(YAH-oo) - Workers ask: "Please pray for open doors at a rural university in northern Mozambique so that we may engage the students and faculty with English as a Second Language (ESL) and the gospel. Also pray for the leadership among the Yawo churches as they meet together in June to hold one another accountable, grow in godliness, and encourage one another in the faith. Please ask the Lord to raise up more godly leaders to shepherd the Lord's flock among the Yawo."
(WEE-ghurs) - Pray for the Uighur people who live in the area of Xinjiang in Northwest China. They are under much surveillance and live in fear. Pray that they will find refuge in the God of all firstname.lastname@example.org
Please lift up pastors and leaders in Malawi as they attend the Baptist College of Malawi and various Bible Schools that are being held all over the country this year. Ask that they will have open ears and hearts to hear from the Lord as they are trained. Pray that they will not be filled with head knowledge that can puff up, but instead learn God's truth and do God's will in their lives and email@example.com
Please be praying for cross-cultural workers who are serving among a South Asian people group. They have given up much to be in service to the Lord Jesus Christ in an overseas context. Things like learning a new language so they can adequately share the good news and learning all the nuances of an entirely different culture can be a heavy task at times--especially in the summer heat. Ask the Lord to be with these workers and their families as they try to fulfill the calling that the Lord has set in their lives. "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28 ESV).
(soo-MAH-trah) - For the past month, Amelia has been the only native English speaker teaching classes at the language center. She is doing an awesome job! Please continue to pray for Amelia in the months to come as the language center grows. Pray for her to have the energy and confidence to teach her classes and train new teachers. Please also pray that the Lord will grant her wisdom to balance her time at the language center with her other ministry responsibilities.
Warde is an older woman in the IDP camp for internally displaced people. Every week, she walks into the room of the women's program with a smile on her face, while trying to navigate her way through the door on crutches. She has had a leg injury for many years from the war. Recently, Warde has been diagnosed with cancer, and the effects of the treatment she is going through are evident from her tired expression. She lives alone in her trailer and has a relative who sometimes helps her. She is friends with a believing family and has been receptive to the good news when it has been shared. Pray that she will come to know the One who heals and that He will heal her physically and spiritually.
(NAH-goh-yah) - "A large segment of the population in our city is over the age of 65. There are whole communities of elderly people sitting at home and isolated. Many have already lost their spouses. Those who have children do not often see them since they are busy with their jobs and their own families. Some have health problems which limit their ability to get out of their homes. Still, there are some who have just retired, have a lot of free time, and are open to connecting with others. Please pray for the Lord to raise up local Christians who have a heart for the aging population. Pray for wisdom to know how to reach these precious people who are in their later years of life. Pray for God's mercy to be poured out on them, so that they will hear the gospel and receive Jesus as Lord. Pray for Bible studies to be started in communities where those who are retired live. 'Even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save (Isaiah 46:4 ESV).'"firstname.lastname@example.org
(mah-LONG) - Juan, a man of small stature, was known as a rebel outside of his Malong community. One day, while community workers shared the story of Zacchaeus with Juan and others from his rebel group, he declared he was just like Zacchaeus. The workers were confused with the comparison he made and asked him to explain. Juan said, "well we were both rebels in the beginning and not popular with certain people. But then we both learned about how our life is different when we follow God. We were both given a second chance to turn our life around. Oh, and we are both short." The group listening to the story chuckled but agreed. Juan did not live a righteous life until he understood the teaching about the One who taught Zacchaeus. Pray for Juan to continue to seek and find truth from the Teacher of life. Please pray also for others in this Malong community to follow the One who stayed in the house of a tax collector.
(soun POW-loo) - "Pray for the many bivocational pastors in the city of Sao Paulo. Many churches continue to struggle because they are thought to be no longer relevant within their communities. Pray for our Sao Paulo Global City Team as we continue to 'cast a vision' among the brethren and other gatekeepers."
Thank you for praying for the beginning of the leadership course that started in Belgium in May. Pray for the 11 people who came for the introduction and have begun the course. It is a praise to have such a good turnout for those wanting to serve as future leaders in Kingdom work. Please continue to pray for them to stay focused and hungry to learn and serve. Pray for those leading the coursework to have wisdom and a discerning heart as they prepare and teach.
A local pastor and family moved from their hometown to a city where God called them to go and serve. They minister to a handful of people who meet in their home. Pray this couple will not lose heart or become discouraged. Ask the Lord to bless them with a steadfast heart to keep doing the work which He has called them to do. Pray that they will remain strengthened during times of setbacks and discouragements. Pray for God to be glorified in all they email@example.com
(chin-NIGH) - Give thanks to God for a church in Chennai that is moving forward with evangelism and disciple-making tools! As people have faithfully prayed, this church has continued to take steps of disciple making, learning and growing along the way. Through their efforts, hundreds have heard the gospel over the past six months. Many have responded in faith and a desire to understand more about God through the Bible.