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Inspiring mission videos

Unapproachable, untouched, untouchable, disconnected. These are all words and descriptions given for yet another word: Unreached - 5mins 22secs
A series of short videos to help pray for different countries around the world
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
This is Our Story: Slovakia to Thailand
The story of Eva, a Slovakian missionary to Thailand, where she helps to support Bible translation work - 5mins 32secs
Dried Up, Drowned out
Looking at the impact of changing climate on the lives of people in East Africa - 5mins 30secs

Recent articles

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
A Wind in the House of Islam
This book explores the stories of more than 1,000 Muslim-background followers of Jesus Christ. Join Dr. Garrison in this amazing journey of discovery, tracing the work of the Holy Spirit as it blows through the House of Islam.
Kyoto, Japan - Photo by Cooper Smith
It’s not an uncommon perception that missionaries no longer need to be sent from here (the United Kingdom) to there (the rest of the world). Eddie Arthur explores some of the questions and myths that surround this perception.
The NEW annual Hindu World Prayer Focus is calling Christians and churches worldwide to take 15 days to learn about and pray for our world’s over one billion Hindu friends.

Latest prayer points

North Korea
Sharing the gospel in North Korea: Getting God’s Word into North Korea remains an extraordinary challenge; pray for current efforts to be fruitful. Pray for technological solutions where importing paper Bibles is impossible. Ask for Spirit-led understanding of God and His ways among those with access to even a carefully preserved page of a Bible. May His Word give deep comfort to the suffering. Some North Korean refugees have (amazingly) managed to flee the country and are trekking across Asia to find a new and safe place to call home; pray that they would meet Christians and be lovingly welcomed. Pray also for the Korean women and children who have been drawn all too easily into slavery in China.
Strength in Christ for students in Jamaica: Jamaica has the most churches per square mile than any other country in the world, but widespread poverty means that there is pervasive scamming and dishonesty. Volunteer Winsome asks for prayer that Christian students would stand for integrity on campus and in society and trust God to provide for them. Student Kenneka shares that she and her peers also face a lot of peer pressure to be sexually active, and to find their identity far from Christ. She would appreciate prayer for God to give them strength to live pure lives and that Jamaican students would reject confusion caused by campus society and social media about identity and values. Instead may they seek God’s approval.   
Pray for the Unreached Indigenous people of Paraguay: People belonging to most of the 19 distinct indigenous groups in Paraguay live and die with almost no access to God’s good news. SIM Paraguay is addressing this by partnering with other missions to record scriptures and Bible materials in the heart languages of these communities. By sending ministry teams to disciple and train believers from indigenous communities, we pray that as leaders, these indigenous believers will, in turn, effectively convey the gospel to other groups.   
Political instability in Haiti affecting vulnerable children: Please pray for political stability in Haiti. Recent protests and strikes have meant that Haiti Christian Schools have struggled to source food and supplies, and when they have, prices have been inflated. Currently, they feed 130 children each day, so this is a huge concern for them.