Robert & Joanna Burdett
Baptist Missions to Forgotten Peoples
BIBLE INSTITUTE: Thank you for praying for the first Bible Institute class! We had 14 students from 16-70 years old studying Bible Doctrines 1 together. It was our prayer that they not only gain Biblical knowledge but that they come to love God more through knowing Him more. After about 8 weeks of class, a student named —- came forward after Sunday service and trusted Christ as her Savior! She truly struggled during the lessons and may not have passed but she gained something more eternal than a passing grade.
OUT OF DARKNESS, INTO LIGHT: That same Sunday, three other kids from SS prayed to receive Christ also. These are kids we have been working with since they were toddlers. One of them, —–, is a precious 9 year old who loves to sing and help sweep the church. We see so much potential in her and pray God would guard her as she grows up the only believer in her home to become a godly woman and servant of Christ.
After church, —-(a 12 yr old believer) came up to Bobby and said, “my mom and dad do witchcraft. You need to come talk to them about what you preached this morning.” We tried to find her house that week but were unable to locate it and have not been able to go back since. Please pray that God would already be working on —-parent’s hearts to receive the truth when we are able to visit them!
A young mother, ——, has been attending our church since Christmas. I visited her to share the Gospel and see if she had any questions about what she had heard at church. She is shy and I left her home feeling like nothing got through. Afterward, she confided that she began coming to church because she has two spirits and thought that maybe going to church would help rid her of them. Her whole family is into witchcraft and ancestor worship. She wants out. It will be a battle for her soul. Pray for victory!
FAITHFUL MEN: We have requested prayer many times for faithful men for our church here in Madagascar. Lately there have been several men attending services on Sunday morning. They come by themselves. Most have attended other churches and are mixed up in their belief about salvation. Seven other Christian men, who have obvious God-given talents, are floundering because of their focus on the cares of this world. Six teen boys are faithful to church but have some huge family struggles that threaten to embitter them. They are also coming to the age where many choose to marry an unbeliever or to live with someone without getting legally married. Pray for boys and men to be saved! Pray for the believing teenage boys to purpose in their hearts to stay pure and live for Christ no matter what! Pray for these unsaved men to understand the true Gospel and believe it! Pray for the saved men to be totally surrendered to being the men God wants them to be! Faithful is He who calls, who will also do it!