Please pray for the Ndau folks that have already converted. We are finding that they have difficulties in leaving the cultural issues that go against what the Bible says. Some of them, especially women get pressurised by the unbelieving family into brewing beer for the ancestors and to partake in the ceremonies. Please pray for them to stand strong and to realise that they have the Holy Spirit in them.
We give praise for the 3 ladies that gave their lives to the Lord this past week. Two of them brought their paraphernalia from the the witchdoctors to be burnt and the other is going to bring hers as her house was far away. Please pray for them to stand strong and for Joachim & Matteus as they disciple them. Another 3 gained for the Kingdom and lost to Satan! Pray for their protection from Satan as he will try and get them back. We also pray that they will be shining lights in the darkness.
Pray for a 10-day outreach starting tomorrow. Pray for the Lord to prepare hearts to hear and receive the gospel. There will be children and youth outreach, Bible study for men and women, and showing of the Jesus film. Pray for much fruit.
Working among the Ndau we see on a daily basis how Satan is controlling them by fear, rites & rituals and ceremonies. No freedom. We pray for this bondage to be broken and folks to have freedom in Christ. Jesus came so that we could be free….pray for the Holy Spirit to move mightily among them.
Pray that the believers will encourage one another and build one another up. Ndau culture, like many African cultures, is community based, but there is an underlying jealousy. No one is allowed to ‘get ahead’. Please pray for a genuine love to be portrayed amongst the believers and that others would be drawn to the Lord by their testimony.
This weekend a young couple got married in the church. As Christianity is still new for them, they know this is the right way to do it. Our prayer for them and other young couples getting married is that they will put God into their relationship and not cling to traditions.
We received alarming news this morning:
From Joachim-the river has come up and most of his field is under water. (Dombe/Sambanje)
From Matteus-his field is so water logged that the wind blew his maize over and it is lying flat in the mud. Some of it is starting to rot. (Makumba)
This is indicative of many fields. If the rain continues there will be hunger again this year. Please keep everyone in prayer.
Jinx & Dawn
We are so thankful for the rain and cooler weather. But, it has been raining for more than 10 days now and if it continues will destroy the maize that has been planted. Please pray for good harvests this year.
It is the time of year when the folks are preparing their fields by burning them. Sadly the fires are getting out of control and burning houses to the ground. Many have lost their houses already. Please pray for good rains this year so that the folks can have good harvests.
Recently one of our leaders David went to be with the Lord. He was a wonderful Godly man serving in a very dark spiritual area. At his funeral we had several witchdoctors and prophets. David was a shining light in that darkness. Pray with us for a God chosen leader to take his place.