Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Team CAFE, Colombia

Here's another prayer request coming out of Colombia. This one is a continuation on an earlier prayer request for students on summer break. Praise God that the indigenous peoples have an opportunity to hear the gospel at university. Many of them are from areas with little or no Christian witness.

CAFE (ColombiA's Forgotten Ethnos) PEOPLES (cah-FAY). Thank you for praying for the indigenous university students who participate in the Student Center ministry. During the summer break, most of these students return to their respective homes and carry with them the burden and desire to share the Gospel with their families. Pray for boldness, for clarity in sharing, and for hearts open to hear the Gospel. Pray that their families will see the changes that the Gospel is having on their lives and will see Christ through their witness. Some of these students have returned home to look for jobs so that they can earn money to be able to continue with their studies next semester. Ask and thank God for His provision for each of these students.

I also received a prayer request regarding a Christian couple that has been under the tutelage (I love that word) of some missionaries who are now teaching others. Since our Hispanic ministry has begun our new discipleship groups, it is an encouragement to me and a challenge to raise up new leaders who are then able to share with others as well. "And entrust what you heard me say in the presence of many others as witnesses to faithful people who will be competent to teach others as well." 2 Timothy 2:2, NET.

COLOMBIA. A young Christian couple has met together with missionaries K and P for over a year for a time of personal discipleship, Bible study, and mutual encouragement. About six months ago, J, the husband of this couple, began to lead this weekly time of Bible study and to lead in the Sunday School program of his local church using the same material. About two months ago, this couple decided to invite Christian and non-Christian friends and co-workers to participate in the Bible study. There are now five couples who participate in this weekly time of Bible study/discipleship under the leadership of J. Thank God for His work in the lives of this young couple. Thank Him for J's active leadership in sharing the Gospel. Pray that these five couples, as well as other friends and co-workers, will continue to meet weekly to study God's Word and will come to have a living and growing personal relationship with Christ as Lord and Savior. Pray that out of this group, other similar groups will be formed.

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