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Resourcing churches

Inspiring mission videos

Tears of the Saints
Promoting mission to unreached people around the world, with a particular focus on Asia - 6mins 33secs
Dried Up, Drowned out
Looking at the impact of changing climate on the lives of people in East Africa - 5mins 30secs
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
Secret Children
Highlighting the plight of children in countries where Christians are persecuted - 5mins 56secs
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

Recent articles

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
Kyoto, Japan - Photo by Cooper Smith
It’s not an uncommon perception that missionaries no longer need to be sent from here (the United Kingdom) to there (the rest of the world). Eddie Arthur explores some of the questions and myths that surround this perception.
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.

Latest prayer points

Indonesia
God's hope to survivors of natural disasters: Indonesia has recently suffered a series of natural disasters, including a major tsunami. This impacted the lives and livelihoods of over 500 people on the islands of Java and Sumatra, leaving communities devastated. Global Christian charity, Lifewords is currently resourcing pastors and volunteers with Bible booklets, as they bring God’s hope, healing, and comfort to survivors. Please pray for people in Indonesia who are experiencing hopelessness in the face of crisis. Pray that with the help of organisations and partnerships, these broken communities may receive the support they need to help rebuild their lives, homes and hearts. Pray too for the protection of Christians who are serving in the midst of chaos and trauma.
Cambodia
Love Phnom Penh Festival: In November 2019, the Cambodian churches are holding an evangelistic crusade which they are calling the 'Love Phnom Penh Festival'. Franklin Graham, President and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will speak at large-scale meetings on three days. Please pray for the organisers; for permission to use the city’s stadium for the event; for Franklin Graham and his interpreter; for people to come, hear the gospel and be saved; and for Cambodian Christians to pray, prepare and invite friends.
Myanmar
Christian radio programmes in remote communities: One radio listener in Myanmar wrote, “I am now in a very remote area. In my village, we do not have a pastor, evangelist or any Christian worker. One day, when I tuned the radio, I heard a radio programme broadcast in my native language and was so excited to be listening to the programme. From that time onward, thankfully I am very blessed by the Word of God. This is the only programme I am now relying on for my spiritual and physical growth. Not only me, I invite villagers to come to my house and listen to the radio programme. Thank God for this opportunity.” Pray for the impact of Christian radio programmes in remote communities throughout Myanmar. Pray that God would transform lives.
Japan
Expatriate Japanese churches: Praise God that Japanese Christians are setting up churches outside Japan in order to serve expatriate Japanese. Pray that these churches will be a refuge for those struggling with certain aspects of living overseas. Praise God that the strong sense of community that Japanese people have is present in these churches and ask that unbelievers would be led to Jesus through this fellowship. Pray for these churches to be equipped to prepare new Japanese Christians for their return to Japan, as their new-found faith may give rise to friction, due to the many cultural and social barriers they are likely to encounter on returning home. Pray also for strong networks between overseas Japanese churches and gospel-centred churches back in Japan.