During the month of December, high school students who have been away at school will be traveling home to be with their families for their winter break. Pray for these students as they travel. Ask God to aid the churches that will be striving to provide additional youth ministry activities to reach out to them. Intercede for the youth leaders in the Baptist churches as they commit to reaching the youth of Tanzania for Christ; lift them up as they prepare and lead in their churches. Intercede for the faculty and staff at Tanzania Baptist Theological Seminary as they prepare youth leaders for gospel ministry. "Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert" (Isaiah 43:19 CSB).
Please be in prayer for Send Relief projects related to agriculture and irrigation that are underway in Rwanda and Burundi. Pray for logistical and government details to continue to run smoothly, and give thanks to God for the progress that has already been made! Pray that these projects will be a blessing to the communities in which they are located and promote increased access for the spread of the gospel message.
As of last year, there are more Vietnamese students than any other international people group studying in Korea. Though Korean young adults work extremely hard to live in Seoul, Vietnamese students must work even harder and for longer hours to survive. Therefore, they rarely have time to rest and often feel lonely and stressed. But God sees them in their struggles. Thanks to some Vietnamese seminary students and a Journeyman missionary, several of the Vietnamese students will enjoy a special time of fellowship this Christmas. They will have the chance to share lunch, sing Christmas carols, receive a gift, and hear the Christmas story from the Bible. Please pray that through the body of Christ and the presentation of the Christmas story, these Vietnamese students will experience God's presence in their lives and, in His time, come to know Christ, the true Christmas gift, email@example.com
(REE-oh day juh-NAIR-oh) - A pastor and his wife celebrated the birth of their first child at the end of October. The baby died less than a week later. Please pray for this couple as they mourn the death of a child at a time when the celebration of the birth of the baby Jesus is such a joyous time. Please lift them up in prayer, as this Christmas season is not the one they expected. Pray that their church's congregation will love this couple well and allow them the space and time they need to grieve. Be watchful of others around you who may be struggling with grief during this Christmas season. Pray for them and offer kind words and a listening ear.
(pun-JAH-bees) - In Pakistan, December really is a wonderful time of the year! The weather is cooler, and people are gathering for wedding celebrations. In fact, December is often considered part of the "wedding season" in Pakistan. Punjabis especially enjoy the wedding season. Extended families are gathering to celebrate the union of those getting married. At this time, people who haven't seen each other in a while are catching up and sharing what has been happening in their lives since they last saw one another, which usually has been over a year ago. Weddings present a great opportunity for those who know the love of Christ to share that love with those around them. They provide a great way to share the good news easily with people who possibly have never heard it before. Please pray that the Christian community in Pakistan will be bold in their gospel sharing and take advantage of opportunities to present the gospel in settings like weddings. Pray that the gospel will flow naturally from the lips of Punjabi believers in any and all circumstances, and ask that gospel conversations will be a part of Punjabi believers' everyday lives.