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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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August 4, 2022
In a country in the Middle East, a young Muslim man recently passed by a local ministry’s church site and picked up a New Testament from the stack outside. “He took it home, secretly read from it and hid it, because he feared what his family might do to him,” the ministry leader said. The 22-year-old Muslim had no idea his older brother was also secretly exploring Christianity.
July 28, 2022
A young mother in Africa had gone to a series of traditional healers, each with their fetishes and incantations to tribal gods, in a desperate quest to heal her son. He was 3 years old and had never been able to walk. She heard about a meeting at a nearby community where villagers studied the Bible. In her sub-Saharan country unidentified due to local opposition to the gospel, both the healing and the deaths of children recently moved parents to seek Christ.
July 21, 2022
Heba was rescued before she could end her life, condemning the 32-year-old mother in northern Africa to continue in a misery whose sources she did not fully understand. An affair with a younger man blunted the pain at times but soon compounded it, further toxifying problems with her husband. “I was living a miserable life filled with sadness, failure and problems,” she said.
July 14, 2022
An 11-year-old boy in Mexico had trouble socializing, and his father was addicted to drugs, so local missionaries seeking to help him had persuaded his mother to let him live at their educational center living quarters. Workers noticed some alarming drawings in his notebook. The sketches made it clear the boy was suicidal.
July 7, 2022
A refugee from Syria told local missionaries in Iraq that he had dreamt of a group of Christians visiting his house and telling him pleasant things that he could not now recall. He said he was a Muslim officer in the Syrian army who had fled when enemy soldiers occupied his home. “I remember when I woke up, I had a wonderful peace and joy that I had never experienced before,” he told them. “Can you visit us at home?”
June 30, 2022
A Syrian widow with several children had endured affliction before and after arriving as a refugee in Jordan. Islamic State (ISIS) invaders in Syria had seized her oldest son and, fearing they might take her other children, she and her husband had fled in 2013. Some of her children were able to help her husband in odd jobs he might find on the streets – until he was diagnosed with cancer.
June 23, 2022
A series of murders of children and young women prompted a three-day prayer event in a town in western Kenya. Church members and community leaders were praying for safety when a young man burst in and confessed to raping and killing six young women. The local missionaries and other leaders prayed for deliverance and salvation as the man’s anguished cries drew more people to the meeting tent – including some bent on lynching him and burning his body.
June 16, 2022
Accompanied by police and soldiers, a district official in Laos told Christians in a tribal village that those who refused to renounce Christ would be imprisoned. He was angry that they had refused to heed a prior warning to quit worshiping Christ. “Christianity is a western religion – it cannot be practiced in our country,” he told them. “I will give you one more chance to renounce Christ. If anyone still wants to believe in God, then just raise your hand.”
June 9, 2022
A shaman in Indonesia had quit his life as a robber and drug seller five years ago, but he still had no peace. Deeply troubled, he invited a worker and others from the ministry to his house to talk with him and his family about Christ. When the local missionaries showed up, they found 40 people at the house.
June 2, 2022
A young man in Iraq, Sami, and his father were descended from multiple generations of historic Christians, but during occupation by Islamist militants they had been forcibly converted to Islam. Such converts have trouble showing loyalty to a new caliphate, often refusing to join the fight to establish and expand it. Both men were subjected to torture; Sami told native missionaries in Europe that his father died trying to save him from the militants.
May 26, 2022
Amid conditions that seem to grow more apocalyptic every day, local missionaries in Latin America need either super-human stamina or otherworldly faith. A worker in Bolivia needed true grit to continue reaching out to a young man whose drunken rages had driven his family away. “Every time Pablo got drunk, he went home and hit his wife and children,” the leader of the native ministry said.
May 19, 2022
Local missionaries in Europe are counseling and praying with refugees from Ukraine traumatized by the invasion of their homeland. Besides needing food and other aid, many refugees have suffered the shocks of bombing and artillery fire since Russia invaded in late February. “Pray for their mothers and grandmothers who suffer because they have lost their loved ones, or have their children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters or fathers in the war,” the leader of a local ministry said.
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