Do you have friends who are hard to go Christmas shopping for? They already have everything! May I suggest a gift you can give to someone who has very little and who will appreciate it more than I can express? This Christmas, you can give a MegaVoice to an African pastor. A MegaVoice is a simple, solar-powered audio device containing the entire Bible AND the first 12 titles of the Discovery Series. For just $50 you can provide a pastor with a valuable teaching and learning tool that will dramatically impact their ministry for years.
Why such an impact? Because in many oral-based African cultures, hearing is believing! In the 1970s, the famous Maasai people were 100 percent unreached. They were resistant to the gospel, and they persecuted anyone in their tribe who considered becoming a Christian. The Maasai were written off by many people as “unreachable.” However, in the 1980s God poured out His Spirit upon the Maasai and thousands became followers of Jesus.
But sharing the gospel with the Maasai and discipling and training them proved difficult. The Maasai typically learn and teach through oral histories and storytelling. Very few could read in the Maa language so they were given small, hand-cranked tape decks that played the gospel message in the Maa language. Those audio players helped spread the gospel among the Maasai.
Today, more than 350,000 Maasai—one quarter of the population of the entire tribe—are believers! Throughout Africa, some people, including AG pastors, do not read or write well, and they are better students when they can also listen to the material. They are oral learners, and using an audio device like the MegaVoice will enable them to learn, study, and grow in their faith as well as be much more effective in their evangelism efforts. Every $50 provides a MegaVoice for a pastor in Africa who learns best by listening to the material. That pastor will then be confident and equipped to effectively share the gospel in his or her language, both locally and on a missional level.
Your Christmas gift to provide MegaVoices for pastors in Africa will enrich their lives of ministry and equip them with a valuable tool. They can use this tool to reach and make disciples among oral-based cultures that have been cut off from the gospel and training because of inaccessibility, poor reading skills or cultural structure.
You can give $50 to provide a MegaVoice for one pastor; $100 for two pastors; $500 for 10 pastors; $5,000 for 100 pastors, and so on. Our goal this Christmas is to provide MegaVoices for 1,000 pastors.
Please pray about what you can do to help Africa’s Hope meet this important need in Africa this Christmas. Thank you for supporting our mission to train leaders who are the hope of Africa!