These people (and several other isolated Burmese tribes with different but equally amazing stories that all ended up weaving together) indeed had eternity in their hearts, and were simply waiting for a messenger to bring the good news of Jesus so their hearts and minds could be enlightened! The Bible says that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. This is a crucial point- In order to be saved, we need to actually hear the truth of who Jesus is and what He did… and then believe it! The Lord had prepared these people in a very significant way!
Richardson shares many equally true and equally incredible stories of cultures prepared for the gospel; yet how resistant we often are to GO and tell people of Christ! Richardson shows that there are many who are longing to know the truth, the truth that will set them free, the truth that enlightens and brings peace. Through visions and dreams as well as ancient traditions and redemptive analogies embedded in cultures that could not possibly have come from the outside, many have been prepared to receive the gospel. We just need to go and share with them about this good news! What an encouragement and testimony to the goodness and faithfulness of the Lord!