Yobiri received an audio Bible in his own language.
Yobiri received an audio Bible in his own language.
Apr. 28, 2022 | Benin

Man Hungers for God's Word, Receives His Own Bible

[217] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Yobiri.

Yobiri heard the gospel at a young age through a foreign missionary and desired to know more. He didn’t own a Bible nor know how to read, so he relied on Christians from other villages to share God’s Word with him. Eventually, others in his village gave their lives to Christ, and they constructed a church building where they could gather. Some in his community threatened Christian villagers and beat those who attended church, yet Yobiri remained firm in his faith. Front-line workers recently gave Yobiri an audio Bible in his own language, which he received with joy. “We know that following God is for everybody, and nothing should hold you back,” he said. “You can serve him in any language, and you don’t need to know how to read.” Praise God for Yobiri’s faithful witness. Pray that he will share his faith as he learns from God’s Word.

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  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    Thank you for Yobiri's strong Faith and how he has faithfully shared it with others! And we praise You for providing him with an audio Bible! You are at work! Thank You for all You are!
    Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, I thank ou for Yobiri's steadfastness and faith. I thank you that he was able to get an audible Bible. Bless him with all that you have for him in Christ. Let his life bring much glory to You.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Lord, bless Yobiri & his family & friends. May they find salvation thru Jesus. You have torn down barriers of education, language, & prison to save all people who seek you. Help this little church grow & become strong. Holy Spirit give wisdom & helpers to continue the growth. May Yobiri become a prophet for you, spreading the Good News in Benin.
    SM D - USA
  • Father, I thank you for Yobiri and his hunger and thirst for truth and for your word and that you have given him the means to learn your Word. Please bless and mature him and let his life continue to be a light shining brightly for Christ to all those around him.
    Vicki W - USA
  • ABBA WHEN WE HUNGER FOR YOUR WORD YOU IMMEDIATELY DROP IT FROM HEAVEN. IT IS MANNA TO NOURISH OUR SOUL AND GIVE PROMISE OF ETERNAL LIFE. YOUR WORD IS LIKE LAMP UNTO OUR FEET & LIGHT UNTO OUR PATH. YOUR NAME WILL BE ENGRAVED ON THE TABLETS OF OUR HEART CREATING DEEPER YEARNING FOR YOU GOD. GIVE YOBIRI THE DAILY BREAD. LEAD HIM AND FILL HIM WITH MORE
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • Lord, open Yobiri's heart to receive the fullness of Your word and fill Him with joy in drinking deeply from the well of truth. Fill him with boldness to declare Your word and grant him opportunities to lead others to Jesus and finally lead him to share his faith in other villages throughout Benin, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Almighty God and Father of Heaven and earth. We praise You Father God for Yobiri's faithful witness. We pray that he will share his faith as he learns from God's Word. We pray for the Gospel of Jesus Christ to spread like wildfire and many come to faith. In the name of Jesus Our Lord, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • "Teach me Your way, O LORD,
    And lead me in a smooth path,
    because of my enemies.
    Do not delver me to the will of my
    adversaries;
    For false witnesses have risen
    against me,
    And such as breathe out violence.
    I would have lost heart, unless I had
    believed
    That I would see the goodness of the
    LORD
    In the land of the living."
    Psalm 27:11-13. Amen.

