“Our team has been focusing intently on understanding the Nahuatl worldview in order to be clear in teaching the gospel,” wrote missionary Katie Moore. And discussions on worldview often raise curious questions.
During one such discussion, one of Katie’s friends said, “Maybe the spirits talk to God, but they don’t talk to us, so who can say?”
Her friend had a quick answer for that. That’s what her ancestors said.
“Oh, so the spirits used to talk to people?” Katie suggested.
“No,” her friend replied hesitantly.
“So if no one back then heard from God, how did they know what He wanted?” Katie asked.
Katie’s friend sat back and pondered that question. At length, she concluded, “They made it up.”
A Shaky Foundation
But there is hope. As early as next year, teaching could begin, teaching that will lay a firm foundation built on the truths from God’s Word.
In the meantime, the missionary team continues to study culture in order to write the Bible lessons clearly, translate the Bible, teach literacy, and grow in their relationships with the people. You can make a difference by praying to see the Nahuatl people reached with the gospel message, a message that is built on a firm foundation, a message of truth that changes lives and brings eternal life.