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October 1, Saturday
Season Opens with Christmas Gift Giving

UKRAINE. Young lives change when someone cares enough to be present. Children’s lives are transformed when native missionaries lead them into God’s presence. About 5,000 children and teenagers attend evangelistic summer camps led by Good Samaritan Mission. Most come from broken families who don’t know the Lord. The camps focus on the Bible as the Truth, and the impact is great. Kids return for more discipleship; families repent and receive Christ as Lord; and follow-up meetings bring blessings at Christmas, where the ministry gives gift boxes ($11 each) of hygiene products, clothing and sweets. More than 2,000 children from GSM’s indigenous missionary churches and orphanage also hope for Christmas presents. “We don’t want to disappoint them,” the native ministry leader said. Pray these gifts reveal the love of Christ and lead them into the glorious joy of abiding in His presence. “When he ascended up on high he…gave gifts” (Eph. 4:8). Father, every good and perfect gift comes from You! You are an extraordinary giver, and Your Son, Jesus Christ, is the greatest gift of all! Let these children feel Your love through simple, tangible presents that brighten their world. Bless them at Christmas, and draw them into Your joyous, glorious presence. In Christ, Amen.

October 2, Sunday
New Training Center to House Visitors

MALI. A growing indigenous ministry in 87.5-percent Muslim Mali hopes to build a center for worship meetings, training and housing for missionaries and visitors. The authorities of the small town have approved the project, which could spark growth for area businesses. The cost to construct the visitor’s center is $20,000. Pray for community transformation and the training and sending of many missionaries from this place. “Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen” (Ps. 2:8). Father, You are the Light of the World. The light shines in the darkness. And in Your light, we have light. Glory to You! Make this visitor’s center a light on a hill to shine in this Muslim area. Let Your glory fall on this town as the building goes up, and let worship flood the sanctuary. Dwell in their praises and fill the whole region with Your abiding presence. We thank You for provision and for the training that will take place here. May an army of native missionaries be sent from this center! In Christ, Amen.

October 3, Monday
Christmas Outreaches Draw Many to Christ

MIDDLE EAST. Christmas opens doors for church planters throughout the Middle East to share the gospel through outreaches to children. Middle East Outreach estimates that 50 to 60 people pray to receive the Lord Jesus as a result of each outreach, but many more hear the gospel. Events ($2,000 each) include Christian Christmas songs, skits, tracts with the story of Christ’s birth, a gospel film in Arabic, preaching and often a meal. Pray many receive the greatest gift of all. “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock” (Rev. 3:20). Father, You are worthy of all praise, honor and glory. Be glorified in this season as Christmas celebrations create opportunities for sharing the gospel. Draw hearts to You. Bring the knowledge of the Lord where people have never known, and where no church exists. Let children and families come to You; let them marvel at Your love! Let them witness the heart of the Father pursuing them through Christ! Strengthen native missionaries and provide every need to make these evangelistic outreaches fruitful for Your glory. In Christ, Amen.

October 4, Tuesday
Christian Conference Brings Big Harvest

BIHAR. Close to 1,500 native missionaries and seekers plan to attend an annual conference for three days of fellowship, teaching and training this fall in a largely Hindu area. The native ministry reports that more souls come to Christ during this powerful time than through any of the ministry’s other initiatives. The cost of $22,000 covers food, accommodations and speaker honoraria. Pray for an outpouring of God’s Spirit. “I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh” (Joel 2:28). Father, let the name of Jesus Christ be exalted above every other name in India. Let the glory of the Lord break forth in these conferences, quickening the hearts of seekers and awakening Christ-followers to greater passion and devotion. Open the storehouses of provision to cover the costs, that native missionaries and those seeking to truly know You would have the freedom to take hold of that for which You first took hold of them. Open their eyes to see You. Open their ears to hear You calling their names and leading them onward. In Christ, Amen.

