Micah and Abbie Christiansen Prayer Letter: The Language Barrier Begins to Crack!It all started with a boy named Jedidiah. He is one of our school’s kindergarten students, and he came to me right before school and asked, “Bro. Micah, how can I go to Heaven?” Because I knew that Jedidiah would understand the Gospel best if he heard it in Twi, I asked Daniel, one of our Bible college students who helps me with Bible Clubs, to come witness to Jedidiah during nap time. Jedidiah understood the Gospel and got saved.

Daniel saw an open door of witness in our two KG2 classes, and he kept going back to witness to these children in small groups. Over the last couple of months, Daniel has been able to give the Gospel to 35 of our kindergarten students, many of whom have under-stood the Gospel and trusted in Jesus for salvation. It has been an exciting couple of months in our kindergarten!

It is such a blessing to be able to influence young men like Daniel. I went soul winning with Daniel for the first time a little over a year ago. I watched him witness to two children, and he did an adequate job. However, over the last year, I have seen him grow. Daniel joined our children’s ministry and Bible Club ministry, and I recently watched him give the Gospel masterfully to over a dozen children, resulting in six of them putting their faith in Jesus! It has been fun watching Daniel grow in experience and skill.

In Ghana, children are one of the most challenging groups to lead to an understanding of salvation. They are thoroughly indoctrinated in salvation through works. They often lack the logic skills to see that the Bible contradicts what they have been taught. Please pray as we train soul winners. Please pray for more laborers to impact the next generation in Ghana with the Gospel.

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For the past few years, I have been working on learning the Twi language. My progress has been slow, but I am so excited that I have finally been able to use Twi effectively while giving the Gospel!
In early July, I was witnessing to Seth in English. However, Seth was having trouble understanding that it is not faith and works together which saves us, but rather it is faith in Jesus alone. I could tell the language barrier was the real problem, so I switched to Twi, and with God’s help, Seth understood! After that point, I switched back to English, but that was the first time that I was able to effectively use more than an occasional Twi phrase in my soul winning!

Two weeks later when I went to visit a boy from Bible Club, I met Kofi, the boy’s teenage cousin from a different area. Normally, he would not be at the house I visited, and even when he is there, he would normally be working. It was by “accident” that he was still at the house.

I had started the conversation in Twi, and I found that Kofi speaks very little English. I had Gideon with me to help as a translator when needed, so I decided to try giving the Gospel in Twi. Sometimes I had to switch to English. Gideon usually had to tell me what Kofi had said, since there are still many Twi words I do not know. My Twi was often garbled, so Gideon had to make the concepts clear. Nonetheless, it was faster than having English translated the whole time; and, praise God, I believe Kofi understood the Gospel and got saved! Please pray for my Twi to continue to improve so that more souls would be saved!

Yours for souls,

Micah Christiansen

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Jedidiah and Daniel