The Sahel is a belt of land that marks the transition from the Sahara to the typically wetter climate of Sub-Saharan Africa. This region of semi-desert land varies in thickness as it spans the continent. Life here is always tenuous, and much relies upon the short rainy season to sustain people throughout the year. With the war in Ukraine and the current economic crisis, the cost of most imported goods--everything from cooking oil to gasoline--have risen sharply, and local staples from last year's harvest are running low. Pray that God will sustain the people and grant them relief from the current food crisis. Pray for an adequate rainy season and a good harvest. Pray that the lost will turn to Him in their distress.
(chee-ang MY) - "A local organization in our town that works with young men reached out to our Pregnancy Center Team to ask for help for their girlfriends, many of whom are new mothers. Two of our teammates plan to go and teach about basic care of little ones, from newborns up through 2-year-olds. These lessons will be taught in four classes over a period of a few weeks. Please pray for these young women to learn not only about loving and caring for their babies, but also about God's love for them."http://www.imb.org/give/project/the-pregnancy-center-in-northern-thailand/
Crop harvests of 2021 were insufficient to allow farming families to store grain until the next harvest. Annual weather challenges, low variable rainfall, and terrorist attacks since 2015 have diminished annual crop sowing. With 1.5 million Burkinabe displaced because of terrorist attacks on their villages and 2,000 who have lost their lives in the conflict, in April alone of this year, 10,000 tons of grain were shipped in to assist with hunger needs. The Burkina Faso Team asks you to pray for seed sowing and for the evangelical churches to continue to rise up and meet the material and spiritual needs that are overwhelming the country.
Zain, who has been leading a small group of Dogra (pronounced DOH-gruh) Muslim-background believers, has been having health issues. He suffered a reaction to medication he takes for another health concern and is in pain. Several members of his family also have serious health issues. Pray that the Lord will show Himself as the Great Physician and Healer. Ask Him to heal and sustain Zain and his family with grace and peace during this time. Also pray that two of the young men whom Zain disciples will be baptized soon and that no delay will come as a result of these medical firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jewish people in Israel celebrate the summer months with great gusto. There are camping trips, hiking across the country, and, best of all, music festivals. Some followers of Jesus participate in the many music festivals that are held throughout the country. Many fans accompany the musicians and love to talk to the people attending. Local people follow these bands around all summer and get to know the crowd. Prayer for good conversations is essential, and many have heard some very good news within the songs that are played and sung with great emotion. Pray that the Holy Spirit will be covering the talented believers as they sing with their hearts. Pray that the hearts of the listeners will be softened to receive the gospel message.