International Mission Board Prayer Requests

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  • (TAH-jeeks) – Aaron* was raised in a Muslim home with a strict and devout father. Five years ago, he had a dream that caused him to ask many questions. His first thought was to go to his "mullah" (religious leader), but this only led to more questions and frustrations. He decided to ask some coworkers to find out what this dream might mean. One of his coworkers asked Aaron if he would be willing to read the Bible, and Aaron said yes. He was astounded by the love, grace, mercy, and hope he found in the Bible, and it made […]
  • In Muslim-majority communities, where only 1% or 2% of the population is Christian, it is very difficult for people to come to Jesus. One of the greatest barriers is the resulting loss of community and relationships. This could be minimized if the church looked more like it did in Acts 2:41-47. Please pray that the local church will open its arms to those who have left behind their community in order to follow Jesus. Pray that the local church will gather Muslim-background believers into new fellowships and help them to grow and mature in Christ, no matter the cost.
  • With restrictions on church gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic, missionaries in southwestern and eastern Madagascar have focused on radio programs. In the east, missionary Ancil Ragoonath and local believers have worked together for years creating original, local-language songs. Their radio program showcases these songs along with a gospel message. Also, for several years, Malagasy believers in the southwest have created Bible stories in three local dialects. Their radio segment plays these stories and encourages listeners to share them with others. Aquila,* a local pastor, has answered many calls and texts and has visited those responding to the stories. Recently, […]
  • "In recent months Taiwan has experienced a drought. Even with the welcomed rainfall last month, our reservoirs are dangerously low. We need much more rain to raise the level of these reservoirs to a safer level that meets the needs of the almost 24 million people of Taiwan. Please pray with us for much rain to fall on this beautiful island. As you pray for rain, please also pray fervently for the spiritual drought that is plaguing Taiwan. Less than 5% know the one who gives living water. The one who can change lives that are dry, desolate, and without […]
  • Bilquis Sheikh followed Jesus after experiencing the Spirit's call and visiting with a Christian worker. She asked the believer about John the Baptist, and that led her to follow Jesus. She went on to write a famous book called, "I Dared to Call Him Father," which has been an inspiration for believers globally. Pray for more people like her today.
  • Please pray for workers who are trying to travel to an unreached people group to share the gospel with them. Although some countries are opening up, many are still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please pray for God to open the border where this unreached people group live, and for workers to receive the necessary documents. Pray for God to bless the language study and other preparations that the workers are doing as they anticipate the border opening and sharing the gospel with this unreached people group.
  • After recently returning to France from an extended stateside due to COVID lockdowns, the Harringtons haven't hesitated to jump right back into ministry with the local church. They have recently started hosting a weekly small group on Wednesday nights in order to serve their neighborhood. Please pray for this new small group as they grow together and learn to be the hands and feet of Christ. Pray that this group will grow and replicate as the Harringtons and their team members, the McMillans, work toward establishing a new church plant in partnership with the local church.
  • Pray for Leah Brown, an IMB missionary, who is taking on the part-time role of Health Strategies Coach in the Americas. IMB's Health Strategies Coaches from around the world will be meeting in Dallas, Texas, for committee meetings on July 31 and August 1. Pray for safe travel for all, for unity, and for productive meetings.
  • Among the Coffee People, pastors and church leaders are desperate for a move of God. Church members, however, are often apathetic and practical universalists. They value community harmony and don't share the gospel for fear of offending their neighbors. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, attendance at most churches was stagnant or declining. The pastors have great reason to cry out to the Lord. Since February, pastors, seminary students, and church members from two Baptist denominations as well as other churches have gathered weekly via videoconferencing to pray together. They hear speakers from a Great Commission Christian group share about how […]