Stand firm

Pray for the new believers to stand firm in their faith, walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, and share with others the good things God has done for them.

Salvation

Yusuf has accepted Jesus as his personal Savior! We will now start a discipleship process. Pray he will understand his lifestyle can now change because of Jesus and he is no longer bound to the rituals of Islam.

Saved!

Mama H has accepted Jesus as her Savior! We are meeting together to read the Bible and watch videos about walking with Jesus. Pray for strength as she faces opposition and that her faith would grow strong.

Dreams and visions

Kelly has had the opportunity to use the Bible to teach her neighbors English. After a good time reading Scripture, Kelly showed them a video of a Muslim coming to faith through visions/dreams. They were all very excited and want to meet again. Pray for dreams/visions in the lives of these people to bring them to Jesus.

Needing salvation

Jared and Mzee M have been going to a neighborhood Bible study together and Mzee enjoys it very much. He sings hymns and engages in conversation. Pray for the desire to follow Jesus in his own life.
Shara and Mama Sam started lesson 1 of a 6-lesson Bible series. Pray they will be able to continue this study and that God would use it to soften Mama S’s heart to accept her Savior.

Follow Me

Mama Hay has had a dream of Jesus calling her to follow him. Her 2 year old son has been suffering from demonic attacks. She has studied a six lesson series from creation to Christ and she wants to follow him but admits she is scared of her family. Pray for courage and strength that she will follow what Jesus has called her to do.

True Peacemaker

Muslim men from Saudi Arabia came to Kondoa to pass out meat at the mosques. One man told Gideon that instead of bringing peace among the people, they are making everyone fight. Pray this will turn people to the True Peacemaker.

Kairos

Over the next two weekends, there is a missions seminar called Kairos that will be held in Kondoa. Pray this will spur on the Christians here to reach their Rangi Muslims and to give them a better perspective of world missions and the Great Commission, that they would cross the street and cross  borders for Jesus’ sake.

Reading the Bible

Mama S. has shown a willingness to read the Bible with Shara. Pray that God would continue to draw her closer to Him and that they would have deep and intentional times of Scripture studying.

Pray for the Christian women of our street, that we would continue to build each other up and pray together for a breakthrough of the Gospel amongst our neighbors.

Breakthrough

Pray for the Vijana choir that Shara is a part of. Pray they would become passionate about sharing the Gospel with their unreached neighbors.
Jared is seeing relationships with Pastors develop. Pray for unity across different denominations. Pray for a breakthrough in the disunity, judgements, and hurts of Kondoa Pastors and healing of relationships.

Seeds

Please pray for a neighbor woman, A, who I have shared the Gospel with and has been asking a few questions. Pray that God would soften her heart and that these seeds would be planted in her heart.

prayer time

We have just started to meet with the Christian mamas in our neighborhood for a time of prayer and fellowship and an encouragement to reach out to their Muslim neighbors. Please pray this time of prayer will be fruitful and that those who they invite will show up, be excited and feel encouraged to share God’s love with others.

Creation to Christ

Mama Moses and I have started a bible study with the neighbor women: Mama B, Mama Z, Mama H and Mama S. We are doing a six lesson study from creation to Christ. God is working so much! Please continue praying for these mamas as they learn more about Christ. Pray the seeds will fall on prepared soil. Things are happening and all we can do is trust God that these women will accept and follow Jesus. Mama B has privately said to me that she wants to follow Jesus. Pray that the walls of fear will be crushed.

Praise!

Mama S has accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior! She comes from a Muslim family and is married to a Catholic man. After reading the Bible and watching the Jesus film with me and a few other neighbors, the blinders were taken off and the Truth was revealed to her heart through the Holy Spirit. Pray for the upcoming discipleship process that I will be leading her through. Pray that she will gain a new family with the believers in this town.

Amos

Amos, Jared, and another man were discussing the conditions of the world, when Jared said there is a solution. Jared asked his Christian friend, Amos, what the solution was and he replied “prayer”. Jared said it is the blood of Jesus Christ because he washed our sins away. Pray for Jared and Amos to have more opportunities to discuss these important topics.

Mama S and Mama H

I have started reading the Bible 3 times a week with 3 of my Muslim neighbors. Mama S has said she believes Jesus is God. Mama H has said she needs to follow Jesus. Please pray for these meetings that knowledge would form about the Truth but more importantly that the Holy Spirit would transform their hearts and that they would turn to Jesus and follow him whole heartedly.

Mat

Mat is a Rangi believer. He and Bobby have started spending time together. Mat wants Bobby to teach him the Farming God’s Way methods and he has told Bobby he wants to learn more about the Bible and be discipled. Pray he will learn more about what the Bible says and have the desire to share with his neighbors.

Mama Sam & Mama mKubwa

Mama Sam & Mama mKubwa watched the entire Jesus film in Kirangi with Kelly. They were intrigued but at the same time uncomfortable. Pray the Holy Spirit would pierce their hearts and that Jesus would remain on their minds creating questions for Kelly.

Mama S

Mama S lives across the street from me and due to the very hot weather we have been sitting together under the shade on a mat sewing and talking about life. I had the chance to talk to her about Jesus twice. She listens and then changes the topic. Please pray for an open heart to hear the Word.

Mama H

H is a single mom with two small children. I gave her a book of John and shared Scripture with her, prayed with her and gave her a gift of food from the whole team. Since then, she has asked great questions like “Why was the veil torn when Jesus died?” She has gone to a prayer event with the Kondoa team and expressed that she has never seen this level of love before like our team has shown her. Most recently her, Mama B, and I had a discussion on the urgency to choose Jesus as Lord and Savior. Mama H said she believed that Jesus is the way to be saved. It is obvious that the Spirit is working in each of their hearts. Please pray for a radical transformation in the hearts of Mama H and Mama B, and that they would turn their lives over to Christ.

