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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

Saturday, January 1
Praise God
for a new year and that he can make all things new. We look to him for direction and provision in 2022. May this year bring more souls into the kingdom than any previous year.

Sunday, January 2   
Pray with Dave (Missional Challenge) for the fulfillment of his vision to engage, develop, and empower 10,000 leaders to bear fruit for kingdom movements this decade! Pray as he casts vision, builds teams, develops coaches, builds partnerships, and leads forward!

Monday, January 3 
Thank the Lord with Nell (Europe) for the opportunity she had to co-facilitate a Debriefing Certification Training for nine participants from four organizations providing care for cross-cultural workers around the world. Pray for Kyle and Nell as they facilitate development of a retreat center.

Tuesday, January 4
Pray
with Rahn and Stephanie (Diaspora Ministry) as they desire to be an even greater blessing and resource to the entire Global Alliance. Ask God to help us all ‘see the people right in front of us’ and to help mobilize local ministry to reach immigrants and refugees, many of whom are from the least reached peoples.

Wednesday, January 5
Give thanks to the Lord
with Dave and Sandy (SE Asia) for leaders from 25 denominations that attended the National Church Planting Summit there. Delegates were inspired, encouraged, and eager to get back to bearing fruit despite the ongoing pandemic.

Thursday, January 6
Join Ray and Marge (International Ministry Team)
as they pray for the Cousin world. May God show himself to them as only He can, and may they know Jesus’ sacrifice for them and sense the Spirit’s call to believe.

Friday, January 7
Pray
with those in transition. Pray for Vincent (Global Alliance – HK) who is hoping to soon be fully launched as a worker to Japan. Pray for the visa process which keeps on changing and is quite complicated. Pray for Rich and Marla (US-Mobilization Center) as they complete their furlough and begin their roles at the US-MC. May God oversee all the details of their transition as they move into a new season of fruitfulness. Pray with Bobby and Hope (CAMENA) as they hope to depart for the field early in this year. Pray for visas, paperwork, a place to live and for the kids as they prepare for this transition.

Saturday, January 8
Pray
with Paul (SART) who launched a new book last month looking at what the church will be like post-COVID-19.  Pray for this book to be widely read and have significant impact. Pray also for Paul and Barbara and their family as they had planned to take a short furlough in December but had to postpone due to new travel restrictions.

Sunday, January 9
Praise God
with K and L (CAMENA) who are rejoicing in the more than 700 believers in 130 believer groups they have seen start in their nation in the past few years. At the same time, they are asking God to continue to multiply the Kingdom in their nation.

Monday, January 10
Pray
with DJ and Sandra (CAMENA) as DJ is currently working 8 to 14 hour days of preparation and teaching.  Ask God for strength as he serves. Also pray for provision of travel documents and finances for the family to join him

Tuesday, January 11
Praise God with Michael and Athena (OC Associates, Greece) for His blessings in ministry, especially in their newspaper. People read it with great enthusiasm and call on the phone to say thank you. Many have found the Lord through it!

Wednesday, January 12
Pray
for Larry (Global Research Team) as he now implements the decisions made during his sabbatical. Pray especially for his commitment to the Lausanne Movement as a Catalyst for Research and Strategic Information.

Thursday, January 13
Pray
with Bruce and Pam (CAMENA) for the Cuban church which is beginning to send workers to the least reached. Pray as they seek to come alongside and support his new and growing initiative.

Friday, January 14
Praise God
with Ron and Mikel Ann (OC Associates) for 45 years of ministry. Ask the Lord to open doors for travel to Europe and S Asia this year for ministry.

Saturday, January 15
Pray
with Tony and Tracy (Asia Regional Team) as they have been counseling a few local couples in marriage related issues. Pray for stronger marriages for these who are being helped.

Sunday, January 16
Pray
for Mihai (Italy) as he works with the association of evangelical churches in Genova, reaching out to immigrants, homeless, unemployed each week.

Monday, January 17
Rejoice
with Scott (Global Research Team) that the Alliance of Mission Researchers & Institutions’ (AMRI) new web platform is now live. This valuable resource will facilitate information exchange and expand collaboration. Pray for its growth and evolution.

