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August 1, Monday|
Survivor Glorifies God through Ministry
PERU. When doctors diagnosed Marino with cancer, his first instinct was to quote the Word of God.
"This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it," he told the doctor, quoting John 11:4.
Two years later, God healed Marino, and he began a lifetime of service to the Lord.
Today Marino leads New Life Evangelistic Ministries in northern Peru, a ministry dedicated to gospel outreach campaigns, music ministry, and leadership training. Missionaries with NLEM also plant churches, run a Christian pre-school, and provide food, clothing and medicine for those who have even fewer resources than they do. Their evangelistic radio broadcast reaches many with the gospel.
Ministry workers would like to give shoes and clothing to at least 150 impoverished children ($35 per child). How many children would you help clothe? Pray the children encounter Christ through this loving outreach in the name of the Lord.
“…that the Son of God might be glorified” (John 11:4).
Father, You healed this man and raised Him up to lead a ministry. All glory is Yours! We ask for provision for this ministry to provide shoes and clothing for impoverished children. May this leader’s testimony—and these needed provisions—open their eyes to Your glory. In Christ, Amen.
August 2, Tuesday|
Ministry Training Equips Pioneer Leaders
JAMMU & KASHMIR. Recently 25 indigenous ministry leaders in Jammu & Kashmir—an Indian state with 277 unreached people groups—gathered for training, where they delved deep into topics like forgiveness, love, faith, healing and God’s Word. Another training called local leaders from the Himalayan Mountains to pioneer ministry. Leader trainings cost $610 per month and impact regions and future generations. Pray for a witness among every people group.
“All the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee” (Ps. 22:27).
Father, call and empower young leaders to blaze the trail for Your glory in Jammu & Kashmir. Let every tribe and village resound with glorious praise for our Lord Jesus Christ. Let the earth be glad; let the mountains rejoice; let the peoples praise You. In Christ, Amen.
August 3, Wednesday|
Workers Offer Spiritual, Physical Bread
MIDDLE EAST. Native missionaries bring hope to the hopeless as they reach refugees in areas lacking government aid. The predominantly Muslim people are starving physically and spiritually. Workers offer bread for this life and the one to come, and as Muslims respond to the love of Christ, the hope of the gospel is their sustenance. The cost is $75 per food pack. Pray for a harvest among the refugees.
“Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields” (John 4:35).
Father, feed these starving souls with the Living Bread, and let all who come to You eat without cost. Let them feast at Your table. Let them eat the bread that endures. Satisfy them as with richest foods. Bless them in Your presence. In Christ, Amen.
August 4, Thursday|
Falam Chin Ready to Receive Whole Bible
MYANMAR (BURMA). The Falam Chin people long for the Word of God in their language. Biblical Faith Mission provides an accurate and quality translation. Bit by bit, like morsels of bread, pieces of the Bible that have been painstakingly translated and approved by biblical scholars are offered to the Falam Chin. Their completed Bible translation should be available in 2017. Native missionaries pray for 30,000 copies ($7 each) to reach the 150,000 Falam Chin.
“How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God!” (Ps. 139:17).
Father, to hold Your Word in their hands—Your full, inherent Word! Bless the Falam Chin people as they eagerly hope for the Scriptures in their own language. Bless the completion of this translation. Hasten the day! And may each one who desires have a copy of his own. In Christ, Amen.
August 5, Friday|
Two Workers Ready for Unengaged Fields
MALI. Overcoming cross-cultural challenges, an indigenous ministry plans to send two near-culture missionaries to the ethnic Wolof Muslims who have no Christian witness and the Kagoro tribe, animists who also have no exposure to the gospel. The cost for sending both missionaries (one to each area) is $21,000 and includes moving costs, transportation, work equipment and monthly expenses for each missionary family for one year. Pray for Christ to be revealed.
“I declare unto you the gospel” (1 Cor. 15:1).
Father, bless these precious people and reach them with the gospel of Christ Jesus. Awaken their hearts to Life. Let them hear of Your love and faithfulness. Through these workers, transform lives. In Christ, Amen.
August 6, Saturday|
Help 2,000 Minority Children This Year
CHINA. In a remote mountain area in Yunnan Province, more than 6,000 children lack adequate clothes, food, medicines and school textbooks. Their immigrant parents could not obtain their offspring’s national ID cards because they have more than two children, which is against China’s birth control policy. Mostly from the Lisu minority ethnic group, the children need to learn Mandarin. A one-year project helping 2,000 children costs $1,700 per month. Pray these children may experience the love of Christ.
