas to translate the Scriptures for people. It's hard to believe there are still tribal groups that have not heard, let alone read, The Gospel.
And God confirms it with signs followinghealings, deliverance from demons etc.
I am very fortunate that there is a seminary associated with the church I attend and we are large enough to be able to support a lot of missionaries. We have people come and give reports from the mission field and the miraculous things that God is doing are incredible. In the west we are conditioned to discount the supernatural but that doesn't mean these things aren't occurring.