We had two days of amazing meetings. We all met to discuss and find voice actors for the Jesus Film that is almost ready for recording in Matumbi as well as the Luke text in Matumbi that is almost ready to print! It was very encouraging to see the progress being made. God’s timing is so good! We are now planning a discipleship making movement training to happen here in our village in November to encourage and equip Matumbi believers. We will share more details about this in the near future but for this week please be praying for all the logistics of this training to come together and for God to raise up these Matumbi believers to be disciple makers who will catalyze a movement that will spread through the Matumbi hills and beyond.
Please be praying for a team of translators for the next two days. They’ve completed a draft of the book of Luke in the Matumbi language and have asked us to gather friends to read thru it together. They are also recruiting voices for the Jesus film. Praise God that these discipleship tools will be available soon. Matumbi people will be able to read the Word in their own language for the first time! Some friends we’ve invited are believers. Please pray for protection over our meetings, unity among all the believers and good understanding between working in 3 languages. The others we’ve invited to these meetings are seekers. Pray that even in these meetings, God’s word would move with power as He makes Himself known here. Pray that in these two days we would be walking in the Spirit and in His plans for our time. Pray that the Lord would raise up Matumbi disciple-makers that would catalyze a movement throughout the Matumbi Hills and beyond.
Every people group has ups and downs. Every work has its ebb and flow. Please pray that those who have begun to seek Christ among the Matumbi will not retreat and lose interest, but will steadily pursue the knowledge of the Lord.
Please pray for wisdom to know which Matumbi people will be the ones who become faithful disciples of Jesus, good storytellers and leaders and examples who can disciple others, also. Pray that these people will emerge and will receive training, encouragement and discipleship.
Pray that God will provide five faithful men and women who will put their faith in Christ and be gifted by the Holy Spirit to teach Scripture and make other disciples. May the Lord bring a movement of disciples making disciples among the Matumbi.
Please pray this overarching breakthrough prayer for the Matumbi people: “Father, we ask You to raise up Matumbi disciple makers who will catalyze a movement throughout the Matumbi hills and beyond.”
The Matumbi homeland is vast. But in various places, people are hearing about salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Pray that eager new believers will carry the Word about Jesus from village to village, and that the Spirit of God will cause spiritual life to spring up everywhere they go.
It is the special month of fasting for most people in my community beginning on May 27. Please pray that during this time when they are seeking to earn salvation that God would soften their hearts to understand HIS saving grace. Pray for boldness for me as He gives me opportunities to share.
Pray for the project to translate Bible stories into the Matumbi language. Next week the translation consultant will visit to check the initial stories that have been translated. Pray for God’s blessings and that the Matumbi will love and believe God’s Story.
Plentiful rains have finally come to the Matumbi farmlands. In fact, the mud is so deep on the roads they are nearly impassable. Pray that during this time those who have received the Word of God will continue to read and listen to it, discussing it as families, and coming to faith in Christ.