Tomorrow July 10, new believers in the village of Mahamasina will be baptized in a river known for having crocodiles. We aren’t worried about the crocs because locals say if we make a lot of commotion the crocs will go away. The same is true for the enemy of the cross. When we make a lot of spiritual commotion (praying in faith, quoting Scripture), the devil flies. We ask that you pray and make a spiritual co-motion concerning this new church that is starting. Three men and one woman, if not more, should be baptized. These 4 baptized believers will be the 1st members of the Baptist Church in Mahamasina. There are several other new believers but they have yet to commit to make this next step. Pray for these new believers to stand firm in their faith. Pray for a strong, healthy, reproducing church to be planted. Pray that this church will grow numerically as well as spiritually and they will be a lighthouse for Christ Jesus in the heart of a very, spiritually dark area in Northern Madagascar.
Career workers, A. and B. Locke, are returning to the United States for a year-long furlough. They leave behind a new church plant in Snake Park, Soweto. The church has twelve new baptized believers and thirty-three believers officially signed to be members of Faith Baptist Church, Snake Park. Horizon Baptist Church, an established church near Soweto, has adopted them as their mission. Please pray for the leaders of Faith Baptist. Pray that they will steadily follow God’s guidance. Pray that the members will be faithful in attending church. Pray that Horizon Baptist members will continue to support Faith Baptist, especially while the Lockes are away. Pray for the Lockes, that they will trust God to provide and protect the fellowship within Faith Baptist Church, Snake Park.