For over a year now a nomadic hunting tribe has attacked the villages around Luanza, torturing and killing hundreds. In July, after sending messages back and forward to them, we were able to go and meet them for the first time. They are aggressive and volatile, but sat quietly as we preached the gospel to them, gave them clothing and spoke to them about educating their children.
After months of negotiations, we were able to start a small and very basic school for them in a village they are currently inhabiting. We have rented a building and employed six Christian teachers who are now living with the tribe. So far, 70 children have asked for sponsorship, and most are attending each day. Due to the nature of the tribe, this may or may not be a long term work, but we feel it is the best way to get the gospel into the tribe, and to try and help build relationships with them. As well as being taught for the first time in their lives, these children are hearing the gospel on a daily basis, so please pray for fruit.
More lives have been lost this week on the 12 miles of road between Luanza and the school, and this is making it harder for the believers from the assembly to get out to oversee what is happening at the school. The six teachers are understandably fearful and would appreciate your prayers.