SHE TRIED TO KILL HIM BUT SOMETHING SUPERNATURAL HELD HER BACK

Bible translation is especially challenging in some African cultures because there no words for certain concepts, like snow. A literal translation of Isaiah 1:18 into the Bassa language would be, “Your sins were red as scarlet, now they are as white as ice shavings!”
Hunde is not a Bassa speaker but his experience with snow was just as limited. As a young Ethiopian man flying into America for the first time he could not figure out why the ground below was covered in ash.
He had won the visa lottery and hopped a plane to Minnesota as quickly as he could. He did not speak English well and had no idea where he would go once he got here. He just came, completely on faith.
Maybe you are wondering, “Why, of all places, did he come to Minnesota?” Hunde’s answer is the same as many others: the reputation in Ethiopia is that “Minnesota weather is cold but the people are warm .”
Hunde found that initial bit of warmth in an unlikely place, but it would later turn very cold.