God’s Word to the World – Series 7 – Part 6

God’s Word to the World – Series 7 – Part 6
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>>ANNOUNCER: TODAY ON THE JOHN ANKERBERG SHOW AS WE APPROACH THE NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION, MANY IN OUR WORLD WILL NOT BE CELEBRATING. THE UNITED NATIONS SAYS THAT THERE ARE NOW OVER 70 MILLION PEOPLE THAT HAVE FLED FROM THEIR COUNTRIES AND ARE LIVING IN REFUGEE CAMPS. AND TODAY WE ARE GOING TO TAKE YOU TO THE SECOND LARGEST REFUGEE CAMP IN THE WORLD CALLED THE BIDIBIDI CAMP IN UGANDA WHERE OVER 270,000 PEOPLE HAVE FLED UNDER DESPERATE CONDITIONS. MY GUESTS TODAY ARE MORGAN JACKSON FROM FAITH COMES BY HEARING AND MY WIFE DARLENE. ON THIS EDITION OF THE JOHN ANKERBERG SHOW WE WILL SHOW YOU HOW THE GOSPEL CAN BRING JOY AND CHANGE THE LIVES OF SOME OF THE NEEDIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD THAT NO ONE SEEMS TO CARE ABOUT.>>DR. JOHN ANKERBERG:
WELCOME TO OUR PROGRAM. I’M JOHN ANKERBERG. MY WIFE DARLENE IS WITH ME
TODAY. AND OUR HONORED GUEST IS MORGAN JACKSON, THE DIRECTOR
OF FAITH COMES BY HEARING, WHO’S WORKING WITH A MILLION
CHURCHES OVERSEAS. AND WE WANT TO, DURING THIS TIME WHEN
WE KNOW THAT NEW YEAR’S EVE IS COMING UP. AND WE KNOW
THE CELEBRATIONS ARE COMING UP. WE KNOW THAT PEOPLE ARE HAPPY
AND ALL OF THAT. I WANT TO TAKE YOU TO A SPOT WHERE
PEOPLE AREN’T HAPPY, ALRIGHT? AND IT HAS TO DO WITH SOUTH
AND NORTH SUDAN. IT’S ALL ONE AREA. IT’S CALLED SUDAN. IT’S ONE OF THE REFUGEE CAMP
AREAS IN THE WORLD THAT WE’RE GOING TO TAKE YOU TO, NAMELY
THE BIDIBIDI CAMP. AND IT CAME OUT OF THE PEOPLE THAT
WERE IN THE SOUTH AND NORTH SUDAN. AND DURING THE WARS
THAT HAVE LASTED FOREVER, OKAY, THAT OVER A MILLION-AND-A-HALF
PEOPLE FLED INTO UGANDA. AND A LOT OF THEM CAME DOWN
INTO A CAMP THAT WE STARTED TO SUPPORT, CALLED THE BIDIBIDI
CAMP. AND IT WAS IN UGANDA. AND AT THE TIME, THE UNITED
NATIONS STARTED PUTTING PEOPLE THERE, TAKING CARE OF THEM. AND THEY HAD ONLY
20,000 PEOPLE. AND MORGAN SAID, “LISTEN, WE KNOW SOME FOLKS
THERE. LET’S SEND THESE DEAR PEOPLE SOME AUDIO BIBLES
IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGE.” BECAUSE YOU’D ALREADY TRANSLATED
THE BIBLE INTO THEIR LANGUAGE. AND THE PEOPLE THAT WERE THERE
WERE THRILLED THAT THIS HAPPENED. AND IN THIS LAST YEAR
I HAVE READ SOME OF THE UNICEF AND U.N. REPORTS OF HOW PEOPLE
THROUGH THE YEARS, GOING ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE 1900’S,
HOW THEY’VE BEEN TREATED. AND THE GENOCIDE, THEY’D WIPE
OUT WHOLE TRIBES, AND IN THE WORST POSSIBLE WAYS. I CAN’T EVEN DESCRIBE THEM
ON TELEVISION TO YOU. AND SO, DURING THE WARS, THESE PEOPLE
HAVE BEEN WARRING IN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES AMONG THE TRIBES
FOR GENERATIONS. AND THEN YOU HAD THESE, THESE HORRIBLE
ATROCITIES THAT WERE HAPPENING. AND DURING THE WARS, OVER
A MILLION AND A HALF FLED TO UGANDA. AND SOME OF
THESE PEOPLE, THE WOMEN WERE RAPED, THE MEN WERE KILLED. THEY WATCHED THEIR HUSBANDS
KILLED. THEY WATCHED SOME OF THEIR CHILDREN KILLED. IF THERE WERE ANY KIDS LEFT,
THEY TOOK THE KIDS AND THEY WENT DOWN, AND THEY FOUND
THIS CAMP THAT WAS FOUNDED BY THE UNITED NATIONS. AND IT’S CALLED THE BIDIBIDI
CAMP. AND THEY STOOD THERE. AND THEY WERE GIVEN A TENT,
AND THEY HAD ONE MEAL A DAY. AND THEY SAT THERE. AND IF
YOU SAW PICTURES OF THEM, YOU CAN GO ON THE WEBSITE
AND YOU CAN SEE PICTURES OF SOME OF THESE WOMEN OR MEN. THEY’RE IN A CATATONIC STATE
