Torches of Joy
John Dekker with Lois Neely
Summary: John Dekker and his wife Helen answer the Lord's call to bring God's Word to the Dani people of New Guinea. This primitive, stone age people who did not even possess a written language, were incredibly receptive to the Gospel, not only making great strides in spiritual maturity and embracing change, but becoming the forerunners in evangelizing the untouched tribes around them.
Personal Thoughts: This is a tremendous story about the power of the Gospel and of the work of the Holy Spirit overcoming language barriers, primitive conditions, illiteracy and superstition. In less than 20 years an untouched tribe becomes a leading force in evangelism, zeal burning in their hearts for the Lord Jesus! As you read you will love John's 'make work' projects. You will sympathize with Helen's struggles and respect the Dani's for giving up so many years of traditions in exchange for a hunger for the Truth.