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April 1st

Middle East

Especially amid the coronavirus pandemic, strengthening the faith of young people is crucial to sustain and expand God’s kingdom. Through Zoom and when possible by traveling, local missionaries are training workers throughout the region to disciple young people ages 4 to 18. They use an effective curriculum for youth ministry leadership in a region lacking in such materials. At the same time, about one-third of the ministry’s trainings help church leaders to disciple adults. Donations of $60 and $120 are sought for such mentoring. Pray the Lord would strengthen workers who are under many pressures as they minister to people suffering physically, economically and spiritually.

April 2nd

Kenya

Another wave of coronavirus has struck the country, with devastating effects on many families that local missionaries serve. Each week workers are attending funerals and praying for others with COVID-19 who are in hospital care. At the same time, another wave of locusts has hit, reducing food supplies. Local missionaries are supplying relief food to as many villagers as possible but pray for more in the face of overwhelming needs. They are also supplying protective KN95 masks to pastors who are frontline workers as they provide aid. Donations of $35 or $70 are sought for relief from these disasters. Pray for relief and recovery for families facing personal, household disaster.

April 3rd

China

The coronavirus pandemic has created stresses on parents as they strive to juggle work and other responsibilities while their children learn online at home. A Christian pre-school for needy families and church workers’ children has also shifted to online classes due to the pandemic, and educators are addressing these stresses by providing training to parents and teachers to help them know and trust God more deeply. As the adults are reminded of their identity in Christ, their little ones flourish. Local missionaries seek donations of $30 or $60 for such community engagement outreaches. Pray for spiritual and financial stability for parents, teachers and their children amid pandemic stresses.

April 4th

Mexico

A 50-year-old woman visited several witchdoctors when she fell ill, but she only became worse. Desperate, she called local missionaries and regained her health almost immediately after putting her faith in Christ. She continues to grow through Bible study in a small group, the main source of discipleship for most people as only small gatherings are allowed amid the pandemic. Missionary training also continues in person or via the internet. Workers seek donations of $25 or $50 for these and other means of evangelization and discipleship. Pray that more people will come to know Christ in spite of limitations on church services.

April 5th

India

The father of 11-year-old Tejaswi does not work, lives elsewhere and visits his family only occasionally. Her mother tries with all her might to support the family but can get only temporary jobs. She placed Tejaswi in a local ministry’s shelter home for orphans and needy children from broken families, where she receives education and her physical, emotional and spiritual needs are met. Her mother says she is enjoying a happy and peaceful childhood. Workers seek donations of $30 or $60 for such ministries to children. Pray that needy children receiving help throughout the country would grow up with gratitude toward God.

April 6th

Greece

A refugee held hostage by criminals in Greece recalled a friend in his home country telling him to call upon the name of Jesus if he was in need. He did so, the ropes miraculously fell from his hands, and later a stranger, unprompted, asked him if he needed help and directed him to local missionaries. The refugee was one of many people workers have led to Christ. Recently local missionaries are seeing a new person trust in Christ for salvation every two or three days, and donations are sought for the means to carry out such evangelism and discipleship. Pray that new believers will find fellowship to strengthen their faith in spite of obstacles from coronavirus restrictions and opposition.

April 7th

Tanzania

With prayer and fasting, gospel meetings and seminars, local missionaries see people leave behind superstitious rituals and turn to Christ as Lord and Savior. At an evangelistic event in one area, 68 people put their faith in Christ. Several others committed their lives to Christ and were baptized at revival meetings in other villages. Workers seek donations for Bibles, training and other tools they need to carry out such evangelism and discipleship, often among people who have never heard the name of Christ. Pray the Holy Spirit would go with those stepping out in faith to proclaim the gospel.

April 8th

Indonesia

Impoverished parents who can’t afford to send their children to school were overjoyed when local missionaries offered to teach their young ones how to read and write, among other subjects, including computer skills. Educating the children also presented opportunities to share the gospel with parents who asked why they were doing it for free. Poor villagers were also grateful for borehole wells that local missionaries dug, providing water for drinking, cooking, washing and even for pets. Donations of $25 and $50 are sought for such community engagement projects. Pray that improved lives will result in praises to God.

April 9th

Sri Lanka

Measures to contain the spread of coronavirus forced a local ministry’s church to split into two groups, in addition to congregation members worshipping in their homes. The Word of God continues to spread, with two devotees of another religion leaving it behind to turn to Christ, while an entire family also repented and is attending church services. Local workers with one ministry saw 36 people put their faith in Christ over a six-month period. For the tools, training and other means to carry out such evangelism and discipleship, local missionaries seek donations of $25 or $50. Pray that thanksgiving for the Lord’s salvation would overflow into further gospel advance.

April 10th

Turkey

A group of people far from a ministry’s leader’s city came to Christ through his online sermons, and after he and others travelled to baptize them, the workers were encouraged to learn that the new Christians continued to grow in their faith and were sharing their testimonies with others. In addition, local missionaries who had begun churches in five cities are now seeing interest from new converts in another city who have asked them to help establish a church. As families hunger to learn God’s Word in home services during pandemic lockdowns, local missionaries need donations to sustain these and other evangelism and discipleship efforts. Pray for more God-ordained connections to strengthen and expand God’s kingdom.

April 11th

Cambodia

Children living on the streets have often lost connection with their parents and do whatever they can to survive, from petty theft to selling scraps from dumps. Local missionaries are rescuing these children and placing them on the path to recovery. A feeding center in one city provides nutrition as the kids learn to read and write, while in another area street children receive food, clothing and an education. They get a chance to be “normal children” in play times built into the programs, and workers include the gospel in their teaching. Donations of $35 or $70 are sought for such outreaches of compassionate aid. Pray that saved lives will lead to eternal life in Christ.

April 12th

China

A local ministry strategically reaches college students with the gospel, disciples them and then sends them out to reach others. A college Christian discipled by the ministry’s local missionaries recently helped bring his neighbor the gospel, and he put his faith in Christ. Workers introduced the neighbor to a local church, and believers there see his continuous growth in the Lord as they faithfully follow up with him. Ministry workers who have planted 14 house churches, four college fellowships and a Bible training school seek donations for the training and other tools to carry out such evangelism and discipleship. Pray they would receive wisdom in how to proclaim Christ amid opposition.

April 13th

Venezuela

A graduate of a local ministry’s biblical and theological training programs says they instilled him with the motivation to plant new churches among the tribal communities where he grew up. Several other graduates testify how the Holy Spirit worked in them through the training in the same way. While COVID-19 has temporarily halted some courses, others with appropriate measures continue to help tribal people overcome the nominalism, syncretism and superstition that comes from lack of biblical knowledge. Donations are sought for the training that equips Christians to share the gospel. Pray the pandemic would not keep villagers from physical and spiritual food.

April 14th

India

In spite of coronavirus restrictions, local missionaries were able to bring the message of eternal life in Christ to unreached people in remote areas. Home visits, small group Bible teaching and counseling continued, with four new families in one area putting their faith in Christ