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June 1, Wednesday
Program Targets Large, Outcast Families

CHINA. Caring for 1,000 orphans in China, native missionaries traveled into the mountains and discovered impoverished families with multiple children, hidden in crumbled houses and ruins from two earthquakes. According to a new policy in China, parents may have two children, but additional children are not acknowledged. They cannot go to school; they cannot go to the hospital; they cannot receive an ID. It’s as if they do not exist. These families struggle to survive. The children work hard. Those with disabilities need more care. Gospel workers bring supplies, shoes, jackets, food and financial support. The ministry hopes to help 10-15 families with medical needs, literacy and discipleship through a two-month program ($250 per family). Would you sow into God’s mission in the mountains? Today is International Children’s Day. As you give, you reach precious lives. You acknowledge them. They feel like someone God created. Pray these families may know the undeniable love of Christ. “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings” (Is. 52:7). Father, Your truth trumps all the rules of the nations. You know every child, and every person counts in heaven. Bring these Chinese families and children into a deep understanding of their identity in You, that they would neither be shaken nor hindered by the rules, limitations and the stigma imposed on them. Release freedom in their hearts and lives. Bless them, fill them, give them unspeakable joy, care for every need according to Your glory. Father, You alone are their portion. In Christ, Amen.

June 2, Thursday
Workers Minister to Bereaved Survivors

PAKISTAN. A suicide bomber in Lahore, Pakistan took aim at Christian children at a park in a horrific attack on Easter Sunday that killed 74 people – mostly Muslims. At least 362 people were injured. Native missionaries are reaching out to bereaved and wounded survivors, sharing the love of Christ. Pray for an open door among Muslims. “Ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good…to save much people” (Gen. 50:20). Father, open a door for the gospel among the devastated survivors of this atrocity. Spread Your fragrance abroad through native missionaries. What the enemy meant for harm—turn it into good. Bring forth eternal fruit in the lives of these believers. Let Your Word and love go forth into the hearts of seekers. Heal the wounded. Open hearts, and may Your Kingdom come in Pakistan. In Christ, Amen.

June 3, Friday
Sturdy Roof Would Top Off Worship Hall

GHANA. A praying, fasting native ministry in Ghana—a country with 18 remaining unreached people groups—rejoices as they work to complete the roof of a local worship hall. They need $3,000 to finish the aluminum piping. Meanwhile, the believers have placed a temporary structure inside the building for worship. Pray many Christ-followers arise as church planters in Ghana. “Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest” (Luke 10:2). Father, empower these believers to finish the work they began. Then take them onward. Draw many souls into Your fold as these worshipers exalt Your holy name. May Christ Jesus be lifted high. Pour out Your Spirit. Call and anoint those You are sending to the unreached. Draw all peoples to Yourself. In Christ, Amen.

June 4, Saturday
Restored House to Serve as Kid’s Space

UKRAINE. As native missionaries proclaimed the gospel in an unreached Ukrainian village, a couple came to the Lord and dozens of children eagerly desired to learn about Christ Jesus. They want to attend Sunday school but have no place to gather. The ministry bought an old house for a worship hall. They need to restore the building ($4,000). Pray a worshiping church body may arise in this village. “Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone” (Eph. 2:20). Father, let the children come to you! We agree with Your heart—they are coming! But they need space to gather and worship You. May this house serve as a place they can come into Your Presence, learn from Your servants, and grow in the knowledge and experience of Your love. Let this generation exalt the Lord Jesus. Raise up a worshiping church body in this village in Ukraine, and let all the villages and peoples praise You in this nation. In Christ, Amen.

June 5, Sunday
Solar Panels Power Evangelistic Films

BURMA (MYANMAR). Imagine showing a gospel film in a village that lacks electricity. The darkness is truly dark. Myanmar Free Mission reaches unreached villages in remote areas that have no electricity, no lights, nor even a place of worship. They meet in homes and show a gospel film powered by solar panels. Five villages need solar panels and batteries ($400 each). Pray these villages receive the Light of the World. “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light” (Is. 9:2). Father, shine Your glory upon the believers in Burma (Myanmar). Let the light of Your face shine upon them. Strengthen them with Your might on the inside. Let them walk in Your light. Let Your Word light their path. And let their lives shine in the darkest night, bringing hope and revelation to those who don’t yet know You. We ask for these solar panels to bring light to their meetings and gospel films. We agree for You to light up their world. In Christ, Amen.

