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Week of Prayer

November 28 – December 5, 2021

Every day, 155,473 people enter eternity without the hope of Jesus. Please join us as we observe the Week of Prayer for International Missions, where Southern Baptists pray for IMB missionaries, their ministries and the unreached people and places they serve.

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Saturday, October 23 2021
Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Tuareg of the Sahara Desert

(TWAR-eg) - Tarishad* is awakened by her mother just after sunrise. She is sent to make the long walk to gather water for the day. As she returns, the breakfast porridge is almost ready to be put on the fire and others are beginning to awake. Tarishad helps her mother finish cooking the porridge before heading to school in a town that's a five-mile walk from where she and her family live. After school, Tarishad returns home, where she helps in preparing the evening meal and in caring for her younger siblings. Somewhere in the midst of fulfilling her familial duties, she tries to complete any homework she has from school before it is too dark to see. As the future mothers and grandmothers of Saharan Tuareg families, Tarishad and girls like her will hold tremendous influence over their families' willingness or reluctance to believe. Please pray for these girls to hear the good news and choose to follow Jesus. (*name changed)

Saturday, October 23 2021
Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Tuareg of the Sahara Desert

(TWAR-eg) - Tarishad* is awakened by her mother just after sunrise. She is sent to make the long walk to gather water for the day. As she returns, the breakfast porridge is almost ready to be put on the fire and others are beginning to awake. Tarishad helps her mother finish cooking the porridge before heading to school in a town that's a five-mile walk from where she and her family live. After school, Tarishad returns home, where she helps in preparing the evening meal and in caring for her younger siblings. Somewhere in the midst of fulfilling her familial duties, she tries to complete any homework she has from school before it is too dark to see. As the future mothers and grandmothers of Saharan Tuareg families, Tarishad and girls like her will hold tremendous influence over their families' willingness or reluctance to believe. Please pray for these girls to hear the good news and choose to follow Jesus. (*name changed)

Saturday, October 23 2021
South Asian Peoples

South Asian Unengaged Peoples

The Gujaratis of Burundi number about 12,000. They are mostly Hindu, though some are Muslim. They are entrepreneurial, valuing owning their own business instead of working for others. Extended families work together to ensure that a business does not fail, and they help each other rebuild as needed. They are known for being shrewd businessmen and are involved in everything from trade to medical professions. They collaborate with each other all over the world, and this contributes to their success in business. There are near-culture believers in Africa living not far geographically from these people. Pray that the Lord will send near-culture believers to share the gospel with the Gujaratis of Burundi. Pray that they will repent and believe the good news about Jesus. Ask the Lord to raise up believers from this unengaged, unreached people group who will seek to intentionally multiply disciples of Jesus.

Saturday, October 23 2021
Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Rocky Soil People of East Africa

"Pray for our brothers and sisters among the Rocky Soil People. Ask God to give them the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him so that the eyes of their hearts will be enlightened and they may know the hope to which He has called them, the wealth of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and the immeasurable greatness of His power toward those who believe, according to the working of His great might (Ephesians 1:16-19)."

Saturday, October 23 2021
Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Rocky Soil People of East Africa

"Pray for our brothers and sisters among the Rocky Soil People. Ask God to give them the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him so that the eyes of their hearts will be enlightened and they may know the hope to which He has called them, the wealth of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and the immeasurable greatness of His power toward those who believe, according to the working of His great might (Ephesians 1:16-19)."

Saturday, October 23 2021
Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Pedi of South Africa

(PEH-dee) - Pray that God will continue to use, for His glory, every Pedi church that knows the one true God. Pray that the gospel-preaching churches will be salt and light in their respective villages. Lift up every pastor who is preaching the truth of God's Word, and ask that no Pedi pastor will give an opening to the prosperity gospel or any other false teachings or heresy. Petition for the gospel boldness and gospel witness of every believer in every Pedi church. Pray that the COVID-19 numbers in Sekhukhuneland will decrease and that partners in the United States will have an opportunity to return to South Africa. May a spiritual awakening happen among the Pedi that will extend to everyone!

Saturday, October 23 2021
Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Pedi of South Africa

(PEH-dee) - Pray that God will continue to use, for His glory, every Pedi church that knows the one true God. Pray that the gospel-preaching churches will be salt and light in their respective villages. Lift up every pastor who is preaching the truth of God's Word, and ask that no Pedi pastor will give an opening to the prosperity gospel or any other false teachings or heresy. Petition for the gospel boldness and gospel witness of every believer in every Pedi church. Pray that the COVID-19 numbers in Sekhukhuneland will decrease and that partners in the United States will have an opportunity to return to South Africa. May a spiritual awakening happen among the Pedi that will extend to everyone!

Saturday, October 23 2021
Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Partnerships and Training in South Korea

Join in thanksgiving to God for the recent training of Koreans who are ministering in Southeast Asia. The training went well, and those who were trained are now training local leaders. Please pray for these local leaders, that they will understand God's truth and put it into practice. Pray for them to rely on the Holy Spirit so that they will be passionate and faithful servants of the Lord who share the gospel. Also, a variety of trainings were completed recently, and a new one started in South Korea. Pray for the pastors, missionaries, and leaders who participate. Please pray for both the trainers and trainees to be empowered and equipped, and that they will not be distracted but focus on God.

