A Muslim couple from another country watched a local missionary’s sermons on the internet, and after discussion with him on social media, they decided to accept Christ. Pressure from friends and relatives kept them from seeking out the scant options for fellowship in their area, but the couple and another relative have been baptized and are connecting in spirit to the worker’s church online. In another town, a local retiree put his faith in Christ a year after taking one of the New Testaments workers had handed out. Sharing the gospel in homes, prisons, on the street and online, local missionaries need donations for the means to cultivate such disciples. Pray for more divine connections.
Local missionaries spreading the gospel ran into a man who said he had assassinated officials of various parties for political reasons, and that he had never heard of repentance as the workers preached it. Pledging to stop killing people, he repented and confessed faith in Christ as Lord and Savior, along with the rest of his family. Workers visited homes, preached in public places to small crowds and showed the Jesus Film as they established prayer cells that became churches. Donations of $25 or $50 are sought for such outreaches, worker training and discipleship efforts. Workers request prayer to establish new ministries to further serve and bless communities.
In cities as well as jungle areas where drug cartels and witchcraft rule, local missionaries visited homes with the gospel while also reaching out through social media. In one jungle area, a shaman became gaunt with illness that his rituals could not heal. A local missionary led him to faith in Christ, the Lord answered prayer for healing, and the tribal leader now shares with many others about the one true God. Workers who recently planted a church, shared the gospel in tribal people’s native languages and provided food, clothes, shoes and Bibles to the poor need donations of $60 for their monthly upkeep. Pray the Lord would protect them spiritually and physically.
Small teams of local missionaries took appropriate cautionary measures amid the pandemic as they recently visited three villages bearing the Good News. About 30 people from those villages attended a special worship service, and seven of them put their faith in Christ; workers planned to start a new church among their seven families. Amid pandemic lockdowns in other areas, local missionaries divided discipleship training sessions into smaller groups that deepened disciples’ faith. Donations are sought for such outreach and cultivation of mature disciples. Workers request prayer for the Lord’s wisdom in how to bring Christ to the unreached amid the pandemic.
Ethnic Manobo in a remote area recently heard the gospel for the first time when local missionaries established a base among them, and many of the tribal people committed their lives to Christ. Workers visiting homes elsewhere found people suffering from the coronavirus pandemic were unusually receptive to the gospel. At the same time in an urban mission field, 11 people who recently put their faith in Christ were baptized. Donations are sought for the training and other tools necessary for such church-planting efforts. Pray that the faith of new believers will deepen in the grace and peace of Christ.
Local missionaries have begun using text messages and social media along with their evangelistic meetings as the country that is less than 1 percent evangelical adjusts to COVID-19 restrictions. People are hearing the gospel over coffees, lunches and dinners, while others are attending meetings where workers teach the New Testament. One woman who has refused to listen to the gospel for many years recently showed great interest and desire to know Christ, and local missionaries have begun a study of the Gospel of John with her. Donations are sought in order to carry out such evangelism and discipleship efforts. Workers request prayer for the Lord to guide them to fulfill their ministries.
In three villages where three churches have been planted among once unreached ethnic groups, local missionaries are discipling new believers while continuing to share Christ with people who do not know Him. Through prayer and counseling, a ministry leader helped a new Christian learn how to resolve a conflict by encouraging her to clothe herself with humility, one of many breakthroughs among workers who help believers achieve spiritual maturity. They also cultivate disciples in online chat groups. Evangelists throughout the country need monthly donations of $60 to carry out such discipleship and gospel proclamation. Pray that unified churches will be strong witnesses to their communities.
A 26-year-old alcoholic hated Christians and beat his Christian wife if she attended worship. After a series of episodes in which he inexplicably lost consciousness, however, he began attending a local ministry’s church services, where he felt God’s love flow toward him through church members in spite of his hostility. As he came to know Christ, his black-outs stopped, and he received the Lord’s salvation. Local missionaries throughout the country saw another 118 people repent and receive eternal life. They need donations of $25 or $50 to reach more people and disciple them to maturity. Pray for wisdom as workers share Christ amid religious hostilities and pandemic risks.
A witchdoctor confessed to the pastor of a church planted by native missionaries that he had killed several children through occult members under his command. After repenting and putting his faith in Christ, the witchdoctor invited pastors to his home who prayed for him and his family, and the whole family received Christ’s salvation and were baptized. Their testimony led to gospel breakthroughs throughout the village. Workers elsewhere recently visited homes and planted six house churches. These and other local missionaries need donations in order to proclaim Christ and help disciples grow in grace. Pray for the safety of workers amid COVID-19 and other health risks.
Families displaced after attacks by foreign forces last year were grateful when local missionaries provided food, clothes and Christian literature to 150 families, and workers also visited other needy families with aid and Bibles. A Christmas outreach provided 650 gifts to impoverished children, and workers are helping more than 90 poor families with coronavirus-related medical costs, utility bills, clothing and food. They seek donations of $35 or $70 in order to provide such compassionate aid to the needy. Local missionaries request prayer for peace in the country and encouragement and safe travel for workers.