June 6, Monday
Health Camps Introduce Great Physician

ODISHA. People living in slums and rural areas of Odisha state have little access to medical treatment. Many have never had a check-up. An indigenous ministry conducts community health camps in these areas, bringing the love of Christ through a physician’s care. Each health camp for 100 people costs $125 and includes medicines and doctors’ honorarium. The ministry plans to hold two camps per month. Pray needy people may know God’s love through the medical outreach. “…who healeth all thy diseases” (Ps. 103:3). Father, heal them, and they will be healed. Bring these medical native missionaries among the sickly, the poor, the starving, the malnourished, the wounded—and transformed their hearts and lives with Your compassion. Let them see You in the faces of these care-givers. Let them know Your touch through physical care. And let them know You Lord, as they hear the gospel. Let them run to You and hope in You. In Christ, Amen.

June 7, Tuesday
Poor Children Boosted through Education

ECUADOR. Many local children in Ecuador leave school to earn income for their impoverished families. Delinquency becomes a serious problem, and young people often end up in prison. To combat this problem, Rock of Salvation started an elementary school, where poor children can learn the Word of God. All 89 students need assistance for their school fees ($25 each, monthly). Pray every child may gain a godly foundation in the Holy Scriptures. “Upon this rock I will build my church” (Matt. 16:18). Father, through the shakings people need to know You. Let these children grow in knowledge and in their spiritual lives as they stand upon the solid Rock of Christ Jesus. Provide every need according to Your glory. Be their stability. Be their confidence. Be their strong tower. Be their stronghold. Be their all in all. Let them know Your faithfulness. In Christ, Amen.

June 8, Wednesday
Nigerian Refugees Face Severe Hunger

NIGERIA. Of the 70,000 Nigerian refugees living in camps in Mokolo, north of Cameroon, 47,000 are Christians. Seven native missionaries faithfully care for them. But the needs far surpass what the workers alone can provide. The refugees face severe hunger, with just a little rice to sustain them. Gifts of any amount assist God’s servants to feed displaced Nigerians and place a Bible in their hands. Pray for a miracle. “And they did eat, and were all filled” (Luke 9:17) Father, we ask for a miracle of life, food, sustenance, and provision in the lives of Nigerian refugees. Uphold them. Send Your people to strengthen them. Stir hearts across the globe to send help. Savior, move the mountains of lack. You are mighty to save. Stoop down to lift them up. Save their souls. Strengthen their bodies. Bless them. In Christ, Amen.

June 9, Thursday
Tailoring Training Uplifts At-Risk Teens

NEPAL. A teen-aged girl had no way to feed her young siblings. Their mother had died. Their father worked, but food was scarce. One day a Christian seamstress invited the girl to take tailoring training. “God will help you,” the woman said. Four girls like this teen need advanced training ($600 for three months) for income generation and sustainability. Pray for this ministry which helps women from human trafficking backgrounds and those at risk because of poverty. “… the garment of praise…” (Is. 61:3). Father, thank You for providing for this young woman, who was so burdened with responsibility, not knowing how she would feed and care for her siblings. Thank you for this Christian seamstress, a native missionary, who knocked upon the door of the young lady. Thank you for her words: “God will help you.” Surely You are her helper, and ours. You are close to the broken-hearted. You uphold the needy. You say the least will be the greatest in Your Kingdom. Let Your Kingdom come, and bring restoration in Nepal. In Christ, Amen.

