21 Baka People Converted and Baptized!

“Has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?” James 2:5

World Team missionaries have been laboring among the Baka for decades and, after much prayer and teaching, the Lord has blessed them by letting them see the fruit of their labors.  When Dave and I visited Cameroon over a year ago, we had the joy of visiting with the Baka people when a man came to Christ.  Since then, the Lord has saved many many more. 

As of now, we are planning to go to the a people group that neighbors the Baka.

The Baka team shared a little about each person who was baptized on their Facebook page and we have copied and pasted a couple of these testimonies to encourage your faith in the God who saves:

Nestor
He used to hit his wife when he got angry and cared more about buying new clothes than caring for his family – but now he’s a model husband and father – an example to those around him. He desperately needs your prayers as The Deceiver would like nothing more than to trip up this emerging leader and de-rail the growth of the Baka Church.  Please pray for Nestor.
Kasi

This photo is of Kasi (front left), being the first to step forward to give a testimony of why he wanted to be baptized. This wasn’t the first time he boldly stated that he has given his whole life to Jesus and wants to follow God’s path with all of his heart. Kasi is very willing to serve the church. He is the one that keeps the grass cut and the one who decorated the meeting shelter for Christmas.  He also encourages everyone to stand and sing “with strength” while they worship.  

Pray for Kasi that he will lead is family boldly in following Christ.  Pray that he will be encouraged in this new body of believers as well as be an encouragement to others.  Praise God for his zeal.  Pray that others will see and long for the treasure he has in his heart!
SambaSamba has a very profound understanding of what Christ has done for Him on the cross and continues to do for him on a day to day basis. Samba has been raised around the Baka Team missionaries and has spent time coloring and playing games on their porches as a child.  Now, as a man, he is making an impact in his community for the glory of God. 

Pray that he remains encouraged and continues to grow in faith and wisdom.  He is seeking his place in the body.  We are sure that God has a special place for Samba.  Pray that he would know where God is leading him. 

Mango
es as a child. Now, as a man, he is making an impact in His community for the glory of God. Pray that he remains encouraged and continues to grow in faith and wisdom. He is seeking his place in the body. We are sure that God has a special place for Samba. Pray that he would know where God is leading him.This is Mango (mah-ngo), a grandmother at Mayos who stepped forward for baptism and surprised us with her understanding of the Gospel and desire to follow God. She publicly confessed to the sins of her past and how her life has changed now that she’s on God’s path. She’s the first one in her family to be baptized. She acts as mother to many in the village, providing help and counsel when needed.
Pray with us that she will be an example to her family and a light to her generation as well as a spiritual guide to the next.

Praise the Lord!

For a full list of all 21 believers and how you can specifically pray for them, please see the Baka Facebook Page.

“And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds,  he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,  if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard” – Colossians 1:21-23

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Author: Stacey Hare

Stacey is a wife, mom, linguist, and Bible translator. Right now she is working on the writing system for the Kwakum including how to mark tone. Literacy among the Kwakum is already beginning and translation is scheduled to begin in September 2019!

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