Pray the Lord will strengthen the little church among the Digo, filling the believers with His Spirit, encouraging and strengthening each one, and granting grace to many more to believe.
A Digo woman named Suzan has been doing Bible study for about 3 months. Please pray that her faith will be rooted and built up in God’s words so that she will grow into a channel of the Gospel to her neighbors, overcoming the fear of building relationships with her Muslim neighbors.
Pray for one young man whom I’ve shared with, who has started being discipled weekly by a Christian leader. This young man has even started attending church. He is a young man that gave me much insight into the Digo worldview and I am excited that he recently reached out again and wants to seek Jesus.
One of my village friends named Juma watched the Jesus film with his family a month ago. He told me that Jesus is the Savior, He is the only way to heaven! Please pray for him to thirst for Jesus and His words and find the Living Water.
Another Juma is a Kiswahili language teacher who checks the weekly Bible story. Please pray for him to know Jesus and accept Him as his Savior.
Mzee Hamisi is suffering from tuberculosis. We continually visit him and sing hymns together and pray together in the name of Jesus with his wife. Please pray for him and his family to come to Jesus and for Mzee Hamisi’s health.
Praise the Lord for new Christian workers who have arrived to share the good news with the Digo! Pray that they will meet people whose hearts have been prepared by the Holy Spirit to hunger and thirst for righteousness. Pray that many will be saved and discipled through them.
Pray for coordination and cooperation and wisdom for those missionaries, evangelists and pastors who are living among the Digo people, that the Holy Spirit will give them great effectiveness in evangelism and that He will give them joy in serving together.
Please pray that the Digo people will welcome missionaries who come to teach them about Jesus. Pray for more missionaries to come work among them. Pray that as they have been known for their zeal for Islam in the past, in the future they will be known for their zeal for Jesus.
Pray that as the Digo people have been known for their zeal for Islam, that in the future they will be famous for their zeal for Jesus Christ. Pray that during this Ramadan month He will reveal Himself to them as the powerful sovereign Savior and Lord.
The Digo believers are slowly multiplying. Some have suffered difficult persecution and ostracism because of their faith in Jesus. Please pray that in 2021 the power of Islam among the Digo will be broken and many new believers will zealously follow the Savior into eternal life. Pray for the missionaries who live among them to be greatly encouraged by how God works.
“They have a zeal for God but not according to knowledge.” This is also a description of the Digo people. Please pray that as they have zealously clung to Islam, in the future they will have a reputation for being zealous for Jesus.
Lord, bring the Digo out of darkness and into Your marvelous light. Deliver them from the domain of darkness and transfer them to the Kingdom of Your beloved Son. Give them redemption, the forgiveness of their sins.
Pray for the Digo of Kenya and Tanzania to meet many Christians from other tribes who do not look down on them but who love them with the compassion of Jesus. Pray that the friendship and kindness of those Christians will be the key to unlock the hearts of the Digo to Jesus. Pray that the Word of God will be shared freely and that anyone who might try to prevent Digo people who are seeking salvation will not be able to hold them back or intimidate them.
Praise the Lord that while the Digo people were still sinners, Christ died for them, and that some Digo will stand before the Lamb’s throne one day praising Him for that salvation. Pray that more and more Digo will reject Islam and embrace Jesus as their Savior and only Hope.
The Digo have been known for their resistance to the gospel and adherence to Islam. Pray that they will instead be known for their zeal for Jesus. Pray for the Christians who work among them to notice a softer attitude, a hunger and thirst to be set free, a desire to love and be loved by the living God. Pray for many to be saved.
A missionary couple hopes to come visit the Digo soon to see if they might work among them long-term. This would be a huge encouragement to other Christian workers and Digo believers who are few. Please pray for the Lord to enable their travel and speak to their hearts as they explore possibilities for ministry.
The Digo are waiting for more Christian workers to come live among them and share the gospel. Pray for doors that hinder to be flung wide open and for the Lord of the harvest to send laborers to the Digo.
