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, September 20
Karl (SART)
facilitated a Southern Africa DMM meeting with a special focus given toward DMM research, training and multiplication in Comoros, Lesotho, Mozambique, Malawi and NW South Africa.  Praise God for this initiative and ask for fruitfulness for this DMM and other church planting ministry as well. Please pray also for Karl’s facilitation of an online Leadership Coaching Skills workshop for the next three Monday nights with 60 participants from 15 countries around the world.

Monday, September 21
CORE
(pre-field training for appointees) is on the schedule for Oct 12 to 23 to be held in Colorado Springs.  Pray for the CORE staff, participants, presenters, and for the remaining logistics to be confirmed.

Tuesday, September 22
Pray
with Doug (Brazil) for the Sepal Brazil pastors conference being offered virtually starting today through Sept 24. Pray also for a booklet about 10 challenges for churches to thrive in a pandemic, and Doug’s book, A Leader ́s Legacy, which are being published and distributed this month. Give thanks that these projects can be a blessing to many leaders.

Wednesday, September 23
Pray
with Emil (CAMENA) for a virtual Perspectives course that is being offered in Spanish this fall.  Over 300 students will be participating in Spanish on 5 continents.  In Spain they have 41 students including two Global Alliance partners from Sepal Spain. Thank God for these students and please be praying for them, and that God will use this to grow his Kingdom. 

Thursday, September 24
Praise God!
Last week we prayed for a Nigerian missionary who had been kidnapped.  The very next day one of our workers received word that he had been released. Continue to pray for the safety of all the Global Church Planting Network (GCPN) workers.

Friday, September 25
Praise the Lord with Daniel and Ellen (International Ministry Team) for 5 weeks of ministry in 5 different cities in Korea, and for the deep transforming ministry of the Spirit through the Word, and for sustaining grace for them. Thank you for lifting them up. Pray for them as they recover and recharge at home.

Saturday, September 26
Pray with Heather (South Africa Regional Team) for the Early Childhood Development sector in South Africa. COVID-19 shutdowns may lead to many permanent closures. Pray for the works in Finetown, Weiler’s Farm, and Zenzele where Heather has been involved. Pray also for Jenny (SART) who has developed a virtual discipleship group with HIV/AIDS caregivers in Finetown.

Sunday, September 27
Many OC MKs have started school this month. Some are in face-to-face learning, others are learning completely on-line, while still others have a combination. Pray God will give each the ability to adjust and grow spiritually during this time.

Monday, September 28
Steve and Renee (UK)
report that the two big annual biker events in Brighton this month and next have been cancelled, so the Christian Motorcycle Association, or CMA, ministry this season is very limited. Pray that during their informal ride-outs they can have some outreach contact with other bikers at places they stop.

Tuesday, September 29
Pray
for Mihai and Tammy (Italy) as they facilitate the long-range planning team of their church and look at ways their church in Genova can better reach out to the city during this challenging time.

Wednesday, September 30
Rejoice with Dave and Debbie (SE Asia) as they celebrated the first ever JH Flourish© Zoom “Anniversary Gathering.” (Julia’s Hope) Both Participants and facilitators were encouraged. The team’s goal to connect and encourage past participates was wonderfully met.

Thursday, October 1
Pray
for Randall and Phuong (Appointees) as they are around the halfway mark in their friend/fund-raising. Ask the Lord to raise up new friends and partners who will join their team of supporters to help send them to SE Asia.

Friday, October 2
Pray
for Colombia. In this nation of 50+ million people the missionary vision is growing. Most missionaries serve within the country, but a growing number are going to other lands. Bogota has one of the highest numbers of street children of any Latin America city. Pray for ministries reaching these as well as ministries among the campuses.

Saturday, October 3
Praise God
with Eric & Heather and Eric & Kara (Black Forest Academy, Germany) that all staff and 98% of the students have returned for the school year. All 150 dorm-staff and students have been tested negative for COVID-19.

Sunday, October 4
Phuveyi (Asia)
states: “The mission of God is never thwarted by lockdown; His work is in season and out of season.”  Pray for students of the Great Commission Kids Academy.  Pray for missionary trainees.  Pray that Christians and churches would not relax under the pretext of COVID-19 lockdowns.

Monday, October 5
Continue to pray for our workers who have been “stuck” in the U.S. for several months waiting for COVID restrictions to lift. They are eager to return to their homes overseas and continue their ministries there. There are as many as 10 couples/families in this situation. May God’s will be done in his timing.

Prayer Focus … Hope

In the majority world, the biggest threat of the COVID-19 pandemic
is starvation. We know God brings HOPE. In the last months, One
Challenge has been privileged to follow the Holy Spirit in providing food for as many people as we can.

Here are some encouraging and miraculous stories:

One Challenge hope

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Missions Mobilization
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 25 years. They have tended to our souls through the Word, prayer, counsel, and encouragement. As of June 2020 they are semi-retired. Click here to view an archive of short articles Ralph has written.