Truth Trek - Sharing the Good News
One of my roles on the Truth Trek team was to provide daily discipleship training for our team. I walked them through a training that examines the characteristics, needs and beliefs of people through the spiritual growth process starting with the Resistant all the way to the spiritual Parent. At the end, the team developed a profile of each stage within their particular culture as well as a strategy of how to help people move to the next step in the spiritually maturing process of discipleship. It was great!
This provided a great backdrop to the actual opportunities to share the Good News along the trek. Surprisingly, we met very few resistant people. Most seemed pretty interested. Having a singing couple with a guitar was a big draw. So many people were drawn to music even our gospel centered songs of worship.
We also brought along a great tool, written by Live Global Team members and translated into many languages, including Sherpa, called the Ancient Path. It’s a little booklet explaining the gospel and highlighting the fact that Christianity is not a “new” religion, it actually is older than Buddhism, and the fact that Christianity is not a western religion, it originates from the east. These two facts are often new information to most Buddhists and Hindus. It was awesome to see Pemba sharing this tool to many Sherpa people.
God provided many open doors to share the Good News that included a young monk who trekked with us most of a day, listening to ex-monk Pemba explain about the true God. Many guides, hotel workers, porters, and some trekkers heard the Good News. Some wanted to meet further with Pemba. Some exchanged cell contacts to keep in touch. Even our porters listened intently and seemed to be intrigued with our team and our songs and our love for each other and for them.
Every day we prayed for opportunities and God provided. We also prayed for each village we entered. All these places, except one, have zero believers. Unreached.
The goal of the team is for other treks to bring Pemba and other followers of Jesus to reinforce all the relationships our team made on this trek. I was blessed personally to get to participate in this trek into such a gospel destitute region. I am grateful for the many individuals we shared with and to support the gifts of Pemba to reach the Sherpa people.
Please pray for:
Those who heard the gospel.
Further conversations via cell phone.
For the young monk who has already told some of his friends about this message.
For our porters who listened intently.
For future open doors for treks into this region.
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” (Romans 10:14–15, ESV)