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Help Send Salvation Message in Turkey

The Lord has stirred many people to learn about Christ, with interest growing so much in three towns that the leader of a native ministry requested prayer for more workers to teach those attending church services. At the leader’s church, a young Muslim couple made a list of questions and met with him and other leaders, who gave them answers and then prayed for them.

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Equip and Encourage Evangelists in South Asia

Local missionaries are proclaiming salvation in Christ in spite of violence against them and discrimination that deprives Christians of rations and other aid. “Christians, local missionaries and pastors are being persecuted and beaten, but still they stand for God,” a ministry leader said.

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Help Persecuted Christians in Africa

Extremist violence in one country drove out residents of eight villages, including local missionaries who lost their food, clothing, motorcycles and materials. “Right now, both the missionaries and their converts are under siege,” the ministry leader said.

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Help Form New Disciples in Pakistan

Local missionaries held a prayer meeting where they encouraged church members to spread the Word of God, and soon the Lord had not only grown the congregation spiritually but increased it in number. Having shared the gospel at an area home for months, the ministry leader was overjoyed that one family member recently put her faith in Christ.

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Send Critical Aid to Refugees in Spain

Thanks to assistance from Christian Aid Mission donors, local missionaries were able to grow crops from a new hydroponics project that helped to feed children and other poor people. The native ministry has an extensive outreach to refugees from troubled countries in the Middle East and Africa, as well as from Afghanistan.

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Help Harvest Souls in Burma

Military offensives drove members of an ethnic group staunchly opposed to the gospel from their homes even before the February 2021 military coup, providing opportunities for local missionaries to minister to them. After regular visits from workers who provided aid and proclaimed the gospel, recently 10 of the displaced ethnic people put their faith in Christ.

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Equip Gospel Workers in South Asia

A woman from a family devoted to a local religion was invited to a native ministry’s church, and as she began reading the New Testament, she felt herself changing within. “One day I felt I was a sinner and prayed to Jesus, and I felt a great joy and peace which I never experienced in my life,” she said.

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Send Word of Eternal Life in Burundi

Local missionaries recently welcomed to a church service three new people of Muslim upbringing who put their faith in Christ as Lord and Savior. Prior to that workers had opportunities to share the gospel with many people, and 152 made decisions to follow Christ and receive an eternal inheritance.

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Support Children’s Education in China

Workers at a Christian pre-school serving children of local missionaries and other low-income kids provided emotional support to parents who lost work as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns, which in turn enabled their children to excel academically and spiritually. In spite of drops in income due to the pandemic’s effect on church support for workers, teachers continued to serve without complaining.

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Provide Aid to Refugees in Jordan

Meeting the urgent needs of Syrian and Iraqi refugees for food, clothing and medical care, local ministry workers specialize in helping children; they recently opened a school in a refugee camp for 20-25 students, as many children are unable to read and are not allowed to go to Jordanian schools.

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December 8, 2022
A refugee in Jordan was supporting himself and his two children by working at a restaurant after his wife left him for accepting Christ. Recently a deep sense of loss struck him as he worked, and he sought out a secluded place to pray. “He did not notice that there were cameras in the room, and he made a cross sign while praying,” the leader of a native ministry said.
December 1, 2022
The Muslim uncle of a 17-year-old girl under demonic influence was visibly irritated when local missionaries showed up at the door of their home in a refugee camp. The Muslim parents of the girl had requested they come to their home at the camp in Lebanon for Syrian refugees, but her uncle did not approve, especially as it was the Islamic month of Ramadan and the girl had already driven out a Muslim cleric who tried to help her. “The cleric had been met by the young woman’s screams and her aggressively pushing him away from the home,” said the leader of the local ministry. “As he began to leave, their daughter encouraged his quick movement from the property as she picked up stones and began throwing them his way. He left promptly and did not return nor seek out her parents.”
November 17, 2022
The wife and children of a new Christian in Indonesia still refuse to live with him, even though he has turned from his prior life of taking drugs and robbing people to support his former habit. By the time Dimas Sinurat accepted Christ, workers at the native ministry had discovered that discipling new Christians by simply scheduling times of Bible study and prayer was impractical and largely ineffective. With Sinurat and others, they have adopted an entirely new approach that is forming more committed believers.
November 10, 2022
A young man in Iraq who had left Islam to follow Christ recently began teaching school in an area where children of Islamic State (ISIS) fighters were living. Kassim Mahdi* had grown up watching ISIS militants destroy buildings and lives in his hometown, the leader of a native ministry said. “He saw many of his friends and relatives killed, and he did not believe that God sent His messengers in this way,” the leader said.
November 3, 2022
A native missionary was the only one who knew how to reach a jungle community in northern Argentina. Returning to the area to share the gospel and bring discipleship materials to a small church plant, the worker spent 10 hours making his way through thick foliage to reach the destitute tribal people. “It’s a risk,” the leader said.
October 27, 2022
A university student in Turkey often saw the cross on a native ministry’s church building while walking with her boyfriend, and a few months ago – though she was from a strict Muslim family – she suggested they check it out. Her boyfriend of three years, Ahmet Korkmaz*, saw no point in doing so. “There’s nothing in this church,” he told his girlfriend, Beyza Yavuz*.
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.
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.
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.
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