Please pray for a small Rangi church to continue to grow and multiply. Praise the Lord for those believers who have come out of darkness into the Lord’s excellent light. Pray for protection from persecution and boldness in sharing Jesus’ love and gospel.
Pray that hearts of Christians living among the Rangi would burn within them as Jesus opens wider their perspective of His mission to the nations. Just like Jesus’ interaction with two disciples on a road leading to Emmaus. Telling them, “repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His name to all nations” (Lk 24:47) Pray that they would find ways to reach out to the Rangi living in their neighborhoods.
Please pray for a Tanzanian evangelist to the Rangi people whose young wife is very ill. They have labored faithfully for many years to bring the gospel to these Muslim people and the husband is begging the Lord to heal his wife. Please pray that her recovery will be complete, and that many will come to faith in Christ through their testimony.
Please pray for a Rangi woman named Mama S. She is very curious and has agreed to study a set of chronological Bible Stories with me. The first two times I have gone to study with her the Lord has miraculously provided peace and quiet so that we can read without interruption. (I say miraculously because her house has many women and children and it’s often difficult to even hold a conversation.) Some of the other nearby ladies have joined to listen too. Pray that all of their hearts would be moved by Truth and would want to hear about Jesus, and pray for continued miraculous times of quiet to study together.
Please pray for a Rangi man named Baba Z. He has been asking questions about Jesus recently. God has opened the door to read some Scripture as well as the story of the Two Kingdoms together. He is doubtful but open for discussions. Please ask the Holy Spirit to stir his heart and open His eyes to see his need for Jesus as Savior.
Jesus said that He had other sheep who were not of the fold of Israel that belonged to Him. He would call them, and they would all be one fold with one Shepherd. Pray today that the Rangi of Tanzania will hear the Good Shepherd calling and come into His sheepfold. Pray for many of them to hear the Shepherd’s voice and not turn back.
Pray for a faithful Rangi evangelist. His father died a couple of weeks ago. His wife and six year old son are now sick. Pray for the Lord to heal his family. Praise the Lord that in the last days before his father passed away, he gave testimony that Jesus was His Savior and Lord. Pray for the evangelist to be encouraged as he works faithfully to share the gospel with the people in his town who are 95% Muslim. May the Lord strengthen and encourage him and his family.
A team of missionaries has begun the process of leaving their home countries to come live among the Rangi and share Christ’s love, but immigration difficulties are holding them back. Please pray that the Lord Jesus will put before them an “open door that no one can shut.”
A young Rangi woman was recently delivered from evil spirits. Pray that she will put her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ so she will be protected by the Son of God from the evil one. Pray for many Rangi people to come to faith in Christ, confess Him openly, and be delivered from Islam.
Pray for house to house evangelism that will begin among the Rangi people tomorrow, and for new believers Vero and Rebecca to stay strong in their faith in Jesus. Pray for the training of Rangi believers who want to study theology and the Bible, and those who are feeling called into the ministry. Pray for a reproducing, indigenous, Christ-centered church among the Rangi.
On a major Muslim holiday, more than fifteen Rangi women and children came to watch the Jesus video instead of celebrating and feasting with their neighbors. Please pray that these seekers will continue to be drawn to the Lord Jesus Christ and be willing to leave behind their old religion and ways. May they joyfully embrace the salvation of the Lord!
Please pray for the few Rangi believers to be like the Samaritan woman, who was so excited about having found the Messiah and so transformed by her encounter with Him, she brought many others to believe in Him, too.
Pray for the Rangi people who have come to Christ to stand firm in the Lord. Pray for the ministry of deliverance from demonic oppression as believers lead those who have been tormented by demons to freedom in Christ. Pray for a movement of the Holy Spirit to bring many Rangi families to faith in Jesus for their salvation.
Praise the Lord that a Rangi girl has accepted Christ, been baptized, and is growing up in Jesus. Pray for the Lord to help her complete her studies and that He will use her life and testimony to bring other Rangi into the household of faith in Christ.
