July 2022

Your Prayer Guide To Reach The World

July 1

Transform Lives with the Gospel in Bolivia

The wife and children of a young man fled to another house after one of his drunken, violent rages. He rejected the gospel when a local missionary visited his home, but when the worker returned a month later, the villager said he wanted to repent and receive Christ. He stopped drinking, and his family returned to him and also accepted Christ’s grace. Such local missionaries throughout the country saw people saved as they visited homes and led Bible studies, and they held weekly meetings with new believers to form strong disciples. Donations are sought for such evangelism and discipleship efforts. Pray for God’s kingdom to overcome darkness with the light of Christ.

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July 2

Support Local Missionaries in Iraq

Children are a high priority for local missionaries; 50 percent of the Bibles they distribute are children’s versions, and they hold Sunday school for kids in two refugee camps where an average of five young ones put their faith in Christ every month. Workers have also helped families displaced by military conflict rebuild and return to their homes and return to normal employment. Many people have come to the Lord through evangelistic outreaches, medical help and ministry to widows and the elderly. Workers carrying out these and other ministries need donations for their living expenses. Pray the Lord will give workers strength and faith to minister under difficult conditions.

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July 3

Send Aid to Disaster Victims in Ethiopia

As people come to Christ, needs grow both to nurture them in the faith and to train church leaders taking on increased responsibilities. To further train church leaders, local missionaries provided video teachings that were translated into their tribal languages. The same ministry saw more than 600 people recently get baptized as evangelists visited new villages. When lockdowns prevented congregations from gathering, workers visited church members in their homes. These and other local missionaries rely on donations of $60 or $120 for their monthly upkeep. Pray they will be encouraged, equipped and empowered from on high.

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July 4

Equip Evangelists to Make Disciples in China

As people come to Christ, needs grow both to nurture them in the faith and to train church leaders taking on increased responsibilities. To further train church leaders, local missionaries provided video teachings that were translated into their tribal languages. The same ministry saw more than 600 people recently get baptized as evangelists visited new villages. When lockdowns prevented congregations from gathering, workers visited church members in their homes. These and other local missionaries rely on donations of $60 or $120 for their monthly upkeep. Pray they will be encouraged, equipped and empowered from on high.

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July 5

Help Plant Churches in India

Praise God for the formation of a new prayer cell in which eight youths were delivered from demon possession. Local missionaries who prayed for healing and deliverance from unclean spirits in small groups and homes throughout the country have seen the Lord work in mighty ways, with many people putting their faith in Christ as a result. At one church 12 new families are attending worship services, and a local missionary in another area has begun a Bible study in which 12 people are participating through Zoom. Workers need donations to proclaim Christ and form biblically grounded disciples. Pray that new Christians will find strong fellowship.

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July 6

Bring Salvation to the Unreached in Indonesia

Praise God for the formation of a new prayer cell in which eight youths were delivered from demon possession. Local missionaries who prayed for healing and deliverance from unclean spirits in small groups and homes throughout the country have seen the Lord work in mighty ways, with many people putting their faith in Christ as a result. At one church 12 new families are attending worship services, and a local missionary in another area has begun a Bible study in which 12 people are participating through Zoom. Workers need donations to proclaim Christ and form biblically grounded disciples. Pray that new Christians will find strong fellowship.

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July 7

Help Provide Crucial Aid in Spain

Praise God for the formation of a new prayer cell in which eight youths were delivered from demon possession. Local missionaries who prayed for healing and deliverance from unclean spirits in small groups and homes throughout the country have seen the Lord work in mighty ways, with many people putting their faith in Christ as a result. At one church 12 new families are attending worship services, and a local missionary in another area has begun a Bible study in which 12 people are participating through Zoom. Workers need donations to proclaim Christ and form biblically grounded disciples. Pray that new Christians will find strong fellowship.

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July 8

Help Cover Local Workers’ Expenses in Sri Lanka

In a country suffering great instability, local missionaries provided hope in Christ and helped people cope in various ways. Students continued receiving support for their education, and workers also provided food to low-income people in the native ministry’s church. Though COVID-19 infected four families and one father died, local missionaries helped them and others recover with prayer and counsel by phone. Local missionaries also shared Christ and discipled those who received Him. These and other workers rely on donations for their monthly upkeep. Pray the Lord will bring His peace to many people suffering emotional turmoil amid unrest.

