MAF Pilot Stefan Hug recently had the honour of flying workers and a media team from Every Home for Christ (EHC) to see, what must be one of world’s most unique Gospel outreaches – camel caravan evangelism.
Story Timothy Webb. Photos by Danielle Schmidt, Every Home for Christ and Stefan Hug.
The ECH camel caravan is an important ministry in Chad. National workers travel in areas with no mobile service, running water, or electricity to spread the Good News in countless villages across northern parts of Chad.
The ECH camel caravan brings music, entertainment, and reading materials that point to Jesus, to some of the worlds most isolated communities.
Each camel has two riders and everyone is equipped to share the Gospel using tracts, music, video, and stories.
Camel caravans are a traditional source of news and entertainment to small villages, providing an interesting diversion from the common work and routine of village life.
They are almost always welcome to camp near small villages.
Camel train rendezvous
Stefan secured the plane at the airport in Ati, a town on the edge of the Sahara Desert, before accompanying EHC to rendezvous with a camel caravan north of the town.
A portion of the caravan had been sent from their current location to meet with journalists and the country director of EHC for meetings and interviews.
As the team arrived in the area and met up with the caravan, Stefan was able to spend some time with the national workers.
‘We are so thankful for MAF and your partnership in flying us to these remote locations.'
Caravan life can be difficult. All household goods and equipment must be carried on the camels with the riders.
The caravan team travels often, onto new areas where there are more people to reach and fresh grazing for the camels.
‘I was amazingly humbled that the Gospel was worth more to them than wealth and prosperity.' Stefan Hug
The workers have few of the comforts of home but say that following Jesus is well worth the cost.
Stefan was very impressed as he heard about the lifestyle the workers were willing to give up to be part of the ministry.
‘I was amazingly humbled that the Gospel was worth more to them than wealth and prosperity – all the stuff that they had before they accepted Jesus into their hearts.’
Sharing the Good News
The trip allowed EHC to showcase their outreach and document its unique and exciting impact.
The interviews and photos will allow churches and EHC supporters to capture the vision for unreached people in one of the most inhospitable environments on earth.
Flying with MAF meant that the EHC media team were able to accomplish their interviews, training, and meetings without spending a full day travelling, giving them more time on the ground.
Danielle Schmidt, a photographer from EHC, expressed her appreciation for the flight, ‘We are so thankful for MAF and your partnership in flying us to these remote locations. MAF is one of the organisations we include on our World Prayer Map, so we are praying for your ministry!’
'MAF is one of the organisations we include on our World Prayer Map, so we are praying for your ministry!’
Partnerships with impact
We are excited to continue our partnership with EHC to reach every home in Chad with the Gospel. The prayers and financial support of people like you enable us to serve the organisations that go the extra miles to share the love of Christ.