Pray for Badioncoto

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Contributed by Matt Boyd, All Senegal for Christ

The village of Badioncoto sits next to Diouloulou, a few kilometers away. It is a village on the “interior,” simply meaning that it is not along the road, but is rather in the bush. To get there from our home you have to take a trail through the bush, that then takes you to a rice field, that leads you through an inlet from the river, that leads to another rice field, that then leads to the bush again, and finally to the village of Badioncoto. This time of year the walk seems hot and long, but truly beautiful as everything is green from the recent rains.

Badioncoto is a small village, mainly made up of large Diola families, that has a small elementary school and a “boutique” which is a one room shop where you can buy the very basic necessities of life. There is no church in Badioncoto and no Christians as it seems that most everyone there follows traditional African beliefs.

On several occasions, we and the believers in Diouloulou have travelled to Badioncoto to share the Gospel there and to look for opportunities to witness.

This past Sunday our family spent the afternoon in Badioncoto with some friends. We sat under the shade of a large mango tree, drank tea, ate a lunch of rice and small fish, played with the kids, and made some new friends. (The kids were especially enamored with Matt and Hosanna’s hair and could not keep their hands off of it. There is no sensation like having a little child’s sandy hands running through the hair on your head and arms while it is around 100 degrees!)

And while we were there we prayed. We prayed that the Spirit of God would begin to work in the hearts of the people of Badioncoto. We prayed that God would work in the hearts and lives of the few believers in Diouloulou so that they would bring the Gospel to their neighbors in Badioncoto. And we prayed for you, that God would burden your heart to pray for the people of Badioncoto. Please pray for Badioncoto and as you do think about what a grand privilege and responsibility it is to do so, knowing that you may be one of just a few people on this earth who are lifting these people before the Lord. Please join us in praying for the Gospel to spread to Badioncoto.

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About mtsweat

Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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4 Responses to Pray for Badioncoto

  1. ptl2010 says:

    Surely Badioncoto is a spiritual challenge for the Boyds and it is for us at ChristianBlessings to support them in prayer when we are informed.

    We pray for
    – all involved in the front lines, for we know especially when accessing enemy territory to take it over, the enemy will not relinquish ground without a fight.
    – wisdom on how to strike with the gospel and where and when to do so.
    – the Lord to be the Boyd’s refuge and strength,
    – the Holy Spirit to encourage and empower them every day and protect them from all evil and keep them in good health
    – those from Diouloulou will be inspired to take the gospel and accompany the Boyds to Badioncoto.

    Amen.

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