We visited Abar and Liberia – our Mwinika missionaries – who just started two more Literacy classes. The students are very motivated and we are excited to see the Literacy spearheading the Bible teaching into a new neighbouring people group community. Pray for Abar and Liberia as they are pastoring the small group of new believers in two locations. Pray too for Abar, still a fairly new believer himself. Pray for his and his family’s protection. (Photo: Abar, Liberia, their two children and their grandfather – Abar’s father, who is involved in the Bible translation project. He went with us to visit his son and his family).
We all were very excited to see Francois’s efforts in facilitating Abar in a small business venture being successfully launched this past month! Abar now manages a fishing boat and net with a crew that will supplement his income as the Mwinika church is not ready to fully support their missionary. From this income Abar will slowly repay us for the boat and net and buy it from us. Pray for this venture! This will not only ensure an income, but is also a vehicle for Abar into the community to build relationships and do life on life discipleship. (Photo: The boat when it was still being built).
This is just one of many small business projects we are involved in in an effort to create self-sustainability for the new Mwinika believers. Pray with us that their influence will be positive into the community and therefore also extend their witness to unbelievers.
Another project is study bursaries to three young believers at a technical school three hours from here. Pray for these guys as they share their belief in a cross-cultural context. They have started Bible studies and are eager to see more young people come to Christ. Pray for us as this is a three year financial commitment from our side.
Join us in prayer as we seek the Lord’s will in possibly supporting Raja who wants to further his tertiary education. We are looking at an distance learning institution that will allow him to continue to work with Nadia on literacy material development as he pursue a licentiate in business administration. He is a bright young man, with no future for any employment outside what we can give him. (We are virtually the only employers in this community!). Pray for the many Mwinika young people that have no opportunities or hope to further their education or skills.