Mzee M

Jared took Mzee M to the coffee shop the other day. They talked about the Gospel and Jared realized that he has much of Genesis memorized. He recently went to the prayer event from the Kondoa team and enjoyed himself and even engaged in conversation about Scriptures. Praise God for the knowledge he has, and pray he will come to know that Jesus is the only Way to Truth.

Christmas outreach

The Kondoa TIMO team is having our first Muslim Outreach event tomorrow, Saturday the 4th. There will be a wide range of Muslims coming, some that know a lot about Jesus and some that know nothing. We will be discussing why we celebrate Christmas and it’s meaning in Jesus Christ our Lord. Pray that their eyes would be opened to see God’s glory, that through Christ God would transform many hearts to accept Christ tomorrow.

Young lady S

Young lady S is starting Form 1 (high school) soon. She lost her mother about 6 months ago, and her brother 1.5 months ago. She has been coming over to Kelly’s house to hang out. Kelly has been sharing with her about God loving and knowing her and caring for her and letting her know it’s ok to be sad and grieve because we have a God who loves us and grieves with us. Please pray she is open to the Gospel.

Listening

Mzee M was given an audio Bible when he was sick, so he could listen to the New Testament in Rangi or Swahili. He has been listening and discussing with his family and falls asleep with it playing. Praise God he has recently seen the love of Jesus through local Christian neighbors through their many acts of generosity while he has been sick.

Conversations

Mzee J and Gideon had a great conversation discussing the second coming of Jesus. Gideon saw willingness to listen to what he was saying about Jesus and the Bible. Mzee J along with a few other men sat listening to Gideon and some even said, ‘What you’re saying makes sense’. Mzee J asked for more conversations in the future to discuss Jesus. Pray for these future interactions with Gideon to be impactful and life-giving for Mzee.

Who is Jesus?

Mama S went to a Bible study with Shara. The leader spoke from James about having joy and perseverance. Shara and Mama S had a fruitful conversation about prayer and the study topics. Shara left her with the question: ‘Who is Jesus to you?’ Pray she will seek the Truth, find it and hold onto it forever.

Seek Jesus

Mama B and I have recently been discussing her struggles, as she opens up more. I have shared with her that there will be no change without Jesus. She has started to attend Christian gatherings with me. Pray that through all of this exposure to Scripture and viewing how Christians pray, she will desire to seek Jesus in her own life.

Shown interest

Please pray for my friend and neighbor Mama S. She is a Muslim. She has shown interest in going to a Bible study with me, but has yet to go. Pray she will.

Children’s Bible

Rachel and Mama F. are Muslim ladies who live across the street me. They frequently ask to read my children’s bible and on occasion ask me questions about it. Pray the Lord would speak to them in His Word.

Inspired to love

Mzee M lives in my neighborhood. He is an older Muslim man with a welcoming personality. He has been a very good listener when it comes to spiritual conversation. He accepts prayer in Jesus name. His wife’s knees are bad and I was able to give them a box seat toilet. I read scripture and told them because of the love of Jesus I wanted to help. I explained that it wasn’t that I was a rich Mzungu but because of Christ’s love which inspires his followers to love their neighbors. May the Lord Jesus open this man’s eyes to salvation!

Correct way to God

Bobby met an older Muslim man in the market that showed him a verse in the Bible about pigs being unclean. He wanted to know why Christian’s eat pigs. Bobby shared more with him and more about Christ. At the end of the conversation he said he wants to know the correct way to God. Pray he will continue seeking. And will find the true way to God.

Bobby’s friend

Pray for a friend of Bobby’s that he shared the gospel with a couple weeks ago. He said that was the first time to hear the story of Christ. He seems interested in the Truth. Pray he will continue to seek for the Truth.

Mama B

My neighbor, Mama B, has agreed to teach me Swahili. I asked if we could use Bible stories and she agreed, unhesitantly. Please pray that her heart will be softened through reading the Bible stories and that she will seek the Truth and not be afraid to ask questions.

Proclamation

Pray that there would be bold proclamation in the Name of the Lord Jesus throughout the town of Kondoa and surrounding villages and that many will believe in the Lord.

Pray that believers in the midst of the Rangi would treasure Christ so much that they would be willing to suffer on His behalf.

Proclaim

Pray for new Rangi believers to immediately proclaim Jesus, saying, “He is the Son of God.” Pray that they would increase in strength and wisdom and confound local unbelievers by proving that Jesus is the Christ.

Ears and eyes

Pray for Jesus to reveal Himself to the Rangi through dreams and visions. That just as in Acts 9 when Saul heard Jesus and believed, the Rangi’s spiritual ears and eyes would be opened as well.
Pray for the believers near to the Rangi that they would embrace the privilege to be instruments of Jesus to carry His Name to the Rangi.

Steadfast purpose

Pray for believers near the Rangi to persevere in long practice of humble and sacrificial servanthood. May they remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose. (Acts 11:23) Pray that many Rangi will be touched by their testimony and be saved.

Lord bring freedom

Pray for a spirit of earnest prayer to be poured out on the churches located near the Rangi. That the church goers would be awakened to pray earnestly for the Lord to bring freedom from spiritual bondage for the Rangi people who do not know the way of salvation through Jesus Christ.

God has given the same gift

Pray for unity in gospel proclamation among the different church denominations living near to the Rangi; that they would fall silent before God and say like Peter, “If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God’s way?” (Acts 11:17)

Good Gospel Conversation

Bobby was able to have a good gospel sharing conversation with a couple of men the other day that are both Muslim. He was able to share and read scripture with them. Pray that the Holy Spirit would convict them and they would be open to accepting who Jesus is and what he has done for them.