WHERE THEY’RE LOOKING AT YOU AND THERE’S NO MOVEMENT. THEY DON’T CARE. EVERYTHING
IS GONE, COMPLETELY GONE FROM THEM, ALRIGHT? AND WE SENT THEM 20,000 AUDIO
PROCLAIMERS TO START WITH. AND YET THE NEXT YEAR MORGAN
CAME BACK AND SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT, THAT THING’S GROWN. THEY HAVE NOW 100,000 PEOPLE
THERE. AND THEN THE NEXT YEAR THEY HAD ANOTHER 100,000. AND NOW THEY WERE UP
TO, ACTUALLY THEY’VE GONE UP TO 270[,000]. I HAD THOUGHT
THEY HAD HIT 300,000. BUT SOME OF THEM GOT THE IDEA
THAT, “LET’S GO BACK TO SOUTH SUDAN, AND LET’S SEE IF
ANYTHING’S LEFT OF OUR HOMES AND OF OUR FAMILIES. BUT THERE’S STILL GUERILLA
WARFARE GOING ON ALL AROUND THEM. NOW, THE REASON I’M TELL
YOU ALL THIS, THERE’S A BIBLE VERSE THAT I WANT TO HOOK
INTO YOUR MIND AS WE START THIS CONVERSATION TODAY, OKAY? IT’S A VERY INTERESTING ONE. IT GOES LIKE THIS. IT’S FOUND
IN ACTS AND IT SAYS, “FROM ONE MAN [GOD] MADE ALL
THE NATIONS, THAT THEY SHOULD INHABIT THE WHOLE EARTH; AND
HE MARKED OUT,” LISTEN TO THIS, “HE MARKED OUT THEIR APPOINTED
TIMES IN HISTORY AND THE BOUNDARIES OF THEIR LANDS. GOD DID THIS SO THAT THEY WOULD
SEEK HIM AND PERHAPS REACH OUT FOR HIM AND FIND HIM, THOUGH
HE IS NOT FAR FROM ANY OF US. FOR IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND
HAVE OUR BEING.” AND WHAT THIS VERSE IS BASICALLY SAYING TO ME
IS THAT GOD PICKED OUT THE PLACES WHERE HE WOULD LET
PEOPLE LIVE. A LOT OF US ARE HERE IN AMERICA, CANADA, EUROPE
THAT ARE LISTENING, AND WE’VE GOT SOME VERY NICE PLACES TO
LIVE. OTHER PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE THOSE PLACES. AND THEY HAVE
BEEN TOUGH TO REACH WITH THE GOSPEL. SOME OF THEM
COME FROM A NON-CHRISTIAN BACKGROUND; IN FACT,
MOST OF THEM DO. AND THE FACT IS, THEY’VE BEEN IN THAT AREA,
AND MISSIONARIES COULDN’T GET INTO THOSE AREAS BECAUSE OF
WHERE THEY LIVE. GOD HAS LET THIS UPHEAVAL COME INTO BEING. AND PEOPLE HAVE MOVED AROUND. AND THEY’VE LOST EVERYTHING
THAT THEY KNEW ABOUT. AND NOW THEY’VE ENDED UP IN
THE BIDIBIDI CAMP. SOME OF THEM HAVE TENTS RIGHT NEXT TO
THE PEOPLE THEY WERE WARRING WITH IN ANOTHER TRIBE. AND SO,
YOU’VE GOT PEOPLE ALL THE WAY DOWN THE LINE. AND THEY ALL
WERE ENEMIES, BUT THEY’RE ALL STUCK NOW BECAUSE THEY’VE GOT
NOTHING. AND WE BROUGHT AUDIO BIBLES TO THESE PEOPLES THAT,
AGAIN, THAT WERE ALMOST IN THIS CATATONIC STATE;
DIDN’T WANT TO TALK TO ANYBODY; DIDN’T HAVE ANYTHING;
HAD SEEN THEIR LOVED ONES KILLED. AND WHEN THEY STARTED
LISTENING TO THE BIBLE, THE AUDIO BIBLE,
THE PROCLAIMERS THAT SOME OF YOU HAVE PROVIDED, OKAY,
ALL OF A SUDDEN, THEY CAME BACK TO LIFE AGAIN. AND THEY WOULD
START TALKING TO THEIR NEIGHBOR. AND THEY WOULD EVEN
START LISTENING TO THE BIBLE TOGETHER. AND THE KIDS THAT
THEY HAVE, THEY WOULD LISTEN. AND THEY WOULD HOLD THEM. AND SOMETIMES THEY HAD TAKEN
THEIR NEIGHBOR’S KID BECAUSE THEIR KIDS WERE KILLED, AND
THE ONLY THING THAT WAS LEFT WAS THEIR NEIGHBOR’S KIDS. AND THEY HAD TAKEN THE
NEIGHBOR’S KIDS TO THE CAMP WITH THEM. AND TO ME IT’S
A MIRACLE THAT THESE PEOPLE WOULD ACTUALLY, EVENTUALLY
GET A SMILE ON THEIR FACE. AND THEY STARTED GROUPS THAT
WERE CHURCH GROUPS, LISTENING GROUPS. AND THE U.N. SAW
THAT THEY WERE SO SUCCESSFUL THAT THEY TOOK THE POLICE OFF
OF WATCHING THESE PEOPLE. BECAUSE THEY HAD ACCEPTED
CHRIST; THEY HAD BECOME PEACEFUL; THEIR LIVES HAD BEEN
CHANGED. AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, BOOM, THEY REALIZED THESE WERE