“To give you an expected end” (Jer. 29:11).
Father, You know these young ones. Though the authorities do not recognize them, You know the number of hairs on their heads. You know when they sit and when they rise. You have perceived their thoughts from afar. Draw them near. Grow them in the knowledge of You. In Christ, Amen.
August 7, Sunday|
Teaching Hospital Opens Blind Eyes
KARNATAKA. A unique hospital specializing in eye surgery in Karnataka state not only performs life-changing surgeries but also trains others to do the same in a country that is home to the world’s highest population of blind people. One in four blind people lives in India. Recently expanding, the training hospital needs central air conditioning ($21,000) for its optometry college and private rooms. Pray for spiritual and physical sight in India.
“The eyes of your understanding being enlightened” (Eph. 1:18).
Father, open the eyes of the blind. May every person have the opportunity to see. May they see in the natural, and may they behold Your glory spiritually. Open the eyes of every heart to know the Maker of their souls. In Christ, Amen.
August 8, Monday|
Children Seek Christ at Treasure Island
UKRAINE. For an upcoming summer camp—Treasure Island—Father’s House anticipates receiving 250 fatherless children, war-zone refugees, children whose parents have died during the war, and children from at-risk families. Held in a forest near a lake, the camp needs a borehole for drinking water. Workers also must build a kitchen, dining room, shower, cabins and toilets. The cost for the project is $4,700. Pray for a mighty impact on many young lives.
“Forbid them not, to come unto me” (Matt. 19:14).
August 9, Tuesday|
Believers Ready to Rebuild Prayer Hall
NEPAL. More than a year after the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, Christ-followers continue to rebuild homes, villages and church buildings. A fellowship seeks to rebuild its prayer house and needs assistance. The cost of $13,200 includes transportation of missionaries and supplies to the mountain area, where believer volunteers are ready to work. Pray a harvest of souls may enter God’s kingdom through this gathering, built on the foundation of Christ.
“A precious corner stone” (Is. 28:16).
Father, bring restoration to their homes and hearts. Rebuild their prayer hall and may they see Your glory in the miracle of new beginnings. You make all things new. In Christ, Amen.
August 10, Wednesday|
With Newer Car, the Gospel Can Reach Far
MOROCCO. A native ministry leader drives a borrowed, 20-year-old car when he carries the gospel across 99.6-percent Muslim Morocco. He seeks a reliable automobile for ministry. With $3,500 already raised, he needs help with the remaining $22,000. Pray many among the 27 unreached people groups in this country may hear and receive the saving message of Christ.
“Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near” (Is. 57:19).
Father, strengthen and equip Your servants to carry the gospel to the farthest reaches in Morocco. Give them eyes to see and wheels to drive. Bring light to those living in spiritual darkness. Shine Your glory upon them. In Christ, Amen.
August 11, Thursday|
Teacher-Evangelists Shine Christ’s Light
INDONESIA. Christian schools effectively reach children and their families with the gospel in hard-to-reach Muslim areas. Villagers value the Christ-like character of the teachers; many come to faith as a result. One mission school, established in 1958, has 40 students, 75 percent of which are from Muslim families. But there are financial challenges. Pray for the 15 teacher-evangelists in this Christian school to obtain needed support ($50 per month).
“Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths” (Ps. 25:4).
Father, be exalted in this school and shine Your glory through these teachers. Let students from another faith see Your character in their lives and draw near to You. Provide every need. Call and place these teachers according to Your divine purposes. In Christ, Amen.
August 12, Friday|
Van Transports Needy Children to School
MAURITANIA. More than 300 poor children in 99.5-percent Muslim Mauritania attend a Christian school when the school’s van is operating. The van, however, is broken-down and retired. This school is the only one of its kind in the country where Muslim and Christian children learn together. The ministry seeks a used van ($13,000) to transport children who could not otherwise go to school. Pray each child may discover the mystery of Christ.
“Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col. 1:27).
Father, fill this hoped-for van with eager children. Fill their minds with knowledge, and fill their hearts with love. Let them come to know the Living God and grow to understand Christ, the hope of glory, living within all who receive Him. Bless this ministry. In Christ, Amen.
