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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
North Korean testimony
An 18 year old Christian from North Korea sharing her testimony at the Lausanne Congress at Cape Town in 2010 - 8mins 41secs
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
Lost
Unapproachable, untouched, untouchable, disconnected. These are all words and descriptions given for yet another word: Unreached - 5mins 22secs
Prayercast
A series of short videos to help pray for different countries around the world

Recent articles

Global Connections' CEO John Baxter-Brown reflects on his first year at GC
Hon Khoi salt fields in Vietnam - Photo by Quangpraha
As you read the opportunities in this publication, you may well be asking yourself, “Will it be worth it?” But let’s ask the question from another angle. Let’s start with the cross of Christ and ask of that, what is that worth?
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

Latest prayer points

Greece
Christ's light shines in a dark place: Pray for an overcrowded, well-publicised, refugee camp on a Greek island. Pray for the people who have either escaped war, people smuggling or severe, economic hardship. Many face unbearable living conditions and are sleeping either in makeshift tents or out in the elements. Pray especially for God’s protection over the young and vulnerable. Yet, despite the shadows of darkness, Jesus, the true light, is at work in the hearts of men, women, and children. Pray for the Syrian, Iranian, Afghan and Iraqi group that meet three times a week to journey through Al Massira. Many are entering into a real and living relationship with the Messiah in these days.
Germany
Student revival for Christ in universities: More than 3,000 students, graduates and staff met in Germany for the IFES Europe student evangelism conference, Revive, in December 2019. Delegates came from 38 European countries as well as Africa, Asia, and closed countries. It began with a dream of seeing a generation come together from every corner of Europe to pursue revival in the university world and beyond. More than 20 other Christian student ministries in Europe partnered with IFES Europe in dreaming, planning and praying. Please pray for revival and for the young people inspired by the event to seek opportunities to share Christ with their friends.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hope for Muslim converts to Christianity: There are approximately two million Muslims in Bosnia; just over half of the population. Outreach by Christian workers in the past led to some Muslims following Christ and forming local fellowships, but they have recently suffered from strong persecution and many have returned to their Islamic faith. There are now believed to be only about 100 Muslim-background believers. However, there is a growing sense of hope and expectation among church leaders and long-term workers. Pray for more workers to go and be ready for the harvest that God is preparing. Pray for church leaders to find strength and encouragement as they work together with a fresh vision for reaching their Muslim neighbours. Pray for the few local believers to be strengthened in their faith and for their fellow Muslims to be more open to the gospel.
Kosovo
Spiritual growth and bold proclamation to reach Muslims: Although Kosovo gained independence from Serbia in 2008, after a decade of negotiation and brutal ethnic conflict, its independence is not universally recognised. Over half of Kosovo’s inhabitants live in poverty with nearly three quarters unemployed. Eighty percent of the population is Muslim, largely ethnic Albanian. Many are nominal Muslims, but extremism is increasing, as is opposition to Christianity. Nonetheless, there are a growing number of Christian believers, especially among younger people; pray that these would become mature Christians who lay aside ethnic differences and strive for reconciliation and healing in Kosovo. Pray for continued freedom to evangelise among the Muslim population. Pray for Jesus’ peace to heal hatred between ethnic Serbs and Albanians. Pray for spiritual growth and bold proclamation among the small group of committed Christians.