(PEH-dee) - Pastor Pete Hypes, stateside coordinator for the Pedi work, writes: "As the season of Advent is here, I am thankful that God is with the Pedi people whether they are in South Africa in the Sekhukhuneland area of Limpopo province or the city of Johannesburg, in the country of Zimbabwe, or anywhere else in the world. Please pray that the Light of the world will penetrate the darkness caused by the lostness that is prevalent among the Pedi. Pray that the Pedi who are ensnared by African traditional religion, animism, ancestral worship, and other false beliefs will hear the one true gospel and meet the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ."email@example.com
Believers in Northern Oasis have been growing in number and have been attempting to gather regularly as a group over the past year. They have recently experienced attempts by others to break up the group. Amid uncertainty, grief, and fear, a core group of believers are working to come back together and persevere in gathering as the body of Christ. Ask the Spirit to give wisdom, clear direction, provision, and protection to these believers as they attempt to gather together. Pray for perseverance, great faith, and joy in the midst of these difficult days. Many are clinging to the promises of Romans 8 and the first chapter of 1 Peter. Please use these powerful passages as a guide to intercede on behalf of Northern Oasis believers, trusting the Father's kingdom-building work to prevail.
Across the desert lands of northern Africa, there is conflict. There are outright wars raging and underlying struggles simmering. There is civil and ethnic strife due to age-old, unsettled disagreements. And among many nations, this is exacerbated by draining, economic poverty. Men, women, and children are living in trauma. Many of the people of the desert are broken and in great need of healing and peace. In this Advent season, celebrate the King of kings and the peace that He brings, "and he shall speak peace to the nations" (Zechariah 9:10 ESV). Please pray for the desert peoples of northern Africa to hear the good news that the King can bring peace to their hearts, their homes, and their nations. Intercede for an end to the complicated layers of conflict. Pray, looking forward to the day when "they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore" (Isaiah 2:4 ESV).
Musa and his wife, Sukoon, from a local village in the "Valley of Treasures," were baptized! Praise God for His work in Musa and Sukoon's lives to draw them near to Himself! Pray that the Lord will protect them from all harm and protect their lives (Psalm 121:7 CSB) through whatever they may face after making this public display of faith in Jesus.firstname.lastname@example.org
(mow-HAH-jers) - There are two weekly discipleship trainings happening this month. Please pray for these students to grow mature in their relationship with Jesus and to desire to become "fishers of men" (Matthew 4:19 ESV). Ask for them to develop the boldness and skills necessary to be cross-cultural witnesses to Muslims, and especially to Muhajir people. Pray for many seekers to put their full faith in the Lord Jesus.
Three leaders are preparing to pioneer a new church in one city. Currently, they are preparing through prayer and collaboration with fellow brothers and sisters. Pray that God extends His helping hand abundantly in this endeavor. May these churches not only be a conduit for the greater understanding of God's love but also effectively convey the true value of the gospel to the local community. Pray also that the leaders and brothers and sisters pioneering the church will have the strength and courage to persevere and not be discouraged by any trials they may face. Pray they will rely on the Lord to the end and submit to Jesus, the head of the church who has come as a light into this chaotic email@example.com
(kahm-PAH-lah) - "Refugees from Sudan has been pouring into Uganda as a result of the unrest and fighting that began in April of this year. Most have found themselves in the capital city of Kampala without jobs or places to live. The local Sudanese community has taken them in, and some house up to 20 extra individuals in their small apartments. Our Kampala Urban Team has partnered with Send Relief to get them food aid. Through these efforts, 10 refugees have come to faith! Would you pray for the ongoing relief efforts and for the gospel to continue moving forward in the Sudanese community?"
This month, a group of harvest workers will be meeting with the Yacu Church Association in order to encourage them, offer leadership training, advance in the StoryTogether project that shares Bible stories, and pray with the leaders. Please pray that this will be a busy but blessed time to work together in the advancement of the gospel and the health of the Yacu churches.
A fall festival event was held on October 7 in Seoul to reach out to the community with the gospel, and about 20 families participated. Please pray for the those who heard the gospel, that they will experience salvation. God worked in a special way, which resulted in a fathers' Bible study group which started meeting on Saturday and a women's Bible memory group which started meeting on Monday. Please pray for these two groups, that they will learn well and live out the teachings of the Bible.
Please pray for Deaf in the Middle East as they deal with the current situation of unrest. Many Deaf people lack access to vital information during a crisis because of language barriers. This can compound their suffering. Pray especially that Deaf will have access to information in their language. Ask God to also meet their physical and emotional needs. Pray for opportunities to see the good news in and through those who are serving them, which is their greatest need.
(uh-JEE-an) - Amy is a believer living in a large city. Her husband is an elder at a church. Give thanks to God that Amy's mother recently believed in Jesus as her Lord and Savior! Mixed in with the joyous celebrations of her mother's salvation is the sad reality that her unbelieving father is battling cancer. Please pray for Amy's father's salvation. Also ask the Lord to give Amy, her husband, and her mother faith and comfort as they seek to share Christ with their loved firstname.lastname@example.org
(ab-i-JAHN) - Pray for workers as they reflect upon all that the Lord has done this year in and through their presence in Abidjan. Ask the Lord to give them wisdom in knowing how best to continue their efforts in entry, evangelism, discipleship, leadership development, healthy church formation, and partnership with local believers. Pray that every aspect of their lives in the city will be saturated with the gospel. Thank you for your giving to the Lottie Moon offering that makes their presence there possible.