Well, you can see from an earlier post that we have been asking for much prayer for this family. Alex is following hard after his Savior and wants to learn all he can, he is also one of our teacher trainees. His wife however has been controlled by her mother and by fear of the spirit world; Mande is still not a believer. We have been asking the Lord to do something to break the control that Mande’s family has over her. Recently up in the village the Kevung cult leaders decided to build a spirit house right next to Alex and Mande’s house. They believe that the spirits of the dead come into this house and they offer food to them inside the house in order to manipulate the spirits to do good to them and not harm them. As you can imagine Alex felt targeted and this was a direct form of persecution against him, as he is the only believer in the little hamlet. Alex family members then put pressure on him to buy nails or get bush rope in order to complete the house. Alex refused and because of that his family have told him to move his house and live far away from them.
Well this was really the out Alex had been looking for, what a joy for him to be able to move his wife and now four kids away from the direct influence of this cult. Quickly we helped Alex to move and what a joy it was to see the believers join together to move his house and help him build a new house in just two days! We believe the Lord has opened this door and Alex now lives closer to us and is surrounded by believing families. Please pray with us that the example of the believers will challenge and convict Alex’s wife Mande and that soon we will be able to write to tell you of her salvation. How wonderful it would be for this couple to be one in Christ and work fully for Him.
Alex has just been out at our translation workshop with us, he is showing great potential as a translation helper and future leader in the church.
Thanks for being part of our team in reaching the Mengen people for Christ,
Simon, Annika, Nya and Noah