The following words from a number of Kabyle Berber listeners confirm the mighty work that the Holy Spirit is doing in this once-unreached people group. We hope that you will be encouraged and your faith strengthened as you read these exciting testimonies!
Many are coming to faith …
“These days I got a letter from my friend L. She told me that Y, [who was an adherent of the majority religion], has reconsidered, and now she is out of the darkness of [that religion] and gave her life to Jesus. She thanked all those who work with TWR, and she said, ‘Certainly they are all servants of the light.’ The Lord continues his work in Kabylia, and in the previous month, five families in my village were converts to Christ.”
“In my first letter, I said to you that I could not leave the religion of my ancestors. However, you explained to me that our ancestors were Christians! This has opened my eyes. Our ancestors followed Christ’s path and not a religion. [They followed] a path of return toward God the Father for eternal life. Moreover, this path is Jesus Christ. In all the things that you explained to me, I recorded everything on a key USB [portable media device]. I sent this to one of my sons who lives in Belgium. He teaches over there as a professor of history and geography. He verified that all you had said to me about our ancestors is very true. Our ancestors really were Christians, and they followed Christ’s way. When [the majority religion] invaded our country, it blurred considerably our Christian history! My son also saw in the history of our Kabyle people that when the people abandoned the way of Jesus, they opened the door to the darkness of the religions to enter our country. Now, glory to God, our Kabyle people are coming back to Jesus and Jesus also is coming back with power to save our people.”
“We listen to you in group every evening, and I want you to know that your program strengthens us enormously in our Christian faith. We regularly make the biblical studies once per week. This last week a young [adherent of the majority religion] joined us to listen to the word of Jesus. … He is a very courageous boy who looks sincerely to discover the treasures of the gospel.”
Leaders are being trained through the broadcasts …
“It is true that we count by the hundreds the preachers who were trained through the broadcasts diffused by TWR.”
Publicity from an unexpected source!
To illustrate how Christianity is gaining a foothold in Algeria, one listener told us about an event “that actually happened.” A leader of the area’s majority religion grew tired of seeing people hurrying to Christian churches and took to the loudspeakers outside the local worship center during Friday prayer time. He told the “faithful” not to listen to the enemies of their religion, and he singled out the enemy: radio TWR! Ironically, he aroused the curiosity of the people, many of whom were unaware of TWR. Lots of them then set about trying to tune in TWR’s frequency and hear the broadcasts. The local religious leader “without knowing it has directed people to the good source, where they go now to listen to the gospel of Christ without worry,” our correspondent pointed out.
The awakening is spreading to surrounding countries …
“I just returned from Libya, and it was over there that I spent Christmas and New Year’s Day with Christian friends. I passed by Tunisia, and God made for me to be able to pass then into Libya. Over there the Christians organize meetings in their houses. They listen to your broadcasts on TWR. My friend who welcomed me in her house is a true Christian, and she received Jesus by your broadcasts on TWR. … She is a woman of prayer. She prays a lot for Kabylia and all of Algeria.”
We hope that you will join us in celebrating this marvelous work that God is doing among the Kabyle Berbers, and please pray that the way of truth will be known throughout the entire country of Algeria!