On August 28, 2016 we were blessed by a visit by Michee Bade and his family. They are one of our our sponsored missionaries.THE DENDI PEOPLE OF NORTHERN BENIN
Michee and Elmire Bade, along with their children Marina, Eliora and Elie-Dana, originally come from Ivory Coast, West Africa. Since 2006, they have been working to raise up a church-planting movement among the Muslim Dendi people of Northern Benin.
They are here in the US from Benin and Michee brings us the following report:
The Dendi Muslims of Benin are located in the northermost region of the country. They are one of approximately 70 ethnic groups in Benin, the least evangelized non-Muslim country south of Sahara.
The Dendi are 99.99% Muslim. But though Islam introduced new elements to the Dendi culture, it left the underlying framework of custo and tradition virtually untouched. Thus, spirit possession, magic, sorcery, ancestor worship and witchcraft remain vital components of Dendi belief.
Completion of God's Work
"Christ's method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Savior mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed his sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, 'Follow Me'"
(The Ministry of Healing, pp. 143, 144).
Prayer has been the cornerstone of our ministry, with many coming to faith as a result of miraculous healings and deliverance from demons. We are constantly amazed by the power of God through us to transform suffering souls into joyful servans of the Most High.
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For more information please visit our sermons page for Michee's sermon on August 28th in our church.