Praise God for the opportunities we have had to talk about Jesus among the Zigua. Pray specifically for Baba M. He has been reading through the Bible. Pray God speaks to his heart. Pray he will find the Truth undeniable. Pray we will have the words to say to point him to Jesus.
Please pray for the Zigua to come to faith in Christ through the testimony and friendship of the Christians who live among them. Pray that they will leave behind any trust they have placed in Islam or witchcraft, and that the Zigua will know Him and walk in the power of His resurrection.
The other day, two of our team members stumbled upon three young women reading the Gospel of John in a tattered Bible. Pray that the Holy Spirit would speak to their hearts and call them by name to follow Jesus. Pray against the attacks of Satan. Pray their entire household would come to faith in Christ.
Please continue to pray for the new Zigua believer. He was evangelized by the only Zigua believer in our church and claims Matthew as his new Christian name. Pray against the fear of persecution. Pray that he would be rooted in the Lord Jesus. Pray that others would see the change in him and desire also to know the Lord.
Praising God for the new Zigua believer who joined us for worship yesterday morning! The best part? He was brought to faith through the sharing of the first indigenous believer among our community! We are currently working through a plan for discipleship. Please pray for that.
Pray that God would move in the hearts of the Zigua. Many have been interested in hearing more about Christ lately. Pray that His word would be planted in good soil. Pray against the lies of Satan and the fear of other religions.
Please pray for a team of Christians who are now living among the Zigua and trying to learn their language. Pray that as they adjust and learn and make friends, God will give them amazing facility for learning the Zigua language and that through that process they can share the gospel with many people who are hungry for a Saviour. Ask the Lord to open many Zigua hearts and grant them faith to believe.
A Zigua widow lady came to her Christian neighbours yesterday and asked to be saved. She had heard them singing and praying many times and felt something inside her heart was drawing her. She received Christ and was set free of demons. She handed over all her charms and they burnt them. Later they also went to her home to burn further charms. She then called her closest relatives and told them that she had become a Christian and that she will not take part in any witchcraft ceremonies anymore. She physically felt a very heavy burden was lifted off her. Please pray that she will be filled with God’s spirit and grow in knowing her Saviour Jesus more and more. Pray for her physical and spiritual protection, and that God would bless the work of her hands.
Please pray that the Zigua will recognise that the unity of the Christians among them is very different from the ways of the world, and that they will see the love of God for His Son, and of the Son for His people. Pray that the Zigua will enter into the love and joy of being born again into the family of God.
A few days ago a stranger turned up at our door looking for a pastor to pray for him. Things have not been going well for him in life and business for quite some time. He has donated much to the mosque all with no result. He has dabbled in witchcraft, which has only made things worse. Then he had a dream where he saw two men walking down a path with Bibles in hand. He believes God was telling him the way forward to knowing him is through the Bible. We prayed and then connected him to our national team member who was able to share some Bible passages with him and pray with and for him. At the end of their time together, this man “H” declared that he truly wants to know the one true God! He is scared though, scared of persecution and further bad luck in life. Please pray for his salvation.