June 10, Friday
Displaced Muslims Settling in Spain

SPAIN. Spain served as a gateway for thousands of Muslim refugees as they fled warzones to find a better life in Europe. But the doors of Europe closed, and now many are settling in Spain. Gospel Multiplication Ministry plans to train 80 workers from eight provinces to reach Muslims in Spain ($2,820 per month for all 80 workers). The workers then move on to establish a witness for Christ among Muslims. Pray for abounding fruit. “And that your fruit should remain” (John 15:16). Father, thank You for believers in Spain, who are embracing refugees. At first, they guided them to the next country. They served as a gateway. But now the doors to other nations are closing and these displaced souls are staying. Bless them. We ask for a mighty revival among refugees. They have lost everything. They need You, Lord. Raise up native workers to reach thousands of Muslim refugees. Let Your name be glorified in Spain. In Christ, Amen.

June 11, Saturday
Buddhists, Hindus Coming to Christ Jesus

SRI LANKA. Native missionaries witness the powerful move of God among the Tamils (100-percent Hindu) and Sinhalese (100-percent Buddhist) in the southern province of Sri Lanka. Eight Buddhists recently accepted Christ Jesus as their Lord and Savior and were baptized. Continued support for gospel workers is needed ($100 monthly). Pray for the ministry to reach more villages for God’s glory. “The whole earth is full of his glory” (Is. 6:3). Father, open the eyes of Buddhists and Hindus to see the true and Living God. Lift the veil of their hearts to encounter the Lord Jesus, who was and who is and who is to come. Send workers among them, filled with Your Spirit, that they may shine Your light in the darkness. We praise You for these baptisms. We ask for more, Lord. Come and have Your inheritance. Use these humble, willing workers and give them great joy. In Christ, Amen.

June 12, Sunday
School Backpacks Bless Refugee Children

MIDDLE EAST. Native missionaries in the Middle East gather school supplies during summer for back-to-school backpack gospel outreaches ($30 per backpack). Thousands of refugee children eagerly anticipate receiving needed supplies, clothing, and gospel materials, and their Muslim parents’ hearts soften to the gospel. Parents receive so much when gifts come to their children. Pray whole families would know the saving love and grace of Christ Jesus. “When he ascended up on high…he gave gifts unto men” (Eph. 4:8). Father, we lift up these families. Bless them. Let them know Your love as they receive backpacks full of school supplies. Let them wonder at Your provision and yearn to know more of Your faithfulness. Have their hearts, Lord. Come and have Your glory. Let Your love pour into their hearts. Transform their lives, and use them for Your glory in the Middle east. In Christ, Amen.

June 13, Monday
Ministry Serving Hundreds Seeks Building

ZIMBABWE. The hungry eat. Orphans find a home. Widows learn a sustainable trade. Pastors train for the harvest fields. An indigenous ministry reaching hundreds of needy people in Zimbabwe worships the Lord as rain pours through the broken roof. They seek to build a steel structure ($40,000), where 500 people can gather for worship, discipleship, meals, outreach and education. Pray: “Thy Kingdom come” in this area where 10,000 people live. “Blessed are they that dwell in thy house” (Ps. 84:4). Father, let Your Kingdom come and Your will be done—here, in Zimbabwe, among this thriving indigenous ministry. Let the peoples praise you. Let the praises fill the sanctuary. Let Your glory fall like the rain. Let the worship fill the village. Let people come in and eat and be nourished—physically and spiritually. Father, mark these people with Your presence; do something among them that they could never imagine. We join them in asking for this building for outreach and discipleship. Be glorified. In Christ, Amen.

June 14, Tuesday
Villages Need Wells in South Asia

SOUTH ASIA. Have you seen children splashing around the pump of a new village well? They want to know the One who gives water. People in South Asia desperately need wells. Some walk miles for drinking water. Some have drilled deep without success. The cost of a well varies from $200 to $5,000, depending on how dry an area is and the type of equipment and labor needed. Pray every village may have fresh water. “From whence then hast thou that living water?” (John 4:11) Father, we ask for water. Let them drink and be satisfied. Let them never thirst again. But more, fill them with Your Holy Spirit. Let them come to Your waters. Let them overflow with the Living Water of Your Spirit. In Christ, Amen.

