Sunday, September 27, 2009
Kubili Kondit had a dream
The dream was ignited by her parents who spent their childhood in Africa as children of missionary parents, who gave Kubili an African name and raised her to be a world Christian.
She dreamed of being a pioneer missionary, taking the presence of God in the Gospel of Christ to a tribe no one had reached.
She went to college and learned forest managment, to stay outdoors and in touch. She raised money by taking care of the grounds of several grade schools for several years. She took her missionary training and spent several years in language learning in the many Islanded nation of Indonesia, halfway around the world.
Her father died while she was overseas. Her mother continues to support her dreams.
As of a month or so ago she is in the remote wilderness of the country, zero road access, two months walk to the nearest city,a ninety minute flight to the nearest town, and she and another single women are building the home they will use to reach this tribe of several thousand for the rest of her life, learning a more primitive language, learning to survive in the jungle, and yet, thanks to technology, able to get emails via a solar powered laptop. Amazing in every way. Her dream, her persistance, her faith, and our connection to her.
I think about her each day and pray for her weekly, join me. If you want to be on her mailing list with New Tribes missions let me know.
Right now supplies needed to finish the house are being held in Jakarta for higher bribe payments. Sad how countries strangle their own people with greed. Kubili asked us to pray, and her faith is undiminished. As I said before, she sees these people as precious to God.