Don Richardson tells the true story of Pu Chan during the early stages of the Lahu people receiving the gospel. Pu Chan had “the Wa people saddled a little pony and told his disciples (village people) to follow it in search of a “white brother who had the book of Siyeh, the true God.”
The pony led those amazed disciples over approximately 200 miles of mountainous trails and down into the city of Kengtung (Burma). Then it turned into the gate of a mission compound and headed straight for a well. The pony stopped beside the well. Pu Chan’s disciples looked in all directions, but could see no trace of either a white brother or a book.
The Wa tribesmen heard sounds in the well. They looked inside it and saw no water, only two clear blue eyes looking up at them out of a friendly, bearded white face (the person digging the well).
“Hello strangers!” The voice speaking in the Shan language, echoed out of the well. “May I help you?” William Marcus Young climbed out of the well, which was not in use yet. As he brushed the dust from his hands and faced them, the Wa messengers asked, “Have you brought a book of God?” Young nodded. The Wa men, overcome with emotion, fell at his feet and blurted out the message from Pu Chan. Then they added: “This pony is saddled especially for you. Our people are waiting. Fetch the book! We must be on our way!””
God has prepared someone to hear the message you have about a Savior who came just for them. His book is the story they are waiting for you to tell. Will you go?
Eternity in Their Hearts, Don Richardson, Regal Books, 1984, page 102.
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