December 2, 2017

Prayer Force Objectives for December 1-31, 2017

Category: Uncategorized – bbyrd 8:35 pm

December 1, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

The month of December is productive for Team Expansion missionaries. Many are reviewing/ revising ministry goals for the coming year to report to their field coordinator. Many are in the kitchen making home baked goods to give away in the Spirit of God’s love. Many are making the most of every opportunity to share the Gospel before and during school break while focusing on Christmas outreach. Pray for God’s leading in goal setting that will impact the nations. And ask God to make every Christmas outreach fruitful for His Kingdom.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Missionary work can offer a roller coaster of emotions to individuals and families involved in service to the Lord. Pray against discouraging spiritual attacks that often follow a success.

Gospel Breakthrough

Join with Team Expansion workers in interceding for these specific cities and peoples: the Serbs of Bosnia; the Khmer of Cambodia; the Druze of the Golan Heights; the Punjabi Sikhs of India; Ancona and Rome, Italy; Tokyo, Japan; and the Mien of Laos.

Team Expansion Worker

L and M request prayer for their new brother in Christ in a sensitive field who has not yet told his family of his decision to forsake Islam ad follow Jesus. He is seeking God’s guidance in how best to tell them. Pray for wisdom, boldness, and comfort for this new brother.

December 2, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion workers in Japan make home-baked goods into a gift for sharing with people the story of a Savior. Their witness brings a light into their communities. Another team stages a Bible-based winter camp for teens and tweens, again to share the Light of Jesus.

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light” (Isaiah 9:2a). Pray that every manifestation of darkness is dispelled by the light of Christ.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Lack of visible progress, illness, hardships and loneliness can have a negative impact on emotional health. Pray that worker would always look to God for their strength in challenging times.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that Serbs of Bosnia understand that Jesus is the Truth, that He is the Light, that He is love forever.

Team Expansion Worker

M and C ask that we please continue to pray for S. She was just diagnosed with TB in the bones of her spine. Things are very bad for her. Continue to pray for their friend Z in Naryn and her brother. He was sentenced to 4 yrs in prison. Pray that a local pastor could visit the prison and share the Good News with him. Please pray for AK (their new teacher). Pray for her as she finishes up a number of details before departing for the field.

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December 3, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Many people among whom Team Expansion serves have never even heard Christ’s name. Pray that the light of His glory will shine in these people groups so that Jesus is revealed in ways they can comprehend and embrace.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for courage and patience for that worker.

Gospel Breakthrough

Father, we praise YOU that those Serbs of Bosnia who seek find! We ask that YOU would connect seekers with Christians in Bosnia.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for Bayarmaa (one of S and P’s partners) who organizes Bible Clubs and summer camps for hundreds of kids each year. She now needs 2 or 3 teachers with a passion for reaching lost children.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Haratine in Morocco, 54,500 followers of Islam. Ask God to send workers with the message of Christ.

December 4, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Celebrate that one year ago today a new work was launched among Hispanic speakers in Hikes Point area of Louisville KY. Pray that this group would reach out to others and that God would initiate a disciple making movement among Hispanics.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that God would do something today that would encourage that worker.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for open hearts and open minds of the Serbs of Bosnia. Pray for understanding. Pray that the Serbs get to know that they are forgiven, that their sins have been covered with His blood when Jesus last walked this earth with us.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray foor new insight and a productive time J and C’s Field Coordinator. Pray for fruit from the DMM Level 1 training they hosted for missionaries and national workers in Tanzania this November.. Pray for humility and wisdom as J moves into the team leader role. Pray for God to provide persons of peace in the local fishing village as an entrance for the Gospel to penetrate this community.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Bashkir in Uzbekistan, 53,500 followers of Sunni sect of Islam. Pray that Jesus would reveal Himself to the Bashkir so they may seek Him with all their heart. Pray that written Scripture would be placed in their hands to be cherished and followed. Pray that the Jesus film would impact the Bashkir and cause them to turn away from Islam to follow and obey Jesus Messiah.

December 5, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for workers answering God’s call to carry the Gospel into the unreached parts of the world. Pray that Christ followers all over the world will live the truth of “Emmanuel, God with us” as they go about their daily lives and as they testify of Him.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker is wise in what is good and innocent of evil.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for dreams and visions and that the veil would be removed from the eyes of the Serbs of Bosnia that are seeking. Pray that the Serbs would find Him in living color, standing before them, inviting them to come.

Team Expansion Worker

Ask God to give K and L safety and wisdom in communication with the groups with whom they meet in Asia as well as safety with the up coming baptisms next month. Pray that the DBS groups will desire God more than anything else.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Lalu, Xinping in China, 53,000 followers of ethnic religions. Pray for miraculous power of God to work and move among the Lalu so that they may be saved from the strongholds of evil.