CHRISTIAN AREAS, AND WE’VE GOT TO HAVE MORE OF THESE. NOW, THESE CAMPS HAVE GROWN
TO HUGE PROPORTIONS. AND ACROSS THE WORLD THE UNITED NATIONS
SAYS THERE ARE 70 MILLION PEOPLE IN REFUGEE CAMPS. PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN DISPLACED
OR FOR OTHER REASONS HAVE ENDED UP IN THESE CAMPS. AND WE WANT
TO BRING AUDIO PROCLAIMERS TO THEM IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGE. AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE TALKING
TO YOU ABOUT, EVEN THOUGH IT’S NEW YEAR’S EVE COMING UP,
ALRIGHT? I WANT TO TALK ABOUT HOW YOU CAN BRING NEW YEAR’S
EVE, HOW YOU CAN BRING A GOOD TIME, TO PEOPLE THAT HAVE
HAD THE WORST TIMES POSSIBLE, AND PEOPLE KILLED IN FRONT
OF THEM, AND BEEN IN TERROR AND BEEN TORTURED, ALRIGHT? MORGAN, TALK TO US ABOUT SOUTH AND NORTH SUDAN, AND TALK ABOUT THE BIDIBIDI CAMP, AND HOW
THESE AUDIO PROCLAIMERS,… SHOW THE PEOPLE WHAT AN AUDIO
PROCLAIMER IS, AND HOW IT WORKS, AND WHY IT’S BEEN SO
SUCCESSFUL IN ONE OF THE TOUGHEST PLACES
IN THE WORLD.>>MORGAN: WELL, THE SUDAN IS
A PLACE THAT WE’VE BEEN TRYING TO WORK WITH, SOUTH AND NORTH
SUDAN, FOR A LONG TIME. BUT IT’S,… I MEAN,
IT’S VIOLENT AND IT’S DANGEROUS.>>JOHN: IT IS.>>MORGAN: AND SO, WE TYPICALLY,
IN AFRICA, WILL PROVIDE A LARGER PROCLAIMER. IN SUDAN
THIS IS A VITAL TOOL BECAUSE THERE’S NO POWER. SO THIS
[SOLAR PANEL] RECHARGES THE BATTERIES FROM THE SUN. IT’S MADE OUT OF THE SAME
MATERIAL YOU MAKE A FOOTBALL HELMET OUT OF, SO IT’S TOUGH. THE BATTERIES RECHARGE 3,000 TIMES, SO THAT MEANS YOU CAN HEAR THE WHOLE NEW TESTAMENT 1000 TIMES. THE OTHER SIDE OF IT IS, THERE’S FOUR DIFFERENT LANGUAGES THAT CAN BE HELD ON AN AUDIO BIBLE.>>JOHN: THAT’S SO IMPORTANT TO THE FOLKS THAT WERE THERE, BECAUSE THEY HAD PEOPLE IN
THESE CAMPS THAT WERE FROM ALL DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS.>>MORGAN: THAT’S RIGHT.>>JOHN: AND HERE YOU HAD
THE LANGUAGES ALREADY COVERED.>>MORGAN: AND THEN IF, DURING
THE RAINY SEASON, IF YOU DON’T SEE THE SUN, YOU CAN CRANK THIS FOR 10 MINUTES AND IT WILL CHARGE IT SO THAT YOU CAN ACTUALLY HEAR IT FOR 40. THIS ONE IS LOUD ENOUGH THAT 1,000 PEOPLE CAN HEAR, WHICH IN SOME OF THE COMMUNITIES AND VILLAGES IS IMPORTANT, BECAUSE THE WHOLE COMMUNITY WILL GATHER
TO LISTEN. NOW, IN THE BIDIBIDI CAMPS WE HAVE A MINISTRY CALLED
THE PROMISE CHILD. AND THEY’RE THE ONES THAT, WHEN PEOPLE
STARTED COMING INTO THE CAMPS, THEY CALLED US – THEY’D HAD
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH US – AND SAID, “MORGAN, WE HAVE
A VISION OF PROVIDING ONE PER HUNDRED.” NOW, BY THE TIME THEY
GOT A HOLD OF US, THE CAMP HAD GROWN TO 100,000 PEOPLE, AND
THEY WERE THINKING, WHOA, THIS IS, THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE.>>JOHN: WAY OVER OUR HEAD. YES.>>MORGAN: BUT WE CALLED YOU
GUYS. THEY DIDN’T KNOW THAT WE HAD A RELATIONSHIP WITH…>>JOHN: RIGHT.>>MORGAN: …JOHN AND DARLENE
ANKERBERG, AND THAT YOUR DONORS WERE AS GENEROUS AS YOU WERE. AND SO YOU PUT OUT THE WORD;
WE FUNDED IT. BUT BY THE TIME WE CAME BACK THE NEXT YEAR,
THERE WAS 200,000. AND NOW ALMOST 300,000. AND YOU’VE
PROVIDED, ACTUALLY, THE 3,000, UP TO 3,000, THAT THE CAMPS
NEEDED, ALONG WITH OTHERS. BUT NOW WHAT’S HAPPENING IS,
PEOPLE ARE COMING INTO THE CAMP, BUT OTHER PEOPLE
ARE LEAVING OUT OF THE CAMP. AND THEY’RE TAKING THE SMALLER
ONES, BECAUSE THEY’RE LIGHTER AND MORE PORTABLE. AND,
IN THE CAMPS, THEY’RE USING THESE TO FORM GROUPS.
