The nation of Côte d’Ivoire in West Africa may be similar to first-century Ephesus in its strategic role for reaching surrounding regions with the gospel. With the strategic potential of Côte d’Ivoire, Kevin and Moriah Thompson are currently strategizing to combine their history of dramatic conversions to Christ, training they have received and will continue to receive at the Daloa Basecamp, and tabernacle evangelism to reach the northern regions of Côte d’Ivoire – with a goal of facilitating outreach throughout West Africa.
Islamic WorldIslam is the world’s second largest religion with over 1 billion followers. Here you will find stories of how Muslims are being reached with the message of God’s love as well as resources to help you reach your Muslim neighbors and send workers to the Muslim world. You may also be interested in the large number of of prayer videos related to Islam at the Prayercast website.
Around the world today, there are countless Muslim women living in shame and despair. Their worldview tells them that no one sees them. Just like the Samaritan woman at the well, these Muslim women of today are thirsting for the honor and dignity that only Jesus gives. And they are poised to tell their Islamic community about Jesus, the Savior who knows their deepest needs. Ryan and Lauren Plute are investing their lives to train Christian women to reach their Muslim counterparts through Christ-pointing friendships.
FROM ADVANCING NATIVE MISSIONS:
Dramatic Conversion from Islam to Christianity in Central Asia
Rastin and Maryam (not their real names) grew up in a Central Asian country that was formally a Soviet republic. Rastin grew up as the son of a nominally Christian Russian mother and an East German father who thought God was a tyrant, punishing those who misbehaved. Maryam was the daughter of an observant Muslim family. Both Rastin and Maryam came to faith in Christ, met each other, married, and now pastor a house church and support themselves through a bee-keeping business. Click the button below to read the rest of the story!
FROM ADVANCING NATIVE MISSIONS:
Lebanese Christian with Hearing Loss Becomes a Fisher of Men
A fisherman who had given his life to Jesus after a missionary explained the gospel to him was in the habit of praying and praising God with a loud voice — because of the hearing loss he had developed from listening to the thunderous noise of the inboard motor on his fishing boat. Not only did God hear Amal’s loud prayers and praises, but Amal’s neighbor Zenab heard as well. And the more Zenab heard the name of Jesus, the more she wanted to know Him. Click the button below to read the rest of the story!
Mike and Kari Ness are Assemblies of God missionaries in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For over 20 years, they have answered God’s call to embrace and bless the children of Africa, to take them into their arms and lead them into God’s blessing, inviting them to relationship with Him. Their vision is to work in partnership with national churches to reach Africa’s next generation, one child at a time.
The nation of North Macedonia has historically been characterized by poverty, unemployment, and war, and as a result, hopelessness is no stranger to North Macedonian society. Abortion, drug abuse, suicide, and human trafficking are just some of the evils which unfortunately fill the vacuum. But Assemblies of God missionaries Tim and Elle Bentley are bringing hope by introducing Macedonian communities to an authentic relationship with Jesus.
Eurasia Community recently tweeted and asked their followers to pray for workers to come serve with them in four countries where they currently don’t have teams: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan. This listing also includes information about those four countries from the Joshua Project website and prayercast videos for each of the four countries.
In a 2010 paper written for the Cape Town 2010 Congress of the Lausanne Movement, S. Kent Parks and John Scott deliver an impassioned plea for the “Forgotten Fourth” — the almost 2 billion people without access to the gospel. These “separate peoples” are mostly Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist, and include significant urban populations.