Prayer Points

Praises

Year
Baptisms
Groups
Jul-15, 2014
      114
 
2015
      321
       130
2016
      422
         81
2017
    1,650
       380
2018
    3,511
       794
2019
    5,617
       940
2020 (Covid)
    5,135
     1,194
2021
 
 
Totals                               16,770                    3,519

Praise God for protecting us from Covid during a worldwide pandemic.

Praise God that those with Malaria, Typhoid and Harmattan lung infections are doing well. 

Praise God that Isaac was not physically harmed during the recent robbery in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

Praise God that Nick's two broken bones in his arm are being taken care of by a qualified orthopedic surgeon. 

Both were follow up trainings which always involves MAWLing (Model, Assist, Watch and Leave) Taking trainees in the villages and streets to observe and experience how the training tools work. Once they experience the tools working for them and it more than classroom training, then they will continue with excitement and confidence.

Dean met with area Pastors to discuss if addictions are an issue in Ghana.

He has also traveled with Moses from the studio to visit some of the churches in his ministry. When he arrived back he was so covered in dust that it took two showers to get him clean.

He has also been coaching a Pastor's family in Pakistan over the internet about how to use the Zume online discipleship tool. Additional people have expressed an interest in the training.

Amy and I have been coaching people on how to use the online Zume Discipleship Training course. We have been coaching people from Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Uganda and Sierra Leone. Several are implementing what they have learned and movements are beginning. P.T.L.! 

Because of your faithful partnership both financially and prayerfully the DMMs have continued to multiply disciples and the Ghana movement has ignited DMM bushfires in many other African countries as well. Our goal is to ignite the whole continent on fire with DMMs and that Africans would finish the great commission in our lifetime. God deserves nothing less.

Recently another Disciple Making Movement organization (Big Life) has partnered with us by paying for airline flights for Isaac and Manga to Gambia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Also Team Expansion has begun partnering with us financially as well. That has been a tremendous blessing.

Audio and video story collections continue to be made in multiple languages. 

Bible apps continue to be developed in multiple northern region languages.

The guys are beginning to do more and more for profit jobs to help pay for their monthly salaries.

They have been working on content videos for us to use in our Media2DMM campaigns.

The studio continues recording native speakers in new languages that the Bible is being translated into so 100% of the people in Ghana will have access to the Bible, not just those that can read a print Bible.

Extraordinary prayer is a common factor among all DMMs so our team has been working hard at setting up a prayer page for Ghana. Here is the link. Check it out.

https://www.facebook.com/4GhanaPray

As always we covet your prayers.

Amy has set up a Pray4Peoria site to lift up the Peoria area in prayer as well. If you want to check it out here is the link.

https://www.facebook.com/Pray4Peoria

Sept-Dec 2020 New Groups

250

Sept-Dec 2020 New Baptisms

1388

New 2020 Groups (YTD)

1194

2020 Total Baptisms (New)

5135

Total Tribes (YTD)

  • Gonja

    599

  • Ewe

    69

  • Gao

    52

  • Fante

    41

  • Dagomba

    564

  • Baasare

    23

  • Dagati

    334

  • Wobe

    0

  • Konkomba

    38

  • Deg

    82

  • Kamara

    35

  • Bimoba

    58

  • Pantra

    70

  • Kulongo

    4

  • Unknown

    14

  • Hausa

    25

  • Vago - Benin

    8

  • Cabe - Benin

    20

  • Lukpa - Benin

    38

  • Deof - Benin

    8

  • Lama

    6

  • Bambara

    1

  • Kotokoli

    39

  • Mamprusi

    214

  • Jula

    52

  • Mossi

    68

  • Kusasi

    79

  • Sissila

    90

  • Toura

    58

  • Zerma

    0

  • Wala

    65

  • Sinufo

    82

  • Bono

    0

  • Nafaanra

    0

  • Vagla

    18

  • Dag-Wol

    20

  • Malinke

    6

  • Bete

    0

  • Ligbi

    8

  • Tampulma

    5

  • Twi

    10

  • Nago Ede-Benin

    7

  • Yorba

    5

  • Waama

    20

  • Bawule

    20

  • FraFra

    4

  • Yakouba

    33

  • Gbelese

    5

  • Bozo

    0

  • Lobi

    90

  • Chokossi

    136

  • Fulani

    177

  • Banda

    77

  • Owe

    0

  • Atie

    3

  • Gurunshi

    14

  • Hanga

    77

  • Gurma

    11

  • Fon - Benin

    66

  • Dadawa - Benin

    50

  • Talansi

    10

  • Gbe Ayizo-Benin

    5

  • Ga Amina-Benin

    8

  • Bobo Fing

    14

  • Anyi

    2

Requests

In spite of Covid, people have been trained and/or had follow up training in Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo, Niger, Gambia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Please pray that they become Disciple Making Movement implementers. 

For those that Amy and I are coaching through the online Zume Discipleship Training pray that they will also figure out how to implement the training and make many multiplying disciples.

Please pray that all the 5,135 new disciples multiply new disciples.

People in the existing networks in the countries where we have movements. 

     Ghana - to big to show you (3000+ discipleship groups)

     Nigeria

            Power

            Manga

     Cote d'Ivoire

     Burkina Faso

     Benin

     Togo

Amy is close to launching our Media2Movements campaign. She will start small and get a feel of the type of response we will be having from the Facebook ad campaigns. She will then assign interest people to language specific experienced Disciple Making Movement leaders who will connect with them with the goal of getting them involved in an existing group or begin new groups.

Those that have been training us through the process, which is very involved, have given us a $6000 grant to test the waters so to speak. We will need donors to fund future bigger campaigns if this turns out to be as successful as we think it will. Please pray.

Before returning to Ghana I have an appointment with the Endocrinologist (Diabetes) and Nephrologist (Kidney) Doctors. They will put together a plan that will better treat my Diabetes with medicines I cannot get in Africa and therefore would have to be hand carried. They will also discuss ways that I can have at least quarterly Doctor visits and labs to monitor the Diabetes impact on my kidneys. I meet with the Endocrinologist on the September 21st and the Nephrologist on September 29th.

 

Praise God for Whats App, phones, tablets and email that make it possible to keep in touch with them and for them to keep in touch with those from other countries. 

We have a wonderful problem to pray for. We actually have more DMMs than we can provide even expenses needed to visit area villages and establish more Disciple Making Groups.

For example, the 7 DMM Segment leaders who had each been mentoring a new Segment leader recently set their leaders loose to open up a new Segment in Gonjaland while mentoring someone to do the same in 1 1/2 years. Fortunately we had been given a grant that provides expense money for a motorbike, petrol and food for the next six months for 5 of these leaders.

Here is the wonderful problem. We don't have money to sustain expenses for these new leaders 6 months from now and we also have identified 4 additional country leaders that also need expense money for motorbikes, petrol and food to oversee the flourishing movements that have been multiplying.

Would you pray for a solution to this good problem?

The need to identify four DMM country leaders and watch God provide the resources for motorbikes and expenses they will need to oversee and expand the movements in their country.

Please pray for God's protection for the DMMers as they are natural leaders who can educate people how to prevent the spread of the virus while encourage the spread of disciples. Pray against discouragement. The guys are all volunteers, we only help by providing a motorbike, gas, maintenance and daily food expenses. I love their dedication, but I'm sure Satan tempts them in a variety of ways.

Also pray for their overall health.