Good News Comes To Unreached Tribes

BY michaelclesceri | 25 March 2014 |
Around the world, Langham nurtures indigenous preaching movements for pastors and lay preachers by providing practical, biblically based training and ongoing support. In Northern Kenya, a group of Langham-trained pastors is bringing God’s Word to some of the most remote tribes in the world—often pastoring multiple congregations and walking as many as 20 miles between villages. Peter Marigu Karangu came from one of these villages, where today he is working to bring the hope of Christ.

Around the world, Langham nurtures indigenous preaching movements for pastors and lay preachers by providing practical, biblically based training and ongoing support. In Northern Kenya, a group of Langham-trained pastors is bringing God’s Word to some of the most remote tribes in the world—often pastoring multiple congregations and walking as many as 20 miles between villages. Peter Marigu Karangu came from one of these villages, where today he is working to bring the hope of Christ.

In 1975, Langham-trained pastor Peter Marigu Karangu was deeply entrenched in witchcraft when a preacher came to his obscure village in Kenya proclaiming the Gospel.

On that day, he was set free.

Peter has since made it his life mission to bring the transforming love of Jesus to the unreached tribes in northern Kenya.

“We have a good culture … respect for elders, respect for mothers, but you will also find that most tribes in Kenya practice witchcraft – and that is why there is a lot of poverty,” says Peter. “But because I was changed by the power of God’s Word, I know they will be changed too.”

To this end, Peter founded the Reaching the Unreached Ministries (RTU) with the support of other pastors across Kenya. “I go to an unreached village, I preach the gospel, I plant a church. The same church becomes a school; it becomes everything to the community.”

Peter says there are now 5,000 Christians in several small villages in Tharaka, Turkana, Samburu and in many more tribes where there had not been any church, school or hospital before.

“If the village has no church, there is no school; without a school, there is no education; there is nothing,” says Peter. “It is total darkness; so it’s very important that people hear the Word, and if they hear it in their own language, they hear it better.”

This is why the pastors of these churches are being trained by Langham so they can effectively teach the Bible and share the Good News, helping their congregations grow in Christ. Most of the RTU pastors have never been to a Bible school. Without Langham, Peter says it would be very difficult to equip the pastors with the training they need.

“I’m so grateful for Langham Preaching for training our men, and now they are able to preach and teach the word of God in a way that our people can understand,” says Peter.