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.
TurkmenistanTurkmenistan, officially the Republic of Turkmenistan, is a country in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north and east, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest, and the Caspian Sea to the west. Ashgabat is the capital and largest city. The population of the country is 5.6 million, the lowest of the Central Asian republics and one of the most sparsely populated in Asia. Turkmenistan has been at the crossroads of civilizations for centuries. An introductory prayer guide for Turkmenistan can be found at the Operation World website. For a much more extensive guide to praying for Turkmenistan, consider purchasing the Operation World book (see our affiliate disclosure). Additional items for prayer can be found in this Prayercast for Turkmenistan.
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.
FROM THE LAUSANNE COMMITTEE FOR WORLD EVANGELIZATION:
To The Jew First
In a paper written for the 2004 Forum for World Evangelization, convened between September 29 and October 5, 2004 in Pattaya, Thailand by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, the Issue Group on Reaching Jewish People with the Gospel provided an excellent 55-page summary of God’s covenant with the Jewish people and His mandate for Jewish evangelism, the status of Jewish believers in Jesus in the world, how Messianic Jews see themselves and various issues which exist within the Messianic community, challenges to the proclamation of the gospel to the Jewish people, and a variety of case studies regarding current practices in the field of Jewish evangelism. Click the button below to read the rest of the paper!