Prayer Points

Praises

Praise God for:

May, June, July, August 2020 New Groups: 320
2020 Total New Groups (YTD): 944  
May, June, July, August 2020 New Baptisms: 1443
2020 Total Baptisms (YTD): 3747
 
Total Baptisms by tribe YTD 2020: Dagati (334), Mossi (68), Sissala (90),Lobi (90), Gurunshi (14), Wala (65), Senufo (82), Jula (52), Pantara (70), Banda (77), Deg (82), Chokossi (136),Gonja (599), Ewe (69),Dagomba (564), Mamprusi (214), Kusasi (79), Hausa (25), Kamara (35), Fulani (177), Bimoba (58), Gao (52),Konkomba (38), Fanti (41), Dag-Wol (20),Fon (66),Dadawa (50), Lukpa (38),Cabe (20), Vago (8), Kotokoli (39),Tura (58), Bawule (20), Malinke (6), Twi (10),Tampulma (5) FraFra (4), Talansi (10), Vagla (18), Ligbi (8), Hanga (77), Gbeselo (5), Gbe Ayizo (5), Ga Amina (8), Deof (8), Nago-Ede (7),Bobo Fing (14),Bassari (23), Lama Yakouba (33),Kulango (4), Yorba (5), Atie (3), Anyi (2), Bam (6),Bara (1), Gurma (11), Waama (20), (unknown (14)
 
3,308 house churches meeting weekly
20,905 combined average weekly attendance
 
All with in the last five years since DMM training.
 
The DMMs have continued to grow even during COVID.
 
That is something to really praise God about! 
 
God truly wants this more than we do and is moving in extraordinary ways!

Praise God that for the most part the Ghana teams are healthy. I did however recently get word from Hez that he is not feeling well so please pray for him. He is having some tests run at the local hospital.

The Graham family heads back to Ghana on September 20th and after a couple more Dr. visits we will head back the middle of October. We are finishing up ordering supplies that we will need to carry back with us.

We have maintained weekly meetings with the studio tech team in Tamale which has allowed many projects to progress along nicely.

We have also been meeting weekly with the Perm Center workers who are really anxious about our return. But they have done a great job managing things while we have been gone.

We have been meeting weekly with Isaac and Moses via Facebook Messenger and many times in between with Isaac about Disciple Making Movement issues.

Bobby, Mandy, Amy and I have been meeting twice a week working on assignments given to us by our M2DMM coach.

We have also been working with Isaac and the Ghana DMM to recruit and train the workers we need to cultivate the interest from the Facebook and Google ads and involve them in an existing DMM group or start new groups. We are very excited about this new endeavor and have been working hard on it.

Please pray for the funding needed to run the ads and recruit and train experienced DMMers how to interact with people who express an interest.

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

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, 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

In unparalleled times like these, with so many temptations to worry, we can rest and experience peace because we know the one who is in control and knows all things will guide our steps.

One of the men that requested me to coach him with the Zume training via Zoom has helped us offer a DMM training in Guinea that resulted in 10 Muslim background nationals being trained, 8 of which accepted Christ and were baptized and one leader identified to lead the DMM team. This has far exceeded anything we could have asked or imagined. All in the midst of a world pandemic.

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.

May-August 2020 New Groups

320

May-August 2020 new Baptisms

1443

New 2020 Groups (YTD)

944

2020 Total Baptisms (New)

3747

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

Please pray that the concepts taught in Zume (DMM training) via Zoom and WhatsApp, which requires good internet connections will be understood and implemented by the people.

Please pray for the new Zume Coach that I have trained from Zambia and new requests to come in for Zume coaches to keep him busy.

We have set up a Facebook Business page entitled Friends of Isa Al-Masih which means Friends of Jesus the Messiah. This Facebook page and corresponding website will be used to interact with Muslims who may be open to the gospel. Please pray for us as we finish set it up and begin Facebook and Google ads targeting Ghana to identify seekers who are open to exploring Christianity.

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.