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Send Gospel Light into Darkness

Friday, February 18 – Togo An 82-year-old clan leader in charge of the fetishes used in occult rituals attended a local ministry’s Bible seminar. He came to believe the Lord

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Help Expand God’s Kingdom

Thursday, February 17 – Pakistan Many people are confessing their sins and coming to Christ as native missionaries visit homes, lead Bible studies and counsel troubled people. One man whose

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Spread Gospel Seeds

Wednesday, February 16 – China Gospel seed found good soil as local missionaries shared the gospel in home visits and online. During one visit, five people learned about Christ, with

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Help Form New Disciples

Tuesday, February 15 – Laos Neither hospital personnel nor witchdoctors were able to determine why a married couple felt sore and then lost the ability to move their arms or

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Send Sorely Needed Aid

Sunday, February 13 – South Asia Heavy monsoons hit destitute people already suffering from the pandemic, and local missionaries responded with food, clothing and other aid. Workers in one area

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Help Proclaim the Messiah

Saturday, February 12 – Israel As the pandemic came under control, local missionaries resumed hosting in-person events, offering 48 Holocaust survivors a warm meal and a Christ-centered message; one of

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Bring Salvation to the Lost

Friday, February 11 – Peru A mother of two children drank heavily, and her husband had distanced himself from her and plunged into debauchery before he heard a local ministry’s

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Enable Refugees to Survive

Thursday, February 10 – Spain Refugee children and their families received food and other help from a local ministry at a time when the pandemic was sinking an already floundering

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October 14, 2022
A university student in Turkey often saw the cross on a native ministry’s church building while walking with her boyfriend, and a few months ago – though she was from a strict Muslim family – she suggested they check it out. Her boyfriend of three years, Ahmet Korkmaz*, saw no point in doing so. “There’s nothing in this church,” he told his girlfriend, Beyza Yavuz*.
October 13, 2022
For 10 years a veteran of the Iraq-Iran war wondered how he could respond to Christ for having freed him from needing a wheelchair. Years after losing use of his legs, Mustafa Abbas* was watching a Christian progam on a satellite channel in 2011 when he followed the speaker’s encouragement to pray in Christ’s name for healing, he told ministry workers in his native Iraq. “I repeated those prayer words with all my heart and asked Christ to heal me, and I was healed,” he told the workers last year. “Christ healed me, and I am grateful to Him, and I know you are His followers – tell me how to return this favor to Him.”
October 10, 2022
The headman of a village in Laos summoned a local missionary to his office. “I heard that you are speaking to people in the village, and you are talking about Jesus, and now people told me that some of them are interested,” the headman told him. The local missionary, pastor of a house church, showed the headman a government booklet stating that Christianity was one of the officially accepted faiths in the country.
October 6, 2022
A Kurdish family recently fled from an oppressive government in Iran. After walking 37 nights in the mountains of Greece, the mother’s feet had swollen so much that they no longer in fit her shoes. She also had a skin infection, as did one of her children. “They had been walking at night and sleeping during the day, hiding in the mountains,” the leader of a ministry in Greece said. “They were told that if they got arrested, they would be pushed back into Turkey.”
January 27, 2022
Since a military coup plunged Burma (Myanmar) into chaos one year ago, the gospel has advanced even as violence and COVID-19 paralyzed the country. “COVID-19 killed 413 Christian ministers within four months, some of them close friends and relatives,” the leader said. “Among our missionaries, four caught COVID-19 and almost died, but they have been restored and have worked hard in soul-winning outreach.” One of the native missionaries nearly died in July, and since then he and his wife have planted a church, the leader said.
January 20, 2022
Leading Muslims to faith in Christ in Syria brings the discipleship challenge of helping them to withstand persecution, among other issues. Recently local missionaries stood with a woman whose husband and son were killed for refusing to deny Christ. “That is a hard thing,” the ministry leader said. “She says, ‘Every time I close my eyes, I see my husband and my son in front of me, how they killed them.’”
December 2, 2021
Pei, a widow in Laos, was secretly discipled at a local missionary’s church for five months before she developed the strength of faith to tell her daughter and son-in-law about her conversion. “After saying only a few words about Jesus, both her daughter and son-in-law immediately began to violently criticize her,” the local ministry leader said.