Alex is one of our believers who have been showing a lots of potential as a literacy teacher but also to develop into a Bible teachers. He has been proving himself and we are slowly but surely training him to assist us in our task of reaching the Mengen people. Unfortunately his wife is not a believer and is still holding on to her animistic world view. They feed their dead ancestors and has countless rituals to try and keep the spirits happy.
God has been working in her live and slowly but surely her husband has been teaching her the truths that he knows so well.
Her family has been putting a lot of pressure on her to continue with her old traditions, but she has been trying to making a shift away from that towards Christianity. Recently Alex has removed his house from the centre of the village in order to move closer to the believers. But know Monde’s family has forced her to stay with them and do not allow her to go with her husband. They actually also now demand a bride price which he does not have to pay for she still in the village. So she is now being sold of like a pig by her family to her husband. The believers have got together and said that they would together make a plan to help Alex buy his wife back if nececary.
We have just again seen how much the believers in the Mengen church needs to suffer as the follow the Lord. Alex in the past even cried about his wife as he is concerned about her!
Please continue to pray for them. Thanks
Marie on behalf of Alex and Monde
PS: The photo is taken of Monde as she recently graduated from our literacy school. The purpose of the school is to introduce people to God’s Word and the engage with them in meaningful relationships.