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July 9

Send Gospel to Youths and Others in Syria

Wildly popular activities for children and older youths take place during the spring school term, summer break and Christmas holidays, including Bible studies and talks that bring many to faith in Christ. “When we see people getting baptized and giving their lives to the Lord, this is part of the achievements and beautiful things you see happening,” the ministry leader said. Local missionaries also reach the youths’ parents with the gospel, and these and other outreaches led to 17 new house churches over a six-month period. Donations of $25 or $50 are sought for such evangelism and discipleship. Pray the Lord would lead workers in their daily interactions with the unsaved.

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July 10

Help Form Strong Disciples in Peru

Praise God that 98 people recently put their faith in Christ and were baptized, many of them hearing the gospel only after local missionaries traveled over rough terrain on motorcycles amid cold weather. Among those receiving Christ was an impoverished mother whom local missionaries helped following complications in her delivery of a premature baby. Workers also advanced God’s kingdom through radio programs and on digital platforms. Local missionaries in the country need donations of $25 or $50 to proclaim Christ and disciple new believers. Pray they will be able to provide for their families amid runaway inflation.

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July 11

Send Critical Aid to the Needy in Chad

In a country with a poverty rate of 42 percent, local missionaries recently selected the most vulnerable children from 24 families and provided maize, rice and funds for school fees. Refugees from neighboring countries who had lost all possessions also received aid, with workers supplying 100-kilogram bags of millet and survival funds to 22 families. “These families were very grateful, and this gesture was a great trigger that disposes them to listen to the gospel,” the ministry leader said. Donations are sought to provide such compassionate aid to Chad’s impoverished people and refugees. Pray that more people will recover their dignity and find a path to recovery.

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July 12

Help Train Gospel Workers in China

Students at a local ministry’s Bible school obtained valuable experience when they were given the opportunity to preach at church services. The school instills deep conviction and commitment in students as they learn spiritual disciplines along with leadership skills. The spiritual discipline of intercessory prayer is emphasized; they often pray for churches, training centers and Bible schools, the unreached and their own spiritual growth. Donations are sought to train students throughout the country for church leadership and gospel proclamation. Pray the Lord would break any barriers to the students fulfilling their callings.

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July 13

Help Persecuted Christians in Southeast Asia

Many people in the region who trust in Christ for eternal life lose their families, homes and jobs as a result of their faith, and some fall prey to human trafficking rings. Opposition comes from Muslims, Hindus, communists, nature-worshiping shamans and others, and local missionaries active in evangelizing must devote energies and resources to strengthening and protecting Christians. In one area, workers obtained land for disciples kicked out of their village and encouraged them with biblical teaching to help them stand strong. Donations are sought for such aid to the persecuted. Pray for wisdom and boldness for evangelists sharing Christ amid harsh opposition.

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July 14

Help Equip Evangelists in Bangladesh

Workers with a native ministry have been bringing the gospel to people in 18 districts; in the first two months of the year, they proclaimed Christ’s salvation in 26 areas, and in one they saw five people saved and take baptism. In this way the local missionaries are giving people from 14 ethnic groups the opportunity to receive God’s grace. Knowledge of the Lord is also spreading through family prayer meetings, small group Bible studies and Sunday worship services. These and other workers rely on donations of $60 or $120 to proclaim eternal life in Christ and disciple new believers. Pray Christians facing opposition would take courage as they focus on Christ’s death and resurrection.

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July 15

Provide Workers’ Monthly Upkeep in Nigeria

Praise God that 48 pastors and other church leaders were trained and are willing to serve in areas of Islamic extremist violence and kidnappings. Workers in various regions shared the gospel and provided water wells, schools and medical services. “Your support through medical provision has helped us so much that doors have been opened to people in several ways and the gospel accepted,” the ministry leader said. “We have helped so many displaced people in many communities, without which they would have no place to go.” Workers need donations of $25 or $50 for their living expenses. Pray God’s servants would be protected from harm.

