Set free from bondage

At the end of June, I was in Tsumkwe to meet with a team of four from Johannesburg to minister to the Tsumkwe secondary school children on how to overcome drug addictions, alcohol and all other related social challenges Tsumkwe people face. The good news is that the team ended up ministering to the teachers, police officers and inmates of the Tsumkwe holding cell as well as to a group of San youth at the Dutch Reformed church.
There was a positive response. The speaker kept pointing to Jesus as the ultimate deliverer from all the bondages of addictions.
There was a huge and evident sign of hunger- people want to hear the Word of truth being taught.
Pray that those who heard the teachings would be set free from bondage and that they would share with others about the power of Christ.

Children’s work and Oral Bible

Pray that the Lord will keep the children in His hands and protect them against abuse and that they will continue coming in great numbers to learn about the Lord and accept His love for them.

Pray for the oral Bible translation for wisdom to find the correct words in context and for persistence through long hours of concentration, all to the honor of the Lord.

Pray for the San Pastors

* Please pray for the pastors’ (Gerrie, N!aici and Leviet) ministry amongst their people. May our Lord keep them steadfast in their ways before Him. Pray for their families as well to support them and for good health.

* For the church board to walk closely with the Lord and for guidance by the Holy Spirit.

* For protection on the roads when they drive/walk to the villages in the bush.

San outreach

Pray for God’s continued blessing on the craft market. Part of Pastor Gerrie’s visits to the villages is to exchange crafts for food. Pray for wisdom for Pastor Gerrie.

Continue to pray against the evils of alcohol abuse. This is a widespread devastating problem.

San believers

Pray for all the believers in the Tsumkwe area. Pray that the Holy Spirit will help them to grow spiritually and to stand strong in the Lord. Pray for the gift of discernment so that they will accept and obey the pure, living Word. Some are being led astray by people teaching the health and wealth gospel. Pray that believers will answer the call of the Lord to become involved in His service. Pray for the adult group being taught by Pastor Gerrie. May the Lord really open their hearts to Him.

Pastor’s Requests

A local pastor serving with the San people made the following prayer requests: Please pray for healing of those who are sick among the people, and for people traveling for Christmas. Pray for spiritual strengthening of our Chief and church leaders and that they would fully participate in Church activities.

Local Believers

Many of the San will say that they are believers, but few are truly following the Way. Pray for the believers to be bold in their faith both in their walks and talks. Pray that they would be united in their love for Jesus and that there would be no strife over doctrinal differences. Pray for the church leaders to lead the sheep.

Sheep Need Feeding

Many residents of Tsumkwe town continue to live without the understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The few who profess to believe hardly get the nurturing that is needed to come to the knowledge of the truth and live in it. Informal research by Gospel workers living in Tsumkwe has found that most of the people are nominal ‘Christians’. Please pray that the few Christian leaders would prioritize feeding the flocks with God’s word. Oftentimes the leaders are so busy with many other things that they have no time for the sheep.

May Chief lead his people to Life

Pray for the Chief, who was baptized recently. Pray he will study the Bible and do what it says and live a life worthy of the Lord. Pray he would be bold to share God’s goodness and the salvation He offers with his people.

Pray for HOPE to replace despair….

A man committed suicide and left behind a wife and 5 children. No evidence that the man knew Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He could not bear the news of his HIV positive status. The wife told mourners that she will follow in her husband’s footsteps. Please pray against that plan.
At the burial, Zeka was asked to share God’s word, and there was a positive response.
Pray for the late’s wife. We paid her a visit and she looked worried. She is   unemployed and asked for prayers that God would provide for her family.
She will be going back to her village with 2 kids while the other 3 remain in Tsumkwe with grandparents.