September 2016 is here!
The ION Prayer Team will have a 12 person team at the Houston ION Regional Conference. We will be floating around ready to connect. We want to hear what God is doing within your Oralitysphere. And we look forward to sitting together and praying with you.
For those not already signed up, there is still time to register at: IONEvents.org
We will gather at 7401 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas United States: https://orality.net/event/ion-north-america-regional-conference/
Before everyone arrives for the conference the ION leadership will be gathering for a few days for their twice a year “face to face” time of praying together and meeting.
Please join in praying as the ION Leadership gathers. And for the Regional Conference.
After the conference STS will offer Training. September 15 – September 19
Simply The Story: Inductive Bible Study – Oral Style. Plan now to stay a few extra days after ION and take home a skill that will last for years. Learn how to easily remember and tell Bible stories, and teach through discussion. Practice using questions…
5505 Research Forest Drive The Woodlands, TX 77381 United StatesFor more info and the link on how to register go to: https://orality.net/event/simply-the-story-inductive-bible-study-oral-style-workshop/ Full workshop Thurs., Sept. 15 – Mon., Sept. 19, 2016
Practitioner workshop Sat., Sept. 17 – Mon., Sept. 19, 2016
**Special ION Attendee Practitioner Workshop Schedule**
**See Brochure for Details**For teaching content or to REGISTER: 951-658-1619
To download a workshop brochure click here
To download a registration form click here
ONLINE Registration – 5Day Full Workshop ONLY – click here (opens new window)
Connecting in prayer for the Oral and Oral Bible-less Peoples
Sept. 2016: SudanThis month we are praying for the 23 People Groups of Sudan with NO SCRIPTURE (Written or Oral)
FTT# UPG Name Population Language Religion WS OS J F R G C B 5933 Acheron 13,000 Acheron Islam N N N N N Y N N 1260 Bokoruge 84,500 Daju,Dar Sila Ethnic N N N N N Y N N 1006 Dar Fur Daju 107,000 Daju,Dar Fur Islam N N N N N N N Y 1007 Deaf 215,000 Unk Various N N N N N N N N 5938 Delen 5,300 Dilling Islam N N N N N Y N N 1011 Erenga 10,500 Assangori Islam N N N N N Y N N 1261 Fanya 50,500 Fania Islam N N N N N N Y Y 5282 Fur 1,300,000 Fur Islam N N Y N N Y N Y 1262 Gulfan 48,000 Ghulfan Islam N N N N N Y N N 5460 Gulud 34,000 Katla Islam N N N N N Y Y Y 5283 Ingessana 107,000 Gaam Islam N N N N N N Y Y 0581 Kimr 185,000 Assangori Islam N N N N N Y N Y 1021 Lopit 76,500 Lopit Ethnic N N N N N Y N N 1023 Mima 138,000 Amdang Islam N N N N N N Y Y 1191 Ngile 58,000 Ngile Islam N N N N N Y Y Y 5239 Shatt 23,000 Shatt Islam N N N N N Y N N 1268 Sungor 21,500 Assangori Islam N N N N N N Y Y 1029 Tagale 131,000 Tegali Islam N N N N N N Y Y 1030 Tama 92,000 Tama (Chad) Islam N N N N N Y N N 1269 Togole 49,500 Tegali Islam N N N N N N Y Y 5242 Tulishi 12,500 Tulishi Islam N N N N N N N N 1192 Wali 58,500 Wali (Sudan) Islam N N N N N N N Y 1032 Zaghawa 150,000 Zaghawa Islam N N N N N Y Y Y Column key: WS - at least some Written Scripture - 23 OS - at least some Oral Scripture - 23 J - JESUS Films -1 F - Faith /Evangelical Films -23 R - Christian radio broadcasts -1 G - Gospel Recordings -13 C - at least one known church -7 B - at least one known believer -10 All 23 of these people groups have No Scripture, No Faith or Evangelistic Films and No Christian Radio
Praying for Sudan – PrayerCast http://www.prayercast.com/sudan.html
Only 400 People Groups to Go? – Missiologically Thinking
Click here to listen: http://www.jdpayne.org/2016/05/01/only-400-people-groups-to-go/
“The gospel is to be taken to everyone, including reached people groups. However, biblical missiology involves a stewardship of Spirit-guided strategy. We labor as wise Kingdom citizens knowing that all peoples will be represented around the throne. And if we can know that certain peoples (as best we can tell) have never had a known believer among them, then they should be on the Church’s highest priority list. We need to start asking, “Among the peoples of the world, who has never had a known believer?” Wise Kingdom citizens know the Word, know the times, and know God’s work across history.” -J.D. Payne
We continue in the format of Kingdom focused, God centered and Spirit driven prayer. We are asking for a greater capacity for intercessors and pray-ers to pray as the Lord and the Holy Spirit are leading you.