AND SO YOU HAVE THREE OR FOUR DIFFERENT GROUPS USING ONE. BUT THE GROUPS WILL BE ANYWHERE
FROM 10 TO 100 PEOPLE. AND THIS CAN BE HEARD BY ABOUT
100. AND BECAUSE OF THE SOLAR, THE SAME THING: THE BATTERIES
RECHARGE 3,000 TIMES. NOW, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT GOD’S
PREPARATION, WE WERE RECORDING THE LANGUAGES OF SOUTH SUDAN,
MANY TIMES UNDER DURESS. WE USUALLY USE 25 VOICES TO DO
A DRAMA. THERE’LL BE 180 VOICES [PARTS]. THE TEAMS ARE FROM
UGANDA OR FROM KENYA. SO ONE OF THE LANGUAGES
OUR TEAM WENT IN TO RECORD, THEY WERE IN THERE FOR ABOUT
SIX WEEKS WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THE VILLAGE, IT WAS A LARGE
COMMUNITY, STARTING TAKING HITS. THEY STARTED HAVING
PEOPLE RUNNING INTO ARMED GUERILLAS. AND SO THEY TOLD
OUR TEAM, WHICH IS A NATIONAL TEAM FROM UGANDA, THEY’RE
UGANDANS, “YOU NEED TO FLEE. WE THINK WE’RE GOING TO BE
ATTACKED.” SO, THEY STAYED THERE UNTIL THE RECORDING
WAS DONE, AND THEN THEY FLED. AND SO THAT NIGHT THEY FLED,
GOT ACROSS THE SUDAN BORDER BACK INTO UGANDA. AND
THEN THEY GOT WORD THAT A WEEK LATER, THAT ALL OF
THE VOICES THAT WE HAVE ON THIS RECORDING WERE KILLED. AND SO, THE VOICES IS THE ONLY
LIVING MEMORY. BUT THAT’S WHAT THEY WERE DOING. THEY WERE
SAYING, “WE WANT OUR PEOPLE TO HEAR THE WORD OF GOD.” NOW, WE CAN’T GO BACK IN
THERE. BUT WHAT’S HAPPENING IS, BECAUSE OF THE VIOLENCE,
THEY CAME INTO THESE CAMPS. AND SO, WHEN THEY CALLED US,
THE QUESTION WAS, “DO YOU HAVE THE LANGUAGES?” AND WE SAID,
“WHAT LANGUAGES DO YOU NEED?” AND WE HAD THE NINE LANGUAGES
THEY WERE ASKING FOR.>>JOHN: YES, THAT’S TERRIFIC.>>MORGAN: NOW, THE PEOPLE OF
SOUTH SUDAN AND SUDAN ARE ILLITERATE BECAUSE OF THIS
CONSTANT WARRING THAT YOU’VE TALKED ABOUT.>>JOHN: RIGHT.>>MORGAN: SCHOOLING HAS JUST
NOT BEEN SOMETHING THAT THEY CAN TAKE. SO THE PASTORS ARE
ILLITERATE, THE PEOPLE ARE ILLITERATE. AND SO WE BEGAN TO DO EXACTLY, STRATEGICALLY, ONE AUDIO BIBLE FOR EVERY 100 PEOPLE, STRATEGICALLY THROUGHOUT THESE CAMPS. AND THESE CAMPS ARE HUGE. THEY’RE…>>JOHN: YES. THE UNITED NATIONS
HAS COME UP WITH A PLAN, AND THEY’VE ACTUALLY MAPPED IT
OUT. AND I DIDN’T REALIZE HOW BIG THIS IS. BUT THEY ARE
ACTUALLY MAPPING IT OUT. AND THEY ARE GOING TO CALL IT
ALMOST THE NEW YORK OF UGANDA, ALRIGHT. AND THEY’VE DIVIDED
INTO FIVE SECTIONS. AND ONE GUY WROTE THAT IT TOOK HIM AN HOUR-
AND-A-HALF BY JEEP TO GO ACROSS JUST ONE SECTION. SO, WHEN
WE TALK ABOUT PEOPLE COMING INTO THESE CAMPS AND LOOKING
FOR THEIR CHILDREN OR THEIR HUSBAND OR THEIR WIFE,
IT TAKES THEM TWO WEEKS TO FIND OUT WHETHER OR NOT THEY’RE EVEN
THERE, BECAUSE IT’S SO BIG. IT’S JUST, IT’S HUGE. AND WE’VE GOT PICTURES UP
ON THE SCREEN FOR THE PEOPLE TO LOOK AT. BUT I’M JUST SAYING
THAT IT’S TOUGH FOR THEM TO FIND THEIR OWN LOVED ONES…>>MORGAN: RIGHT.>>JOHN: …AND ALSO, TO EITHER
HEAR THE GOOD NEWS THAT THEY’RE THERE, OR TO FIND OUT THE BAD
NEWS THAT THEY DIDN’T MAKE IT.>>MORGAN: WELL, WHAT’S
HAPPENING IS, AS WE’VE BEEN FORMING THESE LISTENING GROUPS. I MEAN, THE ATROCITIES ARE
MIND-BLOWING. YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE,
WHEN SOMEBODY’S TELLING YOU THEIR STORY. BECAUSE THE WOMAN
WILL BE, YOU KNOW, THEY’RE USING THE HAND MOTIONS. AND YOU RECOGNIZE WHEN THEY’RE
DONE THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT HOW THREE OF THEIR CHILDREN WERE
KILLED; HOW THEIR BROTHERS WERE KILLED IN FRONT OF THEM. THEIR HUSBAND WAS DRAGGED OFF;
THEY DON’T KNOW IF HE’S ALIVE, BUT THEY’RE SURE HE’S DEAD. AND THEY TALK ABOUT
THE HOPELESSNESS OF NOW BEING A WIDOW. YOU HAD SEVEN KIDS;
THREE OF THEM ARE LIVING. BUT YOU STILL HAVE SEVEN KIDS,
BECAUSE FOUR KIDS HAVE ARRIVED IN THE CAMP AND THEIR PARENTS
