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July 1, Friday|
Primitive Tribal Village Embraces Christ
PHILIPPINES. Settling among the Manobo primitive tribal people in an unreached area in the Philippines, Marlon had one goal: to establish a witness for the Lord Jesus.
The native missionary diligently reached out, making friends and teaching God’s Word through a Chronological Bible Teaching using posters depicting stories from Creation to the life of Christ. A gospel film portrayed the suffering and crucifixion of our Lord Jesus.
After eight months, nearly the whole village believed in Christ. One Manobo man expressed awe in the greatness of God’s love—that He gave His Son to die for his sins. Many more Manobo, both children and adults, have received the Lord. Truly, God is moving them from darkness to light, to His eternal Kingdom.
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“The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few” (Luke 10:2).
Father, those living in darkness have seen a great Light. Ones who lived in the valley of the shadow are experiencing Life. We praise Your Holy Name! May songs of praise fill this village and spread to other villages and tribes. May You inhabit their praises! May the gospel message run swiftly. May all the peoples say, “Glory!” In Christ, Amen.
July 2, Saturday|
School Gives Needy Children Better Life
UGANDA. Impoverished children in Uganda face the risks of crime and prostitution. An indigenous ministry plans to open a school where vulnerable children would come for discipleship, care, and preparation for a better life. The architectural design fee for the school is $2,200. With blueprints completed, workers can build a lasting structure and impact the next generation. Pray for young lives to come to Christ.
“I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations” (Ps. 45:17).
Father, may this school come forth! May nothing hinder the building of a structure where children would come for nurture and learning. Set these young ones on their way. Fulfill Your destiny for their lives. Give them a hope and a future which would establish Your praise through the generations that follow. Be exalted, oh Lord. Let Your glory be over all the earth. In Christ, Amen.
July 3, Sunday|
Rohingya Believers Reaching Own People
NEW DELHI. One hundred seventy five Rohingya believers gather for worship twice a day in a refugee camp in New Delhi, India. Native missionaries believe many more of their people—of Muslim faith—can come to Christ. Ministering in urban camps, workers need a laptop computer ($800) to show the Jesus Film and to prepare updates. Pray the Rohingya believers may grow strong in faith and shine as a witness in South Asia.
“Let none that wait on thee be ashamed” (Ps. 25:3).
Father, how lovely are the feet of these impoverished Rohingya believers, who bring good news to their brothers. Give them every place they set their feet. Fill them with Your glory and inhabit their praises. Strengthen them with Your might. Supply every need according to the riches of Your glory in Christ. Fill them with hope. Let Your Word run swiftly through the camps. Open the eyes and ears of those to whom they speak Your Name. Father, may many sons and daughters enter Your Kingdom. In Christ, Amen.
July 4, Monday|
Income Projects Support Native Workers
INDONESIA. A native ministry in majority-Islamic Indonesia reaches unreached people groups by helping workers start microenterprise projects so they can support their families while ministering the gospel. The ministry offers small, soft loans and vocational training while also leading Bible study in Central Java. They need $700 monthly for operational costs of traveling to remote areas and establishing new believers through discipleship and vocational training. Pray many would come to know the Lord and a work would be established among these peoples.
“Let us go into the next towns” (Mk. 1:38).
Father, bless new believers with discipleship and vocational training. Send native missionaries to remote areas to establish these Christians in their faith and work. Fill them with joy and hope. Bring supply through vocation and raise up a thriving witness for Your glory. Let the weak say, “I am strong!” Let the poor say, “I am rich in the Lord!” In Christ, Amen.
July 5, Tuesday|
Native Workers Reaching Nomadic Tribes
CHINA. Working for six years in Xilinhaote city of Inner Mongolia, Green Pastures Ministries now has five Bible study groups in this area. Trained, native missionaries who speak Mongolic share the gospel among the nomadic tribes. Today three missionary families serve among these unreached Mongolia groups. They need financial support ($330/month each family). Pray every tribe in this region may know the Lord.
“All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord” (Ps. 86:9).
