January 14, 2007

Another update on the NTM work in TOBO!!

Got this update today (from Jason and Kellie Knapp and Chad and Janeen Mankins) on the tribal work in Tobo...PLEASE pray for these Ambassadors for Christ as they present some of the most critical Bible lessons in a most critical time!!
(Alis and his family)

"We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us."

We were told this week that the followers of the Cargo Cult will be leaving to go to another village on Monday for a "holy day" on Tuesday and Wednesday. They are going in order to worship their leader, do the required rituals, and wait for the cargo (i.e. the bread which perishes) they think is coming. They will be coming back on Thursday and Friday.
Jason went down to our neighbors house and saw that he had his bark loin cloth drying outside on the grass.......
Jason: "I see that you have your bark outside. Are you planning on going? I see you at the teaching ever day and I know you are struggling in your heart, is this the decision you are struggling about?"
Alis: "Yes, I am struggling greatly. On the one hand I am scared of all the other men who want me to keep on believing in this Cargo Cult. But I am also afraid of God who sees all, and I know that if I go and put that loin cloth on and follow them this week, I will be choosing eternity in hell. My insides are split in two. "

So, in light of the facts, we have decided that instead of teaching the gospel next week, we are going to go ahead and present Christ's Arrest this Monday and then His death, burial, and resurrection this Tuesday morning!!!! This is different than what our last update said. Our reasoning for this is that we do not want to "feed our pearls to swine". They will just trample it underfoot, and are not coming for the true bread of life, but for the bread that perishes. And for those who have made the decision to stay back and listen to God's Talk, we feel that they are ready to hear the power of the message: the Gospel of Christ.

Please be on your knees, we NEED your prayers!!!! Pray for the ones "on the fence", pray for the ones who stay back, and pray for fellow Brothers and Sisters to be added to the family of Christ in the next 48 hours.

We ask that you pass this e-mail on to as many people as you can and ask them to pray for the Tobo people. If they would like more information and background send them to our web page. http://www.claypots.org/

His Clay Pots,
Jason, Kellie, Micah, Sophia, & Malachi Knapp

1 comment:

Borbe Bunch said...

Hi Kari,
So glad that you posted about the urgency of prayer for the souls of those yet to hear of GOD!!
Thanks for "stopping" by my blog...God is so good and I desire to praise HIM with my writing...
Love to you and your precious family!!!
Your sis in Christ, :)

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