Nannygranne wrote three statements on the board: “#1-IS IT FAIR THAT GOD LOVES THE JUNGLE NATIVES , LOVES THEM SO MUCH HE LET JESUS DIE FOR THEM?” “#2 – IS IT FAIR FOR THEM NEVER TO KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A CHILD OF GOD?” “#3 – IF WE KNOW THE RIGHT THING TO DO AND REFUSE TO DO IT, WHAT WOULD BE FAIR FOR GOD TO DO ABOUT US?”
Then she asked, “What are we all thinking now?”
Libby raised her hand. “It would not be fair to God or the jungle natives. And we need to try to do what God has told us to do.”
“That’s right, Libby. And God has made a way for each and every one of you. You have to let Him know you will live in His way. I can show you those verses at any time.”
Returning to the topic, Nannygranne continued. “Can all of us go to the jungles?” Nannygranne looked around as most lowered their eyes. “Don’t feel bad. I can’t either. But I can send. I can help, I can encourage. And I can be willing to let my children or grandchildren go. That can be my part.”
“How do we do that? Help and send, I mean,” wondered Danny.
“If any of you have any money, I can show you how to find a good way to help pay for Bibles to be smuggled into dangerous countries.1 Also, some believers are making an international Bible app that can be translated into any language on earth. They’re also putting the Bible in video2 for the 773 million people in the world who can’t read.”3
“Wow! Nannygranne! Can we make it a class project,” Libby asked.
The lump in Nannygranne’s throat threatened her smile. Finally, she said, “Most certainly! I think that’s about the most important thing we could do right now. Who knows! Maybe one of you will get to be a missionary one day soon. If you all would like to get together to make a plan, ask your folks if you can come to my house for lunch after church. You can ride home with me, and we’ll grab some fried chicken.”
Suddenly everyone was talking at once.
Then Nannygranne thought of something else. “Oh! And after lunch, we’ll watch a movie called End of the Spear.4 It’s perfect for our lesson. It’s a true story of how God made a way for a violent tribe of natives in Ecuador. I don’t want to ruin it for you, but it happened when I was a little girl, and fifty years later, I shook hands with one of the natives named Mincayani. He had become an elder and baptized the son of one of the missionaries he had killed. Incidentally, I just read that Mincayani went to be with the Lord in April of 2020.”
Just then, the bell rang.
“Perfect timing. I love you guys. Danny, would you thank God for what we learned today and ask Him for wisdom to do our part?”
1 Persecution.com; opendoorsusa.org
4 End of the Spear Movie https://youtu.be/MkvEalVsaUY