The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows
those who take refuge in him (Nahum 1:7, ESV).
Greetings from Senegal, we pray that you and your families are
well. Hope that you are enjoying a beautiful fall. We miss the
fall season when we are on the field (the beautiful colors and
the cooler temperatures.
We really appreciate
your prayers for the Mandinka people and our family. Prayer is
a vital tool. We are really excied about
the upcoming eye clinic to screen for patients who will be candidates
for the cataract surgery that will take place in January 2012.
It boggles my mind to think about this happening in Sedhiou, but
as we know “Nothing is impossible with God.” Hunter
Street will be sending a team the last week in October. We will
be seeing people in five villages and Sedhiou. We are expecting
many people to come to see if they are candidates. This of course
gives the opportunity to share the Good News with those who come
and the host villages. Some of the villages have hosted clinics
in the past, but two of them have not. We are praying that the
Holy Spirit will intercede on behalf of the Mandinka people and
break down all of the barriers that blind them. I love eye clinics
and the comparison between physical and spiritual blindness. It
helps us to understand the condition that most of our Mandinka
friends are living. Let’s fervently pray for spiritual and
physical healing for the Mandinka people.
Thank you for praying for MyS and JS. MyS is enjoying a school
break. JS is still in Dakar. He finally received his new Senegalese
passport. The dates on his official papers were August, so he had
to get new (original, not emailed) copies of the paper work. The
school, Oneida Baptist Institute responded quickly to the request.
JS now has an appointment for Oct. 5 to return to the embassy.
Please pray that he will be able to get his visa and make the necessary
arrangements to be at school by October 21. Please lift up the
opportunities for these young people to grow in their relationship
We have a praise that we would like to share with you. There is
a family that is in the appointment process. They feel called to
the Mandinka people. It is possible that they may be on the field
by the middle of next year. They are a precious family who love
the Lord and will be great team mates. Please pray for them as
they go through this process. We praise God for answered prayers!
Thank you for continuing to pray for Richard. We will be in Dakar
until the first of the year. It is just a matter that the doctor
wants him to complete six months of a medication that requires
Richard to stay in Dakar. We are continuing to help with a Bible
study and prayer walking. Please continue to lift up DS and YD.
We were thankful for the opportunity to meet with a mature Mandinka
believer, MG. We will continue looking for Mandinka people and
speakers while we are in the city.
Thank you again for walking along with us on this journey.
1 We claim the promise of Psalms 86:9 that the Mandinka will come
and worship before you and shall glorify your name.
2 God will raise up many MNK believers who will bear much fruit.
3 The people of BB will truly seek the Lord not religion and become
like a tree planted by water.
4 Our hosts
BkD & FB, will trust in the Lord with all of their
5 Through the radio broadcast of the Sila Tilindingo, ST, many
will place their trust in the Lord.
6 FFt, a literacy
teacher in BB, will search God’s Word,
7 Villages surrounding BB will come to hear the Good News with
8 Many “trees will be planted” in
BB that will be the start of a forest for the Lord.
9 SD and his family as they
minister among those who are spiritually blind.
10 KaF, chief of DjT, will place his face in Christ and glorify
11 The Holy Spirit will heal the spiritually blind in DjT and
12 Through listening to the ST, many MNK will recover their sight.
13 Clinic staff of MS, will want to know more of our God who heals
14 ALN, the mayor of MS, will realize that he has been walking
15 OSj, young man from MS, who showed interest in the Gospel will
have an opportunity to hear and respond.
16 IS, the voice of ST, will continue to place his hope in the
steadfast love of our Lord.
17 YM, chief of MK and his sons will seek the steadfast love of
God to save them from death.
18 Many from the MK area will come to the upcoming eye clinic
with open hearts.
19 The message of hope will be heard by many through the broadcast
20 Ndj, chief of Ddj, will realize his village is in a spiritual
21 The elders of Ddj will understand their need to be delivered
22 MdS, a community leader in Ddj who is a person of peace will
truly fear the Lord.
23 Many new MNK believers will be added to
the kingdom through the clinics.
24 The hospital leadership will clearly see the difference that
Christ makes in the lives of the volunteers.
25 The new hospital director will be straight and easy to work
26 Many MNK will take a bold stance for Christ through hearing
the Word on ST.
27 KC, a believer will seek the help of the Holy Spirit and share
her faith boldly.
28 BbC, who is assisting with the clinics, will look to the Lord
29 DD, a seeker, will take a stand for Christ and repent of his
30 Many MNK will accept the gift of salvation through death and
resurrection of our Lord and Savior.
31 The Holy
Spirit will draw MS, MyS and JS’s dad to believe
that Jesus paid the price for his sins.
October Prayer Verses:
Oct. 01: All the nations you have made shall come and worship
before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name (Psalms 86:9, ESV).
Oct. 02-08: "Blessed
is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. He
is like a tree planted by water, that sends
out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of
drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit( Jeremiah 17:7-8,
And Jesus said to him, "Recover your sight; your
faith has made you well." And immediately he recovered his
sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when
they saw it, gave praise to God (Luke 18:42-43, ESV).
Oct. 16-22: Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love, that he may deliver their
soul from death and keep them alive in famine (Psalms 33:18-19,
Oct. 23-29: But as for me, I will look to the LORD; I will wait
for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me (Micah 7:7, ESV).
Oct. 30-31: "For
God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever
believes in him should not perish but have
eternal life (John 3:16, ESV).