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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.