Father, let every tongue proclaim, “Our God reigns!” Let the distant shores rejoice. Let the nations be glad in the Lord. Let these in Inner Mongolia grow in the knowledge of God. Uphold them with Your righteous right hand. Set these families amid unreached people. Satisfy their needs. Let support never be a worry. Let them speak the message of salvation and live a life of love among those who have never heard. Fall upon these groups like a gentle rain. Change them in Your presence. In Christ, Amen.
July 6, Wednesday|
Diapers Needed for Infant Refugee
MIDDLE EAST. Forced to choose between necessities like food and water, and other needs, such as diapers and hygiene supplies, refugee mothers must always choose food. Therefore native missionaries report children with no clothing, shoes, or diapers. This adds to the sanitation problem and increases illness among the children. Workers want to provide diapers for infant refugees ($28 per large package). Pray these needy families see the glory of the Lord.
“I had heard of thee…but now mine eye seeth thee” (Job 42:5).
Father, may these children come to You. We ask for every provision for their needs—not only food and clean water. Clothe these young ones. Provide diapers for infant refugees. Heal their diseases. Protect them. The Kingdom belongs to little children. May Your power be perfected in their weakness. May they grow up knowing Your love and faithfulness. In Christ, Amen.
July 7, Thursday|
Formerly Trafficked Women Study Bible
NORTH KOREA. North Korean women, formerly victims of human trafficking in China, now eagerly seek the Lord Jesus and long to learn the Word of God. A native ministry rents a house where the women grow through Bible training and encouragement. For $1,100 per year ($92 per month), this safe haven can continue. Pray these women experience healing in their hearts and that their lives would shine brightly in a dark place.
“To give unto them beauty for ashes” (Is. 61:3).
Father, rescue even more victims of human trafficking and bring them into complete healing and restoration. Minister deeply to their hearts. Set them free from tormenting memories. Heal their hearts and bodies. Speak Your tender, unfailing love over them. Let them know Your banner of Love over their lives. Meet every need according to Your glory. Train them in Your Word. Let them tell of Your wonders in their lives. In Christ, Amen.
July 8, Friday|
Growing Fellowship Seeks Prayer House
ZAMBIA. In a remote village in Zambia, a growing fellowship rejoices as people come to Christ and desire baptism. Believers are working to complete a prayer hall so they can gather for worship, discipleship, training, and outreach. For just $3,156, they can finish the ceiling for their worship center and build a baptism pool outside. Pray for the expansion of God’s Kingdom through this indigenous ministry.
“Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit” (Zech. 4:6).
Father, stretch wide the tent pegs of this growing church body. Let the people come in. Expand their territory so that many may gather to sing your praises. And let your praises resound through the village. Let others hear of your wonders and go deep into the waters of baptism. Bring them up into resurrection life. In Christ, Amen.
July 9, Saturday|
Radchuk Preaches to 90,000 in Ukraine
UKRAINE. For years Ukraine has been known as a missionary base for outreach to other countries in the Former Soviet Union. As people come to Christ in Ukraine, the spiritual harvest multiplies in surrounding nations, especially in uncertain times. In 2016 evangelist Slavik Radchuk plans to preach to more than 90,000 people in 20 gospel campaigns ($1,000-$1,300 per event), with follow-up from local ministries. Pray for the harvest season in Ukraine.
“Unto thy name give glory” (Ps. 115:1).
Father, open the floodgates of heaven. Pour out your Spirit. Let salvation spring up. Let them drink from the streams of rejoicing in a dry and weary land. Multiply seed and bread and bring a great harvest in Ukraine for Your glory. In Christ, Amen.
July 10, Sunday|
Workers Stand Firm through Persecution
MOROCCO. After 13 hours of interrogation by 10-plus policemen, a native missionary in Morocco was released. He was arrested because of his Christian faith and because he had Bibles in the 99.6-percent Islamic country, where just 0.2-percent of the population professes faith in Christ. “He stayed strong in answering that he is a Christian,” a leader said. The ministry needs $3,000 for worker support. Pray for courage.
“Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear” (Ps. 27:3).