December 6, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

During the Christmas season, workers in Italy deliver home-made cookies and breads to their friends, neighbors, business owners, refugees, and students. They are intentional in gift-giving so that people will have opportunity to the Good News. Pray for Italians to taste and see that the Lord is good. Pray for disciple making movements in every district of Italy.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker pursues righteousness, faith, love and peace.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for the Khmer of Cambodia. Primarily Buddhist since the 1200s, centuries of devotion to their past belief system are not quickly overcome. Ask God’s Light to break through the darkness and bring Truth to overcome.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Andrea and Heather in praying that the university student in Italy will accept Christ and be baptized by the end of the year.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Iraqi Arab in United Arab Emirates, 53,000 followers of Islam. Pray for workers. Pray for intercessors to be raised up to bear the burden of breaking the soil and prepare Gospel seeds to be sown to reap an abundant harvest among Iraqi Arabs.

December 7, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion workers in Taiwan have access to public school system and neighborhood library and throughout the school year, share godly character building principles through media and discussion. The team also reads Bible stories to pre-schoolers and their moms at the library. And of course, in December the emphasis is baby Jesus coming to earth to save people from their sins. Ask God to grow these Gospel seeds being sown into fruit bearing trees, like oaks of righteousness.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker would never be ashamed of Jesus and His words.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to unleash His power for demolishing strongholds in governments and leaders; pray for Buddhist leaders and priests among the Khmer of Cambodia to come to worship Jesus.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Bob and Marbeth Gibson (International Services) in praying that ICOM contacts will be motivated and that sending bases will be established. Pray that Pathways and Quest past participants will follow through on pledges to go full time.

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Pray for the Bosniak in Montenegro, 52,500 Sunni Muslims. Pray for God-initiated movements that will transform the Bosniaks heart and mind to have an attitude like that of Jesus Christ.

December 8, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

As a Christmas outreach, Taiwan team presents re-enactment of the Gospel for the community. Give thanks to God for His indescribable gift! Pray that people of Taiwan would see and believe in Jesus as their Savior and Lord of their life. Ask God to enable Team Expansion workers to follow up with this Christmas outreach that are productive for His Kingdom

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker will not fall into temptation.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that the Gospel would transform the Khmer of Cambodia’s culture so that they know Jesus.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for Josh and Chloe Glenn as they now live in Franklinton, Ohio. Pray that they will be a witness to their neighbors and that they can start a prayer walking schedule and meet people that way and in other ways. There have been 2 shooting incidents recently, so pray for peace and that Jesus will reveal Himself to those whose lives are in turmoil in this inner city area.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Nawaiyat in India, 52,000 followers of Hinduism. Ask God to multiply His resources for taking the Gospel to the Nawaiyat so they may hear and believe and obey and make disciples who will make more disciples.

December 9, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion workers serving in a sensitive field in Europe offer hope to the locals by delivering fire wood, clothing and blankets, food and supplies during cold winter months. Ask God to warm the hearts of those who receive, to melt their hearts of stone into pliable hearts beating for Him and His glory.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to grant that worker emotional stability during transitions.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for a Sovereign move of God within the Khmer of Cambodia resulting in whole families and communities opening their hearts to Jesus.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Eddie and Emile Gonzalez in praying that Joplin, MO will be a place that welcomes refugees and helps them find God. Pray for the English Adult Literacy classes in Noel, MO.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Purig-Pa in India, 51,000 followers of Islam. God is preparing the Purig-Pa for receiving the Gospel. There are written and oral Scriptures in their language; the Jesus film is available; there are Gospel recordings and Christian radio. However there are no known churches and no known workers to teach, preach, baptize or teach them to obey everything the Lord has commanded. Pray for workers to go and help the Purig-Pa find the Living Way.

December 10, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion workers apply the Disciple Making Movement principles where they serve. Ask God to initiate 24 DMMs among unreached peoples by 2024. Christmas outreach could play a part in this, seekers can connect with believers and God’s Spirit can do the rest.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker gives joyfully to the Father.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to show the Khmer of Cambodia that His power is greater than the prince of darkness.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for good health and energy for Joanna Gooden (International Services). Ask for God’s help in managing home, family, and part-time work at International Services.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Nema in India, 50,500 followers of Hinduism. There are Christian resources available but no one to share those treasures that they have. Ask God to rise up an army of prayer warriors to rout the enemy, and an army of Christian soldiers to spiritually aid the Nema.

