A Portrait of a Mountain Village Transformed by Christ
Life in a Village on a Mountain
The road is dirt with loose rock that is slippery and dangerous. The one lane road zig zags up the mountain with no guardrails or other signs to warn of danger. If you have a motorized vehicle, the risk of the brake system going out is a real concern.
Life in a village on a mountain is remote and hard. But God is at work in that village on the mountain.
God at Work Through National Believers
The new church there was dedicated last month. What a wonderful celebration it was! Many came out to see and celebrate with Live Global’s national partner pastor we call "Pastor RK."
In this country, everyone removes their shoes when entering a building. At church, everyone sits orderly on the floor. What a difference from North America!
Mary said that at the church dedication “the believers were encouraged to keep growing in Him as living stones of God’s building – His church!”
Breaking the Cycle of Illiteracy to Read God's Word
For children in grades 1-3 who live in this mountain village, it is a ninety minute one way walk to the closest primary school. For the older children it is a three hour one way walk to their school.
Mary said, “The young children of Pastor RK’s village cannot travel the dangerous road to and from the school at the bottom of their mountain everyday – so most cannot attend school until they are 10 years or older, at which point many do not attend school because of being laughed at by classmates 5 or more years younger than them, so most adults in their village cannot read. Three newly trained teachers returned to their village bringing books for the classes they will start teaching on April 15th!”
These teachers will help tutor this village in several subjects: Bible stories, reading, writing, and numbers in the country's language, and basic English (alphabet, sounds, and basic vocabulary).
With Christ’s help this village is going to break the cycle of illiteracy and not knowing basic skills. With Christ's help, these kids will be able to read, and specifically be able to read God's Word for themselves!
How to Partner with Sajan and Mary
Pray for the kids getting tutored and the teachers as they are just starting to teach. Would you consider giving financially to help with school supplies?