Sarah* is a 31 year old Muslim lady! She loves life, loves family, but longs to be a mother. She has tried over and over to have a child, but every time miscarries and has lost hope. An IMB missionary woman met her in 2012 and they soon became good friends. Since then many have heard about Sarah* and have prayed for her to know the true God, Jesus Christ, and for her to conceive and have a child. Sarah* has been given an Urdu Bible (Urdu is her heart language), and has begun to read it for herself.
This is the month of Ramadan and Sarah* is devoted to seeking Allah for his blessing and favor on her. Will you join others in praying that Sarah* would have an encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ during this time? Many Muslims have dreams or visions during this season. Will you join in and pray for her to have a dream or encounter with the ‘Man in white’, and for her to realize that Jesus is the one true God. Pray also for the miracle of conception; that if God chooses to bless Sarah* with a child that she would then turn to Him for salvation.
There is a family preparing to enter the city of Pretoria soon. They plan to enter the new fields of people like a “mustard seed”. The Parable of the Mustard seed found in Matthew 13:31-33 says that the mustard seed is “the least of all the seeds, but when it is grown it becomes a tree”. Will you join them in praying that as they enter this new city with the seed of the gospel, that even though it may seem small, and their work insignificant, that the gospel would spread throughout the whole city, and that it would become a huge tree of life to all in this area?
Thank you for your constant prayers concerning the work visa approval for the family entering Pretoria, South Africa! God has answered these prayers, and this family has been granted a 5-year approval! Take Your glory Lord!!
Will you now pray for them as they seek the Lord as to WHERE they will live? They want to live in the precise location which God has purposed for them. Pray also as this family prepares to enter this new field of ministry – that God would prepare the fields for the gospel.
There is a family preparing to enter the city of Pretoria in the very near future. At exactly 10:02 am every day they stop whatever they are doing and they pray the prayer from Luke 10:2. Will you join them this month in praying this prayer? Here is what they pray: “Father -You said that the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few,and that we must ask You, the Lord of the harvest, to sent out workers into the harvest field. So, Lord send out workers into Pretoria so that the harvest can be reaped for Your glory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
When Jesus taught His disciples to pray in the Model Prayer found in Matthew 6:9-13, He began with telling them to pray: “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” We have a new missionary team going into the city of Pretoria where they will begin to enter new fields with the Gospel. Will you join them in praying this prayer? “Lord – may Your kingdom come, and Your will be done in Pretoria as it is in heaven. Father God, guide this team into the segments of the city where you want them to begin sharing the Gospel. Fulfill this verse in the city of Pretoria, and do it for Your glory. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.” Read the rest of this entry
Please be in prayer for the people living in the city of Pretoria! There is a new missionary team preparing itself to enter and live in this large city. Their one task is to go into every segment of the city in search of “God-prepared people’. A “God-prepared person” is someone whom the Holy Spirit has prepared ahead of time to respond immediately, or very soon, to the gospel/or to the task of spreading the gospel. When they find these individuals, they will then train them on how to be an obedient disciple of Jesus Christ. This team’s one purpose is to train disciples who make disciples, so that this city is reached with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray for the Holy Spirit to be poured out upon this city, revealing these God-prepared people, and for the Lord to guide this team in knowing where to begin this work.
Our family is excited about our upcoming move to Pretoria! Our role and job title in Pretoria will be “Urban Catalyst,” targeting unreached segments of Pretoria. Pretoria is the nation’s administrative capital, and carries with it immense weight of national and global influence. It is seen as the center of impact for South Africa because of its political presence as it hosts the President and his capital. It is home to a myriad of people groups and areas still without a viable gospel presence. We couldn’t be more excited to be given the opportunity to invest our lives in this new location! God has done amazing things where we currently are living on our island through the tools we’ve learned from T4T, and now we will be doing this very thing in South Africa. Of course, there are many logistics that need to be worked out now, so we would ask that you PLEASE pray for us and our move. The most urgent prayer request is for our SA visas. Recently there has been some difficulty with some of our folks obtaining visas into SA. We know that God is the One who leads us in victory, so we believe that He will go before us on this.
Pastors of the Baptist Union of South Africa will be meeting together from the 28th to the 30th. Pray for them to hear a fresh word from the Lord. Pray for this to be a time of renewal and refreshment as they gather together for the conference.