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Help Find, Evaluate and Vet Workers

Thursday, June 30 – Christian Aid
Praise God for your partnership with Christian Aid Mission! Your contributions equip and encourage workers called to bring the love of God to their own people in strategic areas of the world where the gospel is either unknown or unembraced.

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Support Workers Proclaiming Christ

Wednesday, June 29 – China
Local missionaries are providing Christian teaching across various sectors of society, including parents and families, churches and Sunday school teachers, youth businesses and organizations, ethnic youths and educational institutions.

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Assist Church-Planting Efforts

Tuesday, June 28 – Vietnam
As the gospel takes root, the need to train church leaders expands. A local ministry recently saw nearly 4,000 students take the first and second levels of its theological training program by extension to help meet the demand for pastors.

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Help Cover Worker Expenses

Monday, June 27 – South Asia
Relatives of a new Christian began attending worship services and were recently delivered from the afflictions of unclean spirits when local missionaries prayed for them. The new believer is praying that these relatives also will come to faith in Christ by learning the Bible as he did.

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Provide for Worker Upkeep

Sunday, June 26 – Lebanon
About 3 million people, or 78 percent of the population, live below the poverty line, and nearly a quarter of the country’s people cannot meet their food needs. Local missionaries weathering the effects of Lebanon’s economic collapse are striving to meet the needs of others.

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Bring Kingdom Message to the Unreached

Saturday, June 25 – Peru
Local missionaries have planted churches in three poor, ethnic Quechua areas of southern Peru. In rural areas where 20 local missionaries established congregations, four workers traveled to provide Bible teaching and help organize evangelistic campaigns.

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Help Fund Gospel Outreaches

Friday, June 24 – Ivory Coast
Four churches were recently planted, and local missionaries followed up with lessons and training for the fledgling Christians. In one area, the town chief and other local leaders put their faith in Christ, resulting in the transformation of the village from one of fortune tellers and shamans to a community worshipping God.

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Share the Message of Redemption

Thursday, June 23 – Southeast Asia
Workers led a joint worship celebration of their church with brethren from a tribal community, resulting in many tribal people new to the fellowship hearing the gospel. Local missionaries later visited the homes of the new people to talk further about the Messiah and pray with them. At another gathering of tribal people, nearly all the relatives visiting the worship time accepted Christ as Lord and Savior. Local missionaries throughout the region need donations for such evangelism and discipleship activities. Pray that fellowship will remain strong amid intermittent shutdowns due to COVID-19.

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Help Back Kingdom Workers

Wednesday, June 22 – Spain
Hundreds of refugees from Africa and other areas of conflict have put their faith in Christ after hearing the gospel from local missionaries. Workers recently planted a church with its own building, while house churches sprouted in five areas.

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Assist in Forming New Disciples

Tuesday, June 21 – Bangladesh
New Christians learned how to study and apply God’s Word in their daily lives when local missionaries provided them Bibles translated into their tribal languages.

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May 12, 2022
Like most refugees from Afghanistan, Gayana lived in a broken, drafty apartment with no means to keep out the winter cold. To keep herself and her small daughter warm, she had taken the last Bibles and other free Christian literature from a stand outside a church in the Middle East with the intention of burning them in her potbelly stove. “My house was cold, and my little girl was cold,” she said. “In the evening, I took the wood and tore off the Bible pages and threw them into the stove, and they started to burn.”
May 5, 2022
Kamal had been raised to become a mosque leader in such a strict Islamic home that his religiosity alienated even other Muslims. But since seeing an online ad stating, “God loves you,” he had been reading the Bible on the internet. The university student was in crisis.
April 28, 2022
Two Christian women told a visiting leader of a native ministry in Vietnam that when they lay in bed at night, they suffered deep dread as they felt the devil’s power – a sensation of cold going from their feet to their heads, cold sweats and uncontrollable shaking. In a country where some tribal people walk on burning coals to demonstrate the power of supernatural evil, the women were desperate for deliverance from demonic attacks. “Please pray for us,” one of the women said. “We don’t know what this is.”
April 21, 2022
In the five years that local missionaries provided aid to Syrian refugees, Zainab often asked why Christians would bother to help Muslims. In his discussions with them in a Middle Eastern country, the Muslim recently insisted the Bible was corrupted by changes over the centuries – but then he had a dream that both excited and horrified him. Having experienced Christ’s love from the local workers, Zainab was eager to tell the ministry leader about the dream.
April 14, 2022
In war-ravaged Burma (Myanmar), violence and the pandemic complicate local ministry efforts at a time when they are most needed. A worker recently told a ministry leader that local missionaries and their families had to flee their homes. “He told me that he was one of three pastors who fled with their families to the forest and stayed at a cave, trying to run to a village where they could stay temporarily,” the leader said. “His son, who was 19 years old, was killed by the terrorists.”
April 7, 2022
Infection from COVID-19 is just one risk local missionaries in Latin America face as they serve the unreached and needy. While the pandemic has increased resistance as villagers fear workers from nearby areas could bring infection, spiritual warfare and persecution are prevalent and gunfire paralyzes some towns. “Armed conflicts in the towns are a problem for the mobility and security of our missionaries,” a ministry leader in Mexico said.
March 31, 2022
Ahmed was so heavy-hearted and sullen you could see it on his face the moment you looked at him, according to the leader of the local ministry offering the program. What you couldn’t see was that, as he was receiving vocational training in North Africa, Ahmed was carrying a lethal weapon. During a time set aside for a spiritual message at the training, Ahmed heard preaching that led to him revealing why he was carrying the weapon.
March 24, 2022
Emotionally shattered while recovering at a local ministry’s care center in southern Spain, Natasha prayed after losing the life she’d had in Ukraine’s second largest city. Leaving her husband behind to defend against the Russian invasion, she and her son had walked most of the nearly 700 miles from their home in Kharkiv to the border, and from there had made it to Spain. “When they left their city, they were only carrying what they were wearing and a backpack each, so during the journey many times they thought they were going to die of the cold,” the ministry leader said.
March 17, 2022
With unemployment at 55 percent, runaway inflation and more than 60 percent of the population in need of aid, many people in Lebanon are in despair. COVID-19 and a collapsed economy are driving some Muslims to join the Islamic State, but others are finding joy in Christ. “Joy filled the faces and the hearts of those who were getting baptized as they worshiped the Lord and presented their testimonies,” the leader of a native ministry said.
March 10, 2022
“Where are you going every Sunday – have you become a Christian?” a Muslim father in the Middle East asked his teenage son. The father had noticed him leaving the house each Sunday. The boy knew that his answer would lead to punishment and possible expulsion from his home. “I knew I couldn’t deny my heavenly Father – I was aware that if I denied my heavenly Father, I would lose eternal life with Him,” he said.
March 3, 2022
Muslim villagers in West Africa saw a local missionary as someone who could bring shame on their families by steering relatives away from Islam. Others found his teaching laughable. Laughing or scorning, the villagers took a dim view of Christians and Christianity in a country where Islamic extremist violence against churches was on the rise. The brutal murder of the worker marked a turning point in the community attitude toward Christians.
February 24, 2022
Living on the streets of a predominantly Muslim country in North Africa, at 18 Ahmed was already hardened from the beatings and insults he’d endured at the orphanage he’d just left. Considered nearly unemployable because he had no family background, he ate only what he stole from markets or received from charities. One night he was under the stairway of a building entrance, soaked from freezing rain and covered by cardboard, when local missionaries came upon him and asked if he needed anything. They didn’t realize they were interrupting his prayer.
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