Fall Like Rain

As we enter July, the Wassulu people of southwestern Mali are longing for rain.  In much of Mali, there were dry late fall & winter months of absolutely no rain, with a few rains in the spring leading into the current rainy season.  While many of us may be praying for rain to water our fields, garden, grass, flowers, or shrubs, the Wassulu are sustenance farmers. In other words, if the rains don’t come and the grain does not grow well, they will run out of food long before next year’s growing season.

FieldDuring this month, please make it a priority to pray for the rains to come upon the Wassulu fields.  As we share with the Wassulu, believers and non-believers alike, it is so encouraging for them to know that Christians who they have never met are praying for their needs.

However, let’s not stop with the physical rain!  As the multitudes in the Wassulu villages listen to the chronological Bible stories on the radio, or huddle around a small group of new believers to hear about the Good News, reflect on these words from Deuteronomy 32:1-3 and pray for their spiritual needs as well:

“Listen, O heavens, and I will speak;
hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.

Let my teaching fall like rain
and my words descend like dew,
like showers on new grass,
like abundant rain on tender plants.

I will proclaim the name of the LORD.
Oh, praise the greatness of our God!”

In the fall, may we look forward to a great harvest among the Wassulu both of hearts and grain!

  1. Tom Bennett says:

    J and S: The BHBC Cornerstone SS continues to pray for God’s touch of His love on the Wassulu people of Mali. Thank you for your continued outreach and God Bless you.

  2. JC says:

    The ongoing prayer support of friends at BHBC continues to be a great encouragement to us. Thanks for taking the time to visit the blog as well! Blessings- S

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