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Resourcing churches for world mission
Global Connections is a growing network of over 300 UK churches and agencies with a passion for mission. Drawing on this wealth of experience, together we seek to inspire churches to be engaged in mission both in the UK and overseas. Whatever you are looking for - inspiring articles, good practice guidelines, prayer information - you will find a wealth of material and links to others.
Sex work in India: Kavita is a lady wrapped in a colourful Sari but who speaks little and rarely looks anyone in the face. How did a girl from Bangladesh wind up in Mumbai, making a living from sex work? It wasn’t her intention, this wasn’t how her life was meant to work out. But the aunts she trusted sold her and people she didn’t know trafficked her. So now she’s here in a seedy slum with just one way to survive. Aesha believes in these women, that they can have a different life, that they can have a ‘hope and a future’ (Jeremiah 29:11). She and her colleagues work hard to build the women’s confidence and skills so that they can find alternative work. Pray for her organisation Sahaara, that they will lead many women to freedom in Christ.
(Tearfund - May 2016)
Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore
Faith through football: Football projects are helping teens build self-confidence, self-worth, a sense of belonging and connecting them with godly role models in certain areas of Southeast Asia. Pray for one football project that is coming alongside heavily drug-affected communities. Pray for opportunities for Christian workers to share the Good News with coaches and families involved.
(OMF International UK - May 2016)
Persian New Year: During the recent Persian New Year (Norouz) outreach in a country near Iran, an Iranian family was given New Testaments by a team of street evangelists. The family excitedly declared that they had been searching for the Scriptures inside Iran for a long time without success. Following a deep conversation, the whole family gave their lives to Christ right there on the street. They have returned home to Iran, taking the gospel with them. Pray for new believers to be discipled and connected to a house church in Iran.
(Elam Ministries - May 2016)
Basque people to Jesus: The Basque region stretches through northern Spain, across the Pyrenees and into France. They have a highly distinctive culture and language. Despite a tradition of Catholicism, Basques are often antagonistic towards the church. Pray for a Spirit-inspired breakthrough among the Basques, that Jesus might be encountered in a powerful new way. Pray that Basque worship songs written by local believers will draw Basque people to Jesus.
(WEC International - May 2016)