Friday, May 21, 2010

Buluyema Forest

Dear Friends:

"So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ." Romans 10:17

Dennis called me from Lofa County and asked me to update you about the exciting plans and the prayer requests of the mission team that he is leading this week. We praise God for opening this door! For some time now, CRCA has been asking God for the people of the Buluyema Forest…for the opportunity to carry the Gospel and to start a church as new brothers and sisters are born into the Family of God. The people in the Buluyema Forest have no church, no Christian influence; they are unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ to this point. The primary religious practice in the area is animism; specifically including the worship of catfish.
God has graciously called and equipped a 3-man team from CIG, Austria to join the 12 person team from CRCA, Liberia. The team, even as I write, is in the middle of an 8-9 hour hike deep into the bush (jungle) of the Buluyema Forest behind Konia in Lofa County. As Liberia is now in the rainy season, the terrain that they meet up with in the bush may vary from challenging to very difficult in places. The team will make their first camp at a “hub” village called Libilibah, which will hopefully be the center for the future ministry and further church planting as God continues to open up the forest. They will spend two days in the village showing The Jesus Film and The God Story in the Lorma language. They will clearly share the Gospel and take time to share the truth of Scripture with the community. There will be opportunities for follow up with those who put their faith in Jesus Christ and two CRCA evangelists will stay in the village to continue with the spiritual agriculture—that is, the planting and watering!  The rest of the team will continue the journey to 3-4 additional villages, proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel through their love, their words, and the film showings.  After ten days the team will make the trek back to Konia, God willing, leaving behind a new and multiplying church!
Thank you for joining us in prayer for the team and this adventure of faith!

Prayer Requests:
*Salvation to come to the people of Buluyema
*Protection, health, unity, and strength for the team as they hike…that they would be blessed as they shine light, speak truth, and shower love
*The two evangelists that will remain in Libilibah…wisdom, love, solid teaching, and plentiful beautiful fruit
*The Jesus Film equipment
*For solid leaders to be raised up in Buluyema and for future ministry and the surrounding communities
*For God to receive the glory and for the saints to be encouraged and strengthened!

Thank God for God...He is the Good News; He is the Gospel!

Gathered with you in His name,
Vania Aggrey, CRCA

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