Praise the Lord for the chief here in the Kimatong area of the Laarim. He has been most helpful, friendly and welcoming. The missionaries who have stepped in to build the first of the team houses have been very encouraged by his response.The Laarmim are unused to any formal type of work resulting in it being very difficult to try and explain work hours, etc. Please pray that as the work begins to build those first couple of houses, the men being trained to build would be faithful in their commitment to work, but above all they would want to know this Jesus that is being lived among them too, by the missionaries.
As the construction begins among the Laarim, the chief along with his sub-chiefs, paid a visit to the building crew and the missionary leaders recently. His words to them were of great encouragement as he said that it was good for them to be coming to bring the Word of God to the Laarim and to tell them more about God as they knew very little! Thank the Lord for this acceptance and openness, pray that this would infiltrate the majority of the communities and that their hearts would, even now, be being prepared for the wonderful message of the Gospel.
Construction of housing for missionaries in the Boya Hills area has begun. The first location chosen for the work to start is in the village of Yei. Pray that meaningful relationships would be built between the missionaries and the Laarim of Yei as they work together to establish a place for the missionaries to live.
This month the chiefs in the Boya Hills will be approached about land options for housing for the future team of missionaries. Please pray for clear communication, mutual understanding, and for wisdom in choosing locations that will be suitable for the missionaries and strategic for reaching the Laarim communities with the gospel.
-Pray for the cycle of violence to be broken. Pray the younger generation of Laarim would see and follow the example of Christ rather than follow the example of those who raid cattle and fight against their neighbors.
-Pray for perseverance and spiritual growth for the Laarim believers so that they may be effective gospel witnesses in their communities.
-Ps 145:18 Pray that the Laarim would call upon the Lord in truth and experience his nearness both personally and corporately.
We praise the Lord for raising up the beginnings of a great team to work and bring the precious gospel to the Laarim. Pray that the Lord would bring together the team of His choosing. That in this next year housing would be built and the team gathered together. Soon our young American man will no longer be soldiering on, on his own there. Thank you for praying for this. Please continue to pray for the Laarim, that their hearts would be being prepared and opened.
There is a strong possibility of more workers prepared to form a team to reach the Laarim with the wonderful news of salvation in Christ. Please pray for this to become a reality. How we long for more workers to reach this unreached people.
Two youngsters were baptized by Pastor Joshua recently after having been discipled for a while. Please pray for these two, that what they did in public is a reflection of what is happening in their hearts. That they would continue to grow and bring glory to God in their lives.
As the stories from the Bible are told, mainly in Camp 15, please ask The Lord to open those ears to hear and hearts to turn, repent, and be saved through Gods Word.
There is still much unrest and mistrust among the Laarim in relation to the surrounding tribes. Please pray that this would end, that the retaliation against and from surrounding tribes would stop. Pray for peace.