Please pray for the Lord to bless the kindergarten children as we open the school. Please pray that my wife and I will have the heart to continue working for the Lord here. Please pray that the ministry can continue in our village in spite of many challenges. Pray for me to be able to continue receiving higher education and for my son to be able to begin first grade.
Please pray for a Rangi evangelist who has injured his foot while riding his motorcycle through sand to visit people and share the gospel. This is the second time in a month he has had such an injury. He feels the heat of spiritual battle. He is begging the Lord for protection and for progress as people are learning about Christ and beginning to put their faith in Him. Please pray with him.
Pray for a woman who has put her faith in Christ recently. She told her family she is no longer a Muslim but has become a Christian. Her relatives are threatening her. Pray for her safety.
Faiza and Abdil came yesterday and listened carefully to the good news of Jesus. We agreed to meet again tomorrow for further discussion. Thanks for your prayers. Let’s keep praying they understand fully, put their faith truly in Jesus, and surrender to Him as Lord of their lives.
Please pray for two people, Faiza Yusuf and Abdil Jabaru. A Tanzanian evangelist plans to visit them today and share the gospel with them. Pray for the Lord to save them.
Please pray for an evangelist and his wife to receive perseverance and patience to do the work of the Lord among the Rangi. Praise the Lord for a young girl who received Christ, Veronica. She wants to train as a nursery school teacher. Pray also for the evangelist’s wife to receive more training, and also a girl who wants to be able to go to high school named Bijahilina. Pray for the Lord to supply all these students need and allow them to study for his glory, as they long to do. Pray for the gospel to spread among the Rangi people and for a reproducing, indigenous, Christ-centered church to be growing among them.
I just got off the phone with one of the translators for the Rangi New Testament. They are in the final checks and are experiencing some trials. This particular translator hasn’t been sleeping at night which makes it difficult to focus on the mentally heavy task of translation. He also often feels pain in his stomach when he goes to the office. Please pray for relief from these troubles and strength to finish the translation well.
Pray for the outreach ministry among the Rangi. Pray for the Lord’s provision for the school and other projects which bless the community. Pray that many will hear and believe the gospel!
Update from Rangi Evangelist: I thank the Lord that today many Muslim children came to my place to see the Jesus video. Please pray that these children will meet Jesus.
From a Rangi evangelist: “There was a young woman named Haulatu who was tormented by evil spirits. I prayed for her and she was released, and continues to walk in freedom. I shared about Jesus with her and she received Him as her Savior. Pray for her. Please also pray for a lady named Zuhura. I have started visiting with her to teach her the good news of Jesus, and she is welcoming this news.” Pray for this evangelist to lead many to Christ. Pray for a strong church to grow among the Rangi people.
First, thank God with me for Salmada, a lady who shared that she accepted Jesus in 2016, and though her siblings tried to stop her continuing with Jesus, now she called and told me that she still loves Jesus and she is a Christian up to today. Second, pray for my plan to have Compassion International services here. And third, pray for the kids here. There are some who don’t have school fees but they love school.
From a Rangi evangelist: Please pray for me this week. There is a mama called F. I began discussing with her about Jesus. Pray for her salvation. The second request is that you pray for two teenagers who are crippled and really need a lot of help. Also please pray for some Muslim families who want to send their kids to Christian school but need school fees.
From a Rangi evangelist: “Praise the Lord I am able to travel by motorcycle for ministry. Please pray for the work of God here in the town of Busi. On Monday I will reopen the Christian school after the break. There are many children who want to attend. Please pray that all who want to attend are able to do so, and that the Lord will provide so parents can afford to pay the school fees.” (Most of the children are from Muslim families.)
Please continue to pray that the Lord will strengthen the evangelists and pastors who live and work among the Rangi. Pray that the strong resistance to the gospel will be broken down. Pray that the Rangi people will see examples of people who come to Christ and whose lives are transformed by the gospel, and that these will be the leaders of the future. Pray for the Rangi people to have indigenous, reproducing, Christ-centered churches.