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July 16

Help Train Ministry Workers in the Middle East

A young Muslim in North Africa whose family raised him to become a mosque leader had memorized extensive koranic texts, but reading the Bible online led him to Christ. His desire to serve those in his country led him to study theology at a Middle Eastern seminary that offers courses on site or online. Today he leads his church youth group and worship team and shares the gospel widely. Former Muslims make up 41 percent of the seminary’s students, and such seminaries in the Middle East need donations to train leaders for work throughout the world. Pray students will find and excel in their callings.

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July 17

Bring Christ’s Love to Refugees in Greece

An Iraqi refugee who arrived at a local ministry’s center with her 10-year-old daughter learned the gospel from one of the leaders and put her faith in Christ and, as she was illiterate, the director gave her an audio Bible. Her Muslim husband did not object to her new faith, and in discipleship she has eagerly grown closer to the Lord. Workers providing food, baby formula, clothing and other aid to traumatized families arriving from countries of conflict have multiple opportunities to share the gospel. They need donations of $35 or $70 to provide aid, advice and other services, along with the message of eternal life. Pray the Lord will work powerfully through local missionaries.

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July 18

Spread the Message of Salvation in Nepal

The pandemic has halted open-air evangelistic events but not the gospel, which workers have continued to share with friends, relatives and neighbors and through social media. “By God’s grace, your prayers and support, God has brought 121 people into repentance and obedience to the gospel, and 95 have been baptized,” the ministry leader said. Nearly 300 people over a six-month period grew in the Lord by attending the ministry’s discipleship training, and pastors and other church leaders also benefited from training. Donations are sought for such evangelism and discipleship. Pray for more pastors and other church leaders.

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July 19

Help Plant Churches in Burundi

Local missionaries praise God for three people putting their faith in Christ. Workers welcomed them to the fellowship and prayed for their relatives, and one of the new Christians later brought his family to a worship service. A relative of the ministry director also recently received eternal life in Christ. Over a previous six-month span, local missionaries led more than 30 people to faith in Christ’s salvation and planted four churches. These and other workers in the country need donations to proclaim the Lord’s salvation and disciple those who believe. Pray the Lord will work mightily in new Christians to bring others to Him.

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July 20

Support Imperiled Missionaries in Burma

Military conflict drove a local missionary and his family to an area where they took shelter beneath a stilt house, and his ministry sent bags of rice and tarps for shelter to him and others in the region. In spite of horrific conditions, workers are distributing aid and sharing the gospel with people who see no hope. Local missionaries recently sent rice, clothing and financial help to victims in three camps for displaced persons, and in another area a worker invited people to his home on two occasions and saw 15 people trust in Christ. These and other workers are in desperate need of donations of $60 or $120 for their living expenses. Pray for peace and restored lives.

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July 21

Help Send Good News in India

As the pandemic came under control, workers sharing the gospel the first two months of the year saw 47 people put their faith in Christ and get baptized. Local missionaries reported God working in mighty ways among many people in five states. Young people shared the Good News, going out on motorbikes and bicycles to visit homes in various villages, while other workers distributed Bibles, children’s Bibles and pamphlets. Donations are sought for such gospel proclamation and discipleship. Pray for new believers to form strong bonds with mature Christians.

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July 22

Share Word of Eternal Life in Pakistan

Evangelists trekked to remote areas to hand out Bibles and share the message of Christ’s salvation with impoverished villagers, and months later they were leading studies of Scripture among those hungry to know more. “Now they are very happy to have the Word of God,” the leader of a native ministry said. “We have planted three new churches in three different villages.” Serving people despised for their caste and poverty, local missionaries saw many people experience the joy of knowing Christ and His redeeming grace. Workers rely on donations of $25 or $50 for such evangelism and discipleship. Pray God’s name will be glorified where His kingdom is taking root.

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July 23

Support Evangelistic Outreaches in Kyrgyzstan

A local missionary recently gathered a group of young people and answered their questions about Christianity, an opportunity to thoroughly explain the gospel. The native ministry’s church recently invited children and older youths for various games and activities, where they also studied Scripture, many of them for the first time. The youths attained a deep knowledge of Christ’s salvation there and at a summer camp. Workers aiming to proclaim Christ to about 1,000 people every year need donations of $25 or $50 for outreaches of evangelism and discipleship. Pray that new Christians will deepen their faith amid opposition.