HAVE BEEN KILLED AND THEY’RE A RELATIVE, AND YOU’RE
CARING FOR THEM.>>JOHN: JUST TAKING THEM IN.>>MORGAN: AND YOU’RE GETTING
A MEAL A DAY. AND THEN THE CONVERSATION ABOUT
HAVING,… TO HEAR THE WORD OF GOD FOR THE FIRST TIME. THEY’VE NEVER HEARD IT, AND
THEY NEVER KNEW ABOUT JESUS. THEY NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL. AND THEY’RE HEARING THE GOSPEL
OF CHRIST. AND THEY’LL TALK ABOUT HOW, AS THEY LISTEN,
THE HOPE AND THE JOY AND THE EXCITEMENT ABOUT JESUS. AND THEN THE VIOLENT ANGER THAT
COMES UP IN THEM AS THEY SEE THIS MAN, WHO’S GUILTLESS, BEING BEATEN, BEING SLAPPED,
BEING SPIT ON. BECAUSE THEY’RE,… THIS IS AN EXACT
IMAGE OF THINGS THAT THEY HAD BEEN EXPERIENCING. AND NOW
BEING TAKEN TO A CROSS, CRUCIFIED. AND THE ANGER
THAT THEY’RE HAVING ABOUT THIS INJUSTICE IS THERE. AND THEN JESUS FROM THE CROSS
SAYS, “FATHER, FORGIVE THEM, FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT
THEY DO.” AND IN THE MOMENT, THEY BEGIN TO SOB AND SOB
AND SOB. BECAUSE THEY SAY, “HOW CAN THIS MAN FORGIVE?” THEN AS HE RESURRECTS, AND
THEY FIND OUT HE’S STILL LIVING, THEY MAKE A DECISION FOR CHRIST. THESE PEOPLE SAY, “WE FORGAVE
THOSE THAT DID THIS TO US BECAUSE JESUS FORGAVE
THOSE THAT DID IT TO HIM.”>>JOHN: YES.>>MORGAN: THEN THEY’LL HOLD
THE AUDIO BIBLE. AND YOU’LL, YOU’LL SEE THEM HOLD IT LIKE
THIS, AND THEY’RE HOLDING IT LIKE A CHILD. AND THEY’LL
SAY, “THIS IS MY FATHER. THIS IS MY HUSBAND. I AM GLAD,…” THEY MAKE
THIS COMMENT, WHICH JUST BLOWS MY MIND. THEY SAY,
“I AM GLAD WHAT HAPPENED, HAPPENED TO US, TO US IN
THE SUDAN. OTHERWISE I WOULD HAVE NEVER COME TO THIS CAMP. AND WE WOULD HAVE NEVER KNOWN
THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST. THIS IS MY GOD. THIS,…” NOW, THEY’RE NOT TALKING
ABOUT THE PROCLAIMER ITSELF. THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT
THE WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST ON THE PROCLAIMER,
AND THE FACT THAT JESUS SPEAKS THEIR LANGUAGE.>>JOHN: YES. YOU ALSO HAVE A STORY ABOUT
SOME OF THE FOLKS IN RWANDA, ALRIGHT, THAT HAVE HAD
REALLY, REALLY TOUGH TIMES.>>MORGAN: WELL, I HAVE A HOPE
THAT THE WORD OF GOD CAN BRING AND RESTORE PEACE IN SUDAN
BECAUSE OF WHAT I SAW IN RWANDA. MARY AND I,
MY WIFE AND I, WENT TO RWANDA AFTER THE GENOCIDE. AND THE CHRISTIANS THERE,
MINISTRIES THERE – CAMPUS CRUSADE, BIBLE SOCIETIES-HAD
BEEN ASKING US FOR THE AUDIO BIBLE. AND CAMPUS CRUSADE WAS
USING IT IN COMBINATION WITHTHE [JESUS] FILM.AND YOU’RE
GOING TO AREAS WHERE YOU COME INTO A VILLAGE OR A COMMUNITY
AND YOU SEE A THIRD OF THE HOUSES JUST, OR HUTS,
BROKEN IN AND JUST,… AND YOU’RE ASKING ABOUT
THE HOMES AND THEY SAY, “WELL, THOSE WERE THE HOMES
OF THE TUTSIS AND THE HUTU NEIGHBORS.” THEY’RE NEIGHBORS
AND FRIENDS. THEY LOOK NO DIFFERENT. THEY SPEAK THE SAME LANGUAGE. BUT BECAUSE OF THE RADIO, WHEN THEIR PRIME MINISTER WAS KILLED, OR THE PRESIDENT WAS KILLED, THEY SAID, THE HUTU SAID, “THE TUTSIS KILLED OUR PRESIDENT. GO KILL THEM. DO NOT LEAVE THE SMALL
COCKROACHES,” OR THE CHILDREN, “ALIVE BECAUSE THEY’RE GROWING
UP TO BE BIG…” SO, NEIGHBORS GRABBED MACHETES, KILLED
AND RAPED THEIR OWN NEIGHBORS WHO THEY’D LIVED PEACEFULLY
WITH FOR 30-40 YEARS. NOW, THIS HAS HAPPENED THREE
OR FOUR DIFFERENT TIMES, OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. AND SO THE TUTSIS, OF COURSE,
FLED. AND THEN THEY CAME BACK VIOLENTLY TO ATTACK. AND NOW THERE’S PEACE IN
THE COUNTRY, BUT YOU HAVE THESE TWO COMMUNITIES WHO HAVE BOTH
MURDERED AND KILLED EACH OTHER. AND SO THERE’S THE ANXIETY
AND THE ANGER. AND WE’RE WITH A GUY WHO’S A TUTSI. HIS FAMILY MEMBERS HAD BEEN
KILLED. AND WE GO TO AN AREA, HUTU AREA, AND HE SAID THAT
