Bay Leaf Baptist Church wanted to reach Africans living in North Raleigh, but needed someone to lead the way. Patrick Warutere and his wife, Pauline, are from Kenya. They came to Raleigh to attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, but felt led to also plant a church to reach immigrants from Africa. As only God can, He brought Bay Leaf Baptist and the Waruteres together. Today, North Raleigh International Church meets in Patrick and Pauline’s apartment. They work with people from the African nations of Kenya, Nigeria, Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There are also some people from Guyana, South America. Patrick preaches in Swahili with English translation. One hundred years ago, Southern Baptist missionaries moved to Kenya to start churches. They reached many of the Kikuyu people, which is Patrick’s tribe. Patrick proudly admits that he is the fruit of the labor from Southern Baptist missionaries. Our missions dollars have been sharing the gospel for a long time. Let’s pray now for Patrick and Pauline and their new church in North Raleigh.
This week we’re praying for the Brahmin people of India. The Brahim people are the highest caste in Hinduism and live at the highest level of the Indian society. They play an active role in politics and the government. Because of their position and status, they are very prideful. With zero known Christians among them, please pray that they will hear of the saving relationship found only in the One True God, Jesus Christ. To learn more about unreached people groups, please visit joshuaproject.net