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Wednesday, May 29 2024
Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Sub-Saharan African Peoples

"February brought about the launch of Africans on Mission in Johannesburg, South Africa. The hope for this organization is that it will become a channel for sending missionaries from the continent of Africa to the rest of the world. Would you join us in asking God to develop and strengthen this new organization and move it into sending out its first African missionary? Also, please ask God to protect these African leaders, their families, and the work that has gone into developing this missionary-sending organization."

Wednesday, May 29 2024
American Peoples

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

(REE-oh day juh-NAIR-oh) - A two-year-old church in Rio de Janeiro has committed to monthly evangelism in and around the church. Please pray for the church members to have zeal for sharing the gospel. Pray for the community to be impacted by the presence of this church. As new people come to the church, pray that they will be welcomed and discipled well. Intercede also for the pastor of this church to stay grounded in the Word and to keep his focus on the Lord.

Wednesday, May 29 2024
South Asian Peoples

Punjabis of India

(pun-JAH-bees) - Pathankot is the uppermost district of the state of Punjab, and there is only a small population of Christians living there. Please pray for God to open a door to that district so that some mature believers can go there to equip the existing church to make disciples and multiply.

Wednesday, May 29 2024
European Peoples

Peoples of Rhine, Rühr, Main River Areas, Germany

(RYN, RUE-er) - Young adult immigrants in villages often feel isolated. They feel even more disconnected when they choose to follow Jesus and do not have a church in their area. Praise God for IMB team member, Charles Nibbs, who is discipling Aaron, a young man in this situation. Pray for Aaron as he grows in faith, shares the gospel with everyone he knows, and is a light in his community. Ask for his family, who is from an Orthodox background, to understand grace and to surrender lordship to Jesus. Pray for a healthy church to be planted in his village and for the Church in Germany to multiply into all the dark areas. Praise God for those who contribute to IMB and make it possible for Charles and other IMB team members to spread light and truth to the dark areas of Germany.

Wednesday, May 29 2024
Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

People of a Coastal State, Southeast Asia

"Lord, grant this team wisdom as they balance ministry, family responsibilities, and relationships back home. Help them to wisely prioritize their many responsibilities and to not neglect important things. Give them the strength and wisdom to say no to commitments that you don't want them to take right now. Give them the grace to be present and engaged in the relationships that you want them to focus on. Amen."

Wednesday, May 29 2024
North African and Middle Eastern Peoples

North Africans/Middle Easterners, Northern France

Despite Tarik's frequent travels and commitment to his journalism studies at a local university, he makes time to study the Bible and meet regularly with other believers for worship and discipleship. He decided to follow Jesus after connecting to an online chat about spiritual topics. He eagerly desires to be baptized; however, his pastor is encouraging him to wait until he has grown in his depth of understanding so that he has a firm foundation in the Word. Tarik has courageously shared his testimony and desires to boldly share the hope of Jesus. Praise God for this brother and his obedience in following Jesus! Pray for Tarik to persevere and trust his pastor as he commits to discipleship that will lead to baptism. Pray that he will be "strengthened with power through his Spirit in [his] inner being, so that Christ may dwell in [his heart] through faith--that [he], being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that [he] may be filled with all the fullness of God" (Ephesians 3:16-19 ESV).

Wednesday, May 29 2024
Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Nairobi, Kenya

(ny-ROH-bee) - A church in a remote area of Nairobi is training up youth to be biblically prepared for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. On Easter morning, the youth and children were worshiping before Sunday School began, reciting Scripture and singing songs of praise to our risen Lord. On Easter Monday, the youth were in church by 10 a.m. for evangelism and outreach. A worker trained them in how to share the gospel, and the youth practiced. As the pastor gave the instructions for teams, assigned areas, prayed for the work in the community, he asked the Holy Spirit to guide them. God is so faithful, and He gave boldness to the youth to overcome fear, overcome their own doubts, and overcome peer pressure in the community. Many faithful witnesses shared the gospel on Easter Monday to 142 people, and 15 people gave their lives to Christ as their personal Savior. Praise God for these youth who love Jesus and are fulfilling the Great Commission at young ages! Pray for youth around the world who are believers to share their faith and the gospel of Christ Jesus. They are the body of Christ.

Wednesday, May 29 2024
Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Jakarta, Indonesia

(juh-KAR-tuh) - Students move to Jakarta from various people groups and religions. Pray that groups of these university students will hear and accept the gospel as truth. Pray that those who believe will be discipled well and become labors of God's harvest, both in Jakarta and when they go back to their hometowns.

Wednesday, May 29 2024
Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Global Missionary Partners, Asia-Pacific Rim

Praise the Lord -- Jonathan has returned for a new term as a Global Missionary Partner (GMP)! When he joined the pre-field training, he had hoped to serve in Asia, but he was sent to West Africa as there were no placements available in his desired country. He served very faithfully with his team and then returned to his home country after his term was completed. During this time, many people worked diligently to secure a spot on a team in the country he preferred to serve. All praises to God for opening all the doors for this to happen – a team to receive Jonathan, a ministry to join, his entry visa, and many other logistics. Everyone on his new team is so thrilled to have an experienced GMP join them. Jonathan is the first GMP sent to this country. Please pray for him as he meets his team, polishes his language skills from years of self-learning, and gets started in ministry. "Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart" (Psalm 37:4 ESV).

Wednesday, May 29 2024
Deaf Peoples

Deaf Peoples

Worker Madeline Hawthorne and her husband, Victor, are team leaders for the Deaf work in Southeast Asia. She shares: "Our team is growing! We've had two new team members join us this year. It's fun to see the city and the culture through their eyes. Pray for these new teammates to learn the language and culture quickly. Praise the Lord that they have both found language coaches! Pray for them as they continue adjusting and for new friendships that are already forming."

Wednesday, May 29 2024
Central Asian Peoples

Central Asian Peoples

Recently, a family traveled outside of their very closed country for a vacation. This family is from a minority group in that country that has very little gospel access. The family met some believers on their trip who invited them to drink coffee with them. The believers shared the gospel with this family who eagerly listened to all that they had to say. After listening to the message, all the members of the family put their faith in Christ and took books and materials with them as they left! Please pray that God will protect this family and that they will understand "that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith--that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God" (Ephesians 3:16-19 ESV).

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