The Widikum people (who speak the Ngwo language) farm the mountain slopes of the southern lowlands. Few are able to read or write; this severely hampers their attempts to improve their situation. Although 75 per cent consider themselves Christian, their understanding of biblical truth is mixed with animism, ancestral worship, and witchcraft. Since pastors preach and teach in English or Pidgin, which few Widikum people understand well, there is little grasp of the truth of the gospel. When a crisis hits, fear causes many to resort to divination and offerings to ancestors.
There is an urgent need for mother tongue Scripture, so that the truth can be clearly understood.