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Resourcing churches

Inspiring mission videos

Dried Up, Drowned out
Looking at the impact of changing climate on the lives of people in East Africa - 5mins 30secs
Prayercast
A series of short videos to help pray for different countries around the world
Lost
Unapproachable, untouched, untouchable, disconnected. These are all words and descriptions given for yet another word: Unreached - 5mins 22secs
This is Our Story: El Salvador
Members of a church in El Salvador share how the church has become practically involved in mission - 5mins 28secs
Secret Children
Highlighting the plight of children in countries where Christians are persecuted - 5mins 56secs

Recent articles

Helpful information mission agencies need to know about coronavirus
Global Connections' CEO John Baxter-Brown reflects on his first year at GC
Hon Khoi salt fields in Vietnam - Photo by Quangpraha
As you read the opportunities in this publication, you may well be asking yourself, “Will it be worth it?” But let’s ask the question from another angle. Let’s start with the cross of Christ and ask of that, what is that worth?
A Wind in the House of Islam
A Review Article of A Wind in the House of Islam: How God is Drawing Muslims around the World to Faith in Jesus Christ, by David Garrison

Latest prayer points

Myanmar
Radio wisdom: There are still some 600,000 Rohingya living in Myanmar who need our prayers. A new radio programme made for them was broadcast recently, called ‘Navigating Wisely Through Life’s Challenges’; a result of consultations with Rohingya families on health, welfare, and peace and reconciliation. These will be also loaded onto 3,000 memory cards to be given to mobile phone users. Pray for impact among this unreached group.   (Reach Beyond - May 2020)
Myanmar, Thailand
Provisions for refugee camps: On the border of Thailand and Myanmar lie several refugee camps, some of which have been there for decades and which house up to  100,000 people. These camps are primitive  and the people who live in them are reliant upon supplies being brought to them on a regular basis. Curfews and travel restrictions between provinces in Thailand are creating a situation which, if not addressed, will result in a massive shortage of basic necessities and food for these people. Pray that authorities will recognise what could become a bigger problem than the coronavirus itself, and relax measures in order that food and water can be made available within the camps. Pray for Christian people within the camps that they would be able to find ways of showing the love of Jesus to those who are in need.   (AsiaLink - May 2020)
Japan
Revival for the Church in Japan: The church in Japan is small and ageing rapidly. Many church leaders are well past retirement age, but feel obliged to continue due to the lack of younger leaders/trainees. Please pray for their health and that they will be good witnesses to younger people. Pray for young people to become the church leaders and evangelists of the future. Christians in churches in rural areas in Japan can feel very isolated as churches and other Christians are few and far between. There can be significant pressure to conform to Japan’s religious traditions of Buddhism and Shintoism, which tend to be much stronger in these areas. Pray for revival – for Christians in rural areas to find fellowship and for spiritual strongholds held by Buddhism and Shintoism to be broken.              (Japan Christian Link - May 2020)
China
Strength for the Church in China: Persecution of Christians in China has risen since 2018, when China imposed tough religious restrictions. Freedom of faith is guaranteed under the constitution but in practice, the authorities bulldoze churches, tear down crosses and imprison pastors. It used to be only unofficial churches that were targeted, but now China is destroying state-registered churches and persecuting their pastors. Prayer meetings in homes and the sharing of religious messages with children are banned. Please pray for strength for the Church in China in this era of growing repression.                  (Release International - May 2020)