Several of you heard me (David) share the story last year when we were in the states of the Hdi in Northern Cameroon and how God had encoded the story of His unconditional love right into their language. If you don’t remember me sharing this or haven’t heard it, you really should read it. For centuries there was a word that was hidden, grammatically correct but not used. Dvu. For a people that didn’t have a word for forgiveness or grace there was a grammatically correct word in their language that meant “I love you based on who I am. I love you because of Me and not because of you.”
On December 21st the Hdi received their New Testament. PRAISE THE LORD! They had a special material made because this was a huge celebration. Just like the wedding we recently attended, over 3000 people were wearing outfits made out of this fabric.
They sold out of all the New Testaments that were there and more were flown up. Please pray for this people group who now can read the Christmas story from their New Testaments in a language the can understand.
God’s Word, now there is a Christmas gift that keeps on giving.
For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 NLT
What a terrific Christmas gift – to have the Bible in your native language. How exciting to read that 3000 people were waiting just for this. God’s gift of love and grace just keeps on giving and giving. Merry Christmas to you all – David, DeAnna, Joshua & Jonah – we love you. Pop-pop and Nene.