Mission support services and resources: MissionAssist matches up skilled volunteers to tasks that support mission around the world. Give thanks for 90 new volunteers who have joined us so far this year. Thank God for their willingness to use their time and experience well, and for their vision to see how they can participate in mission without even leaving home. Pray that we would be blessed with administrators, coordinators, project managers and leaders willing to take responsibility for areas of service. Pray also that we would receive more feedback from mission workers, and insight about current services and resources, as well as ideas for additional ways that our remote volunteers may serve world mission from home. https://www.missionassist.org.uk
EasyEnglish Bible:Many people across the world are reading "Meet Jesus" by Mike Raiter, following on from "30 Days with Jesus" by Michael Green. Pray that these EasyEnglish Bible reading plans will reach many of the people who most need to hear about Jesus in clear language. Praise God for the team who prepared the EasyEnglish Bible and books, and ask for wisdom as they consider producing another reading plan.
Bible Digitisation Project: Praise God that because of the extra time that volunteers have been able to give to the Bible Digitisation Project during the pandemic lockdowns, the team completed 43 projects during 2020. That is the largest annual total in the 31 years since the start of the Worldwide Electronic Bible & Book Service (WEBBS). These are Scriptures and Christian materials being produced in digital format ready so they can be made freely available on major platforms like YouVersion.
Thank God that our appeal for more volunteers is bringing enquiries, prayer supporters and some new keyboarding trainees to grow the team so that we can continue to make God's word more accessible in 2021 and beyond.
Shell Books for Functional Literacy: Thank God for the volunteers who have written, illustrated and translated 55 new adult literacy booklets in 2020. Pray for more people to find the relaunched Shell Books website where they can download existing functional literacy books or request new topics. Join with others around the world in praising God for the blessing of these resources which explain subjects from health and hygiene to crafts, from farming and practical issues like simple construction techniques to Scripture.
EasyEnglish Bible: Many people across the world have read "30 days with Jesus" by Michael Green. Thank God for the readers who accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. Pray that these new believers will safely find other believers to meet together. Pray for even more people to be saved through reading this EasyEnglish Bible reading plan.