Please pray again that as the Digo have been known for their zeal for Islam, soon they will display even more zeal for Jesus. Pray for one particular young Digo man who has become a believer in Christ and is being discipled. Pray that he may reach many others with the gospel. Pray also for the few Christian outreach workers who live among the Digo, that they may stay strong and continue to share the gospel without losing heart.
Please pray that the Digo people will find that Ramadan this year has been strangely dissatisfying. Pray that they will realize Islam has not brought them peace nor the hope of eternal life. Pray that they will long to know the one true God, and Jesus Christ whom He has sent. Pray that they will find Him and follow Him zealously.
The Digo are fearful of the coronavirus. Their county has been sealed shut and unbelievers have no certainty of salvation. Please pray that during this time of fear and suspicion, the believers in Christ will shine because of their bold hope of eternal life, and that the Digo, who have been zealous in the past for Islam, will become zealous for Christ.
Pray for the Digo who have been listening to the gospel and the Scriptures to realize the fallacies of Islam and put their trust in Jesus Christ as their only way to God. Pray that their zeal for Him and their love for Him will be a mighty flame. Pray that many churches may be established in all the Digo villages, so that everyone has an opportunity to hear the gospel.
A number of Christian workers have recently had to leave the Digo. Please pray for many more to replace them, for believers in Christ to go live among the Digo and share the gospel and teach Scripture. Pray that as the Digo have been known for their zeal for Islam in the past, soon they will become known for an even greater zeal for Christ.
Praise the Lord for Emmanuel, God with us, and God with the Digo. Pray that as Digo believers celebrate the birth of Christ together, there will be great joy. Pray their celebration and warm welcome to their Muslim neighbors will open hearts to welcome Jesus in.
Praise the Lord for outreaches that are continuing among the Digo and that a small Digo church continues to meet even though the missionaries have left. Pray for the Digo to turn to Jesus, that as they have been known for their zeal for Islam, they will become known for their zeal for Jesus Christ.
The believers among the Digo are still struggling to remain strong. Pray for strength among the believers who are remaining in villages that missionaries used to live in. They have asked for more missionaries to come alongside them but right now pray that they will rely on the Holy Spirit to guide them and encourage them.
The Digo of Kenya and Tanzania have been known in the past for being extremely zealous for Islam. But more and more of them are coming to faith in Christ. Please pray that in the future they will become known for their extreme zeal and love for Jesus.
“Lord, as the Digo have been known for their zeal for Islam, may they become even more zealous for Jesus.”
Please pray for the small Digo church here as the team transitions out, that they would remain strong, and even thrive on their own. The Lord is building His Church! Pray many will be added to those who are being saved.
The Digo have been known in the past for their zeal for Islam. Although there are small groups of believers, the progress of the gospel is not rapid. Pray for the Holy Spirit to give a holy passion to His people and that very soon the Digo will become known for their zeal and commitment to Jesus. Pray also that those who are involved in witchcraft will turn from darkness and walk in the light.
Recently the enemy has brought many trials and hardships to the Christians among the Digo. It is obvious there is a spiritual battle raging, and the intent of the devil is to discourage and defeat those who are trying to share the gospel and foster the church. Please pray that Jesus will win decisive victories that demonstrate His Lordship, and that as the Digo have been known for their zeal for Islam, one day they will be known even more for their zeal for Jesus.
On Mar 25, 2018 you prayed for this request: “Pray for the church in one Digo village as we plan to move on Easter Sunday. Pray for unity and for strength for M and his wife as they will without doubt receive much pressure for hosting the church in their home from now on.” And God answered: “As planned the church moved on Easter Sunday; after the move M and his family began to suffer a lot of spiritual warfare, and the church members were afraid to come to the service. After discussion among the leaders, the church was moved again and members have been returning. The next step is to erect a permanent church building.” Praise the Lord.
