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.
The past few months we have been focusing on what the Bible says about marriage. Pray that the husbands will love their wives as Jesus loves the Church, that the wives will submit to her husband as the Church submits to Christ. The Ndau are polygamists which leads to disharmony within the family. Our prayer is that they will make God their centre.
On the 13th September the annual Ladies Conference will start in Chimoio and ﬁnish on the 17th. From our area there will be 60 ladies attending and we will be hiring a truck to take them to and back from Chimoio. I am super excited as we have never had so many go and I think that it will be of great beneﬁt to them. They learn so much at these conferences and the topics addressed are pertinent to their lives and lifestyle. Can I ask you to please pray with us for the travelling, conference itself and for those bringing the studies?
Pray for conviction of sin among the unsaved Ndau and that it will encourage them to seek the peace and deliverence found only in Christ. There are so many still living in darkness.