Prayers for Nyang’atom

Pray for disciples in Lotimor and Kauto
Pray for new churches and believers in Kauto
Pray for teams to be able to visit Lotimor soon
Pray for provision of a motorbike for visits

On mission

The 17 disciples being trained the past three months (including some Nyang’atom) have returned to their villages with total commitments to engage 74 new villages in their areas. Pray for these 17 disciples, especially the Nyang’atom ones, as they begin their ministries in these 74 new locations and fulfill their faith commitments. Ask God to build His church among the Nyang’atom!

Power of the Gospel

Praise God that three Nyang’atom believers are currently being trained in disciple multiplication for another two months in Naliel, South Sudan, together with 10 others from neighboring tribes Jiye and Toposa. This is a monumental occurrence since these three tribes have historically been enemies. What a testimony to the power of the Gospel!

The Lord provides

I can’t control my joy for this young Nyangatom boy named Daniel. The Lord has provided for him to go back to school. He starts at Turkana Talent High School. Please pray that the Lord will provide for all he needs. Pray also for his spiritual life that he may continue in the life of Christ and share the Gospel with his class mates.

Church planting

Pray for the multiplication of churches. The materials for a shelter of one church are on the ground and waiting for a fundi to complete the construction. Pray for Joseph as he oversees the work there. Also for Joseph’s support.
Pray for Daniel who has finished his training in Lodwar, seeking the Lord’s direction for the future.

Effective outreach

Pray for the Nyang’atom community. There are 3 churches in this UPG! These churches are going on well and each church strives to fulfill the great commission. Nyangatoms are so receptive and they are the right community to impact the Toposa and Jie since they share similar language and culture. Pray for effective outreach among their own people and among the Toposa and Jie.

Pray for Joseph, a Nyang’atom believer, who we’ve assigned to help the church in Lotimor and to make more disciples in targeting to reach the Toposa. Pray for him for God’s guidance, support provisions, and the churches to grow and reach out to their neighborhoods the Toposa.

Support and Vision

Pray for support for Pastor Joseph who wants to work with both the Nyangtom and the Toposa. Pray for Nyangatom to catch the vision for DMM and be using it in their communities.

Harmony to create opportunity

Pray that the harmony between the Nyang’atom and many of their neighbouring tribes will be used to share the Gospel from one unreached people group to another.

Needing to hear

Many of the Nyang’atom have never heard the Gospel; pray that as God is softening their hearts and drawing them to Him, someone will be sent to the Nyang’atom to share the Gospel with them.

May the church reach out

Pray the churches among the Nyang’atom would see the Great Commission as a command to tell those around them the Good News, and through them their brothers in South Sudan would hear and respond to the Gospel. Pray that they would “tell of the kindness of the Lord and the deeds for which He is to be praised” (Isaiah 63:7).

Sharing across borders

Pray that the Christians among the Nyang’atom living in Ethiopia will use what they have to share the Gospel with their family and friends, especially those living across the international border in South Sudan.

People group to people group

May the churches in Nyang’atom believe the Great Commission and take the message to the Toposa and other surrounding tribes as they obey.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

May the Nyang’atom believer continue steadfast in the Word. ‘Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.’ (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17)

Pray for boldness to bring peace

Pray for the believers who live among the Nyang’atom on the South Sudan and Ethiopia sides of the border – that they would be bold with sharing their faith and through this a community of believers would be started that would bring peace to the Nyang’atom community.

To see and hear

Pray that the Nyang’atom would see the sacrifice that Jesus made for them on the cross, and they would hear His voice calling to them.

To fear the LORD

Psalm 33:18-19 says “But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.” Pray that the Nyang’atom learn to fear the LORD and see that He watches over them.

Seeing the Light

Ask God to open the eyes of the Nyang’atom to see the Light of the World (John 8:12), that they may never walk in darkness but have the light of life.

Awesome deeds

Ask God to answer the cries of the Nyang’atom with awesome deeds of righteousness so that they will turn to Him and that others living near and far will hear of His wonders (Psalm 65).

Falling walls and open hearts

Pray for the Nyang’atom, that the walls of resistance to the Gospel will fall, and their hearts will be open to hearing the Good News that brings Life and Hope.

