Today our multicultural mission team meets to pray specifically about the best strategies for effective outreach into our O communities. Pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit for wisdom from above, and God’s clear guidance for each bit of discussion, choice and decisions as we seek to discard unhelpful practices and embrace all the fruitful practices He leads us into.
As Ramadan continues, pray that God will reveal Himself to many through dreams and visions, and use these as tools to draw people into His Kingdom. We’ve heard of 2 people in the last 2 days who have had dreams of Jesus coming to them and calling them to “come and follow me”. Pray that they will respond yes, instead of just continuing to wonder what it all means.
Two new Bible study groups of men are hearing God’s Word. So many seeds have been planted over so many years! Pray in Jesus name against the spirits of fear and deception – pray that God’s Grace in all of it’s Truth will overwhelm people by the power of the Holy Spirit, and that the first big extended family group will RESPOND and become Jesus disciples – who will share with MANY others who will become disciples of Jesus….
PTL that the 1.18kg premie is now well over 2kgs and doing well! Pray that the mom will also GROW in knowledge and spiritual understanding!
The O. New Testament! will be dedicated on the 10th of April. ***Pray that these Scriptures in O. will be fully accepted & honoured, and that they will be a blessing of much needed light and truth as they pierce the hearts! May many O be drawn into God’s eternal Kingdom through reading and hearing them.
A young O woman received the Gift of Salvation through Jesus this week! PTL! Getting people to participate in regular study/discipleship is such a challenge! ***May the baby Church in O-land faithfully evangelize her own people and even reach out to reproduce in other areas – BEARING MUCH FRUIT THAT WILL LAST FOR ALL ETERNITY!
PS: The 1.18kg premie baby with pneumonia was up to 1.32kg 2 weeks later, with pneumonia cleared! (She didn’t come for recheck this week.) Pray that both physical and spiritual followup will be possible this week.
Pray for little 1.18kg baby R (who was born 8 weeks early, a preemie who is now 3 weeks old and has pneumonia). The mom, A, has done such an amazingly great job with her first baby these past 3 weeks – considering the normal situation of dirt floors and no running water or even outhouses. We shared and prayed with them during our worship time yesterday – and improvement was seen today! Pray for Jesus Healing Grace for this baby and family, physically and spiritually!
A young Christian couple had a traditional ceremony to dedicate their first baby, a boy to the Lord. Pray that the seeds planted would sink in deep and bear much fruit! Pray that this couple will be used powerfully in boldly sharing and building in God’s Kingdom in O. land!
A young lady having psychological problems recently made an initial decision to receive Jesus as Savior, Healer and Deliverer! Pray for Shah, and all of the O people to hunger and thirst for Truth and Righteousness through Jesus. Pray that Jesus disciples among the O will be faithful to share the Good News Boldly, and that the Holy Spirit will validate the message with the demonstration of His Power. Pray that MANY O will receive God’s greatest gift, like Shah did!
P-y for a neighbor man (we’ll call him Mohammed), who was struggling with pain and weaknesses for 2 years. In May he proclaimed, “If Jesus heals me, I will follow Him!” He’s been miraculously healed by Jesus! He’s been struggling with what to do ever since, because his brothers and community don’t want him to follow Jesus. P-y he and his whole family will be willing to study God’s Word and will come together to follow Jesus! Last week we had been going to go on an evening visit to his home – but one of his wives got sick so it got postponed (seems it frequently gets postponed!) ***P-y against all the schemes of the rulers and authorities and powers of this dark world – that this whole extended family will be willing to listen, and that the H.Sp will convict their hearts and draw them!
Ramadan Day 26 “The Night of Power”
Mu$lims will seek God’s power and revelation tonight. They believe they can have all their sins forgiven tonight. Pray that God will give many dreams and revelations of the One He sent to save us from our sins.