Pastor Nathan’s Story
Pastor Nathan is the local pastor who contacted our indigenous partner in order that he might share about God to an Unreached People Group. His testimony is incredible!
He was born in a tribe and was brought up with their customs and traditions. His family offered sacrifices of eggs, goats, chickens and liquor to their family god. His parents earned their living by making and selling liquor. Nathan states, “they poured the liquor forcefully into our mouth when we were still babies. My parents were proud and pleased to see us drinking liquor on our own. Very soon I became an addict. I wanted to study but my father’s desire was that I should earn money for my education by the liquor business.” Nathan grew up drinking “too much” and living among friends leading him “on a wicked path.”
God gave me the burden to work among my own people
One day he saw a piece of what he thought was a piece of paper on the ground. Upon picking it up he found it was a tract that shared about God and the true light. Nathan writes that he read “there was a person who promised to cleanse me of my sin and deliver me from my evil ways. The person was none other than the true light”. He contacted the address on the back of the tract, came to know the true light, and later confessed his new faith. He went on to study at a Bible School for three years.
It was at this point that Nathan says, “God gave me the burden to work among my own people”. He wants the lives of the tribals to be transformed, just as his life was changed, by learning about the true light.
Names and images have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.