June 15, Wednesday
Free Clinics Reach Hundreds in Villages

PHILIPPINES. Arise Christian Ministries offers free medical clinics for hundreds of needy villagers in remote areas in Mindanao, a predominantly Muslim part of the Philippines. Native medical missionaries care practically for people’s physical needs, but they also reach their souls, sharing the gospel with each one. For a medical outreach to 300 people, the cost is $2,200. Pray those who hear the gospel may come to the Lord Jesus by His lovingkindness. “The goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance” (Rom. 2:4). Father, move these medical missionaries into the remote regions where hundreds of people await care. Let Your kindness lead many to repentance as the gospel goes forth. Quicken them to life. Draw many souls after You. We ask for provision for these medical outreaches. Let Your lovingkindness come upon whole villages. In Christ, Amen.

June 16, Thursday
Internet Ministry Expands Kingdom Reach

TURKEY. Internet gospel messages reach into homes and hearts. When people cannot attend church services, they can download life-changing sermons. A native ministry in Turkey is seeing an expansion of its reach for God’s kingdom through Internet ministry. They need $3,500 for equipment (camera, microphones, sound mixer and lighting) to reach Muslims and Turks with the gospel. Pray for the powerful extension of God’s reach through this ministry. “Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in” (Luke 14:23). Father, let Your Word run swiftly in Turkey. Use the Internet to move the gospel into homes. Fill hearts with Your unchanging Word. Let those who have never heard be quickened at the words of the gospel. Strengthen those who know You. We ask, stretch out the tent pegs for this indigenous ministry and quicken the hearts of those who listen to the messages. Father, awaken them to Your glory. Let the name of Christ Jesus be lifted high. In Christ, Amen.

June 17, Friday
Hidden Villagers Hunger for Discipleship

BANGLADESH. Native missionaries recently discovered a village in the Tangail District of Bangladesh, where 20 people from a Muslim background said they’d heard the gospel long ago and received baptism. But they never grew in their faith; no one returned to disciple them. They lacked knowledge of the truth. Now an indigenous ministry is pouring the Scriptures into them, and 15 more people await baptism. Pray for a worship house for this village ($1,913). “I wait for the Lord” (Ps. 130:5). Father, pour out Your love upon these hidden ones. Fill them with the knowledge of God. Flood them with Your truth. Fulfill their longing to know You. Let them find freedom in Your presence. Let them gather in a house of worship. Increase their numbers. Deepen their understanding. Bless them. In Christ, Amen.

June 18, Saturday
Christians Gather, Cry Out for Revival

TANZANIA. Contending for revival, an indigenous ministry in Tanzania gathers Christ-followers from across East Africa for an annual evangelistic meeting. Hundreds of hungry souls desire an outpouring of God’s presence in their regions. The ministry seeks support for the life-changing event ($2,775). “Your help will stop the devil from laughing at our revival plan,” a native leader said. Pray many souls receive the Lord. “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord” (Zech. 4:6). Father, bring revival in East Africa, for Your glory. Let these in Tanzania rejoice at Your move in their midst. Raise up vibrant worshipers who love you with all their hearts—to shine your love upon the least of these. Provide with abundance. We ask. In Christ, Amen.

June 19, Sunday
Former Addict Shares Powerful Testimony

ARGENTINA. Javier struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. His life was spinning out of control. But when a native missionary with Grace Mission of Argentina shared the gospel with him, the Lord transformed his life. Now Javier shares his testimony wherever he goes. GMA has 15 faithful servants, like the worker who witnessed to Javier, who need provision ($100 each, monthly). Pray for transformation among many in Argentina. “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me…” (Is. 61:1). Father, break every chain of addiction, and pour out Your Spirit in Argentina. Raise up these workers to bring the hope of the gospel. Let transformed lives carry Your Word and the testimony of all You’ve done—to bring life to a lost world. You are faithful. Provide according to Your riches. In Christ, Amen.

