to a nation dulled of its sense of God;
to a nation whose churches had died from their introspection
They came with nothing:
no wealth, no power, no slick publicity machine.
nothing but their powerlessness
and their fervent joy at the Good News they brought:
their belief that a man on a Cross had transformed their lives,
reaching out to them
in their oppressed and otherwise hope-less
They brought no intellectual theology,
but a straight-forward story-telling,
which had settled deep in the hearts
of even those among them
who had been liars, cheats, drunkards, thieves and worse.
They came and a spark was quickly fanned into a flame
which swept this desperate nation,
contorted by its comprehensive lust for power and comfort,
wealth and fame.
They once more revolutionised a sick and sad society
by their amazing witness
to the love of
Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour,
preached by those who had been dismissed as
"From the Third World".