International Orality Network

    - Influencing the body of Christ to make disciples of all oral learners

- 70% of the world (5.7 billion) are oral learners and 1/2 are children!

March 2015    ION Monthly Prayer Focus  

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ION Partners Praying Together, Thursday afternoons @ 2pm GMT-5

EACH THURSDAY we ask you to link in united prayer for Great Commission Partners working in Orality, Oral Peoples around the Globe & Bible-less Oral Peoples.

If you are available, please join us at 2 pm (EST) GMT-5…

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Two major prayer focus areas for 2015:

  1. Getting to ZERO. We continue the solid commitment of "Pursuing God for Spiritual Awakening and Global Harvest as we link in united prayer for Great Commission Partners who are working in Orality, Oral Peoples around the Globe & Bible-less Oral Peoples."
  2. Praying for Scripture in every heart language. Join this year as we look into and pray for “What might the King want,” in regard to all people groups having Scripture in their heart language.


  • Are you aware that the majority of the people group without Scriptures are oral people groups?
  • The majority of Unengaged Unreached People Groups (UUPG) reside in the 10/40 Window?
  • The majority of oral peoples reside within the 10/40 Window.
  •  of the world (5.7 billion) are oral learners.
  • One half (2.9 billion) of all oral learners are children?
  • There are currently 1,900+ people groups without ONE VERSE of SCRIPTURE in their heart language?

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN UNENGAGED PEOPLES - Historically seen as savage and inferior, even today, because of the degree of isolation in which they live, the Amba (pronounced AHM-bah) remain a people of disregard. Living on the border between Uganda/Democratic Republic of the Congo, their villages dot the small landmass connecting Lake Edward and Lake Albert. They are one of the poorest areas in Uganda, existing by hunting & subsistence farming. PRAY for God’s supernatural intervention in the lives of the Amba people, so that their eyes will be open to “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). PRAY that God’s call to witness and minister among the Amba will be heard & obeyed by those to whom He is speaking. 

KENGA OF CHAD - The Kenga are an unengaged, unreached people group (UUPG) of approximately 53,000 people who live in the country of Chad. These people are farmers who believe that invisible spirits live in nature and control nature. PRAY that seeds of the gospel will be sown and that the people will trust in the true God who created & controls all nature. “But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown” (Matt. 13:23).

JAHANKA OF SENEGAL, GUINEA AND THE GAMBIA (jah-HONK-kay) - “The last couple of months, we have visited Village D and have shared Bible stories. Before Christmas, we shared the Christmas story w/a group of 6/7 older men. They had questions about the story and about who we were and what we believed. PRAY that we will be allowed to start a chronological Bible storying group in this village. Also PRAY that God will lead us to other villages or neighborhoods that would like to hear about Jesus.”

AMHARA OF ETHIOPIA (ahm-HAR-ah) - A believer recently gave a few of her neighbors mobile phones w/SIM memory cards that contained “Creation to Christ” story (gospel), chronological Bible stories, “JESUS” film, “Magdalena” film, audio New Testament, the entire Bible written in Amharic, discipleship Bible stories & 150 songs that are Scripture based in the Orthodox style. PRAY for God to give these women and their families a great passion to learn more about the Father and Jesus and the truths in His Word. Ask they  grow in prayer and spiritual maturity & for the Lord to make a way for them to schedule the time needed to meet as a group.

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Join in united prayer for Great Commission Partners working in Orality, Oral Peoples around the Globe & Bible-less Oral Peoples -

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Praying for ION Trainings & Orality Events - We invite you also to keep up to date for prayer by linking into the ION Prayer Calendar for the latest training dates and upcoming orality events. Be sure to watch and pray:

PRAY for ION Theological Portfolio & Pastors who have no access to the written Word. Tools are needed beyond those currently available as letters on paper.  

ION ION @_oralitynetwork shared a video on Twitter 

Listen to Mark Overstreet explain the needs to pray.

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Mark Overstreet with t4global speaking on orality (part 1)

How are you praying for an Unreached & Oral Bible-less Peoples?

Prayer Guide Resource 2015-02 edition, Justin Long

30-Day Prayer Guide for Unreached People available on Joshua Project that will help you to pray more effectively. You can use the blank template: 30-Day Prayer Guide for Unreached People (Fill in the blanks w/the name of your specific unreached people group.) Link: 

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Praying for: Mango of Chad                                                      Disappointed with their Religion

Intro: People need a good reason to stop believing one thing and start believing something else. Let’s pray for dissatisfaction with their current beliefs. Ask God to reveal to them the shortcomings of their beliefs, so their hearts will be open for His truth.

Scripture: But where are your gods which you made for yourself? Let them arise, if they can save you in the time of your trouble; -Jeremiah 2:28

Prayer: Lord, there is no other God besides You, a righteous God and a Savior; There is none except You. You are the only God that never disappoints, You are always faithful, and always true. We bring the Mango of Chad before you now, and ask Lord that You would reveal the shortcomings of their gods. Challenge the impostors and show them to be silent idols. Lord, we ask for a demonstration so the Mango of Chad could see the impotence of their gods. Stir a deep disappointment in the hearts of the Mango of Chad and cause them to question their devotion and worship. Wean them from their dependence on their gods, to make room in their hearts for You. In Jesus name, amen.        [Let us know you are praying…]

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We would like to THANK YOU for the special prayers for the ION Leadership Team Retreat Feb. 22-25th. The time together was very fruitful and the team is grateful that we experienced great fellowship and the gift of the presence of God the Father, God the Son & God the Holy Spirit which was very much with us."Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good. His steadfast love (grace & mercy) endures forever." We encourage you to spend some time in Psalm 136, We Give Thanks!

Persistently prevailing,

Linda Bemis

Director, Prayer

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