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Prayer Could Help Turn the Nahuatl Worldview Around

Understanding Worldview

“Our team has been focusing intently on understanding the Nahuatl worldview in order to be clear in teaching the gospel,” wrote missionary Katie Moore. And discussions on worldview often raise curious questions.

They Made It Up

During one such discussion, one of Katie’s friends said, “Maybe the spirits talk to God, but they don’t talk to us, so who can say?”

“[But] if the spirits talk to God but not people, and God doesn’t talk to people who are alive, how do you know what God thinks or wants?” Katie asked.

Her friend had a quick answer for that. That’s what her ancestors said.

“Oh, so the spirits used to talk to people?” Katie suggested.

“No,” her friend replied hesitantly.

“So if no one back then heard from God, how did they know what He wanted?” Katie asked.

Katie’s friend sat back and pondered that question. At length, she concluded, “They made it up.”  

A Shaky Foundation

“They made it up.” It was a lightbulb moment for this Nahuatl woman when she realized that her worldview was built on a shaky foundation. What she believed made no sense.

But there is hope. As early as next year, teaching could begin, teaching that will lay a firm foundation built on the truths from God’s Word.

In the meantime, the missionary team continues to study culture in order to write the Bible lessons clearly, translate the BIble, teach literacy, and grow in their relationships with the people. You can make a difference by praying to see the Nahautl people reached with the gospel message, a message that is built on a firm foundation, a message of truth that changes lives and brings eternal life.

POSTED ON Aug 02, 2015 by Rosie Cochran

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