Kernels of Wheat · Timor Leste

Timor-Leste: Tome’s friends join his Bible studies

Bible study. Why did you never invite us to your Bible study?” Tome’s friend demanded. He was looking over Tome’s shoulder at his weekly schedule.

Tome had been meeting weekly with a local staff worker in Timor Leste to read God’s Word. He was very keen and always wrote the meeting time in his schedule to make sure he didn’t forget. But Tome hadn’t expected his friend to be interested too. In fact, he soon found that there were several friends who wanted to join in! Tome’s one-to-one Bible studies grew into a small group of seven students gathering together each week to open the Bible.

IFES student ministry began in Timor Leste nine years ago. Despite the challenges of the context, the work has grown as God has opened doors. There are now three groups meeting weekly to study the Bible on three campuses, as well as two local staff workers.

Join us this week as we pray for student ministry in Timor Leste:

  • Thank God for the new group meeting on Tome’s campus. Pray that groups can be started on more campuses this year.
  • Pray for the Bible camp happening this year, focusing on the book of Acts and providing training for students in how to study the Bible.

You can help students in Timor Leste hear about Jesus

Help us support a movement of students witnessing to Christ in one of East Asia’s poorest countries. By the end of March, we’re trying to raise US$2,500 to continue the vital pioneering work they are doing among students. Find out more

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