December 11, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Every December Team Expansion reviews the year’s goals and sets new goals for the coming year. Throughout the year each team on field and each department in office periodically check the progress of attaining those goals. Pray that every task, every event, every word and deed advance us toward our purpose: multiply disciples among the unreached.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker would always give thanks to God for everything, singing and making music to the Lord in their heart.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask Jesus to take away fear and superstition of the Druze of the Golan Heights and then empower them with His Holy Spirit to spread His message to neighbors.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray that B and M will daily stand in Him and for Him so that they might be an example of Christ. Pray for immune systems to exist in the midst those around them who are sick/diseased. Pray for the animals on the property – health, strength, and to multiply.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Luoluopo, Southeastern in China, 50,000 followers of ethnic religions. Ask God to break down the barriers that are hindering the Gospel and a mass movement to Christ among the Luoluopo.

December 12, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion serves among people who may have heard Jesus’ name only in derogatory contexts. Pray that the light of His truth will shine among these people so that the lies they believe will be exposed and destroyed.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker is always grateful for what Christ did for all peoples.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that the Holy Spirit may be at work among the Druze of the Golan Heights that would become a gateway for the Gospel to spread among other people groups.

Team Expansion Worker   

Join K and S in praying that the visa situation between Turkey and the US will come to a quick resolution and reopen all visa services.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Lingala in South Sudan, 50,000 followers of Islam. A Muslim believes in one God. God is to be worshiped, but He is too high and far away to think of as “Father”. In fact, to call God “Father” would be blasphemy. Jesus was a great prophet, but He was not God. Christ was not crucified for our sins; He actually lived to be an old man. And so these 50,000 Lingala are without hope or peace. Pray for workers to share the Truth with the Lingala that would give them reconciliation and hope.

December 13, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion’s International Services staff are celebrating what God has accomplished through all of our workers around the globe in 2017.  “Faithful is HE who calls you, and HE also will bring it to pass” (1 Thessalonians 5:24). Praise God for His faithfulness to call believers and then work through them to fulfill His purpose.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker will have boldness to overcome fear of embarrassment or failure, especially in a culture not their own.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for a mass turning to Christ among the Druze of the Golan Heights.

Team Expansion Worker

Join J and R in praying for new discipleship groups to start/ More believers / Strength for the workers in difficult fields.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Radhi in India, 49,000 followers of Hinduism. A Hindu believes in hundreds or thousands of gods, which are likely appearances of one essence. God as the Christians understand Him, may be divine, but what the Christians call “God” is only one of millions of gods. A Hindu believes in reincarnation – that is, when you die, you come back to life as an insect, a cow or even a person. Ask God to break the strongholds that have kept the Radhi in spiritual bondage for centuries and rescue them from darkness.

December 14, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pray that Team Expansion workers will not be distracted from the goals set, under God’s leading and direction for 2018. Pray that each would remember their reason (to glorify God), and their reward (heaven) for his/her work. Ask that each would resist discouragement, renew daily through prayer and God’s Word, and rely upon God for each goal and each task accomplished. Nothing is impossible with God.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to encourage that worker with the knowledge that people back home care about their emotional well-being.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for churches to be started among the Druze of the Golan Heights, and that believers will be strong in faith and a light to their families.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for refreshing, reconnecting, and recruiting success while they are in the U.S. on home service.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Yaeyama in Japan, 48,000 followers of ethnic religions. Usually animist, they believe in spirits that live all around us: in trees, in fields, in rocks, in rooftops. People must try to keep these spirits happy and enlist their help. Animists usually live with a certain amount of fear that a spirit will be unhappy with them. Pray that the Yaeyama would be delivered from a life of fear and trepidation by a mighty God who is greater than their fears.

December 15, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Celebrate the unique ways in how God allows Team Expansion to engage the global church in response to making disciples of all nations. Pray that God would multiply His church worldwide and continue to send out His message of Hope to the lost. Ask God to spark 24 Disciple Making Movements in Team Expansion fields around the world by 2024.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that God enables that worker to put off old self and put on new self, being made new in the attitude of their mind.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for the Punjabi Sikhs of India to be impacted by the power of the Gospel. Pray they may see in the lives of believers a holiness and peace with God that will draw them to Jesus.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Rebekah Hannum (Spain) in praying for Cenes de la Vega, which is about 20 minutes from Monachil. Pray with great anticipation for what God will do here.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Zott Gypsy in Syria, 48,000 followers of Islam. According to Wikipedia, the Zott were musicians who migrated in great numbers from Pakistan and India to Middle East about 1000 years ago. Pray that the Zott would be inspired by the Holy Spirit to write songs of praise and worship to the King of kings and LORD of Lords.