October 5, Wednesday
Christmas Parties Bless Village Children

PHILIPPINES. Christmas comes to five small, remote mountain villages when native missionaries hold a modest Christmas party for the village children. Each child receives a small package of assorted candies and cookies. But mostly they learn that Jesus Christ loves them as native missionaries share God’s Word and lead Christian songs and games. Faithful gospel workers follow up throughout the year. The cost for all five parties is $500. Pray children will know the love of Christ. “And to know the love of Christ” (Eph. 3:19). Father, You are the joyful King and Your everlasting Kingdom belongs to the children. Let these young ones rejoice at the name of Jesus Christ. Let them run to You. Let them know the heart of the Father singing over them. Let their simple faith usher in a new day for these mountain villages, a day where the oil of joy overcomes the spirit of despair, where the poor in spirit receive the Kingdom of heaven, and where the peace of the Holy Spirit rests upon them day and night. Let these children know You, follow You, and grow to lead many others to faith. Perhaps these simple Christmas celebrations, along with the follow-up by faithful native missionaries throughout the year, will be the catalyst for revival. In Christ, Amen.

October 6, Thursday
Rescued Women Receive Christmas Presents

NORTH KOREA. A native ministry reaches out to formerly trafficked North Korean Christian women, providing discipleship and fellowship. Christmas opens another opportunity to bless these women. Workers encourage and pray for them. They offer gift packages of simple necessities such as warm undergarments, medicine and $10 in cash. Each package costs $160. These women shine with the joy of the Lord. Pray for the underground church that shines brightly in a dark place. “…the oil of joy for mourning” (Is. 61:3). Father, we cannot imagine the shame and abuse trafficked women suffer. We can only pray for their complete healing and freedom. You make all things new. You bring beauty for ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of despair. Father, bless these rescued women and give them greater joy than they’ve ever known. Strengthen them with might on the inside. Protect them. Restore them. Lead them. Let this be a Christmas where they feel Your unrelenting love as they receive the gospel and enjoy gifts, necessities, time, fellowship and prayer. Abide with them. In Christ, Amen.

October 7, Friday
Believers Prepare to Build Prayer Hall

UTTAR PRADESH. A believer donated land for a church building for a growing fellowship of Christ-followers. Now they need building supplies to construct the prayer hall in this 81.8-percent Hindu state. The cost is $1,800. Pray these believers can have a place to worship the Lord and grow in discipleship. “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord” (Ps. 122:1). Father, the fire of the gospel is spreading. The Living Word is running swiftly, and many are embracing eternal life in Christ. They’ve been growing, worshiping in small dwellings. Now they desire to build a structure so they can come together for worship, teaching, discipleship and outreach. Bless these beautiful people and fulfill their desires to raise up a standard in their village. Let them exalt You together and make Your praise glorious. Thank you for providing for this simple structure. Let Your light shine in this place. Let hope rise. Fill them with Your glory and be exalted. In Christ, Amen.

October 8, Saturday
Refreshing Others, Workers Need Support

NIGER. Native missionaries working in rural areas of Niger often are the go-to people when villagers face medical issues or lack food. But these workers also need support as they uplift the needy. The missionaries live simply. When new believers are cast out of their families because they’ve professed faith in Christ, the native missionaries take them into their homes. An indigenous ministry needs $6,700 for ongoing missionary support. Pray whole villages turn to the Lord. “For the joy that was set before him” (Heb. 12:2). Father, cover every village and tribe in Niger with Your glory—as the waters cover the seas. Let all the peoples praise You. Strengthen Your servants who have surrendered everything to make Your name known—the name above every name, Jesus Christ our Lord. Bless them and let them see Your mighty provision accomplish the vision of their hearts in You. In Christ, Amen.

October 9, Sunday
Simple Provisions Show Father’s Heart

CHINA. Brother Johnny, a native ministry leader, blessed children at a Tibetan orphanage with a free lunch program last year. Now a local helper from the Tibetan ministry brings nourishing food like eggs and fruits to the children every day, because they don’t have enough in their daily lives. Pray the children taste the “real Bread” as they encounter the Father’s heart. It costs $550 per month to support this ministry. “I am the Bread of Life” (John 6:35). Father, thank you for the bounty of eggs and fruits, that the children may grow strong in the strength of Your might. And may provision increase, that these young ones, who usually lack, may have more than enough. Let them see Your favor and know Your abiding presence—Emmanuel, God with us. In Christ, Amen.

