Week 4 (April 26-May 2) — Exploring Needs — Exploring the felt needs that the network should be serving. Everyone at Pentecost heard the Word proclaimed in their own heart language. Who is still in need of Scripture?
Did you know?
1,900+ people groups do not have ONE VERSE of Scripture.
Praying for the Bible-less Oral Peoples. #makingdisciples
This past year, the ION Prayer Teams have been discovering how many people groups do not have access or very little access to the Word of God. How can they know of Him without His Word? Groups/Partners within the realm of ION have been working tirelessly to bring awareness of the need for more Scripture translations. We must be willing to ask the Lord of the Harvest how we are to pray at this time. With so much work that has been done to date, there is still so much need. In recent years ION released a Declaration calling on the Body of Christ to expand the reach by making the entire Word of God available to every person who can hear… to devote energies and strategies and resources to provide all oral learners any and every available audio portion of God’s Word in their heart language.
You probably have access to a Bible in your language. Still so many Scripture translations are still needed. Did you know that there is a need for 72 languages to have Scripture in their own heart language in the Americas? Check out this map and see the need… 1,900+ do not have one verse. #NotOneVerse #makingdisciples
What are we doing to bring the Gospel to those who have little to no access to the Word of God? Those who are oral learners?
The International Orality Network’s vision and mission is to influence the Body of Christ to make disciples of all oral learners. We believe that the foundation of discipleship is the shaping by, and obedience to, the Word of God. We believe it is the inalienable right and privilege of every person, including every oral learner, to have access to the Word of God in their own heart language and in a media format they understand.
We now call upon the Body of Christ to expand the reach of this revolution by making the entire Word of God available to every person who can hear. We call upon the Church today to embrace engagement of the audio Scripture among oral learners with great urgency! We call upon the Church to engage all unengaged, unreached people groups and to place into their hands any and every available audio portion of God’s Word in their heart language. We call upon the Body of Christ to devote energies, strategies, and resources to provide access for all oral learners to engage the entire Word of God through audio-digital means, so that every tribe, every tongue, and every people group may hear, understand, and have the opportunity to respond!
– See more at: http://orality.net/declaration
Let us pray: Exploring the felt needs that the network should be serving. Everyone at Pentecost heard the Word proclaimed in their own heart language. Who is still in need of Scripture? How can we empower the movement of more to step into getting Scripture to every heart language? God call us to prayer. God call us to fast and pray. God call us to a new season of awareness and accountability. Allow your workers, your laborers to work together in unprecedented ways. We ask You, O Lord, to make a way where there seems to be now way in some cases to allow Scripture for every people. We ask for the WayMaker to show Himself mighty on behalf of those who still wait to hear. Father help us to recognize our need as a network to connect to each other, to pray for one another and come alongside one another. You are looking for willing vessels, Lord allow us to be ready to be emptied to be filled with the power from on high for such a time as this. Lord, pour out Your Spirit over us. In Jesus Name. Amen
· The disciples were in the Scriptures. Let us be people of the Word, in the Word.
Pray with us for all our ION Partners and Individuals. This picture represents only a small number of those connected to Orality.