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Inspiring mission videos

Tears of the Saints
Promoting mission to unreached people around the world, with a particular focus on Asia - 6mins 33secs
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
This is Our Story: The Philippines
A small group of churches in the Philippines is determined to be part of the Great Commission; whatever it takes - 5mins 45secs
Prayercast
A series of short videos to help pray for different countries around the world

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
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.
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
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

Japan
Sports ministry offers evangelism opportunities: Japanese people are the second largest unreached people group in the world; out of 126 million people, only 0.3% are evangelical Christians. One way churches can reach out to their communities is through sport. 70% of Japanese people are involved in sport in some way, but so far few churches have grasped this opportunity. One OMF missionary writes that, through ultimate frisbee, “I have more conversations about life, faith, God, and Christ than through any other ministry I’m involved with in Japan”. Pray for more churches to get involved in sports ministry to see lives transformed in Japan.    (OMF International UK - October 2018)
Cambodia
Election results and stability: On the 29th of July, Cambodia went to the polls to elect a government for the next 5 years. During the run up to the election we prayed that no violence would break out and, praise God, the vote was peaceful. However, within Cambodia there is considerable discontent with the election results. The ruling party won all 125 parliamentary seats and many NGOs and Christian organisations are concerned about the political vacuum that these elections have left. Please pray for the people of Cambodia, that they would find hope in Christ- the true hope - and not find comfort in the different vices that are on offer.    (Cambodia Action - September 2018)
Peru
Unity in church and family: Please pray with Latin Link Peru, that evangelicals in Peru would recognise the need for unity, and that organisations and churches would work together to present the message of the gospel to those who have not experienced God in their lives through integral mission. In Peru there is a high rate of family violence, including sexual abuse. Pray for groups and organisations that stand up against this by offering programmes of awareness, prevention, protection and restoration.    (Latin Link - September 2018)
Caribbean International Student Ministry
Caribbean International Student Ministry: In recent years, numbers of international students across the Caribbean have increased significantly. Many are coming to study and find themselves in a new culture with a new openness to form their identity as individuals, away from their home and family. Pray for IFES Caribbean’s International Student Ministry, ask that students would be welcoming and keen to share their faith with others. Pray too for the appointment of the next IFES Caribbean Regional Secretary and for financial provision for the work to continue.   (IFES - September 2018)