A missions organization has revealed how a small village comprised of cannibalistic, pagan inhabitants has transformed after Christians risked their lives more than 25 years ago to share the gospel there.
Every Home for Christ, a group dedicated to spreading the Christian faith around the globe, published a video last year that explains how representatives with the organization arrived back in 1989 in the Solomon Islands, a country in the southwestern Pacific that is comprised of scores of islands.
“There was a tribe where they still worshipped pagan Gods,” Jack Alfred, a missionary with the group, explained in the video. “Not long before that they were cannimals. They were eating people.”
One man named Jack Aulalo, who now works for Every Home for Christ, shared how his grandfather was a cannibal and how his father killed people — admissions that led him to become visibly emotional.
The missionaries recounted how they prayed and fasted for a month before visiting villagers in the Solomon Islands for the first time. At the time, they realized the dire dangers that could befall them due to the uncertain culture they were entering into.
“Even though I know that my life is in danger, we share the love of God,” Alfred explained.
Considering that the area could only be reached on foot, the missionaries also knew that there were dangers along the way, including the need to cross a crocodile-filled river. Yet they forged on, arriving in a local village only to be greeted by a man who had a knife and a bow and arrow.
But, remarkably, when they shared the gospel with him, he accepted Christ. Then, others in the community did as well, with the missionaries reflecting on all that unfolded, calling it a “miracle.”
Now, years later, that village is reportedly influencing the rest of the country, forever changing peoples’ lives.
“I used to be a heathen, but because of Every Home for Christ, I now believe in Jesus,” Aulalo proclaimed.
Watch it all unfold below:
(H/T: Charisma News)