Michael Titus had never heard of the gospel of Jesus. In fact, nobody in his village in Tanzania had heard of the gospel of Jesus in over one hundred years. There was a Catholic Church in town but they kept to themselves for the most part and they did not have a good reputation in the community, neither did they ever preach the gospel in Michael’s village. Michael was a Muslim, in fact, everyone in Michael’s village was Muslim. Michael didn’t resent his Muslim faith, it was simply part of his identity. His mother was the more zealous Muslim between his parents and she would regularly send Michael to the Madrasa to learn the Koran. But one day, Michael had a dream and in this dream, Michael saw a group of people in car who had a deep, compelling joy and he longed to join them. The people in the car stopped and told Michael “You have only one chance! Get in!” and then he joined them and drove down the road with great joy. But then Michael woke up. It was only a dream. A short while later, Michael heard that a missionary was preaching about 8 miles up the road. Michael did not have any means of transport but at 15 years of age, he snuck out of the house and walked the 8 miles to the place where the gospel was being proclaimed. This was Michael’s only chance and he did not want to miss it!
“How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?” Romans 10:14.
Clearly, the answer is that they will not hear! We are not all called to go to another country to preach the gospel but we are called to promote and support the work of the gospel in the whole world. Many times, the best way to do this is by supporting indigenous missionaries. Listen to this podcast below to hear what Michael Titus and his wife Monica are doing to bring the gospel to unreached areas of Tanzania. Then visit this page of our website to learn how you can help!