Light of Life

Pray that Nyang’atom come to know the Light of life, and that via His light shining through them, they will become lights to the world that cannot be hidden (Matthew 5:13)

Peace among the neighbors

Pray for peace between the Nyang’atom and their neighbours. Due to years of cattle raiding between tribes, tensions are high, but peace can reign.

Drinking and Living Water

Water is often a challenge for the Nyang’atom, they have few wells for the dry season and no way to preserve water during rainy season. Pray that more wells will be dug and that they will turn to the Living Water.

Avenues for the Gospel

The Nyang’atom area is undeveloped – pray that health care centres and schools will be built and that these places will become avenues for the Gospel to spread in the communities.

End of season woes

This has not been a good rainy season for majority of the country, and this area is no exception. The dry season seems to have arrived way too soon for most. Please pray that those who are able to harvest at this time, are able to store enough to last the given time before the next rains arrive to grow more crops. But above all, may we constantly pray that the gospel would continue to reach the Nyang’atom people in spirit and truth.

Psalm prayer

Psalm 100:2 “Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs.” Please pray this psalm for the Nyang’atom, that it would become a reality in their lives. Our Lord instructs us to pray for each other …. with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. Let us join together and do just that for the Nyang’atom.

Update on The Nyang’atom of Southern Sudan

Just to bring this people group before our Lord is a task we take seriously. The whole country is experiencing heavy rainfall at the moment, and we know that this area gets cut off with its slippery black cotton soil roads. So please pray for them, that food would still get through to them and hunger would not be an issue for them this year.

Pray for spiritual growth

As we continue to struggle to hear any news from among this people group, let us continue to pray for them. Knowing that God has not left them, even if there are so few missionary or church workers among them. Pray that they would continue to grow spiritually and know our God in ways we will one day be astounded to hear about.

Pray for the believers among the Nyang’atom

The Kenyan missionary couple who lived and worked among this people group are no longer there, making it difficult to get any updates, but we can pray for the believers who are there. Pray that they found tremendous encouragement as they just celebrated the Easter weekend remembering what Christ has done for them.

Update on The Nyang’atom of Southern Sudan

As we continue to struggle to hear any news from among this people group, let us continue to pray for them. Knowing that God has not left them, even if there are so few missionary or church workers among them. Pray that they would continue to grow spiritually and know our God in ways we will one day be astounded to hear about.

Update on The Nyang’atom of Southern Sudan

The Kenyan missionary couple who lived and worked among this people group are no longer there making it difficult to get any updates, but we can pray for the believers who are there. Pray that they found tremendous encouragement as they just celebrated the Easter weekend remembering what Christ has done for them.

Update on The Nyang’atom of Southern Sudan

As we begin this new year, we face drought and famine in this land. The rains have not been good and crops are poor. Please pray for famine relief to reach this area. But above all pray that the spiritual famine would be met too.

Update on The Nyang’atom of Southern Sudan

Please pray for the few Christian workers among this people group, that they would not be lead into temptation, that they would be a wonderful, clear, vibrant witness for those looking on. Pray for the Nyang’atom who see the Christians, like what they see, and long for the same for themselves. That they would enquire, and freely accept the great gift of salvation.

Update on The Nyang’atom of Southern Sudan

Coming to the close of the rainy season can bring a final spurt of heavy rain, but on the whole it means that the roads in and out of the area are drier and more accessible. Pray that the gospel would also be more accessible to those who have never heard the wonderful news of salvation in Jesus Christ..

Update on The Nyang’atom of Southern Sudan

Praise the Lord for a Kenya couple, missionaries, who are training, living and ministering among the Nyangatom. Pray for them to hear Gods leading in how best to reach this people group in South Sudan. With man this is a huge and daunting task, but with God it is accomplishable if it be His will.

Update on The Nyang’atom of Southern Sudan

An initiative in 2014 by an indigenous group began training Nyang’atom believers in using the Discovery Bible Study Method (DTS) for planting churches. However, the cost of bringing the trainers to this remote place has proved almost prohibitive. Therefore another group will be giving training in the T4T method (similar to DTS) to South Sudanese Nyang’atom believers and the Kenyan missionary couple (working with the AIC Church of S Sudan) later this year. Pray that those in training will be keen to use this training and to begin a church planting movement among their people, and the Kenyan couple will be encouraged to persevere.