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Resourcing churches

Inspiring mission videos

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

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
Child suicides: Christians in Indonesia are feeling more vulnerable after a family with children carried out suicide bomb attacks on three churches in Surabaya city in May. A woman is believed to have blown up herself and two daughters in an attack on one church. Within minutes, her husband had driven his car into another, while their teenage sons on a motorbike detonated a bomb outside a third. The youngest of the children was nine. At least 13 people died and more than 40 others were wounded. Please pray for all those affected by the attacks, which were timed to coincide with Sunday services. The next day, a family of five, including an eight-year-old child, carried out a bomb attack on a police station in Surabaya, killing at least four. (Release International - July 2018)
Papua New Guinea
Rebuilding: In early March, Papua New Guinea (PNG) experienced a series of earthquakes which caused widespread damage to the infrastructure there and many lives were lost. People’s homes were destroyed and their plots of land damaged, meaning a shortage of food supplies. MAF assisted in disaster response, helping distribute much needed food, water and other essentials to those areas worst affected. We ask you to pray for the people of PNG as they begin the process of rebuilding their livelihoods and peace for the families who are grieving loss of loved ones. (Mission Aviation Fellowship UK - July 2018)
Brunei
Openings for ministry: Brunei is a very small country made up of two enclaves on the island of Borneo. They are one of the richest states in Asia with free education and healthcare, no income tax and heavily subsidised housing, fuel and food. Islam is the state religion and the Sultan rules as absolute monarch. Around 65% of the population are Muslim, and despite constitutionally guaranteed freedom of religion, it is illegal to proselytise and illegal for a Muslim to convert to another religion. No foreign Christian workers are permitted and importing bibles for ministry purposes is illegal, although Bibles are permitted for personal use. Pray for openings for kingdom workers to minister inside this nation. Pray for a move of God drawing many to repentance and salvation. (Frontiers - July 2018)
Philippines
A model village: Delabayan, Philippines, became a model village due to the hard work and love of Christians dating back to the conflict between the Delabayan people and the government in 2000. Then Christians risked their lives to help this same village when their houses where flattened by the military. Local pastors, with their members, rebuilt the village one house at a time - and even their mosque - to prove that their intention is to help and not just to proselytise. After years of interaction with this village, the pastors are the most welcomed people in the village, more welcome than even other Muslims from other villages. Pray for Emmanuel International and the consortium who are now helping to build 100 houses in Delabayan for people displaced during the Marawi war. (Emmanuel International - July 2018)