A village in Liberia with a gruesome history now has new purpose. Over a century ago, villagers buried six girls alive as a sacrifice for power. They then erected six stones on the sacrificial grounds and worshipped these stones as a symbol of power bought with blood.
This is the village where an evangelist and his team with Sharing God’s Abundance (SGA) recently traveled to share the Gospel.
Helen Williams with World Missionary Press, a ministry partner of SGA, tells what happened next: “As they came along the trail, there was a snake that had been planted on it. It was a big deadly snake…. They say if it bites you, you will not live. So, in other words, they had kind of mined the road to get in. It was planted there so that this man wouldn’t be able to bring the Gospel into this area.”
A few of the team members accidentally stepped over the snake, thinking it was just another tree root. Miraculously, the snake did not strike.
“When he got to the village, everybody was stunned that he was still alive!” Williams says. “Three days later, the town chief and the villagers accepted Christ and removed all six of the stones that were a memorial for the six girls who had been sacrificed.
“Now the snake is dead, victory was won over Satan, and God’s light will run where the darkness was.”
SGA is a respected ministry in Liberia providing aid and spreading the Gospel — even where others hesitate to go. World Missionary Press provides SGA with Bibles and Gospel materials to distribute in Liberia and receives their reports from the mission field.
As Liberian villages embrace the Good News of Jesus, neighboring villages often notice the transformation and start asking questions about the God of the Bible.
Williams says SGA’s recent report stated they are in desperate need of more biblical literature.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Lyndsey Koh