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: John Mark has been working in a nearby village to teach the Bible as well as conducting a literacy class. Although the people there follow another religion, they have been eager to learn about God's work in the lives of the prophets from the books of Genesis and Exodus. Pray that they will grasp the message of the Old Testament and come to understand why Jesus had to come and how He alone is the way of salvation.