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Tuesday, June 18 2024
Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Yangon, Myanmar

(yan-GONG) - The most densely populated part of the city is downtown Yangon. Roads are crowded with street vendors and city traffic bustles with life and energy. Amid the colonial-era architecture and high-rise apartments are golden pagodas. Thousands of Buddhist worshipers visit these pagodas each day, seeking favor and mercy. Very few local believers are ministering in this downtown area. Pray that God would stir in the hearts of believers a burden for the millions of lost people who live in downtown Yangon. Ask that God would lead believers to plant churches in such a dark place.

Tuesday, June 18 2024
South Asian Peoples

South Asian Unengaged Peoples

The Laskari is an unreached, unengaged people group living in the Hadothi region of southeastern Rajasthan, India. They are a small population of 425 and practice mainly Hinduism. Please pray for this people group, asking that the gospel will be proclaimed among them. Pray that many Laskari, through the hearing of God's Word, will receive reconciliation and eternal life through Christ Jesus. As people come to faith, pray that a church will be planted among them. "More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation" (Romans 5:11 ESV).

Tuesday, June 18 2024
Central Asian Peoples

Rumelian Turks of the Balkans

(ru-ME-lee-an) - "Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble; he rescued them from their distress" (Psalm 107:6 CSB). Pray for Rumelian Turks of the Balkans who are in any sort of trouble. Ask that they will cry out to God for rescue.

Tuesday, June 18 2024
North African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Peoples of Yemen

Not two minutes after the two Christian women arrived at the coffeeshop and sat down with the Yemeni young woman, she began to ask them questions about their faith in Jesus. Question after question . . . there was no lag in the conversation. She was hungry for answers to deep and difficult questions about God. She had experienced traumatic things in her life and hadn't found the answers in her traditional beliefs. She had felt only the oppressiveness of the religion that she and her family practiced. Over and over, she expressed a desire for freedom. She listened eagerly as the two believers shared the good news of God's love for her and what He had accomplished in Jesus to give her the freedom she longed for. In John 8:31-32 (ESV), Jesus said, "If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." Please pray for this woman to come to know the truth that is found only in Jesus. Pray for the many Yemeni like her who thirst for something true but have never heard the gospel. Ask for Jesus to make Himself known to them.

Tuesday, June 18 2024
Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Peoples of Ghana

There are numerous Baptist churches throughout Accra, the capital city of 2.7 million people. But some fellowships are heavily influenced by neo-Pentecostalism and the prosperity gospel. Pray for pastors to have the discernment needed to recognize and reject false teaching, stay rooted in the Bible, and lead church members to do the same.

Tuesday, June 18 2024
American Peoples

Missions Catalysts Brazil

"No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God" (Luke 9:62 ESV). As the church clapped and sang a chorus based on that verse, Don and Anna stood at the front of the sanctuary and sang along, knowing that their lives were about to change again. They had been serving as missionaries with the Brazilian World Mission Board for many years in different countries and were back in Brazil at the sending service at their home church, ready to embark on a new adventure in Sub-Saharan Africa. This time, they would be working with an IMB team as Global Missionary Partners to spread the gospel. After arriving on the field, they were welcomed warmly by their team and introduced to the national Baptist convention that was assembled. Please pray for Don and Anna as they adjust to their new country, team, and ministry. Pray that God will grant them unity of spirit, strength, and encouragement and that He will use them to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to those who have not heard.

Tuesday, June 18 2024
Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Khmer of Western Cambodia

(kuh-MY) - Phanny is a college graduate who has been on a job hunt for several months. He's applied to many different places and interviewed many different times, but nothing has come through for him yet; however, he continues trusting the Lord and remains persistent in looking for somewhere to make an honest living. Even though sometimes he's discouraged, he remains faithful as a lay leader in his local church. He often volunteers much of his time to do outreach ministry in town as well as out in villages. He has a heart for young people and children. Praise the Lord for growing him into servant leadership and raising him into a fellow gospel partner in the ministry. It was not so long ago that he was a young teen who attended the Good News Club outreach. Now, he's helping lead a children's outreach in a village and a local high school outreach near the church in a provincial town. Please pray that the Lord will encourage him and lead him according to His plans for this faithful brother in the Lord.

Tuesday, June 18 2024
Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Kampala, Uganda

(kahm-PAH-lah) - "The couple sat across from me with tears streaming down their faces," writes a Kampala Urban Team member. "They were midway through the story of their journey from Sudan to Uganda. Horrible things took place, and their hearts were broken for the friends that they had left behind. Some had recently been killed. Amid all the tragedy, they saw God's hand of protection on them and His miraculous provision on the long journey to safety. These refugee believers once had the beginnings of a robust ministry, but all of that came to a crashing halt because of the war in Sudan. Please pray for the fighting in Sudan to end. Pray for the Sudanese who are trapped with no options for escape. Pray that God will redeem the heartache and tragedy in Sudan for good."

Tuesday, June 18 2024
European Peoples

European Peoples

The Commonwealth Cities are urban, densely populated, English-speaking cities and their surrounding areas. These cities include Vancouver, Canada; Toronto, Canada; London, England; and Sydney, Australia. This area also includes the Canadian Baptist Seminary in Cochrane, Canada. These mega-cities are made up of people from diverse ethnicities and nations from all over the world. In a city, you can encounter both the local people and people coming and going from many other countries, even countries where the gospel has not yet reached. City engagement offers the opportunity to share Christ with individuals nearby that will then spread out to impact the world. Pray that as the truth of Jesus and His free gift of salvation goes out in these areas, people's hearts and lives will be changed, and that they will join the family of God. Pray that these people will also be discipled and trained to share their new faith with their families and friends so that the good news of Christ will be multiplied around the world. Pray that from these cities, the gospel will spread to other hard-to-reach areas until every tribe and nation has the chance to hear and respond to the Word of God.

Tuesday, June 18 2024
Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

City of Salt and Light, East Asia

Ashley is a follower of Jesus and a citizen of the City of Salt and Light. She shared her top prayer request for the city. She said that the many restrictions and constant surveillance make it difficult for believers to meet together or to communicate with each other. Please ask God to provide persistence, joy, and boldness during these very difficult times.

Tuesday, June 18 2024
North African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Beja of Northern Africa

(BEE-ja) - "The wise woman builds her house . . ." (Proverbs 14:1 NASB). Beja women build their tents at each destination along the nomadic path toward known watering holes or wells for both the family and their herds of sheep, camels, or goats. These strong women are the teachers of the children, helping them to understand their future role in the society as male or female. They are also the keepers of the religion, folk Islam, which is a mixture of Islam and animistic traditions. Pray for Beja women to have soft hearts so that when they hear the Word of God, they will receive His free gift of salvation, raising their children and influencing their families in the way of a righteous, wise woman. "By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established" (Proverbs 24:3 NASB).

Tuesday, June 18 2024
South Asian Peoples

Bangalore Hospital, Karnataka State, India

(BANG-ah-lohr) - The Evangelical Medical Fellowship of India (EMFI) and the Evangelical Nursing Fellowship of India (ENFI) provide opportunities for Christian healthcare professionals and students to learn and grow. Bangalore Baptist Hospital is a leader in the state chapters of these organizations. Pray that many will be encouraged and emboldened to express their faith as they care for patients.

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