Chief’s Bible Study Centers are a critical component of our Chiefs Ministry. Sponsored by a specific Chief, these groups come together on a regular basis to study the Word of God. But that’s not all they do.
Attenders learn about new ways to increase crop yields such as Farming God’s Way. They learn how to make their own fertilizer. They work together to irrigate each other’s gardens. They form a community. Some are believers in Jesus, some are not, but everyone attending will experience the love that Jesus demonstrated in caring for, listening to, and sharing with others.
So far this year four more Chiefs Bible Study Centers have opened, and Chiefs are calling for more. Three of these new Centers have opened in areas where very few people are Christians. In fact, they have opened in communities where there is a strong presence of witchcraft and what might be called black magic. These centers are going deep behind the lines into enemy territory!
The challenge gets more difficult. There are only one or two Bibles per Center. That’s like being dropped behind enemy lines without your most trusted weapon! Then comes the Calvary. This Spring a Sunday School class in California provided a special gift to buy 200 Bibles. Now these new Centers have the tools they need to share the truth of the gospel.
In John 8:32 Jesus said, “the truth shall set you free,” and it has. People have become Christians, people have been healed of physical and spiritual ailments in miraculous ways. People believe they have value now, they have a new hope in their future and in Jesus.
It’s a great privilege to have access to The Word of God. We should never take it for granted. We should value our blessings and learn from those who know the power of the Bible.