I will be working with national pastors helping them to plant churches, reach out into surrounding villages, discipling believers, and evangelizing my community. I will also be working with five pastors who are translating the Bible into the Ma’di language by assisting them with questions they have, teaching them Greek and Hebrew, and checking back translation work. I will also be seeking to start a church in the area where God has allowed me to locate in Adjumani.
There are around 400,000 Ma’di people living in northwestern Uganda and southern South Sudan. The majority of the people make their living by agriculture. The major religion is some form of Christianity, a few are Muslim, and witchcraft and interaction with the spiritual realm is common practice. Refugees from South Sudan are throughout this region. Most Ma’di speakers speak just two languages: Ma’di and English. However, there are other language groups closely surrounding the Adjumani region.