Exminster Methodist Church
Exminster Methodist Church, Main Road, Exminster EX6 8BT
Email exminstermethodists@yahoo.co.uk, Minister: Rev Julian Albrow, Telephone (01392) 255791

Monthly Reflections’

February reflections

Roma people can be found around the world and in many countries are marginalised and face discrimination. This is true of the small population in Chile who, in maintaining their own culture have closed themselves off from wider society. As with many marginalised people illiteracy is high which cuts them off further. Bible Society has been working on a Romani version of the Bible using the Roma dialect spoken in Chile and this is due to be printed this year – eleven years after the New Testament was completed.

Lives have already been changed as children engage with local churches and learn to read their own language. One of the first children helped by this scheme, whose name is Arankichi, has now chosen to become a pastor for the Roma community.

Literacy is a powerful weapon but praise God for his living Word, Jesus, who shows us how to use it effectively. DL