False teaching has been sown and rooted into Karamoja ahead of the true gospel, keeping people’s hearts dull to the good news! Please pray for the strongholds of deception to be broken, that the eyes of the blind would be opened to the marvelous light of Christ. Please pray that each Karimojong has an opportunity to hear the true gospel.
Blessed is the one… whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither – whatever they do prospers. Psalm 1:1-3
Please pray for Bible study groups which are starting in 3 local churches. Pray for believers to be rooted in God’s Word, and that they would bear much fruit in the Spirit. Please pray that as they study God’s Word they would be equipped to recognise and reject false teaching.
Please pray for Ambrose, a Ugandan missionary. He has recently moved to Karamoja, and has been invited to live in a village called Lokeriaut. Please pray for him as he makes the transition to life here, and begins to make friends and get to know his new community. Please pray for opportunities to share the gospel with the community in Lokeriaut and for God to open their hearts to receive Him.
Please pray for a community in Karamoja called Langariama. Someone there just received an audio Bible this week. Please pray that hearts are prepared and softened to receive the seeds of the Word and produce much fruit!
The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine. Isaiah 9:2
Many here are walking in darkness. Please pray that the light of the Good News would shine into communities, homes and hearts. Praise God that the darkness cannot overcome his light! (John 1:5)
In January, expat and local believers in Karamoja received book resources to disciple believers through SEAN (Study by Extension for All Nations) ministry. Please pray that many Bible studies result and that a foundation of God’s Word will be laid like an immovable rock under the faith of Kjong believers. Please pray that knowledge and understanding of God’s Word will spread exponentially through Karamoja.
Pray for those who were once regular at Bible study but have not been coming these last couple of months. Pray for people to see that the god they worship through their traditional religion and sacrifices is not the God of the universe who is revealed in the Bible. Pray that they would be set free from the spirits that have deceived them and they would truly repent and put their faith in the true God and salvation through Jesus.
For the Karimojong and all who attended the music workshops, give thanks for all who continue to sing and hear these new songs. There has been a wonderful response to the new songs – several participants confessed that they felt they had really grown in their faith over the workshop. One of our church teachers has shown himself to be a gifted musician and was woken up one morning by other young guys wanting to be taught these new songs they heard him singing the evening before. And last Sunday several men walked the 10km to the main church in town to present the new songs to the church there. We have found many have felt liberated to praise God using the tunes of their hearts. Please pray with us that this will be the start of a great movement among the Karimojong.
Please pray for the Karimojong secondary students involved in Scripture Union Club. Sadly, the club has had much influence from prosperity gospel and false teachers. Please ask our Father to transform the club in Karamoja, that students will be drawn to Him, and truly give their lives to Him! Please pray that the club becomes what it is meant to be: a place where students are equipped in His Word. Please pray that He raises up a generation of loving laborers for His field through this very club!
Please pray for Acolin (pronounced “Ah-cho-leen”), a small community in Karamoja. It is known for its drunkardness, but God is moving powerfully there right now. A month ago, a local church showed the Jesus film and many people wept as they watched. About 30 people made professions of faith! Perhaps even more exciting (if possible) is the hunger that is stirring for God’s Word. A local believer named Sarah often plays her audio New Testament, and many come sit outside her home every day to listen, even missing meals, and ask her to “get a radio” for them also. She has given away about 8 so far. She says she sometimes hears her neighbors singing, praying, and weeping late into the night. Pray in whatever way God moves your heart to in this amazing and exciting work He is doing!