International Mission Board Prayer Requests

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  • (muh-NOWS) – The two journeyman on our team will be going to a retreat in Costa Rica. Please pray that these young women will have safe travels and will get the rest and spiritual renewal that they need. Pray also them to strengthen relationships with other young people at the retreat who do similar work. May they be an encouragement to one another.
  • New students have arrived on the campus of Tanzania Baptist Theological Seminary to begin their first six-week term, which will run through November 12. New Certificate and Diploma classes are being held. The Certificate-level studies are being taught in Swahili. Pray for these students and faculty as they work and grow together. The Diploma-level studies are being taught in English. Ask God to give these Diploma students extra patience as they try to understand and learn in a language that is not their heart language. Pray for all the new students as they adjust to living on campus for six […]
  • During the past two years, the missionaries in Seoul have worked together with local believers and international students to put on a fall festival activity, which they have dubbed "Candy Day," for children in their neighborhood. Much like fall festival activities at churches in the United States, the neighborhood children come dressed in costumes, play games, and receive candy to their heart's content. It has been a great way for the missionaries to make new connections, get involved in the community, and share the gospel. This year will be the first year that the missionaries can host this event without […]
  • There is a potential medical outreach project being planned by believers. Pray that there will be sufficient resources to do it. Pray for those who will receive treatment, asking that they will also receive the good news. Pray that this will create an open door for the gospel in the Gilgit-Baltistan region.
  • (ker-MAHN-gee) – A group of refugees has recently been offered a free class where they can learn English. Located in a place familiar to this minority group, the class will help individuals learn English to improve their job options and further their education. Pray that the individuals who need to learn will attend the class regularly and put the work in to get the best outcome from the instruction. Pray that the teachers will be able to sense which students are open to gospel truth and discipleship.
  • "For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself" (Hebrews 7:26-27 ESV). This month, Jewish people around the world will celebrate Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. This day is discussed in detail in Leviticus 16 and revolves around sacrifice. Since there hasn't been a temple or sacrifices for […]
  • October in India is filled with one religious festival after another! On October 2, the life of Mahatma Gandhi is celebrated with various forms of worship and prayer services. On October 5, Hindus begin observances of Dussehra, a 10-day festival commemorating the victory of one god over another in a symbolic "good verses evil" narrative. Participants reenact the ancient myths, light up temples large and small, and set up large displays of idols on a series of steps or shelves in their homes. Twenty days after Dussehra, the entire nation shuts down for celebrations of Diwali, the Festival of Lights. […]
  • Christian bikers, dancers, and pastors were among the 400-plus Filipino Southern Baptists gathered in Mindanao for the One Sending Body missions congress. The young, the aged, people with disabilities and other challenges, tribal peoples, teachers, business people, students, and career missionaries gathered to worship, pray, delve into God's Word, and consider how to increase their global missions efforts through an overview of the "Eight Steps of the Missions Continuum." Many of you prayed in August for this event. Thank you! Your prayers joined those of Filipino fellow Christians, and a dozen young congress participants publicly committed to long-term mission service. […]
  • Abdul questioned his faith and explored the gospel online. He read the Bible several times and decided to follow Jesus. His wife left him when he did this, but Abdul continued to talk to her about the gospel, and she became a believer, too. Life is not easy for them. They do not send their children to school so they can avoid the religious classes that all Muslim children must attend. Abdul has led others to Jesus and was arrested because of his boldness. Even though he is still under watch by authorities, he continues to witness to others. He […]