He understood the gospel that day in a way that he never had before. This type of communication can be a powerful tool for the indigenous understanding of the gospel since it involves both cognitive and emotive elements.
When the Builsa were asked why they use proverbs, almost one third responded that proverbs were useful to clarify a situation or a conversation, or to give quick meaning (Moon 2000).
When asked “What would someone sound like if they did not use proverbs?
This artistic value can easily be overlooked by missionaries.
A Nigerian pastor once told me, “If one does not speak in proverbs, he will not carry people with him for long.