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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: Slovakia to Thailand
The story of Eva, a Slovakian missionary to Thailand, where she helps to support Bible translation work - 5mins 32secs
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
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

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
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
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.
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

Wisdom and protection for Chinese students: March is when China's population settle back to "normal life" after the Chinese New Year. Last year at this time saw an increase in persecution and surveillance. What is the "new normal"? We have heard of students who have been advised that continuing as Christians could jeopardise their degree result, which would be a serious repercussion. Education is highly regarded in China. Should Christian students keep quiet about their faith? Should they be open and trust that God will protect them? Please pray for wisdom and protection for these students. How can they meet together for fellowship, Bible study and prayer? Pray that they will know God's leading and guiding. (Chinese Church Support Ministries)  
Freedom from opium addiction
Freedom from opium addiction: In a country in mainland Southeast Asia, growing opium is a major problem for the Yam* community. One young man said, ‘I’m addicted to opium. I don’t like God. That’s why I don’t go to church anymore.’ But lives are been changed through the sharing of Bible stories in several languages throughout this country. Pray for freedom from addiction for these individuals and freedom for their community. Pray that they will see the church as a place where they can meet with a loving and healing God and that God would provide alternative crops, like coffee, for them to grow. *name changed for security reasons  
God's supernatural power against magic: There are currently 16 million people in Cambodia. Close to 2% of the population are Muslims with most of those being Sunni Muslims. One group of people are the Cham or Khmer Islam. These are people that have remained within their own communities with little of the gospel reaching their villages. The Cham believe in the power of magic and sorcery, and they attach great importance to magical practices in order to avoid sickness or violent death. They believe in many supernatural powers, so we need to pray that God would encounter them with His supernatural power. Cambodia Action has a number of associates that are trying to work with the Cham, looking for opportunities to share the love of God. Pray for an effective door of witness among the Cham, that Jesus will become known to them.
Churches closed in China: Pray for Chinese families who cannot attend their church as it has been closed. Pray also for families who face the ban on any "under 18 year old" entering a church. Pray that they can teach their own children, be able to pray and worship together and that young people across China will have a renewed curiosity and hunger for what the government is trying to deny them. Pray also for teachers in some areas who are being "encouraged" to have no religious affiliation, as a sign of being a good teacher.