During four months of chronological Bible teaching in 2005 a solid foundation for the Gospel was laid in Wusuraambya after Scripture and Bible lessons were written in the mother tongue of the Wusuraambya people. For the first time the truths of Scripture became abundantly clear to a group of people who have later been instrumental in spreading this good news but teaching others from the same Scripture and lessons that they themselves were taught from in the beginning.
Once a church was firmly established there was a need for teaching and discipling believers as they learned to walk with God on a daily basis through both good times and bad. First the believers were taught through Acts about the early church and how the first believers responded to the good news that Jesus Christ was that promised Saviour whom they had awaited for so long. Next they were taught through Romans, 1 Corinthians, Ephesians, and Philippians, gradually learning to rely on the God’s strength and the gifts of the Holy Spirit to live their lives for God.
As the believers have reached out into their community most years since 2005, the church has grown to around 200 men, women and children. Sadly, with growing persecution of believers, the last two outreaches have been effectively stopped. In the last outreach the vast majority of the people were too scared to continue coming to the teaching. One couple did want to hear the rest of the story, but because they were afraid that the bible teachers’ lives were at risk, they chose to come to the teacher’s house rather than risk the teachers coming to them.
in 2014 two Wusuraambya Bible teachers began an outreach in the town of Goroka to to a group of approximately 100 Wantakia people (squatters) who speak a dialect of the Wusuraambya language. After about six months of teaching 11 clear testimonies of faith in Jesus Christ were heard, and the Wantakia Church was born in Goroka. This has led to a widespread interest throughout the Wantakia dialect area of Wusuraambya in hearing the firm foundations teaching. As a result, in 2015 three new missionary families agreed to move into Wantakia, committed to teaching them the good news that was heard in Goroka.
Jesus told his disciples that, “I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” (Matthew 16:18 NIV). Despite growing tension and persecution of the believers, God is growing the Wusuraambya church! Satan is gradually loosing his grip on these people and great things are happening.