October 10, Monday
Food Packs Encourage Imprisoned Pastors

VIETNAM. An estimated 108 pastors are in prison for preaching the gospel in Vietnam. An indigenous ministry visits them with bags of toiletries, simple clothing, instant noodles, and dried meat to supplement the meager prison food for one month. The food packages, including transportation to the prison, cost $110 per visit. The ministry also helps the families visit their loved ones. Pray for God to have His way in Vietnam. “I have loved thee with an everlasting love” (Jer. 31:3). Father, uphold these courageous faith warriors who, despite the cost of prison, preached the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ to their own people—that every tribe in Vietnam would have a witness for the Lord. Draw them near in this season of confinement. Let them know Your presence. Hide them in the cleft of the Rock, and cover them with Your wings. Let their hearts live in freedom as they seek You. Impart joy. Keep them healthy and feed them from Your hand. Enable native workers to visit them with supplies. Release the Spirit of Prayer in hearts across the globe to pray for these heroes of our faith. In Christ, Amen.

October 11, Tuesday
150 Poor Children Need School Supplies

GUATEMALA. Native missionaries working with Living Stones Ministry share the love of Christ with mistreated and abandoned children in the poorest areas of Guatemala City. The ministry provides a safe, uplifting environment three days per week for more than 150 impoverished children. Teachers help them with homework, and coworkers encourage them with the gospel. The missionaries want to distribute school supplies to the 150 children ($30 per child). Pray families experience God’s love. “For I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Ps. 139:14). Father, miracles happen through the surrendered hearts of these native teachers and missionaries in Guatemala City. So pour out Your Spirit among this ministry and each and every child who steps out of the ditches of poverty and gang life and into the glory of fellowshipping and learning in the presence of those who care about them … so overcome them … that each encounters Your love … overflowing to more and more children, rescuing them from darkness and drawing them with hope into Your marvelous light. Let them run to You. Thank you for school supplies. When they hold their own paper, pencils and backpack, it will be like a miracle. And that’s amazing. Lord, bless these humble hearts. Bless the people who are stirred now to give. In Christ, Amen.

October 12, Wednesday
Workers Serve Food from Mobile Kitchens

UKRAINE. Answering the desperate need for food in war-torn areas of eastern Ukraine, an indigenous ministry organized mobile kitchen tents where people can eat meals. For three months the ministry fed 55,000 people, and all received the Lord Jesus. Workers also send clothes and toiletries, and hope to add needed pharmaceuticals. The ministry needs $4,000 per month for the next three months to keep feeding people. Pray for sustenance—both physically and spiritually. “Man did eat angels' food” (Ps. 78:25). God of Wonders, in Your love You send workers to set up kitchens in danger zones. We see this around the world in times of disaster. And here in Ukraine, where war in the east has left pantries and hearts empty, the people would starve without assistance. Stories abound of young and old living days without food or clean water. Native missionaries heard their cries, joined with Your heartbeat, and risked their lives to feed thousands and thousands of desperate people. Great are You and worthy of praise among those with plenty and those in want. Show Your glory in Ukraine. Supply every need according to Your riches. In You, there is no lack. In You, no one shall want. Shine Your light, Lord, and let Your peace rule the hearts of the needy. In Christ, Amen.

October 13, Thursday
Mission School Must Comply with Changes

GAMBIA. A mission school in Gambia—the highest-scoring school in the area—must finish its buildings to comply with government regulations and keep running. “The community opposes our beliefs, and because of our success they are pushing for these changes,” the native ministry leader said. They need $10,000 for a roof, windows and doors. Pray they can continue to serve children in Gambia for God’s glory. “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house” (1 Pet. 2:5). Father, You are their covering, and You open the way. We ask now that this successful mission school would have the capacity to add a roof, windows and doors for their classrooms—to comply with authorities—that they may continue their race of excellence in teaching young people. Provide for this ministry as You wondrously provided for the disciples when they found their tax funds in the mouth of a fish. In what seems overwhelming, Lord, show them Your power. In Christ, Amen.

