Go and tell

After Christ rose from the dead, he appeared to his disciples. “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” Mark 16:15-16

In Africa, the average person didn’t have a radio, television or a cell phone. He relied on family and neighbors for information. People heard the news of the day during the evening discussions around the campfires. This meant all spoken conversations throughout the day were considered public for bystanders to listen to and tell others.

Talking to a friend in an open place, like the market, became a good means of sharing the Gospel.

We could stop in front of the egg stand and talk about the Lord. “When did you believe on Jesus?”

“I accepted Christ as my Savior last year and asked him to forgive me of my sins.”

“Do you have a church?”

Each person around us heard the Gospel message without invading his space or offending him.

That’s Africa, but could this work in the States?

“Go and tell the world I am risen.”

Have a great week.

Be blessed knowing Christ as your Savior and telling others.


About celestecharlene

I served as a medical missionary in West Africa for thirty years treating the sick and establishing health clinics in rural neglected areas.
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2 Responses to Go and tell

  1. mflabar says:

    Interesting culture, but more realistic about public conversations than North America, perhaps — we also listen in on such talk, and sometimes join in, or get useful information from it.

  2. Tim Jones says:

    In Jamaica there is much more freedom to talk about Christ as well. Good message Celeste

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