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Monday, July 21, 2014

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“They said, 'Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.' And they spoke the word of the Lord to him together with all who were in his house.” (Acts 16:31-32, NASB)

Hi, this is Eleanor Witcher of IMB’s prayer office, giving thanks with you for God’s provision of meeting spaces.

Mahafaly believers (pronounced mah-hah-FAH-lee) in the village of Kilimary, Madagascar are in the church building process. They desire to keep their focus clearly on the Lord and to see their spiritual family strengthened through this process.

Believers of City of Southern Song, China found a great meeting place that was safe and affordable for a ‘Spring Into New Life’ event. Not only did the Christians share their testimonies with boldness and compassion, but they also shared many Scripture passages and sang John 3:16 in their native language. Praise the Lord that two of the guests accepted salvation.

Earlier this year, many prayed for a good location to be found for a community center then rejoiced to learn that it had been discovered and continued praying as plans were made. The community center has now been opened. Every week approximately 30 Muslims from an unreached people group (UPG) in South Africa meet to learn English, and they have opportunities to hear the Gospel presented to them.

Another community meeting place has been strategic in creating many opportunities to connect with members of a Last Frontier people group who are living outside their own country. Workers have been meeting there weekly for two years, building trust with the director and within the community. The workers have invited friends, overseas volunteers, and others to join them in teaching classes to adults and children alike.

* Please pray for these Last Frontier people to experience the love of God through the believers who are leading the classes.

* Pray for continued opportunities to share the Word of Truth in South Africa and City of Southern Song, China, and ask the Lord to open their hearts to be receptive.

* Pray that the church in Madagascar will be a biblically and culturally appropriate example of a church plant among the Mahafaly people.


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