In the conference we talked about the world view that includes the reality of the forefathers and how the community trusts in them for rain, or protection etc. In the process the community is very quick to evaluate the contact with bad spirits, but when we talked about the good spirits, there was suddenly a quietness and challenge. After opening up and sharing that everyone still trusts these good spirits even as Christians, we could talk honestly about the difficult process of change. The knowledge of a Good God and an experience of how He is trustworthy are necessary to help the change. You need to grow in your trust for the Lord, and then it is easier to start the process step by step.
After the point where we could be honest about the fact that everyone is still trusting in the good spirits, and to see that there is no condemnation, the true encouragement started. It is something to experience. You see it in eye’s of people and that quiet atmosphere when people are listening and talking, forgetting everything else around them.
It helps also to know that we do not have to change everything at once, which is murderous. We can go into a process where we take accountability for one another and grow towards a 100% trust in the Lord. We will not stop before we are there.