Thursday, December 01, 2011

How Hungry?

How hungry are we for the Advent or coming of God and His word? The Kimyal Tribe live in the Eastern Highlands of West Papua, Indonesia are VERY hungry!!! They are sustenance farmers who were untouched by the outside world until missionaries Phil & Phyliss Masters brought the Gospel to their area in 1963. Phil Masters was martyred in 1968 when he and fellow missionary Stan Dale were killed and cannibalized by the Yale tribe (click here for more info). But the missionaries that came after have been witnesses to the Kimyals' love and desire for the Word of God.

It reminded me of some verses in Isaiah 40 which says, "Listen! It's the voice of someone shouting, 'Clear the way through the wilderness for the LORD! The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.' Shout, and do not be afraid. Tell the towns of Judah, 'Your God is coming!' He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young." Enjoy!!!

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