God revealing Himself

Pray that as God continues to reveal Himself to the Lokwa through everyday events, He will be found by those who do not yet seek Him (Isaiah 65:1).

Rains have come

The rains have started again after a short dry season. Pray that God blesses the gardens and that people will have enough food for the rest of this year. Pray that they would know God provides all their needs and that they would give their thankfulness to him for the rains.

Hope across the country

Many are celebrating as South Sudan leaders signed an agreement over the weekend that promises to take steps to bring peace, unity, and stability to the country. Please pray that all leaders involved will do their part to uphold the agreement, and that peace will ultimately come via the Gospel spreading throughout South Sudan.

Pray for Benjamin

Pray for Benjamin, a young evangelist who is working with a new church on the Lokwa border. Pray that he and his young family (wife and baby son) will be a godly example to those around them of a family grounded on God’s Word and following the Truth.

Safety during planting and cultivating

Insecurity has been growing on the outskirts of towns, and many are concerned for their safety as they go to their gardens to plant and cultivate. Pray for their protection as they go to farm in areas outside of town in order to feed their families. Pray they would know their Savior is the ultimate provider of safety and protection.

Future open doors

Pray for future engagements – that God would be preparing men and women of peace among the Lokwa to welcome and host Gospel proclamation in their communities.

South Sudanese evangelist presses on

Pray for Benjamin, a young South Sudanese evangelist who has been working to establish a church on the border with the Lokwa people. Benjamin has had many challenges and temptations and he needs a lot of prayer. He has maintained his faith despite the many attacks of the evil one.

Young church near the Lokwa

Pray for the church plant that has started on the edge of the Lokwa people’s border. Pray that this young church plant will act as a spring board for reaching the Lokwa. Pray for the 33 young people who were baptised last year in this church plant. Pray for discipleship and mobilization for these new believers to reach out to their community and to the neighbouring Lokwa.

Planting a church to make an impact

Pray that a church would be planted among the Lokwa, and that through this community of believers the larger Lokwa community would be impacted with the Gospel and lives would be changed.

Physical and Spiritual Hunger

As food becomes more and more scarce, pray that their physical hunger will remind the Lokwa of their spiritual hunger, and that they will turn to the Bread of Life to satisfy them (John 6:35).

Community of Believers

Pray for the day there would be a community of Lokwa believers who know the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25), and are able to spread the Gospel among their own tribe and among neighbouring tribes.

Fortress and Refuge

Pray for the Lokwa; that they would be able to sing of God’s strength and of His love as He becomes their fortress and refuge in times of trouble (Psalm 59:16).

Psalm 67

Pray that God would be gracious to the Lokwa, and that the Lokwa would turn and put their faith in Him so that all of the surrounding tribes may be blessed through them as they share the Gospel with those around them (Psalm 67).

Living Water in the dry season

Pray that during this dry season, the Lokwa would cry out to God, and that He would deliver them. Ask the Provider that He would provide Living Water that will satisfy their thirsty (Psalm 107:4-9)

God as our Rock

As insecurity seems to be a part of living in South Sudan, pray that the Lokwa would know the Rock as a firm place to stand amidst all of the turmoil. Pray that they would know their Maker personally (Psalm 95) and look to Him for their strength.

Step up

The Lokwa continue to struggle with little communication coming from the area. The church leaders seem to have stepped up and run the church with no pastor. Please pray for the people to not only remain rooted and abiding in Christ, but reaching out to others with the message of salvation.

Pendulum

The Lokwa live in an area troubled by the surrounding tribes, the closeness of the Ugandan border, and the road that runs through it. It seems to swing like a pendulum from relatively safe to very unsafe. Constantly swinging. Many have left the area, gone to refugee camps and other countries which offer protection, including the pastors and their families. Please pray for peace so that people may be able to safely return to their homes and try and get their lives back to some form of normality.

Update on The Lokwa of South Sudan

The area where the Lokwa people live is still constantly facing troubles and conflict, as there are a few tribes that are forced to live together in this area. Hunger causes many to turn to sinful behaviour. Please pray for this people group that as they hear the Word of God faithfully being preached to them, that peace would return once more, in their hearts as they are united with Christ, and in the area in which they live.

