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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
Prayercast
A series of short videos to help pray for different countries around the world
Secret Children
Highlighting the plight of children in countries where Christians are persecuted - 5mins 56secs
Lost
Unapproachable, untouched, untouchable, disconnected. These are all words and descriptions given for yet another word: Unreached - 5mins 22secs
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

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

South Sudan
Suffering from malnutrition: Over four million people have been uprooted and displaced from their homes in South Sudan. Hunger is rampant and alarming levels of malnutrition are seen across the country, with some of the highest rates in the world. Please keep children who are suffering from malnutrition in your prayers. Pray that they will receive immediate therapy and recover quickly. Pray that more communities can be educated on preventative services and nutrition education.
Uganda
Children at Risk Action Network: Viva, and its partner network in Uganda, CRANE (Children at Risk Action Network), is empowering local Christians in Kampala to work together in collective action to change the lives of vulnerable children, and make a noise to influence the city leaders. One area of work is in rescuing children from situations of particular risk, such as the streets, child labour or child trafficking, and reuniting them with their families following a period of rehabilitation. Pray for vulnerable children who are supported by this ministry; that there would be a marked difference in their lives, not only in the short-term, but for many years to come. Pray for great diligence and organisation by all the leaders of training programmes, which are supporting social workers, church leaders, and families to be more effective in helping children.
United Kingdom
Hospitality to new students: In this first term, freshers (first year students) can feel increasingly anxious and unsettled. Many Christian Unions (CUs) are providing a warm welcome for new students within the framework of genuine, deep relationships. CU members have been able to share Christ naturally with their peers and have seen many respond in faith as a result. Pray that many more would keep exploring Christianity after experiencing God’s love and welcome from the CUs’ witness on campus. Also, as Christmas approaches there are increased opportunities to share the gospel as it is a time of year when students are most likely to sing carols or attend festive events, often in a church. Pray that many will attend such festivities and that they hear the gospel message and are convicted to give their lives to Christ.
Romania
Restore Romania: A legacy of brokenness remains from the days of Ceausescu’s regime. Substance abuse, prostitution, pornography, human trafficking and challenges to child welfare are widespread. Romania has one of the highest abortion rates in the world. Poverty is still common, with widespread unemployment and economic instability. Divisions in government reduce its effectiveness. Pray for leadership that has the wisdom to chart the right path and the integrity to implement the right policies in its legal, education and health care systems. Pray for the unity needed amongst the Christian denominations in Romania to be effective in sharing the gospel. Christian radio and television are powerful tools for the gospel in Romania. Pray that many people would be reached, and for a positive impact on society in promoting Christian values.