June 20, Monday
Hundreds Receive Training in Leadership

JAMMU and KASHMIR. In 2011 Christian Aid Mission helped an indigenous ministry build the first floor for a strategic training center in the Jammu District of India. As a result, hundreds of missionaries have received advanced leadership training in a country where solid teaching is crucial in the face of fierce opposition. As the ministry expands, leaders hope to add a second floor ($10,000). Pray the gospel floods this Hindu region. “I even found an altar…to the unknown God” (Acts 17:23). Father, be glorified in Jammu and Kashmir. Let those who call on Your name rejoice. Let the weak be strengthened in the Lord. May many leaders arise to carry Your message of hope and salvation. Thank you for this training center. We ask for an expansion that would bless many more native missionaries through training. Flood this Hindu region with the gospel. Let them know You. In Christ, Amen.

June 21, Tuesday
Grieving Family Needs Home Restoration

UKRAINE. Two beloved, native missionaries died in a tragic car accident on a dark night as sleet pounded the slick roads; a third worker survived, with injuries. The men were returning from delivering food and clothes to needy people in East Ukraine’s warzone. Good Samaritan Mission wants to finish one family’s home ($5,900) for gospel meetings. Pray for restoration for those who are grieving. “The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart” (Ps. 34:18). Father, mend their broken hearts. Draw the grieving ones near to Your heart. Hold them together. Unite this fellowship in Your love. Flood them with Your presence. Heal them. Keep them in Your peace. May these lives, like seeds, produce much fruit, impacting the families, leaders and native missionaries in this ministry for a great harvest in Ukraine. In Christ, Amen.

June 22, Wednesday
Missionaries Share Fresh Water, Gospel

MIDDLE EAST. Native missionaries in the Middle East literally offer a “cup of cold water” in the name of Jesus Christ to refugees who lack clean water. Using water filtration systems ($90 per family; or $6,800 for 75 families) or bottled water, missionaries bring life—both physically and spiritually as they share the gospel. Pray refugees drink living water and never thirst again. “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters” (Is. 55:1). Father, pour out rivers of living water through these native missionaries as they minister to refugees in the Middle East. Let fresh water abound. Quench the physical thirst, and stir up spiritual thirst, that many may encounter You in a weary land. Let them thirst for You, Lord. Let these water filtration systems bring health and hope, revealing You. In Christ, Amen.

June 23, Thursday
Ministry to Dig Wells for Three Villages

BURMA (MYANMAR). Myanmar Tribal Salvation Mission has planted four churches in villages where wells have dried up. People walk miles for water. The native ministry plans to dig a new well in each of these villages ($300 each). They press on to continue the good work the Lord led them to begin. Pray many more souls may find life at the wells of salvation. “Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation” (Is. 12:3). Father, their wells have dried up. They walk miles for water. But a ministry wants to dig a new well in some of these villages. We ask for provision, that many thirsty people may have clean drinking water, for Your glory. May people gather with joy around these wells. Let them place their faith in You. In Christ, Amen.

June 24, Friday
Solar-Powered Players Equip Missionaries

DELHI. An indigenous ministry reaching unreached people groups in north India wants to equip its 300-plus workers with digital audio players (MegaVoice). These solar-powered players ($30 each) hold more than 25 hours of audio Bible content. Pray this tool, known as a storyteller for non-literate groups—the least reached peoples in north India—may help workers reach areas where illiterate people need the Word of God. “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear” (Mark 4:9). Father, to have Your Word is priceless. And for those who don’t read, to have Your audio Word is life-changing. Bless these native workers in Delhi. Equip them with solar-powered audio players and send them with the Word, in Your power, to bring these digital players, loaded with the Scriptures, to those who have never known You. Bring light and life to the darkest places. In Christ, Amen.

June 25, Saturday
Workers Reaching Ebola Widows, Orphans

SIERRA LEONE. Working among Ebola widows and orphans in Sierra Leone, native missionaries struggle to find adequate housing. Landlords raise rent without notice, taking advantage of the slim housing options. Missionaries need a permanent building where they can live and minister freely. The ministry seeks help building a structure ($25,000) on donated land. They plan to begin by faith. Pray for this ministry to thrive among needy souls. “For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Cor. 5:7). Father, they have suffered loss of health, life, and family. Provide a way for native missionaries reach them. With housing, pastors can stay and live among those who desperately need help, both physically and spiritually. Let them come under the banner of Your love. Let the broken be made whole and rise to help those around them. In Christ, Amen.

