Thank you for praying that the Lord would bless our 5 Year Planning retreat. It was awesome and we are excited about the direction laid out before us. We are still working on finalizing our objectives and goals but the weekend got us off to a great start! Once again, the Lord listened and answered our prayers.
One thing that I am super excited about is the vision that God gave us for a Global Prayer Network for Rwanda focusing on the prayer that Jesus told his disciples to pray as he sent them out into the harvest fields in Luke 10:2.
“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.“
Jesus didn’t tell them to pray for a ripe harvest. The harvest of people is already prepared. The challenge is that there are not enough workers to bring in the harvest!
As I was preparing for the retreat and thinking about all that is needed to launch a massive disciple-making revival in Rwanda I came across several articles that all emphasized the same point: a prayer movement precedes a disciple-making movement. The same articles used the example of two men in Colorado who were convicted by this passage and led to begin a Luke 10:2b movement of prayer teams to pray this prayer together everyday asking the Lord to send out more workers into the harvest fields. The Lord listened and is still answering their prayer and people are calling them from all across the United States saying “I want to make disciples in my area, can you help me.”
Imagine our excitement as we read these stories and were convicted that this is what we need to do!
Thus, the Global Luke 10:2b Rwandan Prayer Network was born.
Here’s how it works. We are asking our prayer warriors to find one other person and commit to praying the Luke 10:2b prayer for Rwanda together either on the phone, on skype or in person daily. That’s right, everyday. It will take about 5 minutes but impact millions of people! As an example, our task force has committed to praying this prayer together every morning at 6:30am on Skype. For the past two weeks we have all prayed together either on Skype, text messages, on the phone or in person.
Our 5 year plan is to build a global prayer network of teams of two praying this prayer together everyday for the Rwandan harvest in:
- Every Time Zone
- Every State in the USA
- Every Sector in Rwanda
Imagine the impact that round the clock, daily, prayers asking the Lord to send out more workers into the harvest fields of Rwanda would have! We’re calling it the Luke 10:2b Rwandan Prayer Virus and we want to infect as many as possible! Already teams of two have committed and begun to pray this prayer for Rwanda.
I’m excited to tell you that the Lord has already begun to answer our prayers! Read this from Felix, our Kinyarwanda language teacher…
“The last weekend, a friend of mine living in … (Southern province) that I had introduced to the DBS (Discovery Bible Study) asked me to come and help him start it there because he felt God was calling him to serve there but didn’t know how to start. So I went there and the DBS started with 6 people; 5 of them are non-believers. So let’s pray that it will grow and have an impact on the communities there. Thanks!”
Who are these workers? Are they more expats from overseas? More short-term visitors? NO! They’re Rwandans reaching Rwandans!
What to join? You will be most welcome! Its easy. Find someone and commit together to pray this prayer for Rwanda everyday. It doesn’t matter how, just as long as you pray together. Then, each month, recruit two more people to commit to the same prayer. As you join in and recruit others, please let us know so that we can keep track of how and where the virus is spreading…
Right after the Lord Jesus told His disciples to pray this prayer He told them to GO! So, we are planning to go to every part of Rwanda, from border to border, town to town, sector to sector to begin a Discovery Bible Study. Our goal is to begin a DBS in every sector in Rwanda (450+) in the next five years. Imagine families and communities gathering together to listen to God’s Word, discuss it’s meaning and then working out what obedience will look like in their lives and then commit to obeying every week! It will transform Rwanda bringing healing and grace to the hurting and imprisoned!
Thank you again for your prayers for our family and for Rwanda. Come Lord Jesus Come! Rain down your Mercy and Grace upon this beautiful nation. Heal the hurting and revive the people!