Sunday we will meet together with Fulani believers to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. Pray God’s incredible sacrifice will become more meaningful to all of us.
Please pray for the Fulani women who have shown interest in the gospel but whose husbands are not yet open. Their husbands have not permitted these women to come to the believer gathering. Ask for the lives of the husbands to be surrendered to Jesus!
Pray the Fulani would understand and embrace the good news that we were created to be sons not slaves of God.
A man with two wives lived a bit out of town, but when expat believers visited him, they found that he already had the Word and other literature about Christ. He said that he wanted to believe but wasn’t sure how! A respected traveling brother stopped by to explain to him the way of salvation and he surrendered to Jesus! The leader of the same community also chose to follow Jesus and rejected any suggestions to turn back to Islamic or animistic solutions when there was trouble. There was a gathering of Fulani believers in this community in a Fulani home for the first time this new year. Both of these leaders explained to those who came that they need to be 100 % committed if they want to follow the new way. Then the leader asked each believer by name to pray. Pray for growing faith and courage for these who have believed!
There was another first in our Fulani community! A baby was born to believing Fulani parents! This is a beautiful new opportunity! Pray for the parents as they make decisions about celebrating the birth of their child, and as they teach their child the way of Jesus from the beginning. Pray for their marriage and for many more to learn from their example as godly parents.
Pray for the believers who are suffering for their faith. Pray they would stand firm. “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when His glory is revealed…. Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.” 1Peter4:12-13, 19.
The few believers are struggling to read the Bible for themselves. Pray that they may know and understand the truth as they struggle to read the Bible.
Pray that they will overcome rejection from the society and their close family because of their new faith.
Fulani are pastoralists and they depend on pasture for their animals. Pasture is very scarce. Pray for enough rains in order to harvest sufficient animal feed during the short rains in the months of July- September.
Many Fulani follow their religion more as a lifestyle and hence stick to that religion as part of their culture. Pray they may have hunger for God and seek Jesus Christ.
Fulani, being a small ethnic group, feel inferior to other dominant groups,and are neglected by society. Pray for God to help them overcome this feeling of inferiority.