Growing Up

Please pray that the small group of believers who are growing in discipleship to Jesus Christ in one town will be greatly strengthened to begin sending the gospel to other Zaramo towns and villages. Pray that the evangelist/teacher who leads the group will be filled with the Holy Spirit to lead the group in just the ways they need in order to grow in Christ.

Seminar 6 and 7 January

We will be holding another training seminar this Wednesday and Thursday. Pray with us for God to touch the souls of the participants. The topic is entrepreneurship, and the principles come from the Bible, though many Muslims are participating. Pray for their salvation and open doors for the gospel.

Transferred

Please pray that the Zaramo will be transferred from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of God’s beloved Son, and through Him receive redemption, the forgiveness of their sins. Pray that they will know the one true God and Jesus Christ whom He sent into the world for them.

Filled with the Knowledge of His Will

Please pray for every believer among the Zaramo to be filled with the knowledge of the Lord’s will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. May God be at work in them both to will and to do His good pleasure. Pray for the love of Jesus and His compassion for the lost to overflow in the hearts of believers, that they may have opportunities every day to give reasons for the hope that is in them, and that others may also put their trust in Jesus Christ.

Seeking Jesus Christ

Pray for the Zaramo of Tanzania to seek Jesus Christ during these days. May He work in each family to bring a situation that forces them to discard old gods and seek the true and living God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Pray for more and more Christians to gather together for worship and prayer and Bible reading.

Sharing Boldly

Pray for Zaramo Christians to share the gospel boldly with friends and neighbors who are worried and upset by these uncertain times. Pray for the Lord to provide for Christian families and that as they share with those who are in need, they will also be able to share the Word of God. Pray for those Christians from other tribes who live among the Zaramo to love them well and share the gospel of Christ with them.

Evangelist’s open door

Yesterday I got time to visit an old man, Mzee K, who is suffering from a headache for 20 yrs now. I talked to him about the promise of the Lord Jesus to the people who believe in him. I prayed with his family and they asked me to teach them and pray for them. Now I’m asking Jesus to guide me through on how I can teach and show the presence of Jesus to the entire family. PRAY FOR ME

A New Wave

Western missionaries came and began a good work among the Zaramo, but in time they went to other places and ministries, other unreached tribes. Many believers were left behind, and national workers came to keep reaching the Zaramo for Jesus. But a new wave of workers are needed. Pray for those who still minister among the Zaramo not to lose heart or grow weary. Pray for many others to join them. Pray that in each town and village the Zaramo people will be able to find a thriving group of believers who can share the good news of Jesus.

Faithful Perseverance

Pray that God will help new Zaramo believers continue in faith as they study God’s Word and grow in grace and the knowledge of Him. Pray for faithful perseverance.

Indigenous Workers

Please pray that God may raise up Zaramo believers who will devote themselves to the work of the ministry in a town called Mzenga.

May they be Filled

Please pray that the Lord will bless the efforts of Christians to share the gospel with the Zaramo people. Pray that they will have a hunger and thirst for righteousness, and that they will be filled, as He promised. Pray for the salvation of a man named Mbondo and his family, as the Christian evangelist continues to share Jesus and his Word with them. Pray that very soon they will confess faith in Christ.

 

A Solid Rock for the Zaramo

The Zaramo are created in God’s image and yet they need to know Him. Pray that during this time of fear of death, they will hear the good news of eternal life in Christ and turn in faith to Him. Pray that their reliance on Islam for answers and hope will be broken, and that they will realize only Jesus is a solid Rock to build on.

Come, Follow Me

Please pray that the Zaramo will find that Jesus is the answer to their problems. Pray especially that the young men in Zaramoland who are looking for meaning, for purpose and for direction will be challenged by Jesus’ command, “Come, follow Me.”

