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Update on The Rendille of Kenya

There is a young Rendille student – Form 2 (10th grade) – who has been chosen to be the school head prefect. Usually the new head is chosen from the Form 3 class (11th grade), but there were no good candidates this year. Pray for Chulayo. He has shown a past of seriously wanting to serve God. While in Standard 8 (8th grade) he formed a group called Warriors for Jesus. They would get up every day at 5:00 to pray as a group. He will be challenged in his leadership role. His ethics will be challenged as students like head prefects who let them get away with disobeying school rules and regulations. Pray for him to have balance in his leadership, love for his fellow students and humility. It’s a big role. Above all, may his love for God develop during this time and may he stay true to the truth. Sometimes it is even more difficult to stand for Jesus in so-called Christian schools!

Update on The Rendille of Kenya

Pray for the leadership in the Rendille town of Korr as they think about what stance the church schools should take regarding Muslim students. The leadership has taken a strong stand against students leaving school to attend traditional pagan rites and practices, but the Muslims have been treated differently. Students have been allowed to go to the mosque on Fridays for worship and they have been allowed to attend religious festivals. These policies are now being revisited. Pray that insight from above will be given and there will be unity of spirit in what God would like to see practiced. Along these lines, pray for the Muslim students in the high school as they are being confronted with God’s truth on a daily basis. Pray for the seed of God’s Word to penetrate and take root. It is very difficult for a Muslim to break loose from the tight community holds of their religion.

Pray for healing and medical provisions for the Rendille

The Rendille in their poverty, will often not take a sick person to hospital, because it will cost money. The result is that the person then sometimes gets seriously ill. Then the relatives will use traditional medicines, often with very harmful effects. Cutting out the epiglottis with a razor blade is often done for a sore throat. So is cow dung on a burn. Pray that they will learn to trust the Lord for health, for finances and for all of their lives!

Pray for God to stir the hearts of Rendille men

The church in Korr has 3 church plants in process. All three need Rendille men to come, interested in hearing God’s word. Women and children come, which is good, but we are praying for the heads of the homes to see the importance of knowing Jesus. Pray for these three new baby churches:
a. One in Namarei – it has an evangelist named Joel. He loves God and needs prayer as he leads the services each week
b. One in Nagaan – has people from Korr who go each Sunday to preach – but there is no one who visits and pastors during the week.
c. One in Dubsahai – this group has an appointed evangelist. Many come, but mainly children.

Update on The Rendille of Kenya

The Rendille in their poverty, will often not take a sick person to hospital, because it will cost money. The result is that the person then sometimes gets seriously ill. Then the relatives will use traditional medicines, often with very harmful effects. Cutting out the epiglottis with a razor blade is often done for a sore throat. So is cow dung on a burn. Pray that they will learn to trust the Lord for health, for finances and for all of their lives!

Update on The Rendille of Kenya

The church in Korr has 3 church plants in process. All three need Rendille men to come, interested in hearing God’s word. Women and children come, which is good, but we are praying for the heads of the homes to see the importance of knowing Jesus. Pray for these three new baby churches:
a. One in Namarei – it has an evangelist named Joel. He loves God and needs prayer as he leads the services each week
b. One in Nagaan – has people from Korr who go each Sunday to preach – but there is no one who visits and pastors during the week.
c. One in Dubsahai – this group has an appointed evangelist. Many come, but mainly children.

Update on The Rendille of Kenya

Bible translation continues, with the team currently working on preparing Revelation 1 to 5 for the consultant checking session in June. From 23 May to 3 June, I will be working with the two translators via Skype. There is a lot of work to be done on problem passages and key Biblical terms that need checking. From 6 to 17 June, we have the checking session with the Bible translation consultant. Please pray for accuracy and clarity, and for the Lord’s blessing as we discuss His Word.

Update on The Rendille of Kenya

From one missionary: The church in Korr lost its senior pastor, Jamhuri, this past January. The church has elders and a pastor keeping things going, but we need a good replacement for Jamhuri. The local area will be deciding who should be the replacement and we are praying for a strong godly man.

From another missionary: The Korr AIC church is not totally without leadership since they still have the assistant pastor, David Gargule and a strong group of elders who help guide the church. Having said that, it is clear that the church feels the loss and absence of Pastor James Kholbakha very deeply. The Area Church Council is due to discuss the appointment of a person to fill this post very soon. Pray for the Lord’s guidance to the right man.

Update on The Rendille of Kenya

The Rendille church, AIC Korr, has schools under its jurisdiction. These are training students from nursery through high school – about 800+ students in total. There are several requests regarding these schools:
a. Many students are not saved. We have students from various unreached tribes in northern Kenya. We also have Muslim students, traditionalists, Roman Catholics, and nominal Christians. We are praying for the salvation of all who come.
b. We are also praying for truly committed teachers who see their teaching as a ministry for God and not just a job. We long to see Christian schools that make a difference.

Update on The Rendille of Kenya

The Islamic Academy concept met with considerable resistance from the Korr community. The Muslims in turn blamed the Christians for inciting the community, so it has brought some friction. Please pray that the local church will see this as an opportunity for loving outreach.