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Inspiring mission videos

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
Prayercast
A series of short videos to help pray for different countries around the world
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
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

Recent articles

Helpful information mission agencies need to know about coronavirus
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
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

Papua New Guinea
Accusations of sorcery : Accusations of sorcery are a constant community problem in many remote areas of Papua New Guinea (PNG). An article in PNG’s The National Newspaper states, ‘the United Nations has estimated that there are 200 killings of “witches” in PNG annually, while local activists estimate up to 50,000 people have been chased from their homes due to sorcery accusations.’ Pray that this practice will cease and those involved can find peace in the truth of Jesus Christ.
Thailand
Encouraging results from Christmas outreaches: An OMF worker in Central Thailand gives an update on the success of Christmas outreaches: “Mrs Oh is the only Christian in her village, but she again got permission to organise a Christmas celebration. Praise God that almost 100 people came, double that of 2018! Please pray for Mrs Oh as she continues to share the gospel in Nong Khaem village. At a Christmas service at Ban Phet Church on 22nd December one lady was touched by the Christmas message and testimony of an ex-prisoner who came to know Jesus while in jail. We visited her on 26th December and she decided to receive Jesus as her Saviour. Praise God! Please pray for her as she starts out following Jesus and for the church as they disciple her.”  
Timor-Leste
Domestic violence against women: Timor-Leste has one of the highest rates of violence against women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region. During their lifetime, nearly 60% of ever-been-partnered women will have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from their intimate partner. Among all women aged 15 to 49, 14% have been raped by someone other than an intimate partner in their lifetime, and 10% in the past 12 months. Please pray for those affected, particularly for women scared to leave their partners due to fear and stigmatisation. Pray also for organisations like The Asia Foundation and the Australian Embassy who are working to raise awareness of this plight on Timorese girls and women.
China
Coronavirus in Wuhan: China has had a very challenging start to this year. The coronavirus has led to quarantine, isolation, fear and confusion. As one pastor from Wuhan shared publicly: “we should pray for peace”. Please pray for peace for families separated, for individuals isolated, for children afraid of what might happen, for parents afraid that there is no income and no business to run. Pray for the churches to find ways to encourage each other and to reach out to friends and neighbours. Pray that the Christians’ display of peace will be an encouragement and a way of drawing others to Jesus. Pray that fear and uncertainty will lead to peace found in Jesus.