The Theological Education Team writes: "Many of our books at the Christian Leadership Institute of Rwanda date from before 1994, the year of the genocide in Rwanda. Please pray that we will be able to get new resources or recover our old books."
(BAH-soo-too) - The Mountain Basotho face unique challenges, including unemployment, extreme cold during winter, and high rates of education exclusion. These challenges have been recently exacerbated by increased gang activity, adding another layer of violence on top of existing issues of domestic violence. Pray that Jesus will stand in opposition to every attempt to organize gang loyalty. Pray that the heart of every young, fatherless boy will find his identity in and pledge his allegiance to Christ alone. The evil one preys on the vulnerable in particularly gruesome ways, so ask that every evil effort will be thwarted by gospel illuminating kingdom advancement. A Great Commission Christian couple partnering with the Basotho Team writes: "We appreciate everyone who stands with us as we focus on the orphans in the highlands of Lesotho. Pray for the Basotho to be able to say with sincerity that there is indeed light pushing back darkness and people are coming to faith in Jesus. Please don't stop praying!" "Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land" (Psalm 68:5-6 ESV).email@example.com
A couple serving on the Islands Team writes: "Join us in giving thanks to God that our European vacation gave us surprising opportunities to share the truth of the gospel in unexpected ways and at unplanned times. In Germany, on a hill at a castle ruins, a young German couple asked to join us as we began our devotional. In France, we spoke to a young man who wanted to hear more when a simple introduction opened up a discussion about our ministry in Uganda and our faith in Jesus. Be on the lookout for where He is working. He came for the world!"firstname.lastname@example.org
(mah-POO-too) - "Even to your old age I will be the same, And even to your graying years I will carry you! I have done it, and I will bear you; And I will carry you and I will save you" (Isaiah 46:4 NASB). Southern Mozambique Team members recently participated in a prayerwalk and evangelism push in the neighborhood where they have recently planted a new fellowship. One young man they encountered, Edward, shared how he desperately wants to have children but has not been able to and, in his pursuit of this, has been with many women. A team member asked to pray for him and then shared how God can meet his greatest need of salvation. This young man heard a clear gospel presentation and expressed his desire to follow Christ. Team members are asking God to work the seed of salvation and His Word of Truth in Edward's heart. Join them in praying for God, who does the growing of these seeds, to carry Edward and deliver him.
(pri-TOR-ee-uh) - Pretoria does not appear to be a particularly "unreached" place spiritually. There are literally hundreds of churches in the city. But multiple church buildings filled with any number of congregants does not indicate true disciples. "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; leave Me, you who practice lawlessness'" (Matthew 7:21-23 NASB). "Lord, we pray for the tares among the wheat in the churches in Pretoria. We ask that You would reveal Yourself and Your truth to those who call themselves 'Christian' but who have never been born again. Just as you used Ananias to pray for Saul and the scales fell away from Saul's eyes (Acts 9), use missionaries Daniel and Sky Scott and the believers they disciple to pray for the 'lost Christians.' May their hearts see and receive Your truth and Your Holy Spirit."email@example.com