International Mission Board Prayer Requests

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  • Please pray for wisdom for the board of directors, administration, and faculty at what is now the Baptist College of Malawi (formerly the Baptist Theological Seminary of Malawi). The institution has been registered with the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), and the administration is pursuing accreditation through them now as the Baptist College. Please pray for God's will to be done, and pray that He will ensure that His name is glorified in this institution. Pray that pastors and church leaders will continue to be trained in sound biblical doctrine and theology.
  • Over the past few months, you have been praying regarding the Sparrow-language translation of the New Testament. After many months of waiting and prayers, the New Testaments have at last arrived. The believers are rejoicing! The written words of God will be distributed throughout Sparrowland and will ignite gospel sowing among the believers and the churches. Give thanks to God for all the people who labored for so long to translate the New Testament into the Sparrow language! Thank Him for the safe arrival of the books in the country! Thank Him for the fruit that will be produced as […]
  • "Good news! China's borders are opening for tourism. We have been asked to ship Bibles to Europe for when Chinese tourists arrive. Please pray that we will find Bible distributors in Europe who can develop a timely supply chain. Please pray that we will develop effective evangelism cards that connect tourist to online resources that invite them into a relationship with the King of kings."
  • Last May, you joined us in celebrating the salvation of an entire refugee family. You also prayed because only the mother had been baptized. Exciting things have been happening since then. The rest of the family has been baptized and are attending Sunday morning worship service together. The wife is eager to partner with a missionary to reach others with the gospel. Praise God for these answers to prayer! Please continue to pray for the husband, who is still not attending Bible study. May this family grow, love, and serve God together.
  • "This month we are hosting our first short-term teams," wrote a worker in Southeast Asia. "We dream of a deep partnership between the foreign church that's sending the teams and the local church here. Please pray for a powerful time of fellowship. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal how He wants these church partners to be involved in making disciples here. Pray not just for individual good things to happen, but also for believers to catch a vision for this coastal state to be a place of healthy, multiplying churches of every local people group coming out of Muslim, Buddhist, […]
  • (PEH-dee) – The stateside coordinator for the work among the Pedi writes: "As the second month in 2023 begins, pray that the gospel will push back the darkness in the Pedi home of Sekhukhuneland, just as time presses on. (Sekhukhuneland lies in the Sekhukhune district of Limpopo province, South Africa.) Pray for the pastors and church leaders there. Ask that the Christian churches throughout Sekhukhuneland will battle false beliefs/religions by preaching, teaching, and living the one true gospel. It is my hope that I will be able to return to Sekhukhuneland, with the greater hope of learning that the gospel […]
  • Born in North Africa and now living in Europe, Youssef and his wife have raised their three children in a Muslim home. Now that these children have grown into young adults, they have asked questions about their parents' worldview and that of the culture around them. Youssef has begun his own search for truth, investigating the claims of his religion versus the claims of Jesus. He recently found a Bible in his own language and has begun to read the Gospels. When meeting with a believer, Youssef stated, "I am just ready to know what is true." Pray for Youssef […]
  • (kohl-KAH-tah) – One Indian brother recently led a team of young people in a multiday outreach in the city of Kolkata. Through this effort, they were able to make 16 connections with people who expressed an interest in hearing more about the hope found in Jesus Christ. Pray for this brother as he follows up with these people who were impacted by their conversations, and ask the Lord to open their eyes and hearts to understand that hope of eternal life is found in Christ alone.
  • God is working among the Deaf in a Southeast Asian country! Worker Gretchen Snow shares: "We had two Christmas parties, one at StoryOne's gathering, where about 40 Deaf people showed up to listen to Jesus' real purpose for celebrating Christmas. Another party was at my home." Worker Nellie Valjean also shares: "We had the college ministry Christmas party before the students traveled home for the Christmas and New Year's break. Thirty-six people attended, and one young woman followed Jesus! We also had our big Christmas outreach for our city. More than 81 people attended. The college students were really involved […]