Please pray for missionary Chris Schilt as he travels to Mfuwe, Zambia, to observe and participate in a Baptist Fellowship of Zambia Rural Bible School this month. Chris will be meeting with International Mission Board colleagues and Zambian pastors to discuss the logistics and curriculum of these Bible Schools to find ways to implement some similar strategies in the rural Bible Schools and pastors' training schools in Malawi. Please pray for safety in travel and for mutual encouragement for all involved. Please also pray for the students attending this Bible School to be further equipped for the important role to which God has called email@example.com
Please pray for workers who will be gathering this month to look toward the next two-year goal cycle and consider what role they have to play in seeing the kingdom advance in South Asia. Pray that they will set goals to direct their steps yet allow lots of space and grace for the Holy Spirit to direct and change those plans daily.
(suh-RARE) - "A faithful church from South Carolina has been coming to Senegal for 15 years and focusing on one specific village. Although they have seen little fruit, they have been faithful in sharing the gospel and showing the love of Christ through supporting the local school, meeting the medical needs of two different children who were severely burned, and showing the 'JESUS' film. In December, a large group of medical professionals will be coming to offer no-cost medical consultations and basic medications. Each medical consultation will be paired with sharing the gospel and prayer. Please pray for this team and their translators as they take on a God-sized task. Ask for this team to see fruit from the years of their labors. Pray that the Lord will call the people to His Son, Jesus Christ, and that a church will be planted in this area."
Sarah has been following Jesus for a number of years. She and her husband are leaders in a small but growing Yemeni church. A number of years ago, they had to leave Yemen after receiving death threats. Sarah is regularly in contact with her family back in the country but hasn't seen them since before the Yemeni civil war began almost a decade ago. As the fighting has calmed and things have moved to a stalemate, Sarah is planning to travel to see her mother, her siblings, and their families--none of whom are believers. Many Yemeni believers, like Sarah, are the only ones in their families who follow Christ. Pray for Sarah and other believers as they bear witness to their families of the love and forgiveness found in Jesus. Ask that God will give them wisdom and boldness. Pray that their speech will "always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that [they] may know how [they] ought to answer each person" (Colossians 4:6 ESV). Pray that this will cause their loved ones to thirst for and find Him.
Over the many decades of war that Afghanistan has faced, countless numbers of its people have fled their homeland in hopes of a better life. Neighboring countries like Iran, Tajikistan, and Pakistan have been recipients of these refugees; however, as more and more arrive, these countries are sending them back. Pakistan has said that all undocumented Afghans need to leave, and they're being forced out. Some of them have been there since the Soviets invaded in 1979 and have nothing to go back to. With the Afghan government currently unable to provide for the basic needs of those within their borders, many wonder where the help will come from when all the 1.7 million return. Pray for these families as they leave what's become a familiar home. Pray for the basic needs of food, shelter, and water to be available to those who need it along with ways to keep themselves warm this winter. Pray also for the government as they begin to process all those returning while still having to deal with rebuilding from the massive earthquakes in October. Ask God to use this seemingly bad event for His glory and bring more Afghans to Himself.PeoplesofAfghanistan@protonmail.com
(kee-GOH-muh) - "Many days are hard at Kigoma Baptist Hospital, but sometimes, amid the really hard things, we are reminded again why we have been placed here," writes missionary Sally Pepper. "Zainabu, a 21-year-old Muslim woman, was admitted extremely anemic. After taking her history, examining her, doing an ultrasound and an X-ray, it was obvious that this young mama (she has a 10-month-old son but no husband) was facing the end of her life. There are some diagnoses that no matter where in the world you are, the prognosis is not good. As my husband, Larry, began to share that her time on earth was going to be short--maybe days, maybe a month--he also shared with her that she can still have eternal life. After hearing him explain salvation, she made the decision to follow Christ. Without Larry's presence at the hospital, this woman would be facing an eternity separated from God. Pray with us for a miracle. We know that God can do it; He has already granted her the miracle of becoming His child. Pray that a family member or friend would be willing to raise her child. Adoption is not as accepted an idea here."
All the people in Israel, regardless of their political stance, religion, or status, have been affected by the sudden attack on the citizens of that country. The tales are horrific, and there has been much loss of life. This has brought the nation together, with the slogan being "One Nation, One Heart." And for now, it is. Also, many people are listening to the believers who are assisting with food and shelter. Many believing soldiers are asking for prayer that they may be a light to their fellow soldiers who are serving alongside them, and they are offering to share their care boxes with them along with true hope. There are a handful of believing young people from one congregation who are serving. Please pray for these whom God knows. Intercede for their safety and for them to be a beam of light to show the rest that there is hope.
In late November, Wilson and Scott began their travels to the small town of "Rocadura" to teach oral strategies and stories to the Yacu church members there. Please pray for them while they are in "Rocadura." The purpose of this trip is to introduce this method of sharing the gospel, identify leaders within the church, and access the possibility of future work to enable members of the congregation to reach more Yacu and others for Christ.
Baptist representatives in Hungary are making plans for the next outreach event on December 9 for their special needs group. There has been a surge of new people joining the group online, and these meetings provide a way for them to get together in person and receive information and encouragement. In addition to local attendees, some will travel in from towns all over Hungary and even from neighboring countries. These events are often the first time they are able to meet someone who is like them…someone who understands. Please pray for the group members to be able to come, and that there will be opportunities during the event for personnel to share the gospel.http://www.heartforhungary.com/
Please pray for a Nepalese pastor's home village in the Dhading district of Nepal. In August, 90 homes of the village found themselves in the path of an imminent landslide. Thankfully, the army had forced everyone to evacuate, so no lives or possessions were lost. However, the earthquake on October 22 triggered the landslide. As a result of the earthquake and landslide, 20-30 homes were fully damaged and the rest were cracked. Despite the area not being stable, people returned to their homes, but they will be forced to make long-term plans to move before the rains begin next year. Relief efforts are underway to provide all 90 homes with a basic food package and items to help keep them warm through the winter. Pray that the believers will be encouraged through ministering to those in the area who don't know Christ and that opportunities will open up for the gospel to be shared.
Missionaries are hosting and teaching a special training event for local churches. The focus of the training will be on how a church can become a missionary sending church and how a church can train up and send their own missionaries. Please be praying for the participating churches and for the trainers to communicate well.
(sahn-tee-AH-go) - Cameron Davis, a journeyman on the Santiago Global City Team, will be completing his term of service and heading back to the United States in early December. Pray for him as he shares the gospel one last time with friends, continues to invest in student ministry, and transitions back to the States.firstname.lastname@example.org