AISHATA In need of your prayers

Updated May 2,1999

Pillars of Hope

A ministry of the Alliance to reach Muslims in Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa Ministry Team--Steve & Amy Nehlsen, Herb & Jessie Nehlsen, Jim & Bev Patten

Dear Pillars Of Hope Prayer Team:

As you all are recently aware, Aishata (our key, former Muslim, woman contact) suffered a nervous breakdown. In our last email she was making a significant recovery. However, Satan has been really buffeting her resulting in a relapse and critical situation. Please pray for the following:

1) That she will be fully delivered from the bondage of Satan (We know that it is upsetting to Satan to lose Muslims to the Christian faith.)

2) That she will be fully empowered with the Holy Spirit giving her complete mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. (We sense Aishata's true love of the Lord though as a new believer, she lacks the necessary depth and maturity which comes from a Spirit-filled life.)

3) That Christ will be truly manifested in all of the aspects of her life. (It is not easy for Aishata to remove herself from the various ungodly influences she has been accustomed to in this African culture.)

4) That God will develop and deepen a new bond of love and commitment in her marriage. (This time has been very hard and exhausting on her husband, Mamadou.)

5) Finally, that we will truly discern how to best pray for her during our time of intercession.

Warmly Yours As We Reach Muslims For Christ One Heart At A Time,
Jim Patten on behalf of the Muslim Ministry Team