Pray

Daily prayer for mission workers on the field is critical. They feel the prayers of their partners carrying them. Your prayers help further the Kingdom of God around the world because they strengthen, encourage, protect, and carry those who are away from home and family. In times of great spiritual harvest and in times of spiritual drought, the prayers of partners and supporters keep the workers on the field, fulfilling God’s work. Know that your prayers matter — everyday. In this OC Prayer Guide booklet, we have highlighted some of the ways you can pray for different teams and places in the world. We trust you will be deeply blessed as you bring these requests to the Father.

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Daily Prayer Points

Sunday, May 24
Give thanks to God
with Paul and Barb (South Africa Regional Team) for the generous donations of relief supplies for the informal settlements in SA. They are overflowing with supplies.

Monday, May 25
With board approval, One Challenge applied for and received funds through the Payroll Protection Plan of the CARES Act. Praise God for His Provision! Pray a spirit of generosity reigns in the hearts of our donors as well as in our own hearts, so ministry can continue and expand to the glory of God.

Tuesday, May 26
Pray for national and local government leaders around the world, asking the Lord to give them wisdom in knowing how to balance “social distancing” and “opening up” their countries. Pray for scientist/medical personnel around the world who are seeking to find a vaccine to effectively stop the spread of COVID-19 now and in the future. May God have mercy!

Wednesday, May 27 
At the end of this school year at Faith Academy (Philippines) Tom and Maddy will be completing their very significant leadership and teaching roles at the MK school. Pray for rest and clear leadership for what ministries the Lord has for them going forward.

Thursday, May 28
Praise God
for recovery from illness and COVID of some we have been lifting up – Jay and Katie, as well as Oscar, who received the money he needed for good healthcare. Oscar is out of the hospital. We thank God for His intervention and for the prayers of His people.

Friday, May 29
Please pray for David (Singapore) as he connects with a church leader from SE Asia in coaching and assisting with well projects for a local church and agricultural development.

Saturday, May 30
Pray
for persecuted Christians in China. It seems the government is trying to remove all crosses and signs of Christianity countrywide.

Sunday, May 31
Praise God
with Jésus and Mireya (Global Alliance Spain)!  Jésus is preaching on digital platforms for churches in different countries which is a new experience, and one that fills him with joy that he can keep serving his brothers and sisters in Christ!

Monday, June 1
Pray
with Hank and Cathy (Global Ministry Team) for Hank’s upcoming surgery, recovery, and witness. Praise God for Laurie’s good knee surgery. Pray for complete healing. Pray for others who have upcoming medical procedures or are recovering from healthcare issues.

Tuesday, June 2
Praise God
with Deänne, Sharon, and Karen (Membercare, IMT, Pastoral Care) for the good follow-up web meeting on membercare tips and tools (some dealing with COVID-19 stress and loss). Pray for upcoming web meetings on various topics in this area.

Wednesday, June 3
Pray for Kyle and Nell (CAMENA)
to receive great rest and restoration from the Lord during their sabbatical. Pray for their girls who have completed finals and are looking for summer jobs.

Thursday, June 4
Give thanks to God
for the weekly OC Virtual chapel which has made it possible for our overseas workers to feel connected to our global community and blessed by our company.

Friday, June 5
Pray
with Ron and Mikel Ann (OC Associates) Due to the coronavirus around the world and after consulting with the leadership of a theology institute in South Asia, they have decided to cancel their travel plans to teach there from mid-August to mid-September. Now they will teach via Zoom. Pray they can cancel air and lodging reservations.

Saturday, June 6
Just as the internet reaches most homes in the world, Jesus can reach each home. Pray for Cousins in the USA, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, and around the world – to see Jesus, to meet Him, to find videos and websites that speak His truth.

Sunday, June 7
Pray for Jeff and Esther (GA Guatemala
) who, along with other agencies, are providing medical and food support to poorer, higher risk villages outside the city during this pandemic.

Monday, June 8
Praise God! Global Alliance
partners Craig and Heather from Outreach Canada (Canada) were able to develop a detailed response plan and ramped up their virtual communication with team members as they continued to work from home. God has been faithful, and Outreach Canada’s supporters have been loyal. Additionally, the Kairos Course is one of their best discipleship and mobilization tools, (over 4000 graduates last year). Their team is developing an online option for this course which will take place in June. They have 50 people registered!

Tuesday, June 9
Pray for Alex (Asia
) who has received an invitation to coach a development team for a new semi-pro basketball league. It’s a good opportunity for contact with league and city officials. 

Wednesday, June 10
Please pray
for the Global Research Team as they adjust as a team to their new leadership structure:  Larry as Global Director of Research and Dan, Scott and Warren as Assistant Directors of Research.

Prayer Focus … Learning, Growing, Ministering through a Global Crisis

Life has looked a lot different lately. New routines, steep learning curves, and innovation are the new normal. Yet, God continues to work around the world. Led by the Spirit, One Challenge is adapting to continue to serve the whole body of Christ.

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One Challenge is an international mission sending agency empowering local church ministry in more than 100 countries around the world. We seek to empower the whole body of Christ to bring a transforming love and hope to all people. When invited by local leaders, OC facilitates local bodies of believers to identify, train, and send global workers toward realizing a “from everywhere to everywhere” vision. For more information, please email OC Mobilization at mobilization@oci.org. Or go to our Mobilization blog called “Prepare for Impact” at https://prepareforimpact.life/blog/.


Pastor’s Pen

We’ve been blessed to have mission pastor Ralph Anderson, and his wife Joyce, at OC International for over 20 years. They tend to our souls through the Word, prayer, counsel, and encouragement. Click here to view the archive of Ralph’s articles.