August 13, Saturday|
Plant Project May Spark Church Growth
SPAIN. A hydroponic agricultural project doubles as a greenhouse for the gospel in a country where thousands of refugees are settling and need a way to sustain themselves. A native ministry in Spain pairs two church planters with a refugee family to maintain the project ($720 per family). Plants grow in water, providing income, even as the seeds of the gospel bear the fruit of saved souls. Pray for house churches to arise.
“My beloved is gone down into his garden” (Song 6:2).
Father, grow Your garden of house churches through this essential ministry. As this native ministry comes alongside refugees to help them sustain themselves, let the seeds of the gospel flourish in their hearts. Let Your Kingdom come. In Christ, Amen.
August 14, Sunday|
Gospel Blows in with Fans for Refugees
JORDAN. Three to four refugee families crowd into a simple flat in the stifling heat of summer. A fan brings comfort and also clears a path for the gospel. Pray for anointing and favor for native missionaries as they share Christ. They hope to give 1,000 fans ($40 each). May the wind of His Spirit blow into the dry places and bring life.
“So is every one that is born of the Spirit” (John 3:8).
Father, let the winds blow upon refugees in Jordan. Let them sense Your presence and know the power of Your love. Use these cooling fans to lift their hearts; open the way for the best gift of all. It’s You, Lord. In Christ, Amen.
August 15, Monday|
Students Train as Rohingya Missionaries
NEW DELHI. A native ministry working among the 99-percent Muslim Rohingya people is training 11 older students as missionaries through its Bible College. The students already have begun preaching, and the ministry believes they will be instrumental in taking the gospel to their people. These are the first fruits among the Rohingya, with many more to come. Each of the 11 students needs $70 per month for the Bible College. Pray for increase.
“And the word of God increased” (Acts 6:7).
Father, do the impossible among the Rohingya. Take those who were outcast and fill them with Your Spirit. Use them to carry Your gospel to their people. Lift them up. Let the eyes of the Rohingya people behold the Lord. Let them abide in the shelter of the Most High God and rest in the shadow of the Almighty. In Christ, Amen.
August 16, Tuesday|
Christian Fellowships Desire Buildings
KENYA. As the gospel spreads, growing fellowships desire worship halls where they can meet to exalt the Lord Jesus, learn discipleship, help the needy, teach their children, and pray for the abused and abandoned. Construction of a church building costs $2,200. Pray for those who have lost homes in recent floods. Pray also for an abused woman who has reached thousands of women with the gospel.
“Upon this rock I will build my church” (Matt. 16:18).
Father, let the churches in Kenya stand upon the solid Rock of Christ. Let them be established upon the firm foundation of the simple gospel of the cross. Let these buildings rise and open as safe havens for the needy. Be exalted in these houses of praise and these hearts of worship. In Christ, Amen.
August 17, Wednesday|
Good News Reaches Far through Broadcast
PHILIPPINES. Each week, the gospel airs through radio broadcasts, reaching ears and hearts that wouldn’t otherwise hear. For $125 per month, four gospel broadcasts can reach people no matter where they live or how difficult it is to reach them. Pray for a quickening of hearts, that those who hear the Word may receive it and believe. Pray churches would spring up in the distant, remote areas of the Philippines.
“Let them shout from the top of the mountains” (Is. 42:11).
Father, let them hear Your gospel and shout from the mountaintops. Let them proclaim, “Our God Reigns!” Let Your Word fill the Philippines and let all people sing of Your love. We ask for provision for this gospel program. May the broadcast continue until all have heard. In Christ, Amen.
August 18, Thursday|
Ads for Free Bibles Reaching 50 Cities
TURKEY. Advertisements for free Bibles draw interest in this 96.5-percent Muslim country. An indigenous ministry places ads in a newspaper with a circulation covering 50 cities in the Anatolian area of Turkey. Each ad costs $300. Mission Pontus, whose workers personally deliver the requested Bibles, hopes to run the ad at least once per month. Pray people living in Turkey may grow to know Christ through God’s Word.
“The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light” (Is. 9:2).
Father, let Your Word run swiftly. Let news of Your gospel reach every city and soul. Shine Your glory in Turkey, and may every eye see You. May every heart know You. May every tongue confess that Christ Jesus is Lord. In Christ, Amen.
August 19, Friday|
Little Ones Share Gospel with Families
ASSAM. Young children from multiple people groups attend a school run by a native ministry in Assam. “We pray many may catch a vision for reaching unreached people,” the leader said. The children learn Bible stories and share with their families. Many place their faith in Christ. The school needs $3,000 per month for expenses, including teacher living allowances, food and supplies. Pray every tribe may know the Lord.