December 16, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for the spiritual openness being experienced by refugees. Pray for their eyes opened to the Truth of Jesus Christ. Pray that our teams have wisdom as they continue putting into practice fruitful tools and strategies we pray will unleash a movement towards faith in Jesus among Muslims.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker imitates Christ with tenderness and compassion.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for Scriptures and other Christian literature to become increasingly available to the Punjabi Sikhs of India so that they may know God’s Word in their heart language.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray with Greg Harris (International Services) for God to keep His hand of protection on the VPN and e-mail servers as workers utilize these systems to communicate God’s love to all the world.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Rastogi in India, 47,500 followers of Hinduism. Ask God to call out ones to be sent, ones to preach, ones to pray, and ones to support so that His salvation would be known among the Rastogi.

December 17, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for Christmas outreaches and events that are taking place around the globe in Team Expansion fields. Pray that these outreaches and events would bear much fruit for the Kingdom.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to fill that worker with joy and peace to overflowing.

Gospel Breakthrough

Press in to God for more harvest workers among the Punjabi Sikhs of India.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Al and Donna Hartson (International Services) in praying for Donna’s continuing stomach problems as well as for their transition from Louisville back to Ohio after the first of the year.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the 47,092 Deaf in Central African Republic. In a country with no safety net at all, the deaf must make their own opportunity. The deaf children are left uneducated, without language and without hope for employment or betterment. The deaf are oppressed and suffer. Ask God to provide ways for the Deaf in CAR to be introduced to Jesus who can sustain and supply eternal hope. Ask God to prompt government funding to the only deaf school in CAR so that more might learn sign language and be able to communicate.

December 18, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

God uses Team Expansion teams to plant Gospel seeds all year long. Especially in December, many focus harder on Christmas outreach to share the message of our Lord and Savior. Pray for guidance and wisdom in following up with these outreaches so that seeds may flourish into a harvest of righteousness among the unreached.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker does not fuel anger to allow the devil a foothold.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that the chants and songs of the Punjabi Sikhs of India will be changed into praise and worship of the Holy One.

Team Expansion Worker

Join A and C in a sensitive field in praying for the remake of the prayer network site. Ask God to raise up staff for a school in the country in which they serve

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Nilkanth in India, 47,000 followers of Hinduism. Pray that the Nilkanth community would come to understand who Jesus is, desire to destroy their idols and be obedient to the One who saves.

December 19, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Even though Team Expansion workers are striving to present the Christmas story through outreach, many families may have a twinge of homesickness. Praise God for dedicated families who give so sacrificially. Ask God to fill the void of missing their stateside family with His Presence and Love.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker is clothed with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience and love.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to let the blind eyes be opened, bring out the prisoners from prison and those that sit in darkness out of the prison house (Isaiah 42:7). Pray this for the people of Ancona, Italy

Team Expansion Worker

Pray with A and N for more teachers and a librarian for a school in Southeast Asia. Pray that the school will be a testimony for Jesus in the community and beyond.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Kucong in China, 46,500 followers of Buddhism. A Buddhist follows a path of discipline in order to reach enlightenment. Often there is no conception of a god at all. Pray that God will intervene in the lives of the Kucong so they may worship Jesus in spirit and in truth.

December 20, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5). Consider Team Expansion workers as Christmas lights shining in the darkness, representing the Light of Jesus. Christmas produces unique conversations for Team Expansion workers around the world to talk about Jesus in a non-threatening way. Pray for boldness, opportunity, and receptive hearts.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for humility, living forgiven and forgiving, boldness, courage and wisdom.

Gospel Breakthrough

Lord, go forth as a Mighty Man; cry, roar and prevail against your enemies in Ancona, Italy

Team Expansion Worker

Join John and Carla Hendee in praying that the leaders of churches in the U.S. might use a tool like RE/IAAR to help people learn to share the Gospel in a clear and compelling way so that no one is left behind on the day Christ returns.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Jiye in South Sudan, 46,500 followers of Islam. Many Muslims believe that the founder of Islam, Mohammed will help them on Judgment Day. Plead with God to make this truth known throughout the Islamic world: For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time” (1 Tim 2:5-6).

December 21, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for His global harvest workers who, like Abraham has left home and extended family to follow God’s call. Pray for missionaries and their extended families they have behind, as the holidays are an especially difficult time to be separated by continents.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that the peace of Christ rules in the heart of that worker.

Gospel Breakthrough

Claim victory for Ancona, Italy. Pray that God’s armies will become like a log covered with sharp spikes, grinding and crushing every stronghold into dust and scattered in the wind (Isaiah 41:15).

Team Expansion Worker

Join R and T for plans to come together for work in North Africa. Ask God to raise up both prayer and financial supporters.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Turk in Sweden, 46,000 followers of Islam. Pray that the Turks will find the God who truly forgives and cleanses.

December 22, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

“Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth” (1 John 3:18).

