The Church is our preferred entry point for community engagement. But truth be told, over the years Mariatu’s Hope has worked in thousands of villages and few have had a Church, but every village has a Mosque.
Mariatu’s Hope teams engage the local pastor that serves the project community. Working together they develop a strategy that fits the needs of that community.
Mariatu’s Hope starts every day off with morning devotion in which every team member will have an opportunity to lead. Some team members are Muslims, and they too will participate in leading the devotion.
In the field before MH teams start any work the community is gathered to pray. Christian prayers are given by a Pastor and Muslim prayers are given by the Imam.
MH team members give testimony for the reason we have come to their community. That is to express God’s love to them in ways that meet their most basic need (clean water).
Scriptures are read, Bible stories are told. Children are ministered to using skits and puppets.
Well dedications are celebrations filled with prayers and praise, singing and dancing giving thanks to God.