Friday, June 19, 2015

Bible Study, Prayer, and Family Movie Night!

Child dedications are very important in Nigeria.  Here more than 30 people came to support the family and agree to be encouraging the child in Christ.  May we, the Hwolshe community be committed to our children's spiritual growth also!

“What confused you in this passage?”  Zach asked in Hausa to the parents who had gathered for the community meeting.  One father responded animatedly, and a  grandmother addressed his question with wisdom.  I, Christy, didn’t understand the whole conversation, but I prayed silently, thanking God for the lively exchange and discussion on his Word.  During the meeting, we presented a way of doing family devotions through audio or written Scriptures.  We encouraged families to experiment with the method, which includes 6 questions to engage their children with the God’s Word.
Please pray that God helps families to learn from his Word together, and that everyone in the family can know that God speaks to THEM!

Two other decisions were made that Saturday:

The families are going to be meeting for prayer at 7pm every Sunday in different homes in the community.  May this be a time of encouragement, and where we see God truly ministering and moving powerfully among us.  May we take God at his Word and believe in the power of his healing in Hwolshe.    
“Are any of you suffering hardships?  You should pray.  Are any of you happy?  You should sing praises.  Are any of you sick?  You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord.  Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven. 
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.  The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” –James 5:13-16 (NLT)

Secondly they decided to have a “Family Movie Night” tomorrow, Saturday the 20th.  A local church has offered a room for us to use, and we pray that it will be a time of coming together in unity and joy!

Thank you for praying with us for these Family Bible studies, the Movie Night, and the weekly prayer meeting! 

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