Pray that Team Expansion workers in “Aslan” may be active in sharing the Gospel and their lives speak truth as they go about daily tasks.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to meet all that worker’s needs according to His glorious riches in Christ.

Gospel Breakthrough

In the name of Jesus, pray that peoples of Ancona, Italy are delivered from enemies and rebel powers of evil and darkness, and run into His marvelous light.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray that Paula Hoogland might have the support she needs to continue as a mentor.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Domari Gypsy in Libya, 45,500 followers of Islam to have a hunger to know the living God and to be in real communication with Him.

December 23, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Zechariah sang and prophesied about his newborn son John. Let’s use the words to his song in praying for workers in the Ancash region of Peru. Like John, let us ask God to raise up workers for Ancash to prepare the way for the Lord Jesus, to give people knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of sins (Luke 1:76-77).

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker’s attitude is like that of Jesus Christ.

Gospel Breakthrough

Father, YOU are the Creator of all peoples. Your creation is on display daily. Show your power, that it may be known among the people of Rome, Italy that YOU are the Most High God with authority over all things.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for good health for Mike Hook (Louisville Hispanic Ministry). Pray for Mike and Jill’s children to make Jesus Lord of their lives.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Gil Bedouin in Morocco, 45,500 followers of Islam, that they will have revelations of the risen Messiah through dreams.

December 24, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Celebrate that Christ came for the whole world to save us from sin. This Christmas Day remember the 6,900 unreached people groups who have yet to hear the name of Jesus. Pray for more harvest workers to be sent out, for more resources, for translation & distribution of God’s Word, for oral Bible stories, for Christian materials in heart languages, for prayer movements & prayer initiatives that will make an impact among the unreached.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker is obedient to God’s Word.

Gospel Breakthrough

“Is not My word like fire, declares the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?” (Jeremiah 23:29). As more and more people of Rome, Italy are given the opportunity to open Your Word, Lord, let the truth burn up false beliefs, break strongholds, and woo hearts in Jesus’ name.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for wisdom and strength for B and L in Southeast Asia to meet the demands on their lives each day. Pray for deep relationships and trust with their hospital staff. Ask for a continued good relationship with the government. Pray for potential opportunity to take Cambodian doctors to a Christian conference next year. Pray for continued financial provision for the project as the needs grow. Pray for health, friends, and good adjustments for their children.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the 45,041 Deaf in Georgia to discover Jesus who can fill them with joy and peace.

December 25, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

“For to us a child is born, …and He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). Pray that the significance of the birth that we are celebrating will become known throughout the world.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for humility and gentleness in the life of that worker.

Gospel Breakthrough

Lord, we pray for those in Rome, Italy that do not know YOU. Lead them into despair, break them, and show them their need for YOU, as their ultimate Savior so that they may come to know YOU and have everlasting life.

Team Expansion Worker

Praise God with Chad and Jennifer Huddleston for a great family camp in Osaka, Japan and for the spiritual growth they have been privileged to witness! Praise God for Kazuki’s spiritual growth and for the opportunity they had to take him along to Osaka. Please continue to pray for him and for Taka as they walk this season with Jesus.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Tukulor in Guinea, 44,500 followers of Islam. Pray that God will open their hearts in order that they may enter His Kingdom.

December 26, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

There are over 30K Arab Muslims living in Dearborn, MI and there is very little being done to reach them. Ask God to prepare workers and partnering network of churches to share the message of Hope with Arabs.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker has a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for the city of Tokyo, Japan to be transformed by the Living Word of God.

Team Expansion Worker

Lift up LH’s teammates’ 5 year old son who has been dealing with severe leg pain; Doctors are still running tests to confirm what might be wrong. Pray that the Lord would provide LH with a car very soon! Praise God that she has had 2 great first meetings with girls who are seeking and have been able to share her faith. Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Koraga in India, 44,500 followers of Hinduism. Pray that the Gospel will be presented in a way that bring many, many Koraga spiritual leaders will put their hope in God Almighty.

December 27, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Give thanks for opportunities that God provides for workers to show love to refugees and to share the Gospel with them. Pray that the Holy Spirit would touch hearts of refugees to receive the Good News with joy and obedience to Jesus’ call.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker takes personal responsibility of obey God’s leading.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for Tokyo, Japan. Pray for people who worship demons and ghosts would turn their hearts toward Truth and the freedom only the Gospel can give.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for boldness for Chris and Nicia Irwin in Spain in sharing Christ in all relationships. Pray for their team working in Ogijares, Monachil, and Alhendin. Pray for prayer walking in these communities to bear fruit.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Monba, Cona in China, 44,000 followers of Buddhism. Materialism with increasing wealth, corruption and moral decline are all working together to blunt the cutting edge of the Church. China restricts evangelizing. Pray for house church movement among the Monba, Cona with sound Biblical teaching and training to the many converts. Pray that the present openness to the Gospel in the midst of opposition may be used to the full.