June 26, Sunday
Believers Hope to Complete Prayer Hall

CHINA. A gathering of believers in a remote mountain area in Yunnan Province desired a prayer hall. In 2013 they broke ground on land donated by a local elder, who had used the land for planting trees. Now it would work for planting a church. Today the believers worship freely in the unfinished building. With government permission, they hold evangelistic meetings. They need help to complete the prayer hall ($9,000). Pray for favor. “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men” (Rev. 21:3). Father, let these who love You flourish as a planting of the Lord for the display of Your splendor. Let them rise as oaks of righteousness. Let Your glory fall upon them as they meet. Let Your winds blow in China. Draw many in this remote area to worship You. In Christ, Amen.

June 27, Monday
Loving Worker Impacts Village Children

PHILIPPINES. A native missionary travels village to village telling children about the Lord Jesus. In each place she holds kids’ evangelistic Bible studies, drawing children off the streets and into the presence of the Lord. She needs $800 for ministry items (school supplies, plastic tables and chairs for Bible studies). Pray children grow to impact their communities for Christ. “I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations” (Ps. 45:17). Father, send her across the Philippines with the message of the gospel! Let the children come to You. Make way for Your Word. We ask for every provision for this native missionary as she travels and ministers to street children. Bring them into Your Kingdom. Let the children praise You. Give them a bright hope and future. In Christ, Amen.

June 28, Tuesday
Fulltime Worker Needed for Remote Area

NEPAL. A year after the massive earthquake of April 2015, an area previously resistant to the gospel is opening, as an indigenous ministry works along the borders of Nepal and Tibet. It takes the ministry leader nine days to reach this mountainous area. Support is needed for a fulltime worker to live among, disciple and nurture new believers ($100 monthly). Pray many hearts open to the Lord. “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy” (Ps. 126:5). Father, this leader has journeyed time and again the nine-day route to reach these hidden peoples in the mountains. They need a worker living among them. Plant a worker in their midst to teach and disciple them. Let a fellowship of believers unite to exalt You in that area. Pour out Your Spirit on these new believers. Give them joy as they’ve never known. In Christ, Amen.

June 29, Wednesday
Healed Tribal Man Now Preaching Gospel

SOUTH ASIA. Pratik wandered aimlessly through one of India’s most remote jungle areas. Mentally ill, the animistic, primitive, Korwa tribal member seemed the least likely to become a missionary. But when he walked 31 miles in search of a church, his life changed. As believers prayed, he was delivered from insanity. He later received Christ and started preaching the gospel among the unreached. Pray the 3,036 unreached people groups in South Asia may have a witness for the Lord. “With God all things are possible” (Matt. 19:26) Father, we rejoice in this miracle! The one who was lost, is found! The one mentally ill, is sane! Let every village hear of Your wonders. Send this one—and many like him—to every village, and may unreached peoples come to You. Bring healing and deliverance. Change whole communities by the power of Your Name. Raise up fellowships in every people group, that Your bride from among all nations may exalt You. Worthy is the Lamb. In Christ, Amen.

June 30, Thursday
Children’s Home Provides Care, Education

INDONESIA. Kingdom Kids’ Home provides a loving home and haven for orphans and impoverished children whose parents cannot afford to care for them. Twenty children receive food, shelter, education and the Word of God. But they need support ($200 monthly per child). Pray these children and their families receive the Lord Jesus and make an impact for God’s kingdom across predominantly Islamic Indonesia for generations to come. “And He will dwell with them” (Rev. 21:3). Father, no one is hidden from Your sight. You see the lost, abandoned children in Indonesia. You see the orphans who have no one, no home. You see the impoverished ones whose families cannot feed them. Bring them into this loving home. Let them grow in wisdom, in nourishment, in education, in stature, and in favor with You and those around them. In Christ, Amen.

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