International Mission Board Prayer Requests

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  • Rose, Joy, and Katie are East Asians who have come to know Christ while studying through Malaysian universities. Though connected to different groups of local believers, they also meet together weekly for Bible study and discipleship in their heart language. Rose, Joy, and Katie are growing in their faith and understanding of what it means to follow Christ. This past Easter, Katie took a step of obedience and was baptized at her local church! She was so excited and said she will always remember the feeling of going down into the water. Rose and Joy are also learning about the […]
  • Please continue to pray for the training events happening this month. Some of these events are online with people living in other countries. Some are local trainings happening with Baptist partners. Some of them have been ongoing, like the discipleship groups and the coaching groups with local pastors of small churches. Pray for the missionaries leading these trainings and for those receiving the training. Please pray for God to use these trainings to help believers mature spiritually, bear fruit, and be His ambassadors in their communities.
  • Moving along in a wheelchair with his hair disheveled, beard unkept, and clothes distinguished yet needing laundering, he headed toward the community center where a free lunch was taking place. Someone spoke to him, and he agreed to come inside for a warm meal after learning that the menu catered to his "halal" (permissible) appetite. The small community of friends sharing a meal paused as he entered. Introductions were made. This was Sam, who had immigrated from Iraq. He lives in another part of town and was just out getting some fresh air. Someone asked, "If you're a Muslim, why […]
  • (CARE-ah-muh-jong) – The Karamojong Team asks: "Pray for wisdom as we seek to determine how best to implement a program for malnutrition. Pray that we will be able to find ways to partner with programs currently in place and figure out how we can integrate discipleship and accountability into our program. Ask God to raise up wise and humble Ugandan partners for this task. Pray for the health and strength of the children, for sober minds for the mothers, and for the women and children to feel the comfort and mercy of the Lord."
  • Elections in Karnataka, India, will be held sometime between October of this year and March of next year. Tensions remain high in the state over religious freedom. The law concerning conversion remains pending in the state parliament. Pray for the government leaders and the parliament. Pray that candidates will run and be elected who respect all communities and their right to worship freely. Pray that violence will be avoided.
  • A pair of Global Missionary Partners from Taiwan were sent to a nearby country that is very different from their own. Thankfully, they can use their native languages to bless the local church in their new city. Here is an excerpt from a recent newsletter: "The Word is full of vitality and hope, and we, who have ordinary singing voices, bring comfort and encouragement so that those who hear are no longer painfully trapped in their despair. For this particular visit to elderly members, we chose three short and simple hymns to share about the love of the Lord which […]
  • (EH-muh-rah-tee) – Emirati Arabs are familiar with the name of Jesus; however, very few understand what the Bible teaches about Him. Moreover, very few are willing to study the Bible to find out more. Pray for Emirati Arabs to study the Bible and listen to faithful teaching from God's Word. Ask that many will seek to learn the truth about Jesus from the Bible. Also pray that believers will be bold to open their mouth and speak, just as Philip did! "And the eunuch said to Philip, 'About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or […]
  • The Deaf team in a Southeast Asian country recently went to a new area for ministry. They spoke with their acquaintance there, Penny, who shared how scared she and the people in the community were of COVID-19. She invited them back the next afternoon when a lot of Deaf would be there, celebrating a major holiday. The following day, they were able to pass out 20 prevention bags related to COVID-19 that they had prepared. Penny was pleased to see the team again, and they were invited back again the following week. They are thankful to be gaining acceptance in […]
  • (BAH-soo-too) – Missionaries Jonathan and Liz Bundrick ask you to pray for a small group of Basotho believers in Lesotho who meet weekly for worship and Bible study. Pray that this group will bear much fruit and start other groups like this throughout the capital city of Maseru. "By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples" (John 15:8 ESV).