The believers in this church met in the shade of a large tree for many years, until they decided to build a structure. This may be the only Yao church building in existence.
The believers in this church met in the shade of a large tree for many years, until they decided to build a structure. This may be the only Yao church building in existence.
Oct. 25, 2018 | Malawi

God is Moving among the Yao People

[234] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Yao come to Christ.

VOM workers report with joy about a movement of God happening among the Yao people in Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. Once considered an “unreachable” people group, today there are more than 4,000 believers among the predominantly Muslim Yao people. Breakthrough came about five years ago. Prior to that, there were only three dedicated believers working among the Yao. Something shifted and new Yao Christians chose to stay in their communities while being persecuted instead of fleeing. Their presence, and the forgiveness and love they have demonstrated, caused many hearts to be open to the good news. Now, entire villages are following Christ and some of the old mosques are being used as churches. Praise God! And pray for those who continue to labor among the Yao.

Write your own prayer for Yao come to Christ

  • Fear is the enemy. Our Father, let the Yao people fear no more. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Thank You, our Father, the Living God for saving people in Africa as well as Europe. Please continue to help all the people working with Yao people and strengthen born new people in their faith. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • FAther, I thank you for the good report in Yao. I pray you continue to guide your children here and souls be won. I pray you give them wisdom in ministering. I pray you speak to the hearts of those they share the gospel with. Bless their work. strengthen them.
    polly c - USA
  • I praise You Father God that many people have come to Christ in Malawi, Mozambique & Tanzania. I pray that You shower them with Your love, grace, wisdom, protection, healing, prosperity, unity & boldness in Christ, that many more will come to Christ & join them in worship, in Jesus' mighty name. Thank You Lord! Amen!
    Sheela G - USA
  • We praise You alone Lord God Jehovah! We thank You for sending us Your One and Only Precious Obedient Son. Cause us, teach us to let Your Holy Spirit run free in our lives.
    Becca H - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    We praise You! What amazing work You are doing in Yao!! Bless richly those who have been such strong witnesses of Grace and love for You. May Your Spirit continue to move in Yao, bringing Your Light to every seeking heart. We glorify Your name and pray for You to bring Grace and joy to our new brothers and sisters!
    In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear Lord, We praise you for the growing Yao church, for their faith and faithfulness. May their church continue to grow exponentially. Bless them with strong faith and faithfulness, Lord. Thank you so much for the workers who have done your will, and their witness to us. May we all be strong disciples of yours as they are. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Praise Jesus that another people group has been released from darkness. Lord bless this group of people with Your great Love, unrelenting faith, and persistence to carry on the great commission to continue spreading faith in you through out this newly reached area. keep them strong and all each one faithful under any persecution.
    In Jesus Name
    Cathleen W - USA
  • Thank you Jesus! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You are Lord! Praise You for Your work among the Yao people! Thank you for bringing Your gospel of salvation to this region. Make Your good news flow outwards into all the countries round about.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Father, what an amazing God we serve. Thank You for hearts turning to You. Bless these believers and cause them to grow in number and in faith and love. Continue to move among the Yao. Raise up leaders among the people and supply their needs. Thank You for Your mercy and grace.
    Terry K - USA
  • Halleluyah! Father thank you in the name of Jesus Christ for the spread of the Glorious Gospel of Christ among the Yao people in Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. The kingdoms of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and His Christ and He shall reign forever. Thank you Lord
    KIDOCHUKWU U - Nigeria
  • Halleluyah! Father thank you in the name of Jesus Christ for the spread of the Glorious Gospel of Christ among the Yao people in Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. The kingdoms of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and His Christ and He shall reign forever. Thank you Lord
    KIDOCHUKWU U - Nigeria
  • Father thank you for the faith of those who stood their ground and thank you for your light shining in their lives. Full these believers with your love and strength, meet their every need and be a fortress and a hedge around thrm. In Jesus name I pray.
    Lee A - USA
  • Thank You Father for this break through. We praise You for this. For these people who continue to labor among their people despite persecution and to show love to them. Thank You Father. Bring more converts to this area, Amen
    Elaine H - USA
  • Lord,I Thank You, for the Brothers an Sister's in Christ Jesus,in Malawi,amoung the Yoa people. I'm so thankful for Your movements in them,may they grow abundantly, and blessings overtake them .in Christ Jesus name, Amen an Amen
    Trina B - USA
  • Glory to you Lord, for this church in a Muslim stronghold. Protect it and your people there. May many Yao come into your kingdom.
    michele r - USA
  • I pray that almighty God continue to bless you dear Yao people with the good news of his love, forgiveness and mercy in Christ Jesus and that he may bless you mightily with strength and courage to live and work out your faith in Christ Jesus, Amen.
    Raquel M - USA
  • Adoni bless the people for enduring pain and suffering that now the mosques are allowing them to use as churches. God may your presence fill that place so all muslims may feel your love and warmth and embrace you God fearlessly speak about you Jesus. For you alone are holy and powerful to defeat the enemy&never allow them to make Christians extinct.
    Benedicta N - USA
  • Praise be to the Lord, our God and to the mighty Holy Spirit.
    Erin C - USA
  • Lord Jesus, How good You are! I praise You for the work You are doing among these my brothers and sisters! I praise You for protecting them and ask that You show miraculous works among them as a witness to all those nearby. I ask that You continue to show them the way You want them to go. Holy are You O God!
    Patricia W - USA
  • God, we praise you for the perseverance and testimony of the Yao believers who have shown the love of Christ to their people, and we thank you for the many who have come to faith in Jesus Christ. Please cause the faith in their hearts to grow and become strong, and may many more believe in Jesus as their Savior and Lord.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Father, thank you for your glorious work among the Yao! Please continue to strengthen them and add to their numbers so that many more thousands of muslims can come to Christ through them! Please protect them and draw them closer to you and mature them. Increase the church in these people groups all the more. I pray this in Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the Yao believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they remain strong & united in their faith, growing in numbers & maturity. May their godly lives continue to attract people to Christ. Strengthen & guide Christian workers serving these people. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father I thank you that revival is flowing among the Yao people. You can take a heart of stone and melt it when we respond in love to brutality. May th be s move of your spirit continue. May thousands more find Jesus as Lord and Savior.
    sandra s - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we praise You for Your marvelous work in the Yao people. May You continue drawing hearts to Yourself and building Your church; may the church grow and strengthen in knowledge of Your word and love for one another. Please equip those who are sharing Your gospel and give them wisdom and courage to minister well.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Abba please move among YAO people with mighty miraculous power and bring revival among them.Many all of them know and yearn for more of Jesus, be filled with Your Holy Spirit. Fill them with deep understanding and deep longing to more of You God. Sanctify them Jesus&give them a powerful spirit to be daring witnesses of Jesus.May they will be done God
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • Praise you, Alimighty God for the work you are doing amongst the Yao people. Bless those who have faithfully labored to minister the gospel of Christ and those who have stayed amidst the persecution to reach these people for the Lord. May your work continue in these places and your light shine brightly. Bring more and more into your kingdom. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • God, I pray they come to know you. Amen.
    Nick L - USA
  • Father, thank you for the work you are doing among the Yao people. Raise up leaders and shepherds for the new believers. Please give the people perseverence amidst persecution and love for those who may seek to oppose them.
    Matthew F - USA
  • Father, Your word does not return void and thank You that You are emboldening the Yao believers to share their faith and stand for Jesus in the midst of persecution. Lord, pour out Your Spirit on many hearts seeking to know you and continue to add more Jesus followers among the Yao and embolden Yao believers to share the gospel without hesitation!
    Matt B - USA
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