59% of the world has no meaningful access to the gospel. Together, we can pray and ask God to change this.
Join us in praying for 52 of the world’s least reached people groups.
(SEE-new) - Please pray for a new church plant on the main Zenu reservation. Ask for the four believers there to be bold in their witness, and pray that many more Zenu people will come to know Christ.
(WEE-ghurs) - Please lift up the village of Voanjobury. The school allowed some believers to teach a language class as part of its summer program. Please lift up these young minds that were so eager to learn, asking that they'll come to know the Father. Zoe is a young Uighur woman who chose to follow Jesus about seven years ago. Her parents grow vegetables in this village. Every time she visits, she shares openly about how God has changed her life. Her family sees that, and they've seen the results of the prayers that she has prayed over them in Jesus' name. While repentance and acceptance of the gospel has yet to take place, their hearts are softening. Pray that a fellowship will begin in this home. Voanjobury is also the hometown of a young teacher who's working in the city. When he discovered that the believers were teaching in his hometown, he invited them over to meet his family. They're a farming family with three sons. Richard is the oldest son and moved to the city to get an education. Only Henry has accepted Christ. Pray that spiritual mentoring will take place and that he will be bold in sharing with his family.
Children in the earthquake zone have experienced unthinkable trauma. Things that were always trustworthy and permanent are no longer so. As their young minds try to grasp the reality that the adults in their lives aren't big enough to keep them completely safe, pray that they will be able to say with David: "In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety" (Psalm 4:8 ESV).
The Theological Education Team writes: "Please pray for Great Joy Bible Church. First, join us in celebrating the baptism of 11 people last month! Second, please pray for many members who are getting ready to graduate from college, looking for a job, or preparing to get married in the next few months. Ask for wisdom from the Lord for a clear path forward and a commitment to Him throughout these times of transition. Please also pray for the church as they go through the process of ordaining and appointing elders to help lead their congregation."
One area of West Africa has continued to be ripe with strife, as there have been six coups (some successful and some failed attempts) in West African countries since 2019. In the three countries where attempted coups resulted in an ousting of the current president (Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Mali, twice), there are now new groups in charge. Intercede for these countries and the destabilization that the coups have caused. Pray for those currently in power to honor the timelines set in place for new presidential elections. Both Mali and Guinea were supposed to have elections in 2022, but those have been postponed. Pray that in the midst of this turmoil, the good news will continue to go forth, penetrating the hearts of the millions of lost in these locations.
Please pray for workers as they develop a digital sidewalk for people to scan a QR code that takes them to gospel websites, Bible apps, and to information on where to find nearby churches. Pray that people will hunger to know the Lord. May the digital sidewalk help them step into a relationship with the King of kings. Workers are also developing video prayerwalks that can help people pray for global cities.
"The Lord is continuing to open doors to hospitals through chaplaincy, and people are getting saved every week!" workers write. "But since our chaplains meet a lot of South Asian Hindus and Muslims in the hospitals and they were feeling inadequate in reaching out to them, every Tuesday in February, they had a basic training in the worldview of Muslims and Hindus. Pray that God will bless these chaplains with understanding, passion, and an open heart to learn cultures that are so different from their own. A few more chaplaincy trainings will be coming up as we train workers from other denominations to do chaplaincy to minister in hospitals, so please intercede for those, as well. Pray that the English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for the Hindu women will start again, as they have different schedules. Petition for good health for all of our workers and our families, and pray for protection for us, as crime is increasing here. May we live with courage and boldness in the midst of it. May the gospel move forward."
Eight years after her first child was born, Thana and her husband were joyfully expecting another baby. About six months into her pregnancy, Thana began to feel strange and went to the doctor. "Your baby is dying," the doctor said and gave her some medicine that could save the baby but was also very dangerous to her health. Thana asked some local believers to pray for her, and they told her that they were praying in Jesus' name. The baby survived long enough for an emergency C-section and then was quickly whisked away from both mother and father, who were unsure how their baby was doing. Complications and months in the hospital pushed Thana to an emotional breaking point. Now that their family is reunited at home, her whole life revolves around baby-doctor appointments and checkups. Believers have shared with Thana that the miracle of her life and the baby's life is an answer to prayer from Jesus. Pray that God will work in her heart and that she will believe that this is the truth.
(SHWAH-boh) - Pray that the existing churches among the Chuabo will be revived and courageously speak the truth of the gospel in word and deed.
"Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God" (2 Corinthians 5:20 ESV). The Qizilbash people of Afghanistan come from an Azerbaijani background and are bilingual Persian and Turkic speakers, united in their belief in the "Twelver" branch of Shia Islam. Qizilbash were originally Azeri Turk tribes from Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) and Azerbaijan. The main difference between Qizilbash tribes and other Turkic people is that they follow the Shia branch of Islam. They live mainly in urban areas, such as Kabul, Herat, Kandahar, and Mazar-i-Sharif. They're descendants of the troops left behind by Nadir Shah Afshar during his "Indian campaign" of 1738. In the past, Afghanistan's Qizilbash held important posts in government offices and even today constitute a politically influential segment of society. Today, many engage in trade or are skilled craftsmen. Pray that Qizilbash who trust in their own worldly success will see the emptiness of their life and search for truth. Pray that Qizilbash who have been exposed to gospel truth will come to repentance and faith.
Very few of the Alak of Laos are Christians. The Alak honor spirits that they believe protect their villages. They wear traditional dress and maintain their matriarchal society, where women control finances, make major decisions, and lead their family. The Alak often work on coffee, rubber, or banana plantations. They live in communities that are difficult to reach. Most Alak are nonliterate, but gospel recordings are available in many of their dialects. Join us in asking God to send believers to the Alak to share the good news. Pray for men and women to hear the gospel and respond in faith.