October 14, Friday
Leaders Want to Give Pastors Blankets

DELHI. As native pastors gather for an annual convention, ministry leaders hope to bless each one with a quality king-sized blanket. Mountainous North India and Nepal experience severe winter weather from December to February. The provision of blankets for the 400-plus workers, 12 Bible School students and four office staff costs $7,000 and would help keep these faithful workers warm. Pray each deeply encounters the Lord and receives restoration. “Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment” (Ps. 104:2). Father, wrap these native workers in Your love. Warm them with Your hope; cover them with Your presence; fill them with Your peace. Bless their precious hearts and may they no longer tremble in the cold, winter night. Father, let them rejoice in this simple, yet necessary provision. In Christ, Amen.

October 15, Saturday
Tis the Season for Giving Seekers Bibles

MIDDLE EAST. During the Christmas season church planters and native missionaries throughout the Middle East have their greatest opportunity of the year to distribute Bibles, tracts, New Testaments and gospel literature. Drawn to explore the secular Christmas celebration, many seekers discover the true reason for the season—the Lord Jesus Christ. Costs for Bibles and tracts average about $7 per copy. Pray the seed of God’s Word would fall on the fertile soil of hungry hearts. “Seek, and ye shall find” (Matt. 7:7). Father, they seek to know the true meaning of Christmas. Their hearts are open and ready. Let Your Word sink deep and take root. Let fruit abound. Let them be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His Splendor. Lord, display Your splendor among the nations in the Middle East. May every eye see, knee bow and tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. In this special season of celebration, send forth Your Word and Truth, and let joy abound in Christmas celebrations. In Christ, Amen.

October 16, Sunday
Hundreds Encounter Christ at Six-day VBS

SOUTH ASIA. Lives change for eternity as hundreds of children flock to Vacation Bible Schools in South Asia. They learn Bible stories, songs and Scripture. Indigenous ministries provide Christian books, transportation and a full lunch each day for all the children. One ministry fed and ministered to 375 children daily during a six-day VBS ($4 per child). Pray these times of joy in the Lord will impact this generation for Christ. “The child Samuel ministered unto the Lord” (1 Sam. 3:1). Father, let Your Kingdom come and Your will be done in the lives of these young ones. Let nothing hinder them from coming to You. Your Kingdom is made for such as these. Bless them. Let them wait upon You and let their strength be renewed. Let them arise as strong disciples impacting their generation, families and community. Let them lead with unsurpassed faith. In Christ, Amen.

October 17, Monday
Leader Seeks Car to Reach Rural Villages

MOROCCO. A ministry leader needs a car to keep traveling to the remote villages of 99.6- percent Muslim Morocco. “The car I have been using is borrowed and more than 20 years old,” the native leader said. “And the owner is asking me to return his car.” The leader needs $20,000 for a reliable ministry car. Pray every village may have a witness for the Lord Jesus. “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations” (Matt. 28:19). Father, we join hearts with this ministry leader and ask You to enable him to travel throughout Morocco, bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to those still living in darkness. Use this faithful native leader to shine Your light and speak the Word of truth that pierces hearts for Your glory. Bring many sons and daughters into eternal life. In Christ, Amen.

October 18, Tuesday
Refugees Need Firewood to Survive Winter

TURKEY. Native missionaries go tent-by-tent offering prayer and gospel tracts to refugees displaced by wars and atrocities. As winter approaches, an indigenous ministry in Turkey works to provide wood to fuel the fires that give people a way to cook and keep warm. A 60-pound sack of wood costs $35. Pray refugees receive these tangible expressions of Christ’s love. “The greatest of these is charity” (1 Cor. 13:13). Father, keep the fire burning in their tents as You kindle the fire of Your love in their hearts. We ask for these native workers: provide loads of firewood to distribute to refugees, along with tracts to spark their hearts. And let this winter be a time where many hear of Your love and recognize your provision as they do practical things like cooking and heating their tents. Let them gather around fires to speak Your name. Oh, and let the name—the beautiful, powerful Name of Jesus—be exalted among the nations—in Turkey and in all the earth. In Christ, Amen.