“But Jesus called them unto him” (Luke 18:16).
Father, let the little ones come to You and truly know You. Use them for Your glory. Raise them to minister the gospel among their families and people. May their people groups have a thriving witness because of their testimony. In Christ, Amen.
August 20, Saturday|
Workers Bring Hope to Hardened Heart
BRAZIL. A village leader ruled by force. One day during a tense meeting, he received a gunshot to his leg. After surgery, he returned home, his finances, family and health gone. But a native missionary with Caiua Evangelical Mission visited and gave him a New Testament in his tribal language. Reading God’s Word, he received Christ. CEM has 20 faithful native missionaries who need support ($110/month each). Pray many may know the Lord.
“They shall all know me” (Jer. 31:34).
Father, only You can soften a stony heart. Only You can change a life. Bless native missionaries who give everything to bring hope to the hopeless. Provide every need. In Christ, Amen.
August 21, Sunday|
Ten Houses Needed for New Missionaries
UKRAINE. Good Samaritan Mission exists to preach the gospel and teach others to do the same. In May, 29 graduates completed the Missionary Bible School and devoted their lives to missionary work, as they plan to serve in regions across Ukraine. The ministry hopes to find at least 10 houses ($110 per month, per house) for these new indigenous missionaries. Pray the gospel may reach every unreached village.
“Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).
Father, send these devoted ones to the unreached villages across Ukraine. Go before them; prepare a place. Provide every need according to Your glory as they live by faith. Be exalted in and through their lives. In Christ, Amen.
August 22, Monday|
Pastors, Teachers, Youth Thrive in Camps
PAKISTAN. Eleven students publically professed their faith in Christ through baptism at a youth Bible camp in 98.9-percent Muslim Pakistan. Training camps led by an indigenous ministry are changing lives. The ministry regularly trains pastors, missionaries and teachers, besides hosting programs for couples, women, and youth. To offer these programs requires $9,500 per year. Pray these ready ones may boldly proclaim the mystery of Christ.
“Hid from ages and from generations” (Col. 1:26).
Father, until the world has heard, bring people into Your fold and empower them to speak with boldness the gospel of salvation. Let Your name be exalted in Pakistan. Let the poor be uplifted and may every soul have the opportunity to know the Lord. In Christ, Amen.
August 23, Tuesday|
Orphanage Guides Youth in Ways of Christ
CHINA. In the 1990s Brother Young adopted abandoned children in Tibet and trained them in the ways of Christ so that they might in turn win the Tibetan people for Christ. Today Grace Tibetan Orphanage Home cares for 11 orphans ages 6-15. The ministry needs $1,500 monthly for operational expenses. Pray for strength and wisdom as workers educate and guide children and struggling teenagers.
“Train up a child in the way he should go” (Prov. 22:6).
Father, You are the Lord of all generations. Bless these young people and raise them up to carry Your gospel to the Tibetan people. Strengthen workers and give them wisdom as they uplift struggling youth. Redeemer of Souls, renew the hearts and minds of abandoned children and teens. In Christ, Amen.
August 24, Wednesday|
School Must Finish Building to Stay Open
GAMBIA. The highest-scoring school in the area—a Christian school—must complete construction on its building due to government stipulations. Two additional classrooms need roofing and all buildings need windows and doors. “The community opposes our beliefs, and because of our success they are pushing for these changes,” the ministry leader said. The cost is $17,000. Pray the school can continue. Pray for favor in this 90-percent Islamic country.
“The foundation of God standeth sure” (2 Tim. 2:19).
Father, provide according to the riches of Your glory in Christ. Let this school shine. May they have all the roofing, windows and doors needed to remain a functioning school. Mostly, let the windows and doors of their hearts open to You, the Everlasting Door. In Christ, Amen.
August 25, Thursday|
Ministry Provides Wells During Drought
MYANMAR (BURMA). Some 1,700 villages in Rakhine state struggle to find water as ponds and wells run dry during a draught. Myanmar Free Mission works to provide a well ($600 each), along with bags of rice, for each village. Wells create contact points for missionaries to share the gospel. Pray village after village would drink deeply from the wells of salvation as MFM offers clean water through the Lord’s provision.
“With joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation” (Is. 12:3).