HE HAD SUCH A HARD TIME BRINGING THE WORD OF GOD THERE,
SAME LANGUAGE, BECAUSE HE SAID HE WANTED THEM TO DIE. HE WANTED THEM TO GO TO HELL. AND YET GOD WAS SAYING, “I WANT
YOU TO BRING THE AUDIO BIBLES. I WANT YOU TO BRING THE JESUS
FILM TO THESE AREAS.” AND SO, I REMEMBER SITTING WITH THIS
LEADER, THIS CAMPUS CRUSADE LEADER. WE’RE SITTING IN
A CHURCH: NO WINDOWS, NO DOORS, DIRT FLOOR DIRT FLOOR,
LOGS FOR CHAIRS. AND AS WE’RE THERE, WE’RE
ASKING PEOPLE THE IMPACT OF THE WORD OF GOD. AND A MAN
STANDS UP, AND HE’S A HUTU. AND HE TALKS ABOUT HOW
THE PEOPLE IN THIS CHURCH, SOME OF THEM TUTSIS, HAD REACHED OUT
TO HIM, TALKING TO HIM ABOUT COMING TO THE CHURCH AND
ACCEPTING CHRIST. BUT HE SAYS, “I WAS ONE OF THE MURDERERS.” HE SAYS, “I WAS ONE OF THOSE
THAT TOOK A MACHETE AND KILLED MY NEIGHBORS.” AND HE SAID,
“WHEN YOU’VE KILLED SOMEBODY IN THAT WAY, THERE’S A BLOOD
AND A DARKNESS ON YOUR LIFE THAT YOU BELIEVE THAT
THERE’S NEVER ANY CHANCE OF FORGIVENESS. AND THE HOPELESSNESS THAT
COMES INTO YOU.” AND HE SAYS, “I ONLY WISHED FOR DEATH. I SPENT MY TIME IN DRUNKENNESS
AND HOPELESSNESS BECAUSE I WAS A MURDERER. AND THE TAINT ON
MY SOUL WAS NEVER-ENDING.” AND HE SAYS, “SO THEY
INVITED ME TO THE CHURCH. BUT I THOUGHT, WHY WOULD I EVER
GO TO A CHURCH? GOD CAN NEVER FORGIVE ME.” BUT HE SAYS,
“SINCE THEY KEPT INVITING ME,” ONE DAY HE CAME WHEN THEY
DIDN’T KNOW IT. AND HE SAT OUTSIDE THE WINDOW. AND THERE
THEY USE THE LARGE PROCLAIMERS. AND HE SAID AS HE LISTENED,
HE SO FELL IN LOVE WITH JESUS. AND HE SAID THERE WAS A HOPE. BUT HE SAID, “THERE WAS
A HOPELESSNESS IN MY HOPE. AS I WATCHED PEOPLE COME
TO FAITH IN CHRIST THERE WAS A HOPELESSNESS IN ME.” HE SAID,
“I, I WAS NEVER TO BE FORGIVEN.” BUT HE SAID ONE DAY HE HEARD IN JOHN THE STORY OF LAZARUS, WHO WAS DEAD FOR FOUR
DAYS, AND THAT WHEN JESUS CAME, JESUS THEN CALLED HIM FORTH. AND HE SAID, “WHEN I REALIZED
THAT LAZARUS HAD BEEN DEAD FOUR DAYS – AND I KNEW THAT
I WAS DEAD SPIRITUALLY. AND IF JESUS CHRIST COULD RAISE
THE PHYSICAL MAN WHO WAS DEAD FOR FOUR DAYS, THEN NOTHING WAS
IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM. AND THAT HE COULD RAISE THIS DEAD MAN.” AND YOU LOOKED INTO HIS EYES
AND HIS EYES HAD LIGHT AND HAD JOY. HE HAD BEEN FORGIVEN.AND SO, I WAS ALWAYS THINKING
ABOUT THOSE WHO HAD, HAD PEOPLE KILLED, AND THEM FORGIVING
THE MURDERERS. I HAD NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT IT TOOK
FOR THOSE WHO HAD MURDERED TO ALSO RECEIVE FORGIVENESS
FROM THE FATHER.>>JOHN: AND, DARLENE AND
I KEEP THINKING ABOUT WOMEN THAT KNOW THAT THEIR NEIGHBOR,
MAYBE HER HUSBAND, KILLED PART OF HER FAMILY.>>DARLENE: RIGHT.>>JOHN: AND HOW THEY WOULD LIVE
TOGETHER. HOW TOUGH THAT WOULD BE. HOW UNFORGIVING WOMEN CAN
BE IN TERMS OF WHEN THEY REALIZE SOMEBODY DID SOMETHING
LIKE THAT TO THEIR FAMILY.>>DARLENE: YES. IT’S TERRIBLE. AND, YOU KNOW,
JOHN, I WAS THINKING, AS WE’RE COMING UP TO NEW YEAR’S,
AND SO MANY PEOPLE MAKE RESOLUTIONS. I’D LIKE TO
CHALLENGE OUR AUDIENCE TO MAKE A RESOLUTION TO PRAY THIS WEEK. WE’VE TALKED ABOUT COUNTRIES
IN THESE PAST FEW WEEKS. WE’VE TALKED ABOUT THE POOREST
OF THE POOR PEOPLE. WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT LITTLE
GIRLS IN PROSTITUTION THAT ARE FORCED INTO THIS. WE’VE TALKED
ABOUT WARRING PEOPLE THAT HAVE COME TO KNOW THE LORD THROUGH
THE SCRIPTURE. I’D LIKE TO CHALLENGE OUR AUDIENCE TO PRAY. MAKE A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION. WHAT WOULD GOD WANT YOU TO DO
THIS YEAR, NOT JUST DURING THIS TIME, BUT THROUGH THIS
WHOLE YEAR? WHAT COULD YOU DO TO HELP US TO GET THE WORD
OF GOD TO ALL OF THESE PEOPLE? AND IF YOU’VE MISSED
OUR PAST WEEKS GO TO [JOHNANKERBERG.ORG]
[JASHOW.ORG]. IT’S AT OUR WEBSITE.
