Togo Missionaries Prevent Tribal War

June 30, 2008

Christopher Djatta, ministry leader of Warriors for Christ (WFC) in Togo, works to disciple and train new believers to become missionaries to their own tribes. Once these believers finish their training, Christopher helps them establish tent making projects that will allow them to support their own ministries. WFC missionaries work among seven unreached tribes throughout the nation.

Christopher recently sent the following report to Christian Aid about a tribal war that a WFC missionary couple unknowingly prevented during a gospel outreach:

"The Janjangou people and the Tontodi people were preparing to go to war with each other when our workers came to share the gospel with them. These people had never heard the name of Christ before.

"While visiting the Tontodi people, missionary Abraham and his wife showed them the Jesus film, expecting the same type of reaction that we usually get from other tribes. Typically, people are compelled to weep when they watch Jesus being nailed to the cross. But surprisingly, the Tontodi people started laughing!

"Finally, the couple showed them a film on witchcraft and they became somber. During the invitation to receive Christ as Savior, everyone present (more than 500 people) including the chief, responded. By God´s grace, we will return to them in September for disciple training."