From Darkness to Light

by Dale Fisher

One of the transformational Leadership Movement (TLM) district pastors (whom I'll call Ben) practiced Prayer, Care, Share with his neighbor (whom I'll call Al) who was building a house.

Al was an African traditional religion spiritual leader (a.k.a. a Juju). Below is an action shot I was able to take of a Juju in his full outfit at a funeral. The people of this tribe traditionally worship the River Spirit, the "M" Spirit, and the Child Spirit. This occult activity is spiritually dark.

A Juju, such as this one, is are easily recognizable
by its head carving and unusual garments.

Ben brought two of his second-generation TLM leaders, who were carpenters, to help Al design and put a roof on the house he was constructing. Ben also gave Al some lumber for the roof. Al asked Ben, "Why are you so different?" Ben responded by sharing his personal testimony of how he came to know Christ in a personal way. Later Ben explained the gospel to Al who said that it was "bubbling in his ear." He then accepted Christ and was baptized by Ben, moving from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light.

Even as a young Christian, he sensed the evil associated with his Juju garments and amulets. Soon after receiving Christ, Al tied up all his traditional spiritual equipment in a bundle and put it outside the house. After a week, he heard a voice, presumably the Holy Spirit's, saying something like, "Is this what you want to do?" He answered that question affirmatively by going to the river pictured here and throwing into it his bundle and washing his hands clean.

Al told other Jujus about his new life in Christ. They had been watching him and had seen how he'd changed. Two of Al's children also accepted Christ.

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves. — Colossians 1:13