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July 24

Help Cover Missionary Expenses in Turkey

Refugees from Afghanistan, Ukraine, Syria and other troubled countries have arrived in desperate need, and local missionaries praise God that your support has enabled them to provide aid. Refugees coming to Christ have formed fellowships, and at the same time workers are reaching native Turks. Local missionaries were training one young Turkish man to lead a church when he met opposition from his Muslim family, but when relatives brought him to a mosque leader for ritual return to Islam, the young man only recounted his testimony. Workers need donations of $60 or $120 for their monthly upkeep. Pray for strength and protection for new converts.

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July 25

Help Power Gospel Outreach in Mexico

Local missionaries teaching 30 youths to trust in the Lord for all things are seeing great progress, including one boy whose transformation moved his grandmother to start attending church services. As adolescents face growing threats from drug use and other harmful mischief, workers have intensified work among them. They also organized men’s and women’s meetings encouraging people to share their faith and undertook evangelistic campaigns in town squares; each month they baptized new Christians. Donations are sought for such evangelism and discipleship efforts. Pray for worker provision and protection.

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July 26

Plant and Grow Gospel Seeds in Tanzania

Leaders of a village and their relatives put their faith in Christ when they witnessed people healed of their illnesses after local missionaries prayed for them and led them to the Lord. Among those saved were two women who left their habits of drunkenness and witchcraft. Another woman who had tried to start a family with her husband for five years also received Christ, and she became pregnant after workers prayed for her. Local missionaries led 86 people to the Lord and started five churches over a period of six months. These and other workers need donations for such evangelistic outreach. Pray that new Christians will form strong bonds in fellowship.

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July 27

Help Cover Worker Costs in South Asia

Tribal people suffering from COVID-19 received oxygen tanks from local missionaries, who also provided sanitizing and protective equipment, medicines and other aid. Workers with the same ministry are involved in extensive evangelistic outreaches, with one team making their way across tough terrain to a village where four people put their faith in Christ. In spite of pandemic restrictions, workers also went in pairs to give away tracts, share the gospel and pray with people, besides holding church services online. These and other local missionaries need donations for their monthly expenses. Pray for workers’ health and protection from persecution.

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July 28

Contribute to Worker Livelihood in China

Students and staff workers at eight schools put their faith in Christ after local missionaries developed relationships with them by providing life education programs. Workers also formed bonds with students’ parents. In programs for college students, local missionaries trained them in how to manage relationships and adjust to life in the career world, creating more gospel bridges. Team members also collaborated with churches, organizations and businesses to extend Christ’s love to youths. Workers throughout the country need donations of $60 or $120 for their monthly living expenses. Pray that people would see Christ in the workers.

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July 29

Train and Equip Evangelists in Kenya

In villages so remote they are virtually hidden, local missionaries recently baptized 650 people who put their faith in Christ and planted two churches among them. In two other areas they carried out evangelistic events of four days each that resulted in supernatural healing and salvation, resulting in the planting of a church among tribal people. The native ministry also trained 45 pastors and emerging church leaders in advance of bringing the gospel to a hostile tribe. Donations are sought for these and other outreaches of evangelism and discipleship. Pray that new fellowships will be strong and united.

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July 30

Provide Aid to Refugees in Europe

A young woman who had been abused in her home country arrived at a ministry based in Europe and became involved in its women’s group, and there she had the opportunity to share about her trauma and receive healing. Local missionaries led her to Christ. Likewise, a refugee from the Middle East received counsel from a worker who shared the gospel with him; as he considered giving his life to Christ, he said the local missionaries were the first people who genuinely cared for him and his family. Donations are sought for workers to provide compassionate aid to suffering souls. Pray for refugees to recover and regain their lives.

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July 31

Help Find, Vet and Evaluate Workers

Native Christian ministry workers are on the front lines of missionary work. As those who can best relate to and share the gospel with people in their own land, they are most effective at fulfilling Christ’s command to make disciples of all nations, tongues and tribes. The Lord has blessed Christians in developed countries to be their supply line. We respect the God-given vision of each ministry we assist and support them in a spirit of humility. Please consider a donation today to help us find, vet and evaluate local missionaries. Pray for their provision and protection as they face poverty, opposition and health threats.

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