IT’S AT OUR APP. AND JUST LISTEN TO THE STORIES
THAT MORGAN HAS SHARED WITH US. AND MAYBE TELL YOUR FRIENDS
ABOUT THEM, BECAUSE WE HAVE THE GREATEST GIFT IN ALL THE
WORLD, AND THAT’S THE WORD OF GOD. AND WE HAVE A WAY. WE HAVE A WAY NOW TO GET IT
THERE. WE JUST NEED THE FUNDS TO PROVIDE IT SO THAT
THESE PEOPLE… AND IT JUST BREAKS MY HEART THAT
THESE NATIONAL PEOPLE GO AND MANY OF THEM ARE KILLED. THEY DO NOT COME BACK FROM
TAKING THE WORD OF GOD.>>JOHN: YES. I GUESS WHAT SHE’S TALKING
ABOUT IS, THE FACT IS, OUR FOLKS HAVE GIVEN.>>DARLENE: YES.>>JOHN: AND THEY’VE GIVEN TO THE TUNE OF OVER 2,700,000 PEOPLE EACH WEEK ARE MEETING IN LISTENING GROUPS. BUT THE FACT IS, IN DURING A SPECIFIC TIME, YOU TOLD US SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT WERE
GOING INTO THESE TOUGH-TO-REACH AREAS, THEY WERE KILLED. AND IT WIPED OUT OUR WHOLE
STAFF IN THE SENSE THAT THE VERY GIFTS THAT OUR PEOPLE
WERE GIVING, PEOPLE WERE DYING TO BRING THIS IN. AND I EVEN ASKED YOU, I SAID,
“SHOULD WE DO THIS? BECAUSE, I MEAN, PEOPLE ARE
DYING BRINGING IT IN.” AND YOU SAID, “THE PEOPLE THERE SAID,
‘WE’RE GOING IN WHETHER THEY SEND IT OR NOT. PLEASE TELL THEM TO KEEP ON
SENDING IT, BECAUSE WE’RE GOING TO TAKE IT IN. AND IF WE DIE,
AT LEAST WE’VE GOT SOMETHING TO LEAVE. THEY MIGHT BE ABLE
TO PUSH THE BUTTON AND LISTEN TO IT. OTHERWISE WE’VE GOT
NOTHING. BUT WE’RE GOING IN TO TELL THEM, BECAUSE JESUS
SAID, “GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND PREACH THE GOSPEL.”‘”
>>MORGAN: AMEN.>>JOHN: FOLKS, AS YOU’VE
LISTENED TO THIS, I HOPE THAT GOD HAS GRIPPED YOUR HEART. WE PRAYED THAT GOD WOULD GRIP
YOUR HEART, BECAUSE THIS IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW IN
THESE DIFFERENT PLACES AROUND THE WORLD. AND WE’VE GOT
A TOOL, THESE AUDIO PROCLAIMERS, THAT CAN ACTUALLY
BRING THE WORD OF GOD. AND PEOPLE CAN COME TO KNOW
CHRIST. AND YOU CAN TAKE THE CREDIT FOR IT, BECAUSE
YOU’LL BE GIVING THE GIFT. YOU’LL BE SENDING FOLKS OUT
WITH THESE. WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU. SO, THANKS
FOR JOINING US THIS WEEK. AND I HOPE THAT YOU’LL STAY
TUNED, I’VE GOT A PERSONAL WORD FOR YOU IN JUST A MOMENT.>>ANNOUNCER: STAY TUNED FOR
A SPECIAL WORD FROM JOHN.>>DR. JOHN ANKERBERG: THANKS FOR BEING WITH ME TODAY. NOW WHY IS THE BIDIBIDI REFUGEE CAMP SO IMPORTANT TO CHRISTIANS? WELL FIRST, THE BIDIBIDI CAMP IS NOW THE SECOND LARGEST REFUGEE CAMP IN THE WORLD. AND THEY ARE BEGGING US TO SEND ANOTHER 1000 AUDIO PROCLAIMERS TO THEM. HOW COME? IT’S BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE HAD NOTHING BUT TRAGEDY IN THEIR LIVES, YET LISTENING TO GOD’S WORD, MANY HAVE BECOME NEW BELIEVERS. GOD HAS GIVEN THEM HOPE, JOY AND FORGIVENESS AND COMPLETELY CHANGED THEIR LIVES. MORGAN SAYS THAT WORLDWIDE, ON AVERAGE, ONE AUDIO PROCLAIMER WILL START 4 LISTENING GROUPS AND DISCIPLES 90 PEOPLE AND LEAD
45 PEOPLE
TO CHRIST. DO YOU THINK
OUR LORD