December 28, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

“The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel – which means God with us” (Matt 1:23). Today’s prayer focus is what one harvest worker there calls the Kingdom of Wonder. Pray for university students to fall in love with Jesus Immanuel and desire to give their lives to Him. Pray that the Holy Spirit empowers them to follow the paths of Jesus.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to give that worker discerning hearts to distinguish between right and wrong.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for the people of Tokyo, Japan who are enslaved to spirits and superstitions. Ask God to send Christian witnesses to tell them of the conquering power of Jesus Christ.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for Joyce Jambulosi’s ladies’ Bible study group in Tanzania. Pray for the leadership of the Chivirikiti church and the challenges they are currently facing. Pray for the land issue to be resolved quickly and without divisiveness. Pray for Mavuto Jambulosi as he trains leaders.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the 43,968 Deaf in Liberia. Pray for reliable language helpers who want God’s Word to be known among the Liberian Deaf.

December 29, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11)

Praise God for churches in unreached places that are continuing to multiply despite persecution, remote access and other hindrances. Pray that those who appear to be enemies of Christianity would come to know the true Savior, Christ the Lord.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker may be like Jesus and love sincerely.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for the Mien of Laos, that people held captive by the spirit world will hear the Gospel and respond to walk in a newness of life.

Team Expansion Worker 

Ask God to go before Jennifer Jech (Cincinnati Hope Inner City) as she continues the process of seeking out a property on which to start Redemption Ranch Family Ministries. Pray for Buddy’s training to prepare him to be a dog that helps bring healing to the foster kids who will be placed in Jennifer’s home. Pray for the preparation of the hearts and minds of the girls that will attend Girls 180 this fall.

Under-engaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Han Chinese, Xiang in China, 40,150,000 non-religious people. The secularist chooses not to believe due to communism, capitalism or indifferent to spiritual things. Pray for workers and strong witnessing groups that will impact the Han Chinese with the Truth of God’s Word.

December 30, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for those new sisters and brothers baptized into Christ in 2017. Ask God to supply disciple makers to mentor these babes and teach them to obey all things God has commanded in His Word. Pray that these new disciples would be disciples worth reproducing.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that the peace of God guards the heart and mind of that worker.

Gospel Breakthrough

Satan will not willingly release people in his grip for generations like the Mien of Laos. Pray for spiritual strongholds to be released in the powerful name of Jesus.

Team Expansion Worker

HJ was planning to sell her car when the clutch unexpectedly went out. Please pray that God sends a buyer for her car… which got left behind in Ohio when she left for midwifery training in the Philippines. Please pray that God provides 100% of the financial support needed so that she can move to South Asia.. Pray that individuals are moved by generosity, love for the Lord, and compassion for the lost so that they commit to monthly support.

Under-engaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Iraqi Arab in Iraq, 14,400,000 followers of Shia sect of Islam. Pray that entire Iraqi Arab families come to Christ so that they will devote their home and their hearts to the Lord.

December 31, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

As the year 2017 comes to a close, give praise to God for all that He has accomplished through Team Expansion. Trusting God to go before us, pray that 2018 would be even greater in disciple making movements among the unreached and unengaged people groups.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to fill that worker with abundant joy and peace.

Gospel Breakthrough

Many of the Mien of Laos worship their deceased ancestors and become subject to the spirits around them. Pray for these enslaved people to hear the Good News and surrender their lives to the True Living God.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for plans to come together so that Rob Johnson might serve in and through the D-Course program in Louisville, KY.

Under-engaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Mahishya in India, 12,500,000 followers of Hinduism. Pray urgently for the Lord to thrust out workers to the Mahishya.

 

 

November 3, 2017

Prayer Force Objectives for November 1-30, 2017

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November 1, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for the role of persecution in building up His Kingdom. Persecution causes His message to go out and purifies the Church. Pray that those being persecuted around the world would take comfort and make their rally cry “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31).

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for sustaining this worker’s labor through ministry partners and associates that pray regularly for them and supply financial support.

Gospel Breakthrough

Join with Team Expansion workers in interceding for these specific cities and peoples: the Serbs of Bosnia; the Khmer of Cambodia; the Druze of the Golan Heights; the Punjabi Sikhs of India; Ancona and Rome, Italy; Tokyo, Japan; and the Mien of Laos.

Team Expansion Worker

Join L & B in Central Asia in praying for fruitfulness in new things they are trying to engage the P people. Ask that they would be persistent in prayer.

