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Preaching to Wana Believers via WhatsApp

Wana people meet plane at airstrip

Ed and Jeanne Casteel minister among the Wana people in Asia Pacific. “Even though I cannot be there in person to meet with our believers this fall, the Lord has opened some other avenues for me to be able to teach and disciple our church leaders. Two of our largest Wana village now have either satellite Wi-Fi or cell phone tower, so we have been able to schedule teaching times via programs like Skype and WhatsApp. In fact, I was able to preach a few weeks ago at a Sunday morning service. They sat the computer on the pulpit along with external speakers and turned on the video so I could see them. I felt like I was standing right behind the pulpit looking out over them. They have asked me to do that from time to time of which I am very glad to do. I am also working with three of our tribal families on lesson development, and we can do this very easily remotely. We are currently working on three lesson projects developing lessons in the Wana language for the books of Ezra [and] Nehemiah and revisions on the lessons for new believers. So, despite the virus we are glad to see things continue in a positive direction.” Pray for the lesson projects and for continued discipleship.


The prayer request above is one of five that we emailed to the Ethnos Prayer Team on Saturday.

Posted in Asia-Pacific, Prayer Requests