Two New Underground Churches

From December 2019 to March 2020, two new churches have begun in Zaramo villages, though they are still underground. They have indigenous believers, including many from the Zaramo tribe, also Maasai and Sukuma. Please keep us in prayer as we have needs in these groups. They lack teaching on spiritual victory and other topics. They lack Bibles. One needs nine corrugated steel roofing sheets so we may have a place to meet during the rainy season, and we need some benches. Please pray for the growth and provision for these churches.

A Way To Reach Them?

A number of single young Zaramo men are interested in the gospel. Is there a way to reach them by using art? Or sports? Pray for guidance and enabling for the Tanzanian Christian teacher who lives among them and shares the gospel with them.

Preaching Through Agriculture

Pray for my new plan of preaching through agriculture, using God’s ways of farming. I teach people new ways of farming and through this people are coming to Jesus. Pray for two families: the Mbondo family and Malaika family. These are people who have experienced the love of Jesus. Pray for salvation for many Zaramo people.

Evangelist using photography

From a Tanzanian Evangelist: “I am working with the Zaramo tribe here in Coastal region. It is a wonderful thing I am seeing in my work of video shooting and photo taking. I normally participate in their traditional culture and many ceremonies. May you please pray for me to stand faithfuly in this work?” Please pray for this evangelist to see many people come to faith in Christ. Pray for other Christians to join him in sharing the gospel with the Zaramo people. Pray for a good wife, who has the same missionary call he does. Pray for a reproducing, indigenous, Christ-centered church among the Zaramo people.

Evangelistic Outreach At A Business

Please pray for evangelistic outreach among the Zaramo through a coffee shop and photography. Pray specifically for the salvation of two men: Mzee Mbondo, and Katundu. Pray that their hearts will be prepared and that they will receive Christ as their Savior.

Irresistible Narratives

A Tanzanian Christian teacher writes: “Personally I feel a strong call to God’s service. Please pray for me that: 1.God may give me peace in my heart to do his work, 2.God may open for me a door to reach Zaramo society, 3.God may prepare Zaramo hearts to hear the word and the voice of Jesus.” Pray for this man in his evangelistic work, that many Zaramo may be saved through him. Currently he is sharing Bible studies with 38 students from his secondary school on Friday and Sunday evenings. “12 of them are Muslims but they have been attracted to the Bible narratives. Please pray for them that God may meet them through his word.”

Family Saved

From an evangelist: I really feel so happy to live in God’s family as you have been praying for the work of God here among the Zaramo. God is still with us and his work. This year one family which was suffering from witchcraft decided to come to Jesus: A father, mother and their three daughters. Please pray they continue to grow in Christ.

Only Jesus

Please pray for the Holy Spirit to cause the Zaramo people to hunger and thirst for righteousness, and to be clearly shown how hopeless any other way to God is except for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Fearing the Powers of Darkness

The Zaramo people fear the powers of darkness, evil spirits and curses. They believe if they go to witch doctors they can get protection. Pray that instead of fearing Satan they will fear and seek God. Pray that they will find freedom from evil through Christ and His victory on the cross.

Prayer for Healing

Praise God! As we were in the New Year’s service one man from the Zaramo tribe came to ask me if we could pray for him. After we finished praying for him he gave his life to Jesus. Please pray for his healing and growth.

Health in a broken community

Among the Zaramo many families are very poor, and this causes many young girls to become prostitutes. Some contract diseases and many become pregnant. Please pray that the Lord will save these families and give them honest ways to make a living. A local doctor working in the hospital calculates about 90% of adults in the area are HIV positive. Please pray for the Lord to work mightily among the Zaramo to bring salvation to those who are infected and to change the culture where infection is spread so freely.

Old Women Teaching Young

Among the Zaramo, older women cling to old evil customs and superstitions, and they purposely teach the young girls these perversions. Pray that God will save these old women and that they will teach their grandchildren the ways of Christ instead.

Share Christ Consistently

Please pray for the Zaramo believers to share Christ consistently with their families, neighbours and friends. Pray for the Zaramo church to grow and multiply, and that in every way it will be centered on Jesus Christ.