Indigenous Training is going well here at EnGedi, 67 people from 9 tribes. We are learning about Progressive Redemption from Rev Miller and Evangelism from Emma and Pastor Israel. The teachings are both great, not only learning the course but being sharpened spiritually. The Rangi, Alagwa, Sandawe, Masai, Nyatulu, Datooga, Iraqw, Hadzabe and Sukuma believers are being shaped this week. Pray for 30 of these men to be called to be pastors.
“Lord, may Your Spirit convict the Rangi of their sin, Your righteousness, and the coming judgment, in such a way that they can understand and believe.”
From a Rangi evangelist: May the Lord Jesus be praised. Please join me in praying for a young boy named Majid who is lame and cannot walk. Please also pray for his family who are very poor. Pray for his mother who has begun listening to the good news when I go visit them. Pray for their salvation. Thank you!
Pray that an evangelist and other Rangi believers would be encouraged, equipped, and emboldened during the visit of a missionary today and tomorrow (May 25-26). He’ll be preaching about certain aspects of discipleship from Matthew 10. Pray that the Lord will mightily use the ministry of the Word in the lives of these believers from Muslim backgrounds.
From a Rangi evangelist: “I thank the Lord that in His mercy we were able to teach 57 school children this year. Please pray for those families that have a hard time paying school fees. Please also pray about this: there is a Methodist church that wants to give us property so we can use it for outreach ministry. Of course we’ll need funds to build a building. Lastly, please pray for rain. The farms here are very dry and people are hungry. Thank you for your prayers.”
From a Rangi evangelist: “Pray for ministry in the town of Busi- people are now open to receive the gospel. I need a team so we can expand the work of evangelism. Thank you and God bless you.” Pray for God to send workers to this harvest field.
From a Rangi evangelist: “Please pray for a school inspection that I will be having. The government leaders have promised to come and have a look at the state of the school to see if it has met the requirements. If so, they could register the school, if not they will remove it from the list. Also I have a vision to get a Compassion International center on some church land, to continue that ministry. Please also pray in general for the ministry of the school and the church.” Pray for Rangi Muslims to come to faith in Christ through these efforts.
From a Rangi evangelist: “Praise the Lord, and pray for me. I am attending a seminar (Global Disciples) this week starting Thursday through Sunday and also I’ll be doing door to door evangelism. Join with me to pray for this work of God. Be blessed.”
Praise the Lord for seven Rangi baptized in the past year, especially those from Muslim backgrounds. Please pray for their growth in the Lord and that many others will follow their faith and example. Pray for many Rangi to come to faith in Christ through a Christian school in Pahi.
On Oct 24, 2017 you prayed for this request: “Thank God for his blessing, because we are already roofing a classroom, and now join me to pray for finishing the floor, windows, doors and plaster. This is a place for Muslim high school students to come after school for tutoring and to learn about Jesus Christ.” And God answered: “I want to thank God for the building of a classroom, we are now finishing and planning to open it officially on the graduation day.”
I have talked with the chief of Busi and he accepted to be the guest of honor.
The following request you prayed for about a certain Rangi man named Yusuph: ” Jan 17, 2018 Please pray for Yusuph. He needs a job that will support him till God opens the way to attend Bible school.”
Sep 17, 2018 “We praise God for one Rangi student and four from other Muslim UPGs who have joined Majahida Bible college for Bible Training. Yusuph from the Rangi people is zealous to reach his own as soon as he finishes school.”
And God answered: “We praise God for Yusuph, he’s now in school and he is doing very well in his studies. God has also provided supporters for his school fees. Thank you.” Praise the Lord.
Please pray for the salvation of Zaruna and Bisania, Muslim neighbors to a Christian family among the Rangi. Pray that they may hear of Jesus’ love and grace and sacrifice for their salvation at Christmas time. May they be so filled with joy that they “sell all for the pearl of great price,” despite any persecution they may encounter.