The seafood-themed pulpit and why it works

The remote island village of Karawai in eastern Indonesia is home to a small community of about 300 people who make their living from seafood and diving for oysters (mostly for mother-of-pearl, and very occasionally a pearl).

They have most of what they need on the island, including a school, a health centre, and their own brand-new church building, complete with a seafood-themed pulpit!

While a lobster pulpit may not make much sense to us, to this community it makes absolute sense, as it speaks clearly of God’s provision. Since the people on this island make their living from selling lobsters, pearls and prawns, they consider God has richly blessed them through the bounty offered by the sea which surrounds their village.

Read the full story at Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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