Unrest in South Sudan

The area around where these people live has become increasingly unstable as the civil and tribal war has spread. Hunger affects so many of the people too. So with the senseless fighting, comes more and more attacks on the roads, on the villages and people. Please pray for peace to return to this troubled area. Pray that they would be able to concentrate on planting and cultivating crops, not on fighting, and be able to feed themselves once again.

Pray for Rain

The long and particularly hot dry season this year has brought many to the point of starvation in this country of South Sudan, and this includes people in the region where the Lokwar live. Please pray that rain would come soon. It has been teasing and building for some time, but not raining yet. Pray that the Lokwar would want to know the One who brings the rain, not an ancestor who they believe has the power to bring it.

Update on The Lokwa of South Sudan

The area around where these people live has become increasingly unstable as the civil and tribal war has spread. Hunger affects so many of the people too. So with the senseless fighting, comes more and more attacks on the roads, on the villages and people. Please pray for peace to return to this troubled area. Pray that they would be able to concentrate on planting and cultivating crops, not on fighting, and be able to feed themselves once again.

Update on The Lokwa of South Sudan

The long and particularly hot dry season this year has brought many to the point of starvation in this country of South Sudan, and this includes people in the region where the Lokwar live. Please pray that rain would come soon. It has been teasing and building for some time, but not raining yet. Pray that the Lokwar would want to know the One who brings the rain, not an ancestor who they believe has he power to bring it.

Update on The Lokwa of South Sudan

Please pray that the recent trouble and srtife among the Lokwar people would result in more and more wanting to know the peace that only Jesus Christ can bring. Pray for healing, physically and emotionally, and above all spiritually.

Update on The Lokwa of South Sudan

The Lokwa people are just one of many people groups in the Ikotos area. The area is experiencing a terrible time of unrest. The sound of gunfire is becoming a regular thing, and violence is on the increase. Even the AIC Pastor has been attacked and stabbed with a bayonet, his small child hit on the head with a rifle butt, and taken out to a nearby Ugandan town to be treated, he and his family would certainly appreciate prayer. Please pray for peace in this small but vital town close to the Ugandan border.

Update on The Lokwa of South Sudan

Poor rains has resulted in hunger before the usual time of struggling for food. People resort to their sinful natures when hunger sets in and bad things happen. Please pray that those who know Christ as their Saviour would be compassionate and share with those who have neither food, nor Christ.

Update on The Lokwa of South Sudan

South Sudan has so very many unreached people groups, but very few who are prepared to go and share the gospel with them. Please pray that those who have not only heard but received Christ as their savior would be burdened to take this precious gospel message to those who have never had the joy of hearing about Jesus.

Update on The Lokwa of South Sudan

The AIC pastor is planning an outreach to the nearby unreached Logirr, please pray for this to come about and be a blessing to those who go, and those who receive the message is salvation. What a joy that would be!

Update on The Lokwa of South Sudan

Please pray for the Pastor of this people group. He has very little support as he soldiers on in his part of the harvest field. Pray he would feel encouraged and that many would come to know the Lord & that God would be pleased to use him to reach those whom He has chosen.

Update on The Lokwa of South Sudan

The rains this season are strong and causing the already terrible road structure to become impassable in this area. This results in basic foods not being able to reach their destinations timely. Pray for the Lokwa, that they would be just as hungry for Gods Word as they are for physical food.

Update on The Lokwa of South Sudan

God often grants His grace in response to the prayers of His faithful. That being true, please pray for this people who live in darkness. That they would see the Light of Christ and be saved.

Update on The Lokwa of South Sudan

In this huge area of South Sudan, we long to place teams among these unreached peoples. Sharing the wonderful treasure of the gospel with those who have not heard. Please pray that AIM would be guided so clearly to the area that is ripe unto harvest at this time. It’s an exciting time time to see where God leads.

Update on The Lokwa of South Sudan

As the late rains return, so malaria and illness strike hard, taking life away with it. Please pray for these people, young and old, to have opportunity to hear the wonderful gospel message of salvation before it is too late for them. Pray that this year, few would loose their lives to these seasonal illnesses. That medical help would increase, even during the ongoing fighting to the north of them.