Again we are linking to ION partner group PrayerCast.org -as you pray you might want to click here to use the Sudan PrayerCast video during your prayer time.
As we pray this month for these 23 People Groups who have NO SCRIPTURE, let’s link into these prayer points together:
- Pray for definitive peace and stability between tribal groups and military commanders who continue to vie for power.
- Pray for government leaders to rule with integrity and justice.
- Pray for the church to grow spiritually strong despite intense suffering and persecution.
- Pray that Sudanese believers would remain faithful to Christ in persecution and join together as a unified body of believers.
- Pray for each of these people groups to have an Oral Scripture Project on the planning table.
The information in the table we use each month comes from our ION partner group Finishing the Task (FTT) http://www.finishingthetask.com/uupgs.php?sort=Country.
Praying specifically for Oral and Oral Bibleless People
The remaining Unreached Unengaged People Groups (UUPG) are for the most part oral societies. We need to shift our understanding to include prayer for the Oral and Oral Bibleless peoples as well. Realizing that large portions of the globe still do not have access to Scripture, we need to learn to pray for those who communicate in oral ways or prefer oral methods. Let’s ask God to teach us to understand the needs of oral communicators, recognizing that they need to hear the gospel story in a different way or format in order to properly understand its message. Let’s pray for God to use technology to bring His story to the masses of this day so that soon there are ZERO peoples left to hear the name of Jesus. Let’s pray for new gateways and new pathways for the gospel to every tongue, tribe and nation.
How does that happen within the Orality Network
Technology is opening doors that previously have not been available:
Through the internet the availability of Scripture has shifted the landscape of access to the Bible in multiple languages and mother tongue languages that previously were not open to access by individuals. Praise God with us for the Repositories of Scripture sites like Bible.is and YouVersion .
Another great resource is the Open Access Websites for Oral Scripture and Story Sets from ION network partner websites such as OneStory: Listen Now http://www.onestory-media.org and IMB Partner Connect http://www.IMBPartnerConnect.com and Global Recordings Network (GRN) http://globalrecordings.net/en/search/language#fndtn-panel2 . God is making a way!
Connecting with ION Partner – CRU Prayer
As a part of the movement of missions to complete the Great Commission, we partner with others. We would love for you to partner as well with our friends at CRU for #Pray2020.
1. Start with a simple daily prayer – Pause for a moment to pray something as simple as this: Jesus said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field” (Matthew 9:37-38). Sign up: http://pray2020.org/
2. Invite others to #Pray2020 – There are a number of ways that you can encourage people to be a part:
- Invite people personally to pray
- Refer people to pray2020.org
- Print a PDF version of a flyer
- Use a Twitter hashtag (#Pray2020) to let others across the Body of Christ know you are involved: Tweet simply: “I’m in!”
3. Share what you’re seeing God do – Use the same hashtag (#Pray2020) to share specifics of your 2020 prayers, or to link to stories of how you, your ministry teams, or others are seeing God’s Spirit move toward the fulfillment of His Great Commission.
Movements Prayer Journal: Aug.-Sept. 2016
Connecting in Global Prayer
You might be interested in joining to further connect with other global prayer leaders.
- 2nd Thursday of Each Month FPS Monthly Call for Prayer Catalysts/Strategists to gather to pray together through a sequence that allows us to pray around the world. See below for the link for the Sept. focus. This call allows for us as a group of fellow believers serving teams, networks, organizations or denominations in different capacities as prayer catalysts/strategists additionally to join regularly to “talk shop”–to discuss aspects of the ministry we are involved in and learn from one another. NEXT CALL: Thursday, Sept. 8th at 9am (CDT)
These calls are also for those who serve to mobilize prayer and who would like to connect to other global prayer strategists.
Join from your PC, Mac, iOS or Android by clicking this link: https://zoom.us/j/7867380647
If you would like to receive an invitation or have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also see http://www.ethne.net/prayer/fellowship-of-prayer-strategists
Join as we pray in September for the Unreached People’s Calendar for South Asia. Here is the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/75jcwsemwhz434l/GPDFPS_Cldr_Sept16_English_PDF.pdf?dl=0
Subject: A Call to Christians to Pray for The Hajj 2016
Reply-To: Global Prayer Resource Network <email@example.com>
“God’s House can only become a House of Prayer for all Nations,
when His people become People of Prayer”
Prayer Resources from GPRN – Visit Global PRN At this web site you will find many PRAYER RESOURCES with which you can enrich your prayer life.
FOCUS on the Lord and
LISTEN to what He is saying to you,
FINISH with the LORD’S PRAYER at 12 noon.
- Ethnê to Ethnê
- Global Prayer Digest
- Global Prayer Resource Network
- International Orality Network
- Inherit the Nations
- Joshua Project
- Seek God for the City
- Wycliffe Bible Translation Prayer Resources
ION Brochure: If you would like to download a trifold brochure explaining ION and Orality, follow this link: The ION trifold brochure