October 19, Wednesday
Villagers Sick from Drinking River Water

RAJASTHAN. Safe water is hard to find for the Bheel tribe living in villages throughout Rajasthan. The people drink water from the river in the valley and from wells with no filter, and many die from water-borne diseases. An indigenous ministry seeks to provide water filtration, including a water filter house, machine, bore well, labor, electricity and vehicle for transportation. The life-saving project costs $28,600. Pray many respond to God’s mercy. “Blessed are the merciful” (Matt. 5:7). Father, let the wells of salvation open over the Bheel tribe in Rajasthan, and may the safe drinking wells never run dry. Let this be a new day for the people living in villages throughout this Indian state. No longer drinking from rivers and wells without filters, let them enjoy purified water. Let them drink and be well. Heal their diseases, Father, by Your outstretched hand. Let them drink from the streams of rejoicing and draw from the wells of salvation. Let Living Water bubble up from within them. Reveal Yourself to these humble souls. They’ll never be the same. In Christ, Amen.

October 20, Thursday
Ethnic Bible Translations Equip Workers

CHINA. Of the 228 people groups in Yunnan Province in China, 179 are least reached. Native missionaries are working hard to translate the Bible and related devotional books into ethnic languages to equip workers in the mission field. So far more than 12 ethnic groups have a Bible in their own languages. The ethnic language Bible costs $20 per copy, including translating and printing expenses. Pray more ethnic groups grasp His Word. “The entrance of thy words giveth light” (Psalm 119:130). Father, You know every language; You know the hearts of every ethnic group. There is no language that’s foreign or unfamiliar to You. We praise You! Let every nation praise You. Let every people group speak of Your wonders. Let every ethnicity proclaim Your Kingdom. Let every tribe and tongue declare that Jesus is Lord. Let the peoples praise You, let all the peoples praise You. From the rising of the sun, to the setting of the same, Your Name is to be praised! We ask for China—may every ethnic group have a Bible in their own language. Let them hunger for the bread of the Word. And may they be satisfied as with richest foods. In Christ, Amen.

October 21, Friday
Church Hopes for Quake-Proof Prayer Hall

NEPAL. A believer fellowship in Nepal still meets in a building cracked and crumbled from the earthquake. With 120 members worshiping on rented property, they want to build an earthquake-proof prayer hall that can be moved and reused as needed. The cost is $12,000. Revival is sweeping through the community. People bound in idol worship are experiencing the healing power of Christ Jesus. The testimonies are spreading. Pray for salvation and restoration. “Tarry…until ye be endued with power from on high” (Luke 24:49). Father, everything that can be shaken, will be shaken. But Your throne is an everlasting throne and will never be shaken. Though the mountains fall, Your Word will stand. Establish Your throne in Nepal, and let Your Word run swiftly to strengthen shaken lives. Prepare a way for this church fellowship to worship in a prayer hall—not one that easily crumbles at earthquake’s rumbling, but one that is sturdy and can be moved from rented land to another place when the time comes. Move this fellowship by the power of Your Spirit. Endue them with power from on high. Yes, and let Your Kingdom come in Nepal. In Christ, Amen.

October 22, Saturday
Christmas Parties Draw Muslims to Christ

MIDDLE EAST. Thousands of Syrian refugee children attend evangelistic Christmas parties held by indigenous ministries ($6 per child). They come with their parents, who are touched that Christians reach out with gifts, a meal, the gospel, and friendship. Though Muslim, these children spend all December anticipating Christmas. Pray these families will know the gift of life in Christ Jesus. “I am come that they might have life” (John 10:10). Father, what was it like for Mary to anticipate the birth of Christ Jesus? These children also anticipate the coming of Christmas. They peer into the glistening lights and wonder at the story of a humble King, born in a manger. Parents ponder the kindness of friendship, gifts and a meal. They keenly listen when the gospel is shared. What a wonderful season; what a wonderful Savior. We ask for provision for these celebrations and gifts, that many may experience Your love. Increase Your presence in the Middle East through these events. Come and have these nations as Your inheritance. In Christ, Amen.

