(WEE-wah) - "Thank you for praying as members of our Valledupar Team partnered with a volunteer team from Texas in organizing a retreat for the youth in the community of Rose. The youth heard the gospel and many Bible stories during this retreat. Pray that many will choose to follow Jesus and be bold to share what they are learning with others in their community."
(WAH-soo-loo) - For over a decade, Mason was the only follower of Christ in his family among the Wassulu people. A resident of the village of Birmingham, Mason remained faithful, though ostracized and often shunned by fellow villagers. Almost two years ago, his sibling, Sophia, was convicted of her sin and her need for Christ, and she joined him as not just a sister, but a sister in Christ. During a recent visit, workers were able to spend time again with both Mason and Sophia to encourage and challenge them in their walk with the Lord. Please join in praying for this familial duo to maintain spiritual strength and integrity against the tide of discouragement and chastisement by other family members and villagers. Pray for the villagers of Birmingham. Many have heard the gospel of Jesus Christ and have embraced long-term friendships with workers, and some have even had dreams that clearly confirmed the teachings from the Bible that they have heard, but for various reasons, they have been fearful of leaving Islam behind to follow Christ.firstname.lastname@example.org
National Liberation Day commemorates the end of Japanese occupation on the Korean Peninsula on August 15, 1945. It is the only Korean holiday that is celebrated in both North Korea and South Korea. In South Korea, it is known as "Gwangbokjeol" (Restoration of Light Day) and was officially designated a public holiday in 1949. All buildings and homes are encouraged to display the national flag, "Taeguki." The "Gwangbokjeol" song is sung at official ceremonies in remembrance of the blood shed for this liberty and in exhortation to guard it. In honor of the independence activists, their descendants can visit most public museums as well as ride public transportation and intercity trains free of charge. Give thanks to God for religious freedom in South Korea! Pray that Koreans will be free in Christ and not be enslaved to materialism and email@example.com
Some workers ask: "Please join our team in praying that there may be at least 12,000 'gospel shares' every month. We want to see this Scripture fulfilled among the people of this area: 'Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!' (Psalm 96:3 ESV). Also pray for us as we seek the Lord in raising up a group 1,500 believers who will commit to the daily sharing of the gospel, and may this effort be stewarded locally. 'O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called "knowledge"' (1 Timothy 6:20 ESV)."
There are several million people living on an island paradise in Southeast Asia. Most people on Pearl Island are self-sustaining farmers and fishermen, but the tourism industry is growing substantially due to surfing and scuba diving sites. The main religion is Islam, and many people are very committed to their faith. The majority people group, the Pearl People, have a history of distrust and civil wars, so they have traditionally been suspicious of outsiders. Their lives are challenging, as they fight poverty and frequent natural disasters. Despite their hardships, many Pearl People are kind and welcoming and willing to share whatever they have. Please pray for the salvation of the people of Pearl Island.