WHO TOLD US TO GO AND PREACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE WOULD BE PLEASED IF YOU PROVIDED AN AUDIO BIBLE TO REACH PEOPLE IN THE SECOND LARGEST REFUGEE CAMP IN THE WORLD TODAY? AND REMEMBER, EVERY AUDIO PROCLAIMER, MICRO-SD CARD, BIBLESTICK OR SPECIAL PACKAGE THAT YOU GIVE WILL BE MATCHED BY A GENEROUS DONOR. SO, IF YOU GIVE
A GIFT OF $500 FOR ONE AUDIO
PROCLAIMER, YOUR GIFT WILL
BE MATCHED AND YOU WILL
PROVIDE 2 AUDIO PROCLAIMERS WHICH
WILL DISCIPLE MORE THAN
180 PEOPLE AND WIN 90 PEOPLE
TO CHRIST. IF YOU GIVE
A GIFT OF $1000 YOU WILL
PROVIDE 4 AUDIO PROCLAIMERS
AND DISCIPLE 360 CHRISTIANS AND
LEAD 180 PEOPLE TO CHRIST. FOR
A GIFT OF $2000 YOUR GIFT WILL
BE MATCHED AND PROVIDE
8 AUDIO BIBLES WHICH WILL
DISCIPLE 720 PEOPLE
AND LEAD 360 PEOPLE
TO CHRIST. SO LET ME ASK YOU, IS THE LORD LEADING YOU RIGHT NOW TO PROVIDE AN AUDIO BIBLE FOR ONE OR TWO OF THESE DESPERATE FAMILIES? IF SO, WOULD YOU PLEASE CALL US RIGHT NOW AT 1-800-805-3030. THEN SECOND,
IF YOU GIVE A GIFT OF $30,
YOUR GIFT TODAY WILL BE MATCHED
AND YOU CAN PROVIDE 2
MICRO-SD CARDS FOR 2 PEOPLE
TO INSERT INTO THEIR PHONES
AND IMMEDIATELY LET THEN HEAR
THE WHOLE NEW TESTAMENT
AND WATCHTHE JESUS FILM
ON THEIR CELL PHONE IN THEIR
OWN LANGUAGE. FOR A GIFT OF
60, YOUR GIFT WILL BE MATCHED
AND YOU CAN PROVIDE 4
MICRO-SD CARDS FOR 4
CELL PHONES. THIRD, FOR
A GIFT OF $100, YOUR GIFT WILL BE
MATCHED TODAY, AND YOU CAN PROVIDE
2 MICRO-SD CARDS FOR
2 CELL PHONES AND 2 BIBLESTICKS
FOR FAMILIES IN REFUGEE
CAMPS TO LISTEN TO PRIVATELY. FOR A GIFT OF
$200 YOU CAN PROVIDE 4
MICRO-SD CARDS AND 4 BIBLESTICKS
FOR FAMILIES. AND FOURTH,
IF YOU GIVE A GIFT OF
$1,000 TODAY, YOUR GIFT WILL
BE MATCHED AND YOU WILL
PROVIDE 14 VERY, VERY IMPORTANT
ITEMS INCLUDING 6 MICRO-SD
CARDS FOR CELL PHONES,
6 BIBLESTICKS FOR FAMILIES
TO LISTEN TO PRIVATELY, AND
2 LARGE AUDIO PROCLAIMERS
FOR 2 SEPARATE VILLAGES. YOU’LL
ALSO HELP US PRESENT THE GOSPEL ON TV OVERSEAS. NOW, IF GOD IS LEADING YOU RIGHT NOW TO PROVIDE AUDIO BIBLES TO ENCOURAGE SOME OF THE MOST DESPERATE PEOPLE LIVING IN THE SECOND LARGEST REFUGEE CAMP IN THE WORLD, WOULD YOU PLEASE CALL US AT 1-800-805-3030. THAT’S 1-800-805-3030. AND YOU MAY CALL THAT SAME NUMBER ANY DAY THIS WEEK, 24 HOURS A DAY. OR, YOU MAY ALSO GIVE YOUR GIFT AT OUR WEBSITE AT JASHOW.ORG WHERE WE HAVE A SECURE PLACE FOR YOU TO GIVE YOUR GIFT. OUR WEBSITE AGAIN IS JASHOW.ORG. AND WHEN WE RECEIVE YOUR GIFT WE’RE GOING TO SEND YOU A RECEIPT AND A PERSONAL THANK YOU. OUR NUMBER AGAIN IS 1-800-805-3030. AND KNOW THAT DARLENE AND I WILL APPRECIATE YOUR HELP VERY MUCH.

United Nations is useless. They globalists hell bent on New World order. They have troops and people in Countries where they have no busines where they don t focus on stopping militant islamic , communism, China oppression in Hong kong, and Nigeria where many catholic Missionaries have been persecuted and murdered.

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