Shouting in the market“Recently a national worker had the opportunity to baptize a new believer,” writes the Fulakunda Team.
“We gathered around, just a few of us, and prayed with him and rejoiced with him as he was obedient. His wife was there and turned to one of the women on our team and shared with her that she wanted to be baptized also, but she was scared...scared of the water, scared of the decision that was at hand. When questioned further, she revealed that she truly did accept Jesus as Savior, but that it was a huge step and she just needed more time before being baptized. This is a common scenario. For this people group, once you are baptized, there is no going back, and soon, whether you tell them or not, everyone in the village will hear that you follow Jesus. In the United States it is an action that few outside of your church may ever know about. Here it is the equivalent of standing in the center of the market and shouting that you have abandoned Muhammad."
"Pray for the many believers who are weighing the cost of baptism. Please ask for strength as they make a very public declaration of their faith, for peace in the face of persecution, and for boldness to share with their family and friends the forgiveness and mercy of Jesus.”