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Resourcing churches

Inspiring mission videos

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
Tears of the Saints
Promoting mission to unreached people around the world, with a particular focus on Asia - 6mins 33secs
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
Dried Up, Drowned out
Looking at the impact of changing climate on the lives of people in East Africa - 5mins 30secs

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.

Latest prayer points

China
The cost of being a Christian student in China: Across China the enforcement of religious regulations is having more and more impact. Education is a major target. School students and their parents are being told that religion will harm their education. University students are being given questionnaires which ask about religious activity, and Christians are told their graduation may be at risk. Some recent graduates have had job offers taken back once the applicant has indicated that they are a Christian. Pray that these young Christians will be willing to trust God in these circumstances. Pray they will have peace and be able to witness to God’s provision and protection. Ask that Christian teachers will know how to continue teaching yet also be faithful to their beliefs.
Indonesia
Christian radio station provides practical help: In September 2018, a devastating earthquake and tsunami shook the coast of Palu in Central Sulawesi, resulting in over 4,000 deaths. Thousands lost their homes. Since then the rebuilding has been taking place and one Christian radio station in Palu has been reaching out to the local community, providing food packs and installing ten new clean water wells. The station has also been distributing solar-powered radios to provide information, comfort, healing and hope through its broadcasts. Pray that this witness will impact many as the community rebuilds.
Myanmar
'Rice Intensification' to improve rice yields: In Eastern Shan, Myanmar, many people diagnosed with leprosy are forced to live hand to mouth surviving on subsistence farming. Praise God for the success of the new system of ‘Rice Intensification’, a method to improve rice yields. Pray that many people will benefit from this training and for the success of other income generating crops such as rubber and star beans. Pray too for the success of ‘Lunch for Leprosy’, a fundraising opportunity for supporters to share food together, raising funds to help people affected by leprosy.  
Taiwan
Falling birthrate affects university admissions: St John’s University in Taiwan faces an increasingly difficult time due to falling admissions as the birth rate has long been declining steadily. As numbers continue to drop, the university tries hard to reassess, reinvent, revive and transform itself in order to stay financially viable. Pray for the new bishop of Taiwan, Rev Dr Lennon Yuan-Rung Chang, as he works with the trustees and the university to find a way forward.