- Praise God for honoring the faithfulness of a couple and their home groups to reach Mongols; He brought nearly 20 people in Outer Mongolia to saving faith in Jesus!
- Please pray for special comfort for a key servant, evangelist, and pastor to the Mountain Yi of East Asia who has faced the loss of his home, as well as health difficulties and family troubles.
- Give thanks to the Lord that a Baptist church in Colombia has expressed a desire to reach out and minister to the Ar, an indigenous people group, and has asked for training.
- Pray that God will lead a worker in the Amazon River Basin to His chosen leaders who can be trained to carry on the work when she retires.
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MONGOLS OF OUTER MONGOLIA (MON-gols) - Praying and trusting God to direct their steps, Peaceful Joy* and Precious Adornment*, a husband and wife, worked with their home groups to plan outreaches centered around the Mongolian New Year celebration. During the Christmas season, they had made warm gloves for herdsmen with “Jesus Loves You” stitched on them, so they stayed with that same message and wrote it on pieces of paper that also included a Bible verse and contact information. They passed them out as they met people and also went door to door in their communities. God honored their faithfulness, and He brought nearly 20 people to saving faith in Jesus! Please ask God to strengthen the new believers and enable them to walk fully after God and be faithful witnesses to their unreached family members. (*pseudonyms)
MOUNTAIN YI OF EAST ASIA (ee) - The Lord has worked mightily in the past year among the Mountain Yi! Many have come to faith, and churches are being planted. One man in particular, Brother Timothy*, has labored faithfully to see his people reached with the Gospel. But in the past year, Brother Timothy has faced the loss of his home, health difficulties, and family troubles. Please pray for special comfort for this key servant, evangelist, and pastor to the Mountain Yi. Ask that fellow Mountain Yi believers will support and encourage their leader, as he has often been an encouragement to them. (*pseudonym)
AR OF COLOMBIA (ahr) - A Colombian Baptist church in a town near the Ar people has expressed a desire to begin to reach out and minister to this people group. They have approached some IMB missionaries, asking for help and training. They want to join with national missionaries Juan* and Diana* in sharing the Gospel, but realize that they know nothing about cross-cultural work. Pray as IMB missionaries team with Juan and Diana to provide training and guidance to this church as they begin a new ministry among this indigenous people group. Pray for open hearts and minds during the training times and discussion, and ask that God will begin to bring unity of vision and purpose as they seek ways to minister together. (*pseudonyms)
AMAZON PEOPLES OF THE AMAZON RIVER BASIN (AM-uh-zahn) - A worker wants to concentrate now on training, training, training--training local people to carry on the work when she retires. Pray that God will lead her as she seeks to let go of some of her previous responsibilities so that she can dedicate more time to the training of leaders. Ask God to lead her to His chosen leaders, and pray that they will be able to meet with her on a regular basis and that they will be open, able to learn, and share what they learn. Pray that this worker will rest in God’s sovereignty to continue His work.
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