Father, flood these villages with rivers of Living Water. Let them taste of Your love and faithfulness. Let them drink from the streams of rejoicing. Let them come to the waters and buy without cost. May village after village have fresh water to drink, and may they know You. In Christ, Amen.
August 26, Friday|
Jeep Needed for Self-Sustaining Income
ANDAMAN ISLANDS. An indigenous ministry plans to start a self-generating income project for missionary support. They hope to buy a new Jeep ($15,000) to provide transportation for tourists, generating around $600 per month income. This is a kingdom investment that would enable the ministry to support itself, reach out to the needy, and send missionaries. The jeep also can be used for medical missions. Pray for this project to bring sustaining support for God’s servants.
“They were tentmakers” (Acts 18:3).
Father, we ask for this income project to flourish and bring abundance to Your people. Provide a fountain of income to nourish the people and send workers to the fields. Bless them richly. And may Your gospel abound. In Christ, Amen.
August 27, Saturday|
Evangelistic Storybook Opens Young Eyes
MIDDLE EAST. Imagine the joy of refugee children as they receive a brightly-colored book whose pictures tell the story of Christ Jesus. Many children can’t read well, but the evangelistic storybooks ($6 each) share the gospel in pictures and simple words. As children read these evangelistic books, their families also hear the gospel. Pray not one person would perish without knowing the Lord Jesus.
“The Lord is … not willing that any should perish” (2 Pet. 3:9).
Father, use these evangelistic storybooks to introduce children and adults to a whole new life. Many left all they had as they fled their homes. Through these books, open their eyes and hearts to know You and follow You all their days. In Christ, Amen.
August 28, Sunday|
Leader Dreams Big for 1 Million Children
PUNJAB. An indigenous ministry seeks a God-sized vision for the children of the unreached people groups of north India. Approximately 50 percent of India’s population is below age 25, and 35 percent below age 15. “By reaching them, we can reach half of India,” the ministry leader said. He wants to disciple 1 million children through Vacation Bible Schools ($1.25 per child, per day). Pray every child may hope in Christ.
“And a little child shall lead them” (Is. 11:6).
Father, gather the children and draw them to Your heart. Let Your kingdom come in their lives. Let them learn and grow in Your love and carry Your gospel to their people. Have Your way among the children in India. In Christ, Amen.
August 29, Monday|
15 Villages Need Tube Wells in Drought
BANGLADESH. In a season of drought, water levels run low, tube wells dry up and safe drinking water is hard to find. An indigenous ministry wants to provide 15 tube wells ($215 each) so impoverished new believers may drink clean water. When the well goes in, the water flows out and believers invite their neighbors, saying, “You are welcome to drink this water. Jesus is the Living Water.” Pray Living Water flows through their lives.
“Springing up into everlasting life” (John 4:14).
Father, let them drink from the springs of Living Water, and may they never lack fresh, clean water to drink. We ask for wells. Spring up, oh well. May these villages know that You have provided, and You are the Lord. May all the neighbors come out and find You as they drink the freely-flowing water. Be glorified. In Christ, Amen.
August 30, Tuesday|
Workers Prepare for Children’s Ministry
MYANMAR (BURMA). One way Harvester Mission reaches Burmese people is through children’s ministry. Native ministry leaders train children’s workers for three days and then equip them with biblical curriculum for Sunday school classes and child evangelistic outreaches. Children living in the orphanages and villages, along with their families, hear the gospel through this ministry. The cost for worker training and children’s ministry curriculum is $800. Pray for a lasting impact on the Burmese people.
“…and the Lord was with him…” (1 Sam. 3:19).
Father, let the children know you. Let them hear Your voice and know Your presence from a young age. Let them grow up and cherish Your Word and, like Samuel, “let none of (Your) words fall to the ground” (1 Sam.3:19). In Christ, Amen.
August 31, Wednesday|
Ministry Needs Van to Send Whole Team
CHANDIGARH. Native missionaries in Chandigarh journey to remote villages to bring the gospel to those who have never heard. Often they walk several hours, carrying supplies on their backs, singing and praying along the way. A van would help them reach more villages in largely unreached North India. They need a van ($15,000) so their whole team can travel together. Pray whole villages come to Christ. 649LFI-08
“Many shall see … and shall trust in the Lord” (Ps. 40:3).
Father, send them far. Send them to the unreached peoples and villages. Establish a witness for Your name in every people group. Be exalted in the northern regions of India. Let the peoples praise You, oh God. Let all the peoples praise You. In Christ, Amen.
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