Father, strengthen native missionaries who go with the gospel, no matter the cost. Surround them with protection. Encourage their hearts as they withstand persecution. Let them see Your deliverance. Let them encounter Your salvation as You lead them in paths of righteousness for Your namesake. Provide every need for these who have said, “Here am I, send me.” In Christ, Amen.
July 11, Monday|
Villagers Desperate for Drinking Water
ODISHA. A trickling stream is the only water source for 31 Christian families living in a majority Hindu area in Odisha state, India. The people must hike a mile down a mountain to gather water for drinking and washing. In the summer, the stream nearly dries up. They desperately need water. For $2,784, villagers can drain and store water from a mountaintop stream. They’ll cover the labor. Pray for a miracle.
“Every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters” (Is. 55:1).
Father, thank You for the fresh waters streaming from the mountaintop. Thank You for the Living Waters flowing from Your throne. Bring them together for a thirsty people. Let these in the wilderness drink pure, fresh, clean water. Let the water source draw many into Your Kingdom. Let them drink from the wells of salvation. Let them taste and see that You are good. In Christ, Amen.
July 12, Tuesday|
Inmates Interested in Reading God’s Word
TURKEY. Prisoners have time, so why not give them Bibles? The gospel sets them free. A native missionary team regularly ministers in local prisons and shares the gospel with inmates as well as with prison employees. The ministry requests full Bibles ($14 each) since many prisoners express interest in Christianity. Pray that the seed of the Word would find good soil, and that lives would be radically transformed for the Kingdom of God.
“The seed is the word of God” (Luke 8:11).
Father, set them free from the prison of their sins, that they may praise You! Break every chain and let them rise to proclaim Your faithfulness. May those from every tribe grow to know You as they read Your Word. May they return as free men and women to share the gospel with their people. Inspire them now, as they have time behind bars, to consume Your Word. Plant the seed of Your Word deep in their hearts. Let them never depart from it. In Christ, Amen.
July 13, Wednesday|
Addicts, Prisoners Set Free in Christ
ECUADOR. Diego grew up on the streets of Ecuador and ended up in jail, addicted to drugs. But God dwells with the lowly. An indigenous missionary with Prison Outreach of Ecuador invited Diego to Bible study. He finally gave in. “God changed his life,” the ministry leader said. POE has 10 faithful servants like the gospel worker who witnessed to Diego. They need provision ($100/month, each). Pray prisoners find freedom in Christ.
“To preach deliverance to the captives” (Luke 4:18).
Father, thank You for changing Diego’s life! Thank You for snatching him from a life of addiction. You turned His life around. Save many more through Your servants in Ecuador. Set the lowly on the Rock of Jesus Christ. Put a new song in their mouths, a song of praise to our God. Let many see You in their redeemed lives. May their testimonies draw lost souls into Your fold. In Christ, Amen.
July 14, Thursday|
Children Need Help to Continue Education
PAKISTAN. Nine children sit in their homes, unable to attend school for lack of funds. They completed fifth grade, but their parents cannot afford to send them to the next village to continue their studies (just $15 monthly per child). In Pakistan 20 percent of children, ages 6-to-16, remain uneducated. Pray children may attend school and have their lives changed.
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom” (Prov. 9:10).
Father, lift them up. Lift them above illiteracy and poverty. Uplift them in education. Uplift them in the knowledge of You. Train them in wisdom and righteousness. We ask: raise up a generation of young people after Your heart. Plant them like trees beside streams of water. Let them walk in Your ways and spread everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of You. In Christ, Amen.
July 15, Friday|
Worship Halls Needed in Unreached Areas
SOUTH ASIA. At the start of a worship service in an unreached Hindu area, a native missionary asked the congregation who would be baptized that day. Nearly everyone raised their hands. He was surprised. Due to space limitations, only those who weren’t already baptized had been invited. “That day God gave grace to baptize more than 105 people,” the worker said. Church buildings are needed in unreached areas ($6,000). Pray many souls encounter the living Lord.
“Who is worthy?” (Rev. 5:2).
Father, thank You for this miracle story! Your Word awakens hearts to run to You. Let Your glory spread like wildfire. Let Your Word run swiftly! May many souls embrace the cross, yield to the renewing waters of baptism, and rise with resurrection life. Visit Your people. Provide every need. Expand their worship halls. May those who have no place to gather be blessed with space to meet, preach, teach, learn and grow. In Christ, Amen.