Nubian, Arabized in Egypt

The name Nubian was given to the original inhabitants of Nubia, a thin settlement along the Nile River in southern Egypt. The Arabs, who invaded much of North Africa in the seventh and eleventh centuries, displaced some Nubian groups and absorbed others. As a result, thousands of Nubians are now “Arabized,” influenced by the Arab culture, language, and religion. Some Arabized Nubians seasonally migrate with their herds, living in temporary camps. Most are peasants who live in villages in rural areas. Their houses are simple, round dwellings with grass-thatched roofs.

Ministry Obstacles
The Nubians have held to their current worldview and religion for centuries. Change is very difficult.

Outreach Ideas
Scripture is available in the Egyptian dialect of Arabic, as are many other resources which communicate the Gospel. Pray Egyptian Christians will be lead to take the Gospel to the Nubians.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no known followers of Christ among the Arabized Nubians. But Rev. 5:9 says men were purchased from every tribe. Pray for the Nubians who will soon come to Christ, that they will be accurately taught the ways of Christ, and will follow him with a whole heart.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Lord’s Spirit will increasingly draw the Nubians to Jesus (Isa in the Koran), giving them a growing desire to learn about this man. Perhaps the Lord will communicate to some via dreams and visions.

Scripture Focus
“The time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory.” Isaiah 66:18

People Name: Nubian, Arabized
Country: Egypt
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 509,000
World Population: 509,000
Language: Arabic, Egyptian Spoken
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: New Testament
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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November 2, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for building relationships between Brazilian, West Africans and Team Expansion workers. Praise God for building a team to facilitate Disciple Making Movement training in Brazil Oct 23 – Nov 6. Pray for all involved in this training to catch and keep the vision of disciple making movements. Ask for Holy Spirit’s anointing on this training to produce much lasting fruit in Brazil, other Portuguese speaking peoples and more unreached peoples.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks that God puts His desire in this worker’s heart and makes their plans succeed.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that God raises the Serbs of Bosnia out of the dust, and lift the needy out of the ash heap.

Team Expansion Worker

Ask that Chris Bushnell might make an eternal difference in the lives of the patients he cares for at the hospital where he works and at Mercy Medical Clinic where he volunteers. Pray for his wife Diane as she serfes in Tem Expansion’s home office in Louisville, KY, processing applications for new harvest workers.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Parsee in United Kingdom, 75,000 followers of Islam. Pray that God would draw the Parsee to search Him, find Him and share Him with others.

November 3, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

It becomes increasingly clear that the dispersion of Venezuelans around the world is part of God’s desire to spread the faith among the nations. The Casapara church has seen over 100 people, some 30 families leave in recent months and they can be traced in well over 10 countries. Much like the New Testament church, God used Acts 8:1 – persecution and scattering of believers to accomplish Acts 1:8 – fulfillment of being witnesses to the ends of the earth. Praise God that His message is spreading in this way. Pray for dispersed believers to be bold witnesses.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to the Spirit of God who provides that worker with words to communicate effectively in other languages and cultures.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that God’s power, this generation of Serbs of Bosnia praise His work to the next, and declare His mighty acts.

Team Expansion Worker

Ask God to encourage Betty Byrd (International Services) in mentoring a Brazilian lady in the Okolona area of Louisville, KY.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Deaf Papua New Guinean in Papua New Guinea, about 74,761 souls void of the Gospel. Ask God to raise up harvest workers to effectively communicate the Good News of Jesus to the Deaf of PNG.

November 4, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Mt 5:10). Intercede for believers who will suffer when they tell their families they are followers of Jesus. Pray that they would be courageous, committed and encouraged. Pray that entire families would know Truth and stand together in Christ.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for protecting this worker against evil forces that would seek to hinder the spread of the Gospel.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God’s forgiveness and healing of diseases so that the Serbs of Bosnia may know His mercy.

Team Expansion Worker

Join C and A in Eastern Europe in praying for the community of believers in the area in which they live and work. Ask that they might continue to grow in truth and love and that the Lord would embolden them to share with others.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Gomantak Maratha in India, 73,000 followers of Hinduism. Ask the Lord of the Harvest to thrust out workers into the Gomantak Maratha.

November 5, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Jesus gives His disciples’ authority and instructions when sending them out (Matthew 10:16).

“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” Many Team Expansion workers serve among unreached nations. Ask God to equip workers to be faithful, creative and wise as they share the Good News.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks that this worker is empowered to spread God’s Word and the people honor it.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to send His scepter of strength to rule in hearts of the Serbs of Bosnia in the midst of His foes.

