A MINISTRY OF AFRICA INLAND MISSION INTERNATIONAL
AIM GLOBAL

THE WORK FOR CHRIST IS NOT IN VAIN: THE HOPE WINS

“…the people walking in darkness have seen a great light, on those living in the shadow of death, the light has shone…” (Isaiah 9:2)

A witchdoctor converted to Jesus Christ a few weeks ago in one of the Bara villages! Many of the Bara people, and the Malasos (thieves whom we are praying for conversion), saw the transformation that took place in this witchdoctor’s life and also gave their lives to Jesus Christ. At least 140 Bara were baptized!

God is working. The harvest is plentiful. Lift up your eyes.

Could you please pray and praise the name of the Lord? He hasn’t stopped working, and HE WILL accomplish his mission. Blessed be the Name of The Lord.

Could a thief be converted?

The people of Betroka are being terrorized by thieves, known as ‘Malasos’.   These malasos used to steal only cows, but now they are breaking into houses and stealing everything. They harm people if they don’t find money. People are scared and bitter towards these men. Please pray for the conversion of these thieves. Nothing is impossible to the Lord. Remember the thief on the cross. God loves them. Pray also for the security in Betroka.

A land that God will not forget!

Dear prayer partners, God is at work. He never stops working to accomplish His plan of salvation. The Bara people are included in His plan. By God’s grace alone, there are converted Bara and more being converted. Could you please join us in praying that the Bara who are believers and those who are believing in Jesus would take responsibility to share the gospel with others in words and actions? Pray that the way they act in daily life would demonstrate to others the power of the Gospel to regenerate people. Pray  they live a life worthy of the Gospel.

Betroka, not far from your knees!

“… how can they believe if they don’t hear? …”

The Gospel of Luke in the Bara language is being broadcast everyday, through a small radio station in Betroka. Pray that God will attract Bara people to listen to the radio program when the Gospel is been broadcast at 18:00h. Ask God to use the broadcasts powerfully to take the gospel to further areas.

Also, the gospel of Luke is broadcast in the open market in Betroka. Many Bara, around 10 o’clock, just hang around the market. Pray that God touches their hearts in such a way that they become interested in listening to more of Jesus’ stories. Also pray that the guy who is playing the Gospel remembers to do it!

Update on The Bara of Madagascar

FARMING IN GOD’S WAY AS A TOOL TO REACH BARA PEOPLE

On the 30th of September we will have the “I Encounter of Farming in God’s Way: Remembering God’s mission to all people and Farming in God’s Way as a strategy to increasing crop production and Reaching Bara People.”

We spect 35 Evangelist from Lutheran Church/Synodon of Betroka. They are coming from the villages where Bara People live. We hope that God continue to break their hearts about missions and teaching about His Love for all the Ethnicity.
May God challenge them to continue preaching, loving Bara people and living lives worthy of the Gospel, without syncretism.

May God give them grace to use the new Farming Methods overcoming their own “planting culture” and apply Farming in God’s Way and its content as a toll to evangelize Bara People.
( to see pictures go after 05/September on our facebook: Luis Fernando Basso Basso.)

Update on The Bara of Madagascar

God is at work. He never forgot His Special Creation the Man. We cannot deny this. He is the Ruller of the World, and all the nations will come to glorify him. In that very Day, we will see all the nations, tongues, tribes – well the word is Ethnicity – before him, worshiping the Lamb.

ONE BARA GIRL, FROM ONE OF THE MANY BARA’S VILLAGES THAT SURROUND BETROKA, AFTER COMING TO SABS (SATURDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE’S STORIES) SAID: I WILL TAKE THOSE STORIES AND TELL TO THEM ( MY PEOPLE) IN THE VILLAGE.
WHO KNOWS HOW GOD WILL WORK? COULD HER BE A MISSIONARY TO HER VILLAGE, LIKE THE SAMARITAN WOMAN WAS FOR HER IN JOHN 4?
PLEASE, PRAY THAT THE GOSPEL SPREAD RAPIDLY AMONG BARA. GOD IS AT WORK.

OBS: SABS – IS A BIBLE STORIE PROGRAM THAT JANAINE AND NARINDRA ( MALAGASY MISSIONARY LAIDY) ARE RUNNIG EVERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE FOCOUS IS TO REACH CHILDREN AND TEACH THEM ABOUT JESUS AND THE GREAT COMMISSION. SOME OF THEM GOES TO CHURCH, BUT DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE GREAT COMMISSION. THOSE THAT DOESN’T GOES TO CHURCH, ARE BEING EXPOSED TO THE GOSPLE IN HOPE THAT, THEY WILL UNDERSTAND THE GOSPEL, FOLLOW JESUS AND BE MISSIONARIES TO BARA PEOPLE.

Bara People Beliefs

“…Seeing it is God, that said, Light shall shine out of darkness, who shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ…” ( 2 Co 4:6)

The Bara pray to “Zanahary who made hands and feet,” and numerous sacrifices are made for the living and the dead. The hazomanga velo officiates during rituals at the hazomanga (sacrificial altar place; which also refers to the person who officiates – the patriarch). The ombiasa (diviner, witch-doctor, traditional healer, astrologer) also leads some ceremonies.

Anybody can call on superhuman powers, especially on the helo, which are spirits of living nature, spirits of life, to make a vow (sareky) and ask a favor, in exchange for the sacrifice of a chicken or a sheep, for which the patriarch’s intervention is not required. In some cases a person becomes a medium for the helo and is then consulted by those in need. The helo, they believe, are small dark spirits who live in particular trees or in particular water spots, or in particular creatures such as eels, that get fed with locusts, frogs or meat from a sacrificed cow.

Pray that the Bara people will be delivered from darkness through the power of the gospel.

Malagasy Missionaries Prepare for Ministry

Pray for Jean-Pierre and Mbola, Malagasy missionaries with Jesus Family, who have recently completed their formal training and are preparing for their placement in a Bara village outside of Betroka. They have a vision for seeing a Bara church planted there.

Update on The Bara of Madagascar

Bara People, Still Unreached.

“…Seeing it is God, that said, Light shall shine out of darkness, who shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ…” ( 2 Co 4:6)

The Bara pray to “Zanahary who made hands and feet”, and numerous sacrifices are made for the living and the dead. The hazomanga velo officiates during rituals at the hazomanga (sacrificial altar place; which also refers to the person who officiates – the patriarch). The ombiasa (diviner, witch-doctor, traditional healer, astrologer) also leads some ceremonies.
Anybody can call on superhuman powers, especially on the helo, which are spirits of living nature, spirits of life, to make a vow (sareky) and ask a favour, in exchange for the sacrifice of a chicken or a sheep, for which the patriarch’s intervention is not required. In some cases a person becomes a medium for the helo and is then consulted by those in need. The helo are small dark spirits who live in particular trees or in particular water spots, or in particular creatures such as eels, that get fed with locusts, frogs or meat from a sacrificed cow.

Just the light of the Gospel, can illuminate their hearts to them be brought out of this Darkness.
Lets pray that the can listen the Gospel and believe in Zañahary son.

Update on The Bara of Madagascar

Pray for Jean-Pierre and Mbola, Malagasy missionaries with Jesus Family, who have recently completed their formal training and are preparing for their placement in a village outside of Betroka beginning in October. They have a vision for seeing a Bara church planted there.