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Inspiring mission videos

Prayer videos
A selection of short videos to help pray for different countries around the world
Tears of the Saints
Promoting mission to unreached people around the world, with a particular focus on Asia - 6mins 33secs
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
Lost
Unapproachable, untouched, untouchable, disconnected. These are all words and descriptions given for yet another word: Unreached - 5mins 22secs
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

Recent articles

Helpful information mission agencies need to know about coronavirus
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?
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.

Latest prayer points

Sint Maarten
Evangelism in the Caribbean: 65 years ago Trinidadian graduate Ruby Thompson started Inter-School/InterVarsity Fellowship of Trinidad and Tobago. She had witnessed the transformative work of the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship in the lives of students at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and was encouraged to start a similar group at home. Today, there are still some islands without Christian witness in the universities, colleges and schools. Give thanks for graduate volunteer Tonia from Jamaica, currently pioneering ministry in St Kitts and Nevis where she works as a pharmacist. Pray for pioneering graduates seeking to follow Ruby and Tonia’s examples in Saint Martin and Sint Maarten.  (IFES - June 2021)
Bolivia
Children at risk in Bolivia: Viva’s partner networks in four cities of Bolivia are impacting the lives of 50,000 children through the collective action of 203 churches and organisations. Child protection training for church and ministry leaders has moved online during the pandemic, with encouraging numbers of people attending. Pray for the networks focus on four thematic areas: supporting street children, protection from violence and sexual abuse, children struggling at school, and developing recreation to help prevent street life and abuse. Pray that children in Bolivia, in desperate need, would find support through churches in the networks.   (Viva - June 2021)
Cuba
Economic upheaval in Cuba: Prayer is requested as the country undergoes major upheaval. Wages and prices have increased five-fold after Cuba moves from using three different currencies to two. The change is seen as vital but is happening at the worst possible time with the economy badly hit by Covid-19. Those not receiving government salaries (e.g., pastors) will struggle. Meanwhile, in-person Bible training classes are slowly resuming. With a significant improvement in internet availability, there are also some online classes becoming available. Lots to thank the Lord for but pray for pastors who are struggling. Ask the Lord for wisdom in managing diminishing incomes.  (Platform 67 - June 2021)
New initiative in Latin America
New initiative in Latin America: The IFES Logos and Cosmos Initiative has launched in Latin America, with 21 catalysts now chosen from across the region who will be mentored and encouraged to foster dialogue between Theology and the Sciences (both social and natural). The selected catalysts include under- and postgraduate students, faculty members and movement staff. Please pray with co-ordinator Alejandra Ortiz “that they may become resources and mentors for others in how they relate their disciplines to their faith. We aim to see staff, students and movements who engage with the whole of the university and to invest in key people to model and inspire.”  (IFES - June 2021)