Speaking of the Worldwide church…
In a NY Time article, written by someone who would not call themselves a Christian by any streach of the imagination we get a glimpse of Christianity in other parts of the world:
Whether in China or Africa, the commitment of new converts is extraordinary. While I was interviewing villagers along the Zambezi River last Sunday, I met a young man who was setting out for his Pentecostal church at 8:30 a.m. “The service begins at 2 p.m.,” he explained – but the journey is a five-hour hike each way.
So where faith is easy, it is fading; where it’s a challenge, it thrives.
“When people are in difficulties, they want to cling to something,” said the Rev. Johnson Makoti, a Pentecostal minister in Zimbabwe who drives a car plastered with Jesus bumper stickers. “The only solution people here can believe in is Jesus Christ.”
Read the whole article, VERY interesting…
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