Tuesday, January 18
Praise God with Dave and Debbie (SE Asia) that the Audio Bible Chips have safely arrived in a SE Asian nation. Pray for a timely delivery of the listening devices that go with them.

Wednesday, January 19               
Pray with Dan (Global Research Team) that God would guide OC Global Alliance workers and leaders as they report ministry metrics, summaries, and stories in ways which will effectively help leaders as they develop strategies for the coming years.

Thursday, January 20
Pray with Mehari (Near Frontiers) as he is getting closer to finishing his doctorate. His prayer request is for energy and wisdom to finish well!  Pray also for Naz, his wife,as she was able to get a job as a junior accountant which gives them more financial freedom for their hospitality ministry.

Friday, January 21
Praise God
that many in OC have recovered from COVID-19. Continue to pray as some are still recovering from it.

Saturday, January 22
Pray with Ted and Claudia (CAMENA) for wisdom as they travel next month into their target region. Please pray for wisdom, health, and protection, and clarity about COVID-19 restrictions as they plan their travel to visit workers.

Sunday, January 23
Pray with Jeff and Robin (Taiwan) for God to work in the eight people who are attending English Bible Study at the Sports University. Pray too that scheduled camps and clinics will not be cancelled.

Monday, January 24
Pray for Russ and Cathy (US-MC) who are leading a three-week trip with students from Taylor University to Central Asia. Pray that everyone would stay healthy and be led by the Spirit “to let our light shine before others, so that they may see our good works and give glory to our Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)

Tuesday, January 25
Pray
with Alex and Kristi (Taiwan) for their annual winter youth basketball camp (1/23-26). Pray for the youth to open their hearts to receive Christ.

Wednesday, January 26
Pray
with Tim and Annette (International Ministry Team) who are actively involved in the WEA Converge event in Ft. Lauderdale this week. The normal chaos of an international gathering is exacerbated by COVID-19 so pray with them that the right people are able to make it and accomplish good purposes for global youth ministry.

Thursday, January 27
Pray
for Ken and Cheeying (Asia) as they seek to share Christ with many of the 500 new international students arriving this spring in their region of the U.S.

Friday, January 28
Praise God
with Ted and Claudia (CAMENA) that the remaining Afghan refugees their partners were helping were successfully brought into Brazil on three different flights. They had their first Christmas in freedom and security, as all seventy begin their new lives in Brazil.

Saturday, January 29
Pray
that work can be completed by the Philippine Harvest website committee to make their website a truly useful place for updating church presence in the country. Give thanks for the Global Research Team’s help with this!

Sunday, January 30
Give thanks
with Thungjamo (GA – S Asia) who is rejoicing to have participated in the 30th anniversary of Oriental Theological Seminary. Both he and Phuveyi (GA – S Asia) were pioneers that envisioned and helped start this school.

Monday, January 31
Dear Lord, we lift you up and praise you. You are sovereign and loving. Though the world is fighting a pandemic and many other battles, you are in control. We do not know the future, but you do. We trust you and pray, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

Prayer Focus: Happy New Year 2022

Boldly Engaging a Broken World in 2022

The 2022 theme across One Challenge is Courageous Love: boldly engaging a broken world. Our prayer is to live out Paul’s charge in 1 Corinthians 16:13-14, “Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong, do everything in love.”

Please join us in prayer about the highlights of 2021 as well as the special prayer requests for the new year 2022. Thank you!

Also join us in praying for OC workers around the world. You can read daily prayer points here on this page.

We would also enjoy praying with you. Do you have any prayer requests to share? You can email us on our Contact page here.

New year

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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/.


Take Heart From Pastor Gill

Take Heart from Pastor Gill

One Challenge is blessed to have mission pastor Gill, and his wife Karen, at OC International for over 20 years. They have served as OC workers in Asia, and they are now based at the U.S. Mobilization Center in Colorado.

In 2020, Gill took on the role of mission pastor to encourage, pray, counsel, and walk alongside OC workers in their ministry journey together.

View an archive of short articles Pastor Gill has written.