With VOM's help, over 7,000 believers have received their own copy of God's Word this year.
With VOM's help, over 7,000 believers have received their own copy of God's Word this year.
Jul. 29, 2021 | Ethiopia

Hunger for Bibles Continues to Increase

[170] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Tokuma.

Tokuma lives in an area of Ethiopia dominated by tribal religions. When he became a Christian two years ago, he desired to grow in his faith, but there was only one Bible to share among the 20 members of his small church. Members took turns with the Bible, returning it to the church every Friday so their church planter could prepare for his Sunday teaching. But Tokuma hungered to know more. "I always was questioning many things about Christianity. I understood that the Holy Spirit helps with guiding me, but how can I confirm God’s truth without His Word?" he said. After longing for his own Bible for years, Tokuma recently received his own copy when a shipment of Bibles was delivered to his church earlier this year. "It was such an encouragement to receive my Bible," he said. "I am studying and equipping myself to do God's work." And the Bibles have led to growth in the church. "When we received the Bibles, our work has now grown to four villages," said the church planter who leads Tokuma's church. As the number of Ethiopian believers continues to grow, the demand for Bibles also increases, but economic limitations make it difficult for many believers to own a Bible in their own language. VOM is helping meet that need, and over 7,000 believers have received a Bible this year. Pray that these believers will grow in their faith as they read God's Word. Pray that the gospel will continue to spread throughout Ethiopia, and that access to Bibles will also increase.

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Write your own prayer for Tokuma