October 23, Sunday
PA System is Key in Proclaiming Gospel

BOLIVIA. Quechua Evangelistic Outreach’s Bible institute in the city sends a team to the mountainous regions to train workers who are planting churches among the Quechua and Aymara communities. These people are mostly uneducated, very poor and rejected by society. Idolatry, witchcraft and alcohol inundate their daily lives and pagan feasts. The church-planting ministry needs a PA system for itinerant evangelism ($3,900). Pray His Word is proclaimed upon the mountains. “Let them shout from the top of the mountains” (Is. 42:11). Father, let them shout from the mountaintops that Jesus Christ is Lord! Let the Good News of Your Kingdom resound from the peaks and echo in the valleys. Let them praise the Name of the Lord. And let the needy hear. May every curse be broken in Jesus’ name; let every disease be healed by the blood of the Lamb. Let addictions fall away by Your power and every yoke be broken. Great is the Lord! As Your Word goes forth, may whole communities be transformed. Fill these villages with Your presence and let Your joy and life fill the hearts of those who hear the gospel. In Christ, Amen.

October 24, Monday
Many Drawn to Christ during Christmas

SOUTH ASIA. Reaching the diverse cultures of South Asia with the gospel poses challenges even for native missionaries. The Christmas season, however, offers an opportunity for believers to tell their unbelieving neighbors about the Savior. Through evangelistic Christmas outreaches, children and families hear the Good News. Many feel God’s love through special gifts and a hot meal. A gift of $25 can help ministries in South Asia show Christ’s love this Christmas. Pray for open hearts. “A new heart also will I give you” (Ez. 36:26). Father, soften the hearts of the people in villages throughout South Asia. As the Christmas season draws near and doors open to the gospel, embolden believers to share with their neighbors; and let those who have never heard receive Your Word like a seed, quickening their hearts to life in Christ. May whole families encounter Your love as the children receive gifts and nourishment. Bless them. Supply every need. Bring revival. In Christ, Amen.

October 25, Tuesday
Ministry Prepares for Christmas Party

PHILIPPINES. Throughout the year Punta Gospel Expansion faithfully provides children’s ministry, discipleship and feeding outreaches in multiple areas of the Philippines. As the Christmas season draws near, native missionaries prepare for an all-area, evangelistic Christmas party ($5,500) for children and their parents. During this special time, guests can hear the gospel, enjoy a simple meal and receive a small gift. Pray many would accept Christ as Lord. “They presented unto him gifts” (Matt. 2:11). Father, let joy spread through the villages as the season of joy draws near. Let these children and their parents rejoice as they celebrate and contemplate the birth of our Lord Jesus. As they receive gifts, let them receive Christ, the greatest gift. As they hear, let their hearts believe. As they eat and fellowship, let them feast on the Bread of Heaven, the Manna that came down in the wilderness to bring life and sustain the weary. Let them be filled with Your fullness, and may their neighbors and friends say yes to everlasting hope. In Christ, Amen.

October 26, Wednesday
Expand Kingdom through Worker Support

MAURITANIA. Native missionaries count the cost before stepping into the call. They consider that they may have little support, may lack food for their families, or may be evicted from their homes because of their faith. A native ministry leader and his family need a place to live. “Our landlord sent us out, and we don’t have housing,” he said. Missionary families need support of $350 per month. Praise God for them. “The labourer is worthy of his reward” (1 Ti. 5:18). Father, You name is a strong tower; the righteous run in and they are safe. They dwell in the shelter of the Most High God and hide in the shadow of Your wings. Rock of Ages, cleft for them, let them hide in You. And may Your favor go before them to open a place for them. Prepare a way for this ministry family, and many like them, to have safe housing. Raise up a shield around them. You are their glory and the lifter of their head. In Christ, Amen.