July 16, Saturday|
Sewing Refugees Thankful for Work, Faith
JORDAN. A native ministry in Jordan offers sewing schools ($500 per woman) in 10 churches so Christian refugees who resettle in their host country may have sustainable income. Each graduate receives her own sewing machine and the opportunity to sew school uniforms and emblems for income. But discipleship is the first priority for this ministry. Pray that those who rely on the Living Bread also may provide bread for their families.
“I am the bread of life” (John 6:35).
Father, thank you for sustaining refugee women through sewing projects. Use this income project to provide for their families, and pour into the lives of these women through native missionaries. As they earn sustainable income, let them grow in discipleship. Feed them with the Bread of Life. Call them deeper into Your love, and use them in the lives of those around them. Let them shine as stars among those they serve. And may their children grow mighty in faith. In Christ, Amen.
July 17, Sunday|
Thirteen Native Families Ready for Field
CHAD. Reaching unreached tribes in Chad, an indigenous ministry is searching out fields, training and sending native missionaries to live among some of the 27 unreached people groups in this 61-percent Islamic country. Thirteen families have received training and are ready to go but need support ($6,800 for all). Pray every nation may worship the Lord of all the earth.
“Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee” (Ps. 67:5).
Father, let all the people praise You! Let these in Chad arise to bless Your holy name. We ask for provision for 13 families who are saying “yes” to going and making disciples of the unreached tribes in their nation. Strengthen them with power. Fill them with Your Spirit. Make a way where there’s no way in their lives as they count the cost for going with the gospel. Be glorified. In Christ, Amen.
July 18, Monday|
Revival Event Planned for 300 People
NEPAL. A native ministry couple has limited writing abilities, but God is using them to bring revival to the rural areas of Nepal, an 82-percent Hindu country with 238 unreached people groups. After seeing many women blessed, healed and delivered at a recent women’s conference, workers are planning a revival meeting ($500) for 300 people. Pray believers may be strengthened for the glory of the Lord.
“To be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man” (Eph. 3:16).
Father, bring revival in this area of Nepal. Pour out Your Spirit upon weary people’s lives. Gather them to worship You. Strengthen and equip them for Your work. Establish them in Your Word. Fill them with unction to serve, and anoint them to preach the message of the cross among those who have never heard. May many be drawn to this revival meeting and may revival spread across Nepal. In Christ, Amen.
July 19, Tuesday|
Just $1 Daily Can Feed an Orphaned Child
VIETNAM. Hundreds of orphaned children struggle to survive on the streets of Vietnam. House orphanages spring up as church fellowships respond to the staggering needs. For just $1 per day, a child can have food, shelter and education. Impoverished local congregations can’t supply even this meager sum, so gospel workers collect discarded vegetables and make a vegetable broth for them. Pray every child may receive adoption into the family of God.
“Then the LORD will take me up” (Ps. 27:10).
Father, just a dollar a day—who would miss that? But it’s everything to these street children. We ask: bless hundreds of children with food, shelter, education and love. Let them encounter Your compassion through Your servants. Sustain them with nourishing meals; comfort them with a restful bed; grow them in knowledge. But mostly, let them know you. In Christ, Amen.
July 20, Wednesday|
Believers Shine Christ in Muslim Areas
WEST BENGAL. Native missionaries are reaching Muslim neighbors in the 20 districts of West Bengal, a largely Hindu Indian state with 25 percent of the population being Muslim. Home church leaders work to train, equip, and encourage their Muslim-background congregations to shine the light of Christ among their communities. Worker support of $100 monthly is needed for ministry to Muslims. Pray for awakening in West Bengal.
“But we all, with open face beholding” (2 Cor. 3:18).
Father, let Your people shine in the darkness. Unveil hearts to know You. Unveil faces to radiate Your glory. Speak life through those who carry Your presence. Awaken these communities. Let them ponder the truth of Christ. Lift up the name of Christ Jesus, Son of God—the holy, spotless Lamb of God who takes away the sins. Let them behold the Lamb. In Christ, Amen.
