Lavish Your Soul ~ Jack & Ruth Hoke ... a Story of what happened when ONE couple stepped out in FAITH
Jack & Ruth Hoke
A Story of what happened when ONE couple
stepped out in FAITH
In the early 2000’s Jack and Ruth Hoke attended a JESUS Film briefing. For the first time they heard stories about how the Lord was using this two-hour film based entirely on the Gospel of Luke to touch lives all over the world. Although it was already translated in hundreds of languages, hundreds more were needed so that every person on earth could hear Jesus’ very own words in their heart language. The Hokes were convinced that no one should have to learn another language in order to hear God’s message of love and forgiveness.
The language they chose was for the Gamo,
a tribe of over 1 million people in southern Ethiopia.
After almost 3 years of translation and recording, the new language was complete. Jack and Ruth along with several others were invited to attend the premiere of “JESUS” in the Gamo language ...
Thousands attended ...
As the story of Jesus unfolded on the screen, the Gamo people were touched by the Spirit of God. Sobbing could be heard throughout the crowd as people realized that Jesus had died for their sins. Hundreds turned to Him and asked for forgiveness of their sin and decided to become followers of Jesus. They broke into joyful applause when they realized He had not only died for them but had risen from the dead and that He is alive!
The Hokes were used in an extraordinary way to bring the Gospel to the Gamo people. And on this amazing evening they got to be eye-witnesses to the power of God’s Word.
... but that was not the end of the story ...
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