International Mission Board Prayer Requests

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  • Many prayers have been lifted up for a Muslim-background believer from the Wolof people group who's living in Paris. He's navigated the ins and outs of getting his paperwork up to date so he can legally work in France. Praise God that Ousmane* has been able to work for the past two months and help support his family in Senegal! This has been a burden for him, especially since his father passed away two years ago. He's one of many West Africans who immigrate to Europe each year in hopes of finding work in order to support their families. Pray […]
  • (muh-NOWS) – A missionary family will be returning to the field this month after their stateside assignment. Please pray for them during this transition, especially as their oldest daughter will be staying in college in the United States.
  • Thank you for praying for a ministry to blind people in South Asia. During December, gatherings were held in several locations, canes were distributed, and the gospel was shared. Pray for those who attended, asking that they will receive spiritual sight through Jesus, the Light of the world.
  • Some Jewish people from a Muslim country are insisting on staying where they are even though they are greatly in the minority. They love the country and their Muslim friends. Some have immigrated to their ancient homeland and formed a community there, keeping their customs from their adopted homeland. Some believers have befriended these lovely people and have enjoyed holidays and other cultural events with them, even traveling to the land from which they came to visit the families of those who left and settled elsewhere. Some of these Jewish people have begun to become very interested in the believers' […]
  • (MAH-ti-lee) – Local leaders Tara,* Sunil,* and Mika* are working together to equip new believers to share their faith. Pray for these leaders and believers as they work together to see no place left among the Maithili-speaking people where the gospel hasn't been shared. Please also pray for Laksha* and Sumitra,* who recently have said that they want to follow Jesus. Follow-up in discipleship has been difficult, and Sumitra is now wavering in her desire to follow Him. Please pray that Laksha will persevere and that Sumitra will push through this to true faith. Pray likewise for all those in […]
  • (kohl-KAH-tah) – Please pray for the Bengali-speaking Jains of the state of West Bengal, India. Kolkata is home to the Parshwanath Jain temple that was built in 1867. This is a historic place of pilgrimage for many Jains, and it is also a central location for this particular unreached people group, which has a global population of approximately 115,000. Pray that the Lord will help churches and believers in Kolkata to identify "persons of peace" (Luke 10:6) in this community and that evangelistic efforts will begin.
  • (DER-bun) – "Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves" (Philippians 2:3 ESV). Gender-based violence is a huge problem in Durban and in all of South Africa for a variety of reasons: unemployment, the COVID-19 lockdown, shacks and huts without locks, people living in crowded rooms and houses, the excessive use of alcohol and drugs, etc. It is deeply rooted in South African culture. As the government, churches, and other nongovernmental organizations begin to work together to educate, train, and equip people to deal with it, pray for God to be at […]
  • Worker Naya Wilder* has been very encouraged by the faithfulness of several Deaf brothers in a Southeast Asian country. She shares that these men are a beautiful example of the simplicity of the gospel. Their hunger for the Word inspires and challenges her. Their thirst to know Jesus more encourages her. Every time she talks with them, she's reminded to obey and trust God. She's so thankful for these brothers. Praise the Lord for Naya and the brothers in Christ who inspire her, challenge her, and encourage her! Pray that these believers will remain faithful to the work of God's […]
  • A new year means new goals to set and achieve! Pray for believers who are sensing a call to missions will be bold in their faith and tell their churches about their desire to serve in an unreached area. Pray that those considering a call to missions will receive the equipping they need to begin serving away from their home and church in a new setting this year. Pray that any resources that are needed to take forth the gospel will be made available to those whom the Lord is calling to the unreached.