Global Missionary Partners, Asia-Pacific Rim

“The Lunar (Chinese) New Year begins on February 10, 2024. Many of our Global Missionary Partners (GMPs) are from Asian countries or are serving in Asian countries that celebrate this holiday season. It is a time of fireworks, special food, and family reunions. While it can be a ministry opportunity, many people find the celebrations can shut everything down for about two weeks. Pray for our GMPs who are experiencing the holiday in Asia for the first time. The sheer number and volume of fireworks can be overwhelming, and the shop closures can present very real problems. Pray for the GMPs who are away from home during this season and missing the family reunions for the first time. Pray they will find ways to celebrate the good parts of the holiday and use it as a ministry outreach in their new country. ‘The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him’ (Psalm 28:7 ESV).”