Impoverished children have hope for better lives as local missionaries provide them education, nutrition and a loving environment at a residential care center. Rescued from various dangers, the children’s lives are transformed by an array of opportunities, from computer training to personal counseling to learning to love the Lord. Likewise, other native workers provide single mothers shelter, food and skills training, as well as education for their children. Local missionaries need donations to provide these and other community service programs in Christ’s name. Pray the Holy Spirit would infuse all workers’ efforts to serve the poor.
Many people infected with COVID-19 have sought the Lord amid their suffering, and local missionaries have guided them to Christ. Workers shared the gospel in home visits, special church meetings and aid distributions, among other ways, and 12 families recently accepted Christ as Lord and Savior. In addition, a program to teach the Bible to children led to 64 of them putting their faith in Christ. Many church meetings were held online due to the pandemic, and workers trained family heads to lead small services for those without internet access. Donations are sought for such evangelism and discipleship efforts. Pray the Lord would bring spiritual and physical healing to many suffering people.
A 40-year-old woman long addicted to drugs received a visit from a local missionary and, sensing something different in her, opened her heart to Christian literature and further visits. She put her faith in Christ, left behind the drugs and witchcraft she had practiced and continues to dive deep into Bible study. The local ministry’s church provides extensive Bible training to all members, and its training of evangelists is video-recorded and is available online to the congregation. Donations of $25 or $50 are sought for the tools and training to proclaim the gospel and nurture deep faith in those who receive Christ. Pray that sweet fellowship will continue in spite of pandemic restrictions.
A local missionary visited a village whose inhabitants refused to listen to the gospel, and then he asked them if they knew the gods they were worshipping. They replied that they did not and were amazed to hear in their native language about the life, death and resurrection of Christ. After the worker visited them four more times, they received Christ as Lord and Savior and were baptized. Local missionaries recently shared the gospel in 60 other villages, and 65 people were baptized. Workers need donations for the tools and means to undertake such evangelism and follow-up. They request prayer for provision as the pandemic paralyzes the economy.
Four people who put their faith in Christ a few years ago at first saw church attendance only as a means for relaxation and moral lessons, but a local missionary showed them the deeper biblical truth of putting the kingdom first amid adversity. After churches were allowed to re-open, the four new Christians were baptized. Another worker recently had the opportunity to share the gospel with an elderly man who had long rejected it, and the man confessed his sins and received Christ two weeks before he died. Local missionaries need donations in order to proclaim Christ and form mature disciples throughout the country. Pray the Lord would clear the way for new fellowships to form.
In an area where Islam is mixed with occult practices, a local missionary and his family recently won the favor of traditional authorities who allowed them to start a church where 10 to 12 Christians now worship. This fellowship helped open the way for a new church in a neighboring village. In another area, three tribal people who received medical care from a local missionary couple put their faith in Christ and established a place where they would gather to worship. Local workers proclaiming Christ by their testimonies, the Jesus Film and other means need donations of $60 or $120 to share the gospel and follow up with new disciples. They request prayer for protection.
The leader of a local ministry’s refugee center met a woman who fled her country because her husband had tried to kill her and her daughter. A few days after hearing the worker speak of Christ’s love, she and her daughter put their faith in Him, became ardent evangelists and now have one of the most fruitful house churches in the area. Local missionaries share Christ one-on-one and through online channels, with much discipling taking place through Zoom and text messaging. Workers need donations of $25 or $50 for the tools and training to share Christ and disciple new believers. Pray for workers’ protection from COVID-19, from religious opposition and from organized crime.
There were no Christians among an unreached ethnic group of 10,000 people until the leader of a mosque recently put his faith in Christ and was baptized; local missionaries who led him to the Lord had been praying for him for 15 years. Workers in another area have started a small group of villagers interested to learn about Christ, and in another area 23 people were recently baptized. A high school teacher of Hinduism also came to Christ after local missionaries discussed the Bible with him. Workers need donations of $25 or $50 for the tools and training to carry out such evangelism and discipleship. They request prayer for God’s continued blessing and guidance.
Women who have been abandoned or widowed have been hard-hit by the pandemic, so their children have also suffered. Local missionaries are providing food, clothing and medical care to poor women and children, as well as psychological counseling that presents the hope of Christ. Among many abused women finding aid and love from Christian workers is a widow who receives assistance for her children’s school fees. Workers providing physical, financial and spiritual help need donations of $35 or $70 in order to show Christ’s love to people suffering pain on many levels. Workers request prayer for funds to pay off debts incurred to help the poor and to expand outreach.
Dying from COVID-19, a man who had long womanized and neglected his family requested prayer from a local missionary whose preaching he had long rejected. He put his faith in Christ and was miraculously healed, and now he holds family worship in his home and testifies to co-workers and relatives. Local missionaries recently visited five communities, resulting in four Quechua families receiving Christ. Where worship services are still prohibited due to the pandemic, workers place megaphones on church building roofs to proclaim the gospel. They need donations for the tools to undertake such evangelism and discipleship. Pray for local missionaries’ safety and health.
