Lopit People Groups
The Lopit have a deep spiritual belief around teeth of babies. Upon not understanding the pain a child goes through when teething, they have a practice of cutting a whole in the baby’s mouth with a knife or nail and removing the baby teeth before they come out as they believe they are evil. Unfortunately many children have died here… Read more »
Cholera has broken out in the Ohilang and surrounding villages. In the space of 4 short days, 6 people died. In one family they lost 2 of their children. There was a quick response by a team of health care workers from a nearby clinic, and they seem to have got some control of the situation. Please pray for this… Read more »
The TIMO team living among the Lopit have just returned from their time out. Please pray that those they live amongst would welcome them back and want to know more about what it is that brings them back and keeps them living there with them.
Eph 4:18 tells us that because of sin, people’s hearts are hardened against the message of Gods Word. Please pray for wisdom in seeing a breakthrough for reaching these people with the precious message of freedom and salvation in Jesus Christ.
The rains were late to this region. The Lopit lean heavily on their ‘rainmaker’ and his so called powers. When the rains failed to materialize this year, the rainmaker had to flee for his life. Please pray that the ‘rainmaker’ would be just one of many to come to know the saving power of The Lord Jesus, and be set… Read more »
The Lopit TIMO team, living in 2 Lopit villages, continue to need our prayers as they learn culture and language in order to reach the Lopit with the wonderful gospel message. They face day to day issues like culture shock and adjustment issues. Please continue to pray for this team. The Lopit need Jesus Christ.
Pray for the Lopit of South Sudan. They are traditionally farmers and pastoralists, and are marginalised by the dominate Lotuka elite.They believe in a supreme god, spirits and the spiritual sphere. The rain-maker and other mediums hold great power, and gifts are given to seek their favor for rain and other blessings. Worship celebrations are accompanied by dancing and drinking, and alcoholism… Read more »