As the Laarim living around the hustle and bustle of building houses etc. see and hear what is planned, may the Lord reach into their hearts to open them to the message that is and will be brought. That message that they hear bits of in the storying already being shared about the Salvation that can only come through Christ.
Please pray for those that were evangelised during the recent outreaches in the communities around Kimatong, in the Boya Hills. Pray that seeing other young believers prepared to come from nearby towns, joining together with the missionaries, to try their best to reach the Laarim with the gospel, may be challenged and encouraged to take the message they heard seriously. Pray that as the new missionary team leaders arrive that they would be a tremendous witness and be bold in sharing the treasure they hold out to the Laarim, that of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Please pray for this next few weeks as a group of young men from Torit, gather in Kimatong, along with the missionaries, for evangelism and outreach among the Laarim people. This comes at a great time as there has been an unsettling time of insecurity in the area over the last month. Please pray for peace and hearts that are open to the messages of Salvation being brought to them.
During the recent South Sudan school holidays an enthusiastic group of youth went on an evangelistic outreach that included a visit to the Laarim. Many villagers were visited and heard the gospel. Please pray that there was good ‘seed’ planted and that the ‘soil’ was well prepared to receive it. Pray that it would grow and be watered by Gods Almighty hand.
Pray for the children in the Laarim community. Many are curious and will join any activities that take place within their communities. Most are open to the gospel as well. Pray that as the word of God is shared with the Laarim children they would understand it, learn to obey it, and share it with others. Pray also for those who are sharing the gospel with Laarim children to present it in a way that is understandable to them.
Praise the Lord for the chief here in the Kimatong area of the Laarim. He has been most helpful, friendly and welcoming. The missionaries who have stepped in to build the first of the team houses have been very encouraged by his response.The Laarmim are unused to any formal type of work resulting in it being very difficult to try and explain work hours, etc. Please pray that as the work begins to build those first couple of houses, the men being trained to build would be faithful in their commitment to work, but above all they would want to know this Jesus that is being lived among them too, by the missionaries.
As the construction begins among the Laarim, the chief along with his sub-chiefs, paid a visit to the building crew and the missionary leaders recently. His words to them were of great encouragement as he said that it was good for them to be coming to bring the Word of God to the Laarim and to tell them more about God as they knew very little! Thank the Lord for this acceptance and openness, pray that this would infiltrate the majority of the communities and that their hearts would, even now, be being prepared for the wonderful message of the Gospel.
Construction of housing for missionaries in the Boya Hills area has begun. The first location chosen for the work to start is in the village of Yei. Pray that meaningful relationships would be built between the missionaries and the Laarim of Yei as they work together to establish a place for the missionaries to live.
This month the chiefs in the Boya Hills will be approached about land options for housing for the future team of missionaries. Please pray for clear communication, mutual understanding, and for wisdom in choosing locations that will be suitable for the missionaries and strategic for reaching the Laarim communities with the gospel.
-Pray for the cycle of violence to be broken. Pray the younger generation of Laarim would see and follow the example of Christ rather than follow the example of those who raid cattle and fight against their neighbors.
-Pray for perseverance and spiritual growth for the Laarim believers so that they may be effective gospel witnesses in their communities.
-Ps 145:18 Pray that the Laarim would call upon the Lord in truth and experience his nearness both personally and corporately.