July 21, Thursday|
Devoted Students Minister in Villages
CHINA. Handan Christian Bible School trains disciples to return to their tribal communities to build up their churches and reach the unreached in this communist country. Faculty members preach in churches, and students preach and lead worship every Sunday at more than 40 locations. Students also share the gospel in nearby villages. Many of the 150 students, meticulously selected, need sponsorship ($33 monthly, each). Pray the gospel covers China.
“All the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD” (Nu. 14:21).
Father, flood the villages and worship centers with the gospel message, shared through these devoted students. Reach the unreached through their humble lives. Provide every need, that they may focus on their studies, speak of Your faithfulness, and return to share among their people when they graduate. Train them and use them for Your glory. In Christ, Amen.
July 22, Friday|
New Christ-followers Crave God’s Word
SOUTH ASIA. When a man heard the gospel in an open air meeting, he shared it with his family. They began meeting with a native missionary and soon received Christ and were baptized. Now they crave God’s Word. Across South Asia, Christ-followers desire Bibles in their own language ($3 each). Pray native ministries may distribute Bibles to every longing soul.
“For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness” (Ps. 107:9).
Father, let Your Word run swiftly. Let the people hear the Good News! Awaken hearts to believe. May every soul who desires have a Bible. May they hold the Scriptures in their hands and run their fingers along its God-breathed words. May they feed on the Bread of Life and may they know Your heart. In Christ, Amen.
July 23, Saturday|
Ministry Offers Eyeglasses, Wheelchairs
URUGUAY. For more than 50 years, Bible Army of Uruguay has shared the love of Christ and pointed people to the cross. Pray that as they provide free medical services and supplies, such as eyeglasses and wheel chairs, people will respond to the gospel. The ministry wants to distribute 300 Bibles ($8 each) during upcoming outreaches. Pray all peoples may have access to God’s powerful Word.
“My word … shall not return unto me void” (Is. 55:11).
Father, reach souls through medical missions. May each one who comes receive Your Word in faith. Transform the lives of the sick through the compassion of native missionaries. Let Your Word abound in their hearts, and fill them with hope. In Christ, Amen.
July 24, Sunday|
Online Magazine Engages Kids with Gospel
MIDDLE EAST. A multi-media ministry reaches Farsi- or Persian-speaking children in the Middle East through the internet. The interactive online magazine, with illustrated stories, games, and music, engages children ages 7-14 with the gospel. Costly to produce, with many fees, such as the online platform hosting ($230 monthly), it is worth every cent, considering the numbers of people reached—and in closed countries. Pray for underground churches to flourish in closed countries.
“Compel them to come in, that my house may be filled” (Luke 14:23).
Father, thank you for media ministry. Use this online highway to bring the gospel to those who may not otherwise hear. Let Your Word enter their hearts and transform their lives. Provide every need, and reach the Middle East for Your glory. In Christ, Amen.
July 25, Monday|
Orphan with Cerebral Palsy Needs Support
UKRAINE. A couple working with Happy Family orphan home in Ukraine rejoiced when they gave birth to twins. But soon they realized one of the girls had cerebral palsy, and there was no cure. The family daily pours out love on this little one. They need $93 monthly for her swimming therapy, treatments and support. Pray for continued, abundant grace in this family, and that their love would proclaim God’s faithfulness.
“My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Cor. 12:9).
Father, blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Thank you for the way this family cares for their special-needs child. We ask for provision. As this child grows, may she know Your unfailing love and display Your glorious splendor. In Christ, Amen.
July 26, Tuesday|
New Believer Survives Brutal Beatings
SOUTH ASIA. Twelve angry men came to kill a strong Christ-follower, but he wasn’t home. His brother, however, answered the door, and the young man, a new believer, couldn’t have prepared for the violence that followed. The men beat and stabbed him nearly to death. He survived but had to have his leg amputated. Pray fervently for persecuted Christians in South Asia.
“But wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee” (Prov. 20:22).
