The Lord has given the Sheppards a special burden for the least-reached people groups of Liberia, especially the Manya. John Mark is working to translate and record the Bible in their language, along with teaching people to read and write in the mother tongue. Sara works with children, teens, and moms in their community, providing medical care, tutoring, daily meals, counseling, and discipleship.
Way to Pray: Pray for the Bible translation as we work to complete the rest of the New Testament in the next two years.
Pray that the Manya people who are hearing the word of God through dramatized audio programs would come to faith in Jesus. Pray for the Sheppards children and also the Liberian children who have become like family, that they would grow in their faith and knowledge of God’s Word. Pray for Sara as she has had an incredible opportunity to share the gospel with a group of Liberian construction workers. This has come out of a moment of trauma and the Lord is working in incredible ways. Pray that these men will come to know and love the Lord.