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Resourcing churches

Inspiring mission videos

This is Our Story: The Philippines
A small group of churches in the Philippines is determined to be part of the Great Commission; whatever it takes - 5mins 45secs
Lost
Unapproachable, untouched, untouchable, disconnected. These are all words and descriptions given for yet another word: Unreached - 5mins 22secs
This is Our Story: El Salvador
Members of a church in El Salvador share how the church has become practically involved in mission - 5mins 28secs
Prayercast
A series of short videos to help pray for different countries around the world
Secret Children
Highlighting the plight of children in countries where Christians are persecuted - 5mins 56secs

Recent articles

A Wind in the House of Islam
This book explores the stories of more than 1,000 Muslim-background followers of Jesus Christ. Join Dr. Garrison in this amazing journey of discovery, tracing the work of the Holy Spirit as it blows through the House of Islam.
A Wind in the House of Islam
A Review Article of A Wind in the House of Islam: How God is Drawing Muslims around the World to Faith in Jesus Christ, by David Garrison
The NEW annual Hindu World Prayer Focus is calling Christians and churches worldwide to take 15 days to learn about and pray for our world’s over one billion Hindu friends.
Hannah James reflects on a life-changing year in Kolkata with BMS
The 2013-14 student team reflect on their year at Riverside Performing Arts

Latest prayer points

Pakistan
2 Million Slaves in Pakistan: There are 3 million slaves in Pakistan, vast numbers of these are trapped in bonded slavery in brick kilns or agriculture. Many people in the rural areas of Pakistan are living in severe poverty. Brick kiln owners and landowners take advantage of them by offering high-interest loans and trapping them into bonded labour. False contracts and forged accounting by the owners can leave families working in the kiln for decades, unaware of the fact that they have repaid their original loan many times over. Pray for deliverance for those trapped in slavery in Pakistan, that they can find freedom and hope for a better future.
China
China is Urbanising Rapidly: China is urbanising rapidly. With 40,000 people moving to the cities daily it’s estimated that by 2030 1 billion people will be living in China’s cities. This is what we call the ‘urban billion’. It is made up of people from every level of Chinese society, from political leaders to migrants from rural areas. Pray that many of the ‘urban billion’ would find life to the full. Pray too for Christian professionals, who often have to work on Sundays, making it difficult to get to church let alone invite friends along. Pray that God will protect their faith, and ask that he might use them in an amazing way to access those whom the church would otherwise struggle to reach.
Serving Impoverished Muslim Communities
Serving Impoverished Muslim Communities: There are many urban poor in Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia and Malaysia. A seasoned Frontiers leader and advocate for the poor estimates that Muslims represent almost a quarter of the world’s urban poor. “The numbers of Muslims living in poverty are growing rapidly,” he says. Frontiers teams serving impoverished Muslim communities are finding great openness to Jesus Christ but more faithful workers are needed to go to the poorest and most vulnerable populations of Muslims. Pray for more workers to go to the urban poor in Southeast Asia. Pray for those working among the poor to have endurance and grace from God to live in difficult situations alongside those they are there to reach.
Pakistan
Blasphemy laws in Pakistan: Christians continue to suffer injustice under the blasphemy laws in Pakistan, where simply an accusation of blasphemy against Islam, the Qur'an or Islam’s prophet Muhammad can lead to attacks or imprisonment. One of those behind bars is Christian Zafar Bhatti, who was sentenced to life imprisonment after being accused of sending blasphemous text messages from his mobile phone. He says there have been several attempts on his life in jail, including a near-fatal poisoning in 2013. Pray that his appeal will be successful and that other Christians falsely accused will also receive justice.