BSI REACHES ANOTHER "UNREACHED PEOPLES GROUP" IN AFRICA
The Sudan Director for our Bible Skills Institutes, Mullai Ruman, writes the following news about more wonderful results of BSI:
“However, great work has been accomplished in the past three months as we reached the hostile Mundari tribe as you might see in the attached picture. This was very great. I was greatly humbled as I see the Mundaris coming to the Lord. This Bari speaking, cattle keeping tribe has been marginalized from the gospel for centuries. Finally however, the BSI has broken through and three Churches have planted at the cattle camps with one BSI school in place being administered by Pastor Abiriga Fred. Let us all give God the glory for he has done it at the right full time. This has greatly enlarge our operation zone in Yei, Sudan to about 5 districts.
“AN ELDER FROM THE MUNDARI CLAN WHO GOD SAVED WHEN HE HANDED (donated)TO THE CONGREGATION THE BIG TREE THEY USED FOR COURT HEARING SAID “THANK TO GOD FOR BRINGING THE BSI HERE. THIS TREE WHICH USE TO BE USED FOR PASSING JUDGEMENT AND KILLING PEOPLE WILL FROM TODAY BE A TREE WHERE PEOPLE COME TO RECEIVE BLESSINGS AND SALVATION."
“I have talked to the commissioner of Terekeka district, Colonel Maring Clement and he said the BSI is free to operate any where it will want to in his area of administration. This was a great welcome.”
The Mundari a nomad tribe, who are very cattle-oriented: cattle serves as food, a form of currency and a mark of status. Marriages are arranged by the prospective groom offering cattle to the bride's family and husbands may take as many wives as they can support. The Mundari and a rival tribe, Bor Dinka, engage in perennial cattle raiding wars with each other. The Mundari also cultivate sorghum, hunt wild animals and catch fish using nets and spears.