October 27, Thursday
Prayer Gatherings Unify Indian Churches

UTTAR PRADESH. Hundreds of native ministry leaders gathered in eastern India to pray for persecuted believers and healing for their nation. Inspired by a young man who did a prayer cycling journey with his father, leaders organized a Pray-for-India cycling rally. They visited churches to share vision and pray for the nation. Another collaborative prayer gathering is planned for this fall ($50,000 for both meetings). Pray for unity among the churches in India toward finishing the task. “Worthy is the Lamb” (Rev. 5:12). Father, unify Your people in India. Draw them together and make them One in Your Spirit. Let Your glory rest upon them. Give them the Spirit of wisdom and counsel. Lead them and guide them. Encourage and strengthen them. Give them a glorious vision for their country. Show them how to finish the task in India. Unify them to reach every unreached people group with the glorious gospel. We agree for provision of this collaborative gathering. We agree with You that every tribe and tongue will worship You. In Christ, Amen.

October 28, Friday
Ministry Supports Poor, Elderly Patients

UZBEKISTAN. Native missionaries visit various hospitals where many elderly people are sick. The clinics often don’t have enough medicine, so missionaries buy medicine and food and distribute them among the sick. They also pray. Many weak, needy people come to the Christ. It takes $4,000 per month to support the sick with needed medicines. Pray for provision and for the glory of the Lord to rest upon the needy. “Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?” (Matt. 25:39). Father, we lift up the poor, sick elderly people in Uzbekistan. We ask You to raise up laborers with compassion and love to come alongside these needy ones. We ask for provision for their medical care, that many would be healed and live healthy lives in their final years. Through the compassion of native workers, pour out Your Spirit. Let Your Word come gently into the hearts of the sick, that they would be revived. In Christ, Amen.

October 29, Saturday
Thousands of Youth Pray to Finish Task

MAHARASHTRA. An indigenous ministry expects a miracle of provision as they plan to participate in an International Youth Festival, along with 30,000 young people gathering for prayer, training, understanding, and mobilization for the Great Commission in India. The cost is $410,000 to send 30,000 youth and 5,000 pastors. Pray young people devote their lives to reaching every unreached tribe in their country unto finishing the task. “We will shew forth thy praise to all generations” (Ps. 79:13). Father, set these youth ablaze for Your glory in India. Pour out Your Spirit, raise up Your messengers, call forth Your servants, anoint Your native missionaries. Let this Great Commission event mark thousands for Your glory, and may Your Word spread like fire across India. Let Your Kingdom come in India among every tribe, tongue and nation. Let a glorious witness arise from among every people group in India. Let glorious fruit remain from the days when these 30,000 young people gathered for Your glory. In Christ, Amen.

October 30, Sunday
Winter Parka Sleepers Save Babies’ Lives

MIDDLE EAST. Looking ahead to the cold-weather months, native missionaries prepare now to provide needed items such as winter coats for refugee children who don’t even have shoes or basic clothing to shield them from the bitter cold. Infants, especially vulnerable in the cold weather, receive parka sleepers ($35 each)—which can save their lives. Pray the warmth of the Holy Spirit would draw parents through the gospel message and this simple gift of compassion. “Great is thy faithfulness” (Lam. 3:23). Father, Yours is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory forever. You are the Great I Am. Nothing is impossible for You! And there is no need that is beyond You—none too big or too small. Come to the aid of these impoverished refugee children, who struggle to keep warm in the wintery nights. As infants receive necessary parka sleepers, let this provision be a testimony of Your love and power. Lord, send Your workers; send the Word; send warmth; send Your love. In Christ, Amen.

October 31, Monday
18 Families Need Care in Flooded Camp

DELHI. Rohingya refugees suffer deep poverty and hardship. In recent months tent dwellings collapsed due to flooding from heavy rains. The people’s belongings, including their meager supply of rice, were destroyed. An indigenous ministry wants to help them recover by assisting them with many ongoing needs. The ministry is helping two families now, but 18 more families need care ($3,000). Pray for the riches of heaven to fill the Rohingya camps. “Blessed are the poor in spirit” (Matt. 5:3). Father, not one hair falls from our heads without You knowing it. You are with the lowly and broken-hearted. Draw near to the needy Rohingya people. They have little, and now the floods have ruined tents and food supply. We ask for provision to give them shelter and food to sustain them. Let them not grow faint. Equip this ministry to come alongside them; stir hearts even now to sow. Let the weak say, “I am strong.” Let the poor say, “I am rich because of what the Lord has done.” All glory to You. In Christ, Amen.

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