A villager went to a major city for treatment of cancer of the mouth that spread to his throat, but the cancer remained. He met a local missionary in the area who prayed for him continuously, and the next test showed no cancer; doctors were so surprised that they repeated the test to ensure there was no error. Soon after, the healed man and his family put their faith in Christ. In another area previously unreached, local missionaries led 25 people to the Lord. Workers need donations of $60 or $120 to form and strengthen such disciples. They request prayer that God will make clearer His will for their lives and ministry, and that He will protect them and provide for their needs.
Native missionaries who provided medical care and supplies found people eager to listen to the gospel; a local chief who received medical treatment opened the way for workers to proclaim Christ. In another area, delivery of Bibles inspired greater church attendance and built a way for more people to put their faith in Christ. Discipleship centers have helped prepare new Christians to take leadership roles through group training and one-on-one interaction. Local missionaries undertaking these and other evangelistic outreaches need donations of $32 or $64 for the Bibles and other tools to form disciples. Pray that workers will be comforted and strengthened amid many dangers.
In spite of pandemic lockdowns, local missionaries went to several villages and shared the gospel with 1,500 people. The workers began regular visits and prayer meetings, and as God’s Word changed people’s hearts, 150 people put their faith in Christ. The new Christians are now meeting in five churches in five villages where about 300 people are worshipping regularly. Workers need donations for the Bibles, training and other tools to reach and disciple more souls. They request prayer for the Lord’s protection and provision.
A man’s drug addiction was so strong that he was pursuing a fix while his wife was giving birth. His relatives later brought him to a local ministry’s rehabilitation center, and after 18 months, he was not only clean but put his trust in Christ. His family saw the transformation in him as he became loving and responsible. The ministry is serving 12 residents in the 18-month program for recovering substance abusers. Donations are sought to cover the living allowances of six full-time workers. Pray the Lord would be glorified as the lives of addicts, and those of their loved ones, are recovered and freed from the devastating effects of addiction.
Local missionaries have seen their responsibilities increase in the wake of economic collapse and last year’s Beirut port explosion; among other needs, frightened children of displaced families swelled the numbers involved in a program for kids. Amid the needs, workers established seven new house groups. One worker delivered food packages to a refugee father in tears as he was unable to feed his family; the man said the aid was an answer to prayer and prayed to receive Christ. Local missionaries need monthly donations of $60 for their monthly upkeep so they can focus on providing aid and hope in Christ. Pray for resources to re-hire staff members laid-off due to economic disaster.
A woman who suffered a form of insanity for six months was healed after prayer by local missionaries, and then she and her whole family put their faith in Christ. Another woman who was depressed and anxious for 25 years also trusted in Christ and received healing. In the face of coronavirus lockdowns, two or three families come together for worship, and many also pray for each other over the phone. Among other outreaches, local missionaries screened gospel films in 49 places and proclaimed Christ in 881 new villages over a six-month stretch. They need donations in order to continue building Christ’s kingdom. Pray the Lord would show them more ways to be salt and light.
Villagers in remote areas will not allow even Lao people to visit without some reason, and local missionaries know how to gain creative access to these villages. Many people come to Christ through the power of healing, as they see workers pray for family members who are then cured of serious illnesses. Local missionaries recently planted 39 churches as 1,852 people put their faith in Christ. Workers seek donations in order to share the gospel and follow up with those who believe. They request prayer for persecuted Christians and for wisdom in the face of unchecked opposition from village leaders.
Amid economic ruin and military conflict, local missionaries find many Syrians are displaced within their own country. While providing aid, workers have innumerable opportunities to proclaim Christ and disciple those who receive Him; new house groups continue to form as people daily turn to Christ. Each week local missionaries invite 12 families to a luncheon to get to know them better, provide a program for their children and tell them the Good News. Other doors for service have opened that have presented more gospel opportunities. Donations are sought for the tools to proclaim Christ and disciple those who receive Him. Pray for recovery of staff reduced due to skyrocketing inflation.
A young woman known in one area for her wayward ways brought great testimony to the community when local missionaries led her to receive Christ, and she became a committed and active church member. An evangelistic outreach in another area resulted in the conversion of another person once known for reckless ways, a young man who is now a drummer at worship services. Workers need donations for these and other efforts of evangelism and discipleship. They request prayer for the ability to send more workers in order to reap greater spiritual harvests.
In one of five villages where new house churches have been established, a villager’s son had long been sick. After taking him to a witchdoctor without results, he heard about the healing ministry of a local missionary and took his son to the church the worker led, where the boy was healed after prayer. The father and his entire family put their faith in Christ and have opened their home for worship. Such local missionaries, who have continued holding evangelistic events and fellowshipping online where necessary, need donations in order to form more disciples. Pray for God’s wisdom in sharing Christ and finding ways to sustain themselves.
The gospel presented in an unreached person’s native language by a fellow countryman lowers the barrier attached to it as a “foreign religion.” Local missionaries know the heart language of those whose hearts they are reaching with the Good News of eternal life in Christ. Working in areas of poverty with modest living expenses, they also incur no costs for language training or relocation. All they need is a financial boost so they can follow Christ’s call on their lives. Please consider a donation to help Christian Aid Mission find, evaluate and support them, and pray they will be released to finish the task of making disciples among every tribe and tongue.