Ruff Update
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c/o Terry & Amy Ruff
4407 Charlestown Road
New Albany, IN 47150
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Prayer Points

PRAISES


  1. Praise God we are going back to Ghana! Tickets are purchased and we fly out December 4th from Louisville.

  2. September 2017 DMM Totals - All people baptized are in discipleship groups learning how to make disciples that make disciples.


New Groups: 27

New Groups (YTD): 233

Baptisms (New): 156

Baptisms (YTD): 1127

Total baptism by tribes (YTD): Gonja (425), 
Ewe (98), Gao (34), Hausa (6), Dagomba (170), Plantara (6), Dagati (126), Vagla (2), Konkomba (70), Deg (10), Chokossi (26), Fulani (41), Wala (15), Kotokoli (1), Mamprusi (6), Birifor (1), Jula (9), Moshi (6), Busanga (2), Gurunshi (11), Gurma (7), Bimoba (3), Wangara (1), Sissala (8), Toura (17), Zerma (4), Bete (1), Bujangki (1), Kabre (2), Ashante (17), Kususi (2)


  3. Praise God for the leaders trained in Cote d'ivoire from Congo, Guinea, Mali and Cote d'ivoire and Nigeria. It is amazing what God is doing. Praise God for the DMM network reports that are beginning to come in from these leaders.


  4. Praise God that Amy and I are getting healthier everyday. We have both lost about 25 pounds and exercising regularly. Praise God that the colonoscopy showed that some of my pain is related to diverticulitis and I have been learning things that may prevent it and how to treat it if I experience it again in Africa. 

  5. Praise God for Jared and Anna as they are making progress toward helping the DMM movements become financially sustainable as well as providing jobs for many in areas where DMMs are growing. They also have been keeping two of Isaac's girls to make sure healing from the snake bite could continue.

  6. Praise God for the Graham family who oversee the Permaculture Center and Community Development Outreach to area villages. They have been meeting with the Buipe DMM and keeping me updated on the new monthly baptisms and groups. Praise God for their willingness to hold the fort down while we are in the US. 

  7. Praise God for Job, a Ghanaian Kairos Head Facilitator that Amy certified before she went to the US. Job has continued offering the Kairos training in our absence with all Ghanaian facilitators. Kairos is a missions awareness course that mobilizes people to finish the task of reaching all peoples with the gospel.

  8. Praise God for the opportunity to meet a DMM network leader located in Tampa while we were there for counseling. I praise God for what He is doing through this leader and hope that we can partner with them in the future regarding progress made in DMM in Africa.

  9. Praise God for pulling all of the pieces together in a way that makes it very obvious who gets the glory. Amy and I are continually amazed that we get to be a part of what God is up to in Ghana, Africa. 

10. Praise God for all of the wonderful visits with friends, family and supporters in September and October. It has been refreshing catching up.

REQUESTS

  1. Please pray for the Buipe DMM Networks. Please pray that they will keep things simple, easily reproducible and sustainable. The discipleship groups are multiplying and it resembles a bush fire spreading across Gonjaland. Please pray that a spark will ignite in Cote d'ivoire that will also spread to other West African Countries. The Ghanaians DMM leaders will begin meeting every other month on their own. Then every other month our team will meet with them. Please pray that the DMM leaders will be able to keep the movement growing while Isaac and Moses take on more of a training role to launch other DMMs in other west and north African countries.

  2. Please pray specifically for Isaac and Comfort concerning the death of their 10th child. The baby was born with compllications and died just a few days after birth. Isaac returned from Cote d'ivoire early to be with his wife and family. 

  3. Please pray for us as we implement the plan of getting healthy.

  4. Please pray for us as we travel and catch up with friends, family and supporters.

  5. Please pray for Jared and Anna as they work on business ideas that will help the DMM's be financially sustainable. Also pray for them as they provide housing and care one of Isaac's daughters who was bitten by a cobra just before I came back to the US. She is doing much better but there is still an open wound that could easily become infected.

  6. Please pray for Bobby and Mandy as they hold the fort down while we are gone and make progress on the Community Health Evangelism projects, oversee the Permaculture Center and continue working with the Buipe Disciple Making Movement.

  7. Please pray for the guys as they work hard in the Tamale studio to finish the Gonja OT, revised Gonja NT and Jesus Film and Walking With Jesus projects and become a self-sustaining studio. 

  8. Please pray for the follow up to all the Kairos trainings. Bole, Wa and Salaga are asking for additional Kairos workshops. Job will be following up on leaders who attended Kairos and discuss how to make the next Kairos more sustainable by locals and less subsidized from foreign support.

Updated October 10, 2017