Missionaries and Kenyans regularly visit the hospital to pray with the patients and their families. Last week, after seeing a missionary praying for others in her child’s room, a Somali mom invited the missionary to pray for her child. Pray this family will meet Jesus during their stay at hospital. Pray many Somalis will come to see Jesus is the LORD.
The discipleship group is going well, but only one woman is faithful. The other two are not consistent. Pray for consistency and growth.
Thank God we have two peace-makers who are willing to work with us in the community. Pray for Far’sa and Far’ya, who want to help their people by doing different things such as English classes, workshops, children programs etc. Pray for their salvation and our partnership: may God use all these activities to show Somali people His love, grace and salvation.
Some brothers will soon begin one on one discipleship, which is a new concept for them. Please ask for teachable spirits and humility and new depths in their walk.
Ask the Good Shepherd to guide His people to His lost sheep. For they will listen to His voice. So there will be one flock, one Shepherd.
There have been some major divisions among the brothers. Please ask for a spirit of unity and trust.
Being a place held by racial/tribal/clan tensions, the increasing number of Arab refugees has not been welcomed by most of the local community. Yet it’s been beautiful to see some sweet opportunities for the brothers to tear down those walls and create bridges as they seek to serve and reach out to the Arab community, and in doing so, catching some of the vision of Matt 28 as well! Pray for a great harvest.
In the past, the local brothers have struggled with unity because of distrust. But many are coming together weekly now and learning to operate more and more as the body and wanting to grow together. And the sisters who were never meeting are now doing the same! We rejoice in this and ask for continued unity, trust, and growth among the body.
Some local workers have felt led to ask for 100 new brothers and sisters for the month of August. This may be a place and people historically known for seeing slow movement and little fruit, but that doesn’t keep us from being expectant and asking big as we remember the One who is able! Ask for an outpouring of the HS over this nation and people. Blind eyes opened to see, deaf ears opened to hear, closed minds opened to understand, hardened hearts softened to believe and receive.
During Ramadan, there were many seeds of truth planted. Pray that the Lord would cause them to germinate, grow, and produce much fruit! Pray for new believers to be given grace to walk in a way worthy of the Lord.