Abundant Life

Please pray that the Zaramo people will recognise that all the things they have been seeking to try to fill the emptiness in their hearts and lives are useless, and that they will hear the invitation of Christ to come to Him for abundant life.

Drawn in Faith

Please pray that as the team of Christians among the Zaramo celebrates Christmas with their friends and neighbours, that those who are hearing the gospel for the first time will not fear persecution or suffering but will be drawn in faith to the Saviour.

Reflecting Jesus’ Glory

Praise the Lord that the Zaramo are made in His image, and therefore have the capacity to glorify God. Pray that those who come to know the Lord Jesus Christ will reflect His glory as they read and meditate on Scripture. Pray that they will bring light into the darkness, and others will also be saved.

The Meaning of Life

Please pray that the Lord will cause many Zaramo to be asking themselves what is the meaning of life, and that the Lord will raise up Christians to share that all things are from, through, and for Christ. May many Zaramo embrace Him as their joy and their salvation.

As Lights In The World

Pray that in those Zaramo villages where there is not yet any witness of Christ, Christians will be sent to share the gospel. Pray that Zaramo Christians will live as children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked generation, among whom they shine as lights in the world.

No Other Name

Please pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Zaramo a recognition of their own sinfulness and God’s holiness. Pray that they will realise that all their works of “righteousness” are like filthy rags. Pray that they will hear and believe that there is no other name than Jesus whereby they can be saved, and that He who knew no sin became sin for them, so they could receive the righteousness of God through Him.

Victory Over Evil Spirits

The Zaramo people practice a mix of Islam and animism. Pray that Jesus will show that He has power over evil spirits, and that only those who put their trust in Him will never be afraid. Pray that Christians will boldly proclaim the victory of Jesus Christ over all evil spirits.

He Has Overcome The World

Pray that the Zaramo will find that even though in the world they have tribulation, Jesus brings good cheer and has overcome the world. Pray that they will follow Him as their Prince of Peace.

May Christ-Centered Churches Spring Up

Please pray for God’s continuing work among the Zaramo. Pray for those who are Christian and living among them to have a bold and fearless witness, coupled with love and compassion for the lost. Pray for Christ-centered churches to spring up. Pray for more missionaries to be raised up to go work among them.

Pray for the Zaramo

Pray that the Holy Spirit will reveal to the Zaramo people their sinfulness and complete lostness, and then pray that the greatness and power of the Savior will be revealed as their only hope.

Pray for a Paramo elementary school class

Pray for an elementary school class of 4th and 5th graders who observed a classmate delivered from demonic oppression when their Christian teachers prayed in Jesus’ name. Pray that as these students meet for prayer in the teachers’ home, they will clearly understand the gospel and put their faith in Christ for salvation. Pray also for the salvation of their parents, who allow the children to attend the meetings. Pray that as they come to faith in Christ and grow, the children will stand publicly for Jesus all their lives.

Update on The Zaramo of Tanzania

Pray that the Holy Spirit will reveal to the Zaramo people their sinfulness and complete lostness, and then pray that the greatness and power of the Savior will be revealed as their only hope.

Update on The Zaramo of Tanzania

Pray for an elementary school class of 4th and 5th graders who observed a classmate delivered from demonic oppression when their Christian teachers prayed in Jesus’ name. Pray that as these students meet for prayer in the teachers’ home, they will clearly understand the gospel and put their faith in Christ for salvation. Pray also for the salvation of their parents, who allow the children to attend the meetings. Pray that as they come to faith in Christ and grow, the children will stand publicly for Jesus all their lives.

Update on The Zaramo of Tanzania

A Zaramo family has heard 37 Bible stories in chronological order, but has been unwilling to make a decision to put their faith in Jesus or confess Him publicly. Pray that the word that has been planted in their hearts and minds will bear fruit.