Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Weekly Prayer Focus: "the Bible" & his mama

Thank you so much for praying for "the Bible" last week. He is still living at home & trying to live out his faith in front of his father. Please continue to pray for him to have boldness. Pray for the Lord to grant Him wisdom about what he should do next ... move out or stay. Pray for him to be encouraged in his faith & for God to be especially near to him when he feels "faint of heart."

His mom is also near & dear to our hearts as Susan & I have been meeting with her for a while, sharing God's word & plan of salvation. Until recently, she had never shown any resistance to the Message but when Living Hope was here last month & they asked to pray for her, she said, "No!" Upon pressing her, she said that she feared if we prayed for her that it would mean she would become a Christian & her husband would not allow it.

After the situation with her son & husband escalated, she explained to us that she would stand by Hama if the father kicked him out of the house. This was a bold statement to support her son who follows Christ yet she does not have the courage to do it for herself. She even explained that if she was not married to this man, she would choose to follow Christ.

Please pray for her as she struggles to know the Truth & have the courage to accept it. Pray for God to reveal Himself to her in a way that she knows, without a doubt, that He is the One & Only True God. Pray for God to give her strength & boldness to follow Him despite what the earthly consequences might be.


  1. Hi, I don't quite remember how I found this blog, (I think it was in the google search results for "Niger"), but I'm glad I did. It's a wonderful blog, and amazing ministry you are all in. I was so touched by reading about "the Bible" and I prayed for him; I will also pray for his mother and father. May the Lord bless your efforts of bringing His light to the Songhai people. I'm so encouraged.

  2. We will continue to pray for Hama, his Mama and Father. Thank you for sharing. Praying also for Jody to heal and that you all remain healthy so you can shine The Light of Jesus.