  • Father, thank You so much for providing Your Word for these people of Ethiopia! I pray that You will open the eyes of their hearts to understand the words of Spirit. I ask that they may be given the Spirit of wisdom and revelation so they may know You better. I pray that many more people, young and old, will be born of God and be given eternal Life.
    Karen K - USA
  • Thank You for Tokuma's hunger for Your word and providing for him. May he have many opportunities to share the gospel, and may these Bibles produce great growth and fruitfulness in the lives of these believers. Please give front-line workers wisdom as they seek to provide Scripture to these believers.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, thank you for the hunger of these Ethiopians for your word and for those who have been able to obtain a Bible. I pray that you will continue to bless and open the way that more Bibles can be brought to them and I pray that as they have access to your word that the church will flourish and grow greatly in truth, love and knowledge of Christ.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Father, Your Word is powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword. Thank You for the way in which Your Word is piercing Tokuma and many others throughout Ethiopia. Thank You that there's an open door of ministry for front-line workers to distribute Your Word to those who desire the bread of life. May Your Word bless Tokuma and help him grow in faith.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Dear God, thank You, thank You for the Bibles! May these believers continue to grow in their faith as they read Your Word. May the gospel continue to spread throughout Ethiopia, and access to Bibles also increase. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Holy Father, may Your word flourish, in written form and in the hearts of Your children. May the Word bring light and life to all who hear Him. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Please send many more Bibles across the earth where they are needed and for a special attention and focus here. Thank you for the work that is already being done. We ask for blessing to shine forth as these believers, and, Lord, I pray even non-believers, read your Word through this work. I pray that they will be knowing you more!
    Anna P - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Eternal King, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Tokuma and others as they hunger for Your Word. We ask for provision for them, a hedge of protection on them and angels from heaven to minister to them as they learn about and hunger for Your Word. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Help these people their Bibles and help them learn to pray. Make Tokuma grow.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for Tokuma and his love for your Word. Please help him to grow in his faith and obedience as he learns your Word, sharing what he knows with others. Please bless VOM as they work to bring more bibles to many Ethiopians who are hungering for your Word.
    In Jesus,
    Lis S - USA
  • Praise God for this hunger for God's Holy word. May God bless VOM for their service to share the living gospel of hope to a lost and dying world, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Lord God, thank you for Tokuma and his faith in Jesus and thank you for providing Bibles to the people in his village. I thank you, Lord, for the great work you are doing in Ethiopia! Please continue to draw many people into the kingdom of Jesus Christ. I pray that your great light will shine there and save many. Spread the gospel with power. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of salvation and strength, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Tokuma and spreading of Your Word. We pray for provision for them, hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • What a mighty and loving God you are! I praise you that you made a way for each of the 7000 believers to receive your word. Thank you for the growth of your kingdom. May all the new believers be provided with the Bible as well.
    Lori R - USA
  • Holy God, I pray for Tokuma that you give him the spirit of wisdom and revelation to know you better. I pray his spiritual growth. I also pray the those who receive Bible to read them with understanding. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father, we know Your word does not come back void. We're thankful it is reaching Tokuma and his people. May access to Your word continue unabated so Your truths can be learned and shared with one another. As Your truths are received and shared, may lives be transformed to the glory of Yourself and a blessing to them. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Tokuma's church's reception of Bibles and that they have put them to good use. May they be an inspiration to us who are awash in Bible resources to hunger for Your Word as a deer pants for water. May we and Ethiopian believers grow in our faith as we read Your Word. May the gospel continue to spread throughout Ethiopia.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father, thank you that you are gathering people from every tribe, tongue, a nation. Thank you that these believers in Ethiopia received a copy of your Word. I ask for the harvest in Ethiopia and every believer receive a copy of the Bible. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Dear Lord, thanks You for getting these people Your word. I pray You would help them to grow in their faith. I pray they can memorize Your word and use it in every time of need. Please bless Ethiopia and help hearts to be open and loving toward You and help them to have an abundance of Your word in Jesus name amen.
    Sierra H - USA
  • Father, for "so faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of God", grow our fellows faith as they are fed with Thy Word. May the reading of your word makes them competent and equip them for the good work of spreading the gospel throughout their homeland. May access increase to your Word to bless those who hungers for it and keeps it.Amen
    Jonathan C - Hong Kong
  • Lord thank you for the great work you are doing in the hearts and lives of people in Ethiopia. Thank you for the desire Tokuma and so many others have for you. I pray that they will continue to study your word and the zeal to know more of you and obey you will grow in them. I pray that this work will continue and many will come to accept Jesus!
    Orpha G - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I ask in Jesus' holy name for You to provide bibles to Your believers in Ethiopia. I pray for continued strength, growth, and courage in Tokuma and his church. I pray for You to provide the church with financial and physical needs. We love and praise You.
    Nicole M - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven. Praise You for the growth of believers in Ethiopia. I pray that growth will continue and every believer will have access to Your Word. I pray for Tokuma that is faith will grow and he will lead others to faith and they will further bring in more believers. I pray that Ethiopia will see explosive growth in believers. Amen.
    John S - USA
  • Father, I praise you that these precious believers now have access to a Bible. May they grow and understand your word and may it transform them as they renew their minds with the truth. Continue to provide more Bibles for those who want one. May the gospel of Jesus spread to many others and your kingdom enlarge. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father I praise you for allowing workers to send Bibles to the believers. We pray for Tokuma and other believers to receive your Holy Spirit and the power to be witnesses in their villages. We pray that they will grow in your word with knowledge and understanding. Bless the believers of Ethiopia let there be a revival in the land. Jesus name amen.
    Diane E - Canada
  • To God be the glory for the things he has done, thank you God for remembering your people in their time of need, bless Tokuma and his Colleges for their determination to be a light in a dark place,and for your intervention for providing these Bibles to your people . Help them to utilise them to the best of their knowledge that they can be a hel
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father I thank you for the love and devotion of Tokuwa. I pray that with the crucified Christ as the starting point that they will produce much fruit through their reading and study of the Holy Scriptures. God Bless Tokuma and the church in Ethiopia.
    Paul K - USA
  • O Lord,
    I pray for the people of this nation to raise Bibles for the people of Ethiopia. I pray that you open the purses of men and women who have to give to those who don't. I pray for my group to raise a 100 bibles for these dear people in Ethiopia
    Andrew E - USA
  • Father God,
    Thank You for blessing over 7,000 believers, including Tokuma, to receive their own Bibles. Thank You for Tokuma's desire to confirm Your truth, through Your Word. Help these believers grow in their faith as they read Your Word, let the gospel keep spreading in Ethiopia, and increase access to Bibles. In Jesus's precious name, amen
    Debbie D - USA
  • Thank you Father that Tokuma has received a Bible. May he treasure it and use it to teach others. Please enable more Ethiopians to own Bibles.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
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