    Timothy B - USA
  • holy God and eternal Father in heaven, this morning I come before you on behalf of a brother whom I do not know but you are everywhere, and knows about the faithfulness of Yobiri, may he continue to read your word, and may you pour into him the wisdom and understanding he will need to help his country men as he continue to grow. In Jesus's name. Amen.
    Orriea S - Barbados
  • There is no substitute for reading the word of God for yourself. I'm thankful to have found that out long ago. BLESS VOM and all Christian ministries that send out the word of God in ALL forms. Dear Lord, let us be grateful and very generous to those who are good at it. Also, Hoard bibles in your homes, so if anyone needs one, you will have it to give.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father, I know you are real and you prove yourself to all who seek you. I thank you that Yobiri was able to receive your Word on audio. I thank you for the work that is being done here in this village. I pray you rebuke fear and strengthen your children to remain firm. I pray you deal hearts of those here that don't know you. Move in Jesus' name
    polly c - USA
  • Immanuel, Thank for holding Yobiri in Your Hand. He knows the faith that comes from hearing Your Word. Let him experience Your wisdom, Holy Spirit when he speaks your message to others. May he find Your strength by prayer and thanksgiving for the lost. Soften hearts he will speak Your redemption message to. Prosper him, even as his soul prospers. Amen.
    Jim E - USA
  • Father, thank You for the good news regarding Yobiri, his hunger for Your Word, and the fulfillment of him having access to Your Word. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. May Yobiri's faith in our Lord Jesus Christ exponentially increase as he listens to Your Word in his own language. Help Yobiri to be a faithful witness to everyone he encounters.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Thank you, Father, for the Bible that Yobiri received. Please continue to grow his faith and teach him your truth. Show him your will and purpose for his life. Draw many more people to Jesus because of his witness. Thank you for the wonderful ways you are and will continue to work in Yobiri's life. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Dear Lord I lift up the name of Yobiri in Jesus precious name amen amen and amen Bless him abundantly in the strange lands you take him too. Bless his friends family mum and dad Make him a powerful man of prayer and send him in amazing wonders through Jesus name amen
    lexton s - New Zealand
  • In the power of Jesus' name, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who Provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Yobiri and church that they seek You. We ask for healing, for a hedge of protection, for provision, for fellowship, for angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord what a precious brother we now have in Benin. We lift up Yobiri before You. As he grows in his faith that You would give him understanding of Your Word. As he listens to Your Word that he will have understanding. Help him to memorize Your Word so he may be strengthened day by day. Open the hearts of those whom he witnesses to. We praise Your name.
    kathleen r - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for Yobiri's faithfulness to You. Bless him as he continues to grow in Your word. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Help this man learn and grow in his faith in God.
    Debbie V - USA
  • In the love of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Yobiri. We ask for joy and eternal life, for provision, for hedge of protection, and angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to him. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank You for providing Your word to Yobiri. May he grow as he listens to Scripture, and may he have many opportunities to share what he is learning. I pray that the ministry of audio Bibles would continue to produce great fruit, and that missionaries would be able to find those who hunger to know God's word for themselves.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Thank you Father in numerous ways that you continue to provide avenues for people to hear about you. Thank you for Yobiri's witness. Praise be to your Holy name. I pray that he will also pass on the Gospel to others in Jesus name.
    Selom A - USA
  • Father I pray for Yobiri's faith to remain strong thru the power of Your Word & the Holy Spirit that fills his heart & soul. Thankyou for his testimony to your love & forgiveness through Jesus Christ our Lord & Savior. I pray many more will put their faith in You as they gain access to the audio Bibles provided by your faithful servants.
    Tracey B - USA
  • Thankyou Father for Yobiri's faith help him to stay strong amid persecution , may he boldly share his faith with others .........Amen
    Hilary M - USA
  • It's. Amazing what God caN do thankyou for your. Intervention, Father cover these These youths and guide them in the path of righteous, and direct their path,provide mentors that will help themtogrowi their faith and stay under your control be their helper and let your Spirit minister to them and be their guide, grant understanding and wisdom Lord
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Thank you God for Yobiri, pls protect him and other Christians in that region ,encourage, strengthen and grant them boldness to be faithful witness for you.Pls Lord make him light and channel that will share your words to souls around him. Pls Lord continue to encourage, protect and provide for all those involve in production and distribution of Bibles
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Lord I praise You for the joy of Yobiri and I pray You would hold him close. I pray as he soaks up Your Word he would remain faithful. I pray for bravery and courage and he lives out the Gospel. I pray He would help to tell others about You and not shy away from his own testimony. I pray for flourishing for him and his family.
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear God, thank you for the faith you have given Yobiri. Let him be a light for your love and grace to shine through. Lead others to faith through him and front-line workers. Please protect him physically, financially, emotionally, mentally, but most of all spiritually. We ask all according to your will and in Jesus' name. Amen.
    Delphine H - USA
  • Thank You Father for Yobiri !!! Bless this precious brother in Christ. It makes a difference to hear about Jesus in our own heart language. Father, continue to strengthen Yobiri and all the Christians around him. In Jesus's name, Amen!
    Maria R - USA
  • Lord God, I thank you for Benin's faith in Jesus and his witness for your kingdom. Please continue to strengthen his faith and let his message be heard by many. I pray that the gospel will spread throughout Benin and draw many people to faith in Jesus. Please continue to provide the Bible to these brothers and sisters and protect them. In Jesus' name,
    Julia F - USA
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