Digital Bible Society Takes Chichewa Audio Bible to Malawi Chiefs
Hundreds of Villages in Malawi Now Have Access to God’s Word in Audio
Over the past ten years, God has been moving among Chewa people in Malawi. Through a work begun by WoodsEdge Church in Houston, and in partnership with the Digital Bible Society, over 2,000 chiefs have now come to Christ, and are being discipled by the stronger believers among them.
Audio Bible players have been an effective means for disciples to be multiplied among the chiefs. Thanks to larger audio players, “Village Players,” the Davar Chichewa audio Bible can now be heard by more than 100 people at one time.
The leaders there have distributed the audio bibles to 490 chiefs, including five Traditional Authorities who have jurisdiction over large numbers of villages.
At the villages, each chief who received a Village Player is required to teach his community once a week on an agreed upon day. Then, the chiefs meet at one of 50 Ministry Centers to learn how to teach the Bible and acquire tools that will enable them to become “effective and useful to the work”. There are an average of 50 chiefs meeting at each of these centers, which means close to 2,500 village chiefs are meeting regularly to grow in their faith. At least half of these are actively involved in learning how to become effective spiritual leaders to their respective villages.
There is still much work to be done and we pray that the Lord would continue to provide for God’s Word to be placed into the hands of his believers throughout Africa.