Saturday, October 23 2021
Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Partnerships and Training in South Korea

Join in thanksgiving to God for the recent training of Koreans who are ministering in Southeast Asia. The training went well, and those who were trained are now training local leaders. Please pray for these local leaders, that they will understand God's truth and put it into practice. Pray for them to rely on the Holy Spirit so that they will be passionate and faithful servants of the Lord who share the gospel. Also, a variety of trainings were completed recently, and a new one started in South Korea. Pray for the pastors, missionaries, and leaders who participate. Please pray for both the trainers and trainees to be empowered and equipped, and that they will not be distracted but focus on God.

Saturday, October 23 2021
South Asian Peoples

Muslims of Delhi, India

(DEL-ee) - Local brothers are traveling two by two on motorbikes to different locations in "Meocity." They are searching for "people and houses of peace" (Luke 10:6) that are open to hearing the good news of Jesus. Specifically, the area of "Geobis" has a very high percentage of Muslims. In this area, they have some old and new contacts who have shown an interest in Jesus, and copies of the Book of Matthew have been distributed to them. "Meocity" is a very difficult place in general because many people are nonliterate and most have been taught very strict doctrine from childhood that theirs is the only holy book and that God has brought into the Quran all that is needed from the previous holy books. Pray that the Holy Spirit will convict people of sin, that the good news will be made clear to them, and that many will repent and believe. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide these brothers to "houses of peace," and pray for open doors to proclaim the truth of Jesus.

Saturday, October 23 2021
South Asian Peoples

Muslims of Delhi, India

(DEL-ee) - Local brothers are traveling two by two on motorbikes to different locations in "Meocity." They are searching for "people and houses of peace" (Luke 10:6) that are open to hearing the good news of Jesus. Specifically, the area of "Geobis" has a very high percentage of Muslims. In this area, they have some old and new contacts who have shown an interest in Jesus, and copies of the Book of Matthew have been distributed to them. "Meocity" is a very difficult place in general because many people are nonliterate and most have been taught very strict doctrine from childhood that theirs is the only holy book and that God has brought into the Quran all that is needed from the previous holy books. Pray that the Holy Spirit will convict people of sin, that the good news will be made clear to them, and that many will repent and believe. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide these brothers to "houses of peace," and pray for open doors to proclaim the truth of Jesus.

Saturday, October 23 2021
AG000

Last Frontier

Praise God for an educational center for an unreached people group that is formally recognized by local officials. The center provides for the educational and spiritual needs of the people. Currently the center is looking to expand their teaching to train believers for ministry. Please pray for God's wisdom, guidance, and safety for the workers, their partners, and the students. Ask for the Lord's continued provision to keep this unique school operational so that the unreached people can study basic educational subjects and learn what it means to be a believer.

Saturday, October 23 2021
AG000

Last Frontier

Praise God for an educational center for an unreached people group that is formally recognized by local officials. The center provides for the educational and spiritual needs of the people. Currently the center is looking to expand their teaching to train believers for ministry. Please pray for God's wisdom, guidance, and safety for the workers, their partners, and the students. Ask for the Lord's continued provision to keep this unique school operational so that the unreached people can study basic educational subjects and learn what it means to be a believer.

Saturday, October 23 2021
Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Hong Kong and Macau, China

(ma-COW) - As Christians continue to be faithful in building up God's kingdom, pray for them to have discernment and understanding to minister and teach effectively for the sake of Christ's name being lifted up and exalted.

Saturday, October 23 2021
Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Hong Kong and Macau, China

(ma-COW) - As Christians continue to be faithful in building up God's kingdom, pray for them to have discernment and understanding to minister and teach effectively for the sake of Christ's name being lifted up and exalted.

Saturday, October 23 2021
Deaf Peoples

Deaf Peoples

Thank you for praying for workers Bethany Forrester* and Alice* during their transition to Southeast Asia. They have finally moved into their new home and have beds, a microwave, an oven, a stove, kitchen counters, a refrigerator, wireless hookup, and drinking water. They're still waiting to get a couch, a table, and other living room furniture. Praise God for His faithfulness in providing for their needs! Pray for them during this time of transition as they learn a new culture and sign language and also minister to the Deaf. Pray for opportunities to share Light with their language tutors. (*names changed)

Saturday, October 23 2021
Deaf Peoples

Deaf Peoples

Thank you for praying for workers Bethany Forrester* and Alice* during their transition to Southeast Asia. They have finally moved into their new home and have beds, a microwave, an oven, a stove, kitchen counters, a refrigerator, wireless hookup, and drinking water. They're still waiting to get a couch, a table, and other living room furniture. Praise God for His faithfulness in providing for their needs! Pray for them during this time of transition as they learn a new culture and sign language and also minister to the Deaf. Pray for opportunities to share Light with their language tutors. (*names changed)

Saturday, October 23 2021
American Peoples

Central Aymara of Peru

(eye-MAHR-uh) - Abel* and Daisy,* a Peruvian missionary couple, have restarted the children's ministry in their town on Saturday afternoons. There was a solid group who came for several years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and on a recent Saturday, several children attended. Pray that the good seed of the Word will be planted in their hearts and produce much fruit! (*names changed)

Saturday, October 23 2021
American Peoples

Central Aymara of Peru

(eye-MAHR-uh) - Abel* and Daisy,* a Peruvian missionary couple, have restarted the children's ministry in their town on Saturday afternoons. There was a solid group who came for several years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and on a recent Saturday, several children attended. Pray that the good seed of the Word will be planted in their hearts and produce much fruit! (*names changed)

Saturday, October 23 2021
Central Asian Peoples

Ahiska Turks of Central Asia

(ah-HEE-skah) - Praise the Father for opening Mira's* world to believing friends! Her friends were once again able to visit her. Please keep praying that she will continue to grow closer to salvation and be a light for her community. (*name changed)

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