On Jul 20, 2018 you prayed for this request: “This past week a Mzee was seen exiting a local mosque, it was suprising because for the past 20 years this Digo man has been following Jesus. He said he is going because he knows what the Bible teaches about Jesus but he never learned what the Quran says. Even with the little time he’s spent at the mosque, it’s evident how quickly Satan works to turn people’s minds against God. Please pray that through conversations with missionaries and encounters with other Digo Christians this man would recognize the lies he is being told, and return to Jesus.” And God is answering: “While this Mzee has not returned to Christ yet, he has had several spiritual conversations with a local missionary and other Digo Christians. He’s also come seeking prayer in Jesus’ name. We continue to pray that the truth would be made known to him.”
This afternoon, “R” came to my house with the Qur’an in hand ready to talk. We started with, “What does the Bible and the Qur’an say about the birth of Jesus?” Interestingly, the Qur’an talks about the birth of Jesus as being miraculous.
Then we discussed, “Why was Jesus’ birth miraculous and no one else’s?” We wanted to see if this means that Jesus is just a prophet or more than a prophet. Please continue to pray for “R”. He has agreed to come back to talk. At the very end I posed a question to “R” which was hard for him to answer. I simply asked him, “If you were to die, where would you go…Heaven or Hell?” His answer was, “I can only follow the teachings of Islam and the five pillars and try to live a good life.” I asked him if it was guaranteed that he would make it to Heaven and he said no.
I explained that I know with certainty that when I die I will go to Heaven. In fact, it is not based on my good works at all but on the blood of Jesus. Pray the Lord would remove the veil and grant him understanding.
We are partnering with our Pastor from AIC and a local Digo Pastor to go visit more villages in this area. We plan to do a mixture of open air preaching, showing the Jesus film and door to door gospel presentation. Please pray with us for these events to be very fruitful for the Kingdom! Our first trip is tomorrow!
Please pray for our neighbors’ hearts to be good soil, and for the gospel seeds to take root. Pray our friend Ju will hear the gospel with open ears and a tender heart. Pray that “R” will want to know more about Jesus.
This past week a Mzee was seen exiting a local mosque, it was suprising because for the past 20 years this Digo man has been following Jesus. He said he is going because he knows what the Bible teaches about Jesus but he never learned what the Quran says. Even with the little time he’s spent at the mosque, it’s evident how quickly Satan works to turn people’s minds against God. Please pray that through conversations with missionaries and encounters with other Digo Christians this man would recognize the lies he is being told, and return to Jesus.
In a village just outside of Kwale town, there is a Digo church which has been around for several years. There are plenty of kids and Mamas who attend the church and a handful of men, but it is the same people every week. Pray that the Digo Christians would be bold in inviting their neighbors, and that Jesus would convict the husbands of the women who already attend. We want to see that church grow, and their influence be spread all over that village and beyond!!
A teammate was recently invited to show the Jesus film in a local Digo village and about 45 people showed up. 30 minutes into the movie a man came and demanded it be turned off, when that didnt happen he threatened to destroy the video equipment with his vehicle. At that point the movie was put away and everyone went home. Pray that this incident won’t keep people from returning the next time the movie is shown, or discourage the new Digo Christians as they move forward in their faith.
In the village, the church meets at the home of M. For a few days, spirits had been tormenting M’s family and they were unable to sleep. He thought there must be a protective idol in the house. The homeowner admitted an idol had been placed under the floorboard of the house when it was built. Recognizing that it must be removed in order for the church to continue meeting there, M removed the idol and called Adam. They read Acts 17 and Romans 8 together then burned the item. After watching it burn, M prayed, “God, thank you for having power over Satan and his spirits.” Thank God for M’s willingness to look for answers, to obey God’s promptings and Scripture, and follow through even when afraid. Ask for blessings on M’s family and the new church.
Please pray that as the Digo have been known for their zeal for Islam, they will turn and be known for their zeal for Christ. Pray that their churches will grow and multiply as believers commit their lives entirely to Jesus.