Father, heal this man of every wound. Heal his heart and his body. We ask for increased protection for believers and native missionaries. We plead the blood of Christ Jesus over their lives. Set Your angels to encamp around them. Surround them with Your fire. Though they walk through the valley of the shadow of death, let them fear no evil. Prepare a table before them in the presence of their enemies. Anoint them. Renew their strength. Fill them with courage. In Christ, Amen.
July 27, Wednesday|
Christian Church, School Hopes for Land
KENYA. A half-acre of land has come available. Who will get it? An indigenous Christian ministry with a worship hall and school wants to buy the nearby land to expand its outreach to children. But a Muslim man also desires the land—to build a mosque close to the Christian church and school. Pray for a miracle of provision ($8,000) and favor that this land may be for the Lord’s work.
“Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon…” (Josh. 1:3).
Father, may the territory of this ministry spread out for Your glory. We ask for provision. Would You mark this land for the Christian fellowship and school? They need the space. Let this land be for Your Kingdom. Let everyone who steps foot on this property turn to You. In Christ, Amen.
July 28, Thursday|
Help 3 Flood-Devastated Churches Rebuild
TAMIL NADU. Massive flooding in December 2015 destroyed homes and churches, and believers in Tamil Nadu, a state in the southern part of India, are still working to rebuild. A native ministry wants to give three congregations a fresh start—so believers may gather in the safety of a sturdy shelter ($8,000 per church building). Pray for open doors among the unreached and for many churches to be established all across India.
“I the LORD do keep it” (Is.27:3).
Father, we long to see a fervent witness rise among every community. We ask for provision for worship halls so believers may gather to exalt Your name together. Let their voices be heard as a witness to many who still struggle to recover from the flooding. Let them come into Your house and find strength and hope. Fill the people with peace. Give them joy in Your house. In Christ, Amen.
July 29, Friday|
Victims of HIV/AIDS Encounter God’s Love
BURMA (MYANMAR). People with HIV/AIDS in Burma (Myanmar) are often shunned and treated as modern-day lepers. Their wounded hearts, however, respond to the unconditional love of the Lord Jesus. Each year native missionaries conduct four evangelistic campaigns to reach these suffering souls with the gospel. The outreaches ($500 each) occur in four locations. Pray these precious people enter the Kingdom of God and know His unrelenting love.
“For love is strong as death” (Song 8:6).
Father, display Your mercy among the suffering. You are familiar with grief and You understand the outcast. Through these outreaches, let Your love fill the hearts of desperate ones who thirst for kindness and acceptance. Pour Your love like oil upon their wounded lives. Bring restoration. In Christ, Amen.
July 30, Saturday|
People Desperate to Survive Heat Wave
SOUTH ASIA. More than 100 people have died in India due to a recent heat wave. A man took his own life because he found no water in a bore well. Schools have closed because of extreme heat. The temperature reached 47.5 degrees Celsius (117.5F) in western Odisha state (formerly Orissa), the hottest in India. Missionaries need help meeting basic needs of food, clean water and medicines. Pray the poor in South Asia may hope in Christ.
“From whence then hast thou that living water? (John 4:11).
Father, Your arm is not too short to save. In the heat, bring refreshing through native missionaries. Give them the ability to supply food, clean water and medicines to those most needing them. Without Your help, who can stand? But with You there is salvation. Break in and do what only You can do. In Christ, Amen.
July 31, Sunday|
Donor Talks to God about Kingdom Needs
CHRISTIAN AID. One night when worrying about how to meet the great needs in Prayerline, Christian Aid donor Mary Tayor sensed the Lord asking: “If you can’t get over this amount, how will you handle a larger amount?” Mary responded: “I got off my high horse and got to praising Him. All I could see was what the devil was doing: Children starving, prisoners almost rotting in jail cells. Then I saw through His eyes. God was getting the glory for delivering people.” Pray for the work of Christian Aid.
“Pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17).
Father, break our hearts with the things that burden Yours. Let us hear Your heartbeat for the world. Teach us Your ways and show us Your paths. Teach us to give. Compel us by Your love. Increase our capacity for giving and intercession—that many souls may be set free. Come and have Your glory, Lord. In Christ, Amen.
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