Glorifying God, Proclaiming the Gospel, Transforming Lives

Prayer Letter October/November

Dec 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Updates From Kathy (Our Local Church Missionary)


“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God . . .” (2 Cor. 10: 3-5a)

I knew that things had not been going as I had hoped, but I didn’t perceive the extent to which Satan was behind the problems until the end of last week. We have held monthly Bible Storying Training Sessions since July of this year. Each time, we had some problems with the participants—either forgetting to come to the sessions or not coming to the sessions due to other commitments, etc. However, this past week of Storying Training was much more difficult. The week began with a new participant who seemed excited about the training. But, due to the fact that she is expecting a baby—she became very ill in the first session and couldn’t participate the rest of the week. I was disappointed, but considered this normal. Then, on two different days, I waited for several other participants to come to the training sessions—only to find out that they were participating in a march to get rid of the authorities in town. By this time, I was becoming discouraged. I marked a session with D (from our last story) for the final day of the training week. But, Satan was at work the evening before, turning the night’s events into what could be compared to “the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah.” Around midnight, some of D’s relatives threw a party in which there was a lot of drinking and carousing. After several fellows had gotten drunk, they decided to have their way with D’s brother-in-law who was there. He ran from them, but they caught him and . . . killed him. Everyone in town was shocked at this act of perversion and brutality. The next day, we visited D’s family to offer support and pray with them. Please PRAY, PRAY, PRAY that God would tear down the strongholds that Satan has among these people. Pray that God would strengthen us so that we can faithfully proclaim His Word.


1. Please continue to pray for D’s family. D and her daughter have been very involved in our Bible Storying Training classes, but have not made firm commitments to the Lord, yet. Pray for us as we minister to the family after this tragedy.

2. Thank you for praying for the last week of Bible Storying Training Classes that were held. Please pray that God would bind Satan and his activities from these training sessions. Pray that God will bring people to us who should participate in future training sessions. Pray, also, that the participants will have a serious commitment to the training and faithfully attend the sessions. Pray that God will give our team members strength, wisdom and patience to lead the training. Pray for us as we schedule several different sessions of the training per day in order to work around classes and other responsibilities of the participants. Pray for the next Bible Storying Training Classes that will be held December 11-17.

3. Pray for a river trip that our team is planning to take in January. Pray that we will receive permission to make the trip, that we will be able to teach basic hygiene measures to the people in the village and that we will have an opportunity to share the Gospel.

4. Pray for a Training Center that is being constructed to reach young men of six people groups in this region. These fellows come down the river to study in the public schools. The Center will provide housing, a place to study and a place for them to learn about God and His Word. Pray for us as we are already working with some of these fellows. Pray that they will have a desire to know God and obey His Word. Pray that God will use us as instruments of His grace in the lives of these young men.

5. Pray for another Half-Way house that our team is helping to build. This house will be used by another group of our friends as a place to stay when they come down the river to get supplies. Thank the Lord for the first Half-Way house that was built and the way that God has used the house to open doors for the Gospel.

6. Please pray for our team members. Pray that God will give us wisdom, strength, health and safety as we work together in what He has called us to do.

Thank you for praying,



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