Team Expansion Worker

Ask God to provide more support for Tom and Marilyn Chamberlin in their role as Field Coordinator for several Team Expansion teams in Latin America and in Europe. Pray for continued good health so that they can continue to serve missionaries around the world.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Deaf Serbian in Serbia, 71,294 people who haven’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Ask God to equip workers and send them to share the news of Jesus with the Deaf community in Serbia.

 

November 6, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Christians in Tanzania are dominated by radical Islam, and are not allowed to own a Bible. Militant movements in surrounding countries have serious impact on Tanzanian government and believers undergo resentment and prejudice. Pray for Christians in Tanzania to endure and conquer. “We are human, but we don’t wage war with human plans and methods. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the devil’s strongholds. With these weapons we break down every proud argument that keeps people from knowing God. With these weapons we conquer their rebellious ideas, and we teach them to obey Christ” 2 Cor 10:3-5.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for changing hearts of the people this workers serves that were resistant to His Word.

Gospel Breakthrough

Jesus promised in Matthew 15:13, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots.” Lord, so many Khmer of Cambodia have never heard the truth of who You truly are. We cry out to you today to uproot untruths so they no longer choke the Gospel seeds trying to take root in this country.

Team Expansion Worker

Praise God with J and R in Eastern Europe that the small church in there are is gorwing. One new family began attending recently. Pray for Prishtina High School

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Bedouin Dui-Menia in Algeria, 71,000 followers of Islam. Ask God to make His name famous among Bedouin Dui Menia through miracles, signs and wonders.

November 7, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

One of several ways that Team Expansion keeps an eye on persecution is through World Watch List at www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-persectuion/world-watch-list/ . Sudan has been on the World Watch list since 1993. Persecution is systematic and reminiscent of ethnic cleansing. The ethnic cultural landscape is complicated and divisive: Arab vs Africans, Muslim vs Christian. Islam is deeply embedded in society and government strictly implements a one-religion, one culture and one language policy, resulting in persecution of Christians. Pray for Sudanese Christians who risk all for the sake of the Gospel, evangelizing and preaching to those around them in spite of peril. Pray for Christians who face the death penalty in their conversion from Islam is discovered.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

May this worker’s ministry and attitude be worthy of acceptance to the locals and ultimately to God.

Gospel Breakthrough

Cry out to God to open the eyes of the blind, and raise up those among the Khmer of Cambodia who are bowed down.

Team Expansion Worker

Praise God with Lora Christenberry for two baptisms in the B-1 fellowship in Ishinomaki, Japan! Pray for Lora as she prepares for home service. Ask God to raise up Japanese leadership for the Nozomi Project. Pray for guidance and wisdom in decisions regarding the future.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Bedouin, Laguat in Algeria, 71,000 followers of Islam. Ask God to reveal Himself to

the Laguat in visions and dreams to cause them to seek and find Him.

 

 

 

November 8, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

“Take your disciples’ fear away by reassuring them of Your Presence. Give them a faith to believe that You are with them” Luke 1:28-29). In a North African country, believers feel like outcasts in a largely Muslim society. They seek community but often at the cost of their lives. Pray for believers gripped by fear of growing extremism in their country to have confidence in and trust Jesus. Pray for Christian youth who are opposed and persecuted for rejecting Islam to stand firm for the cause of Christ.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for equipping this worker to be an authentic follower of Jesus in every context.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to heal the brokenhearted and bind up wounds of the Khmer of Cambodia.

Team Expansion Worker

Praise God with Donna Cole for 22 years ministering, walking alongside global workers, and providing debriefing for workers at TRAIN International. Pray for a family with four children who are in transition.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Bedouin Ruarha in Algeria, 71,000 followers of Islam. Ask God to deliver them out of Islam and bring the Ruarha into a lovingly obedient relationship with Jesus.

November 9, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Give thanks for opportunity to participate in Global Mission Health Conference at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY Nov 9-11. Pray that God connects Christian workers with ministries around the world for the purpose of making His name among the nations.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God because this worker is spreading the Gospel, possibly in places where it has not been preached.

Gospel Breakthrough

Press into God for the Khmer of Cambodia walking in darkness and in the shadow of death to see His Light.

Team Expansion Worker

Join EC in praying for loca believers in Eastern Europe. Pray for some organizational transitions to go smoothly.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Menasser Berber in Algeria, 71,000 followers of Islam. Ask the Lord of the Harvest to send out workers to serve the Menasser Berber and reap a harvest of righteousness.

November 10, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

One in twelve believers around the world endure intimidation, prison or even death for following Jesus. Women and girls are on the frontline of persecution. In many parts of the world, females already face discrimination because of their gender, and being a follower of Jesus creates double vulnerability. Ask God to provide the daily needs of these women. Pray for persistent faith and that they would not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time reap a harvest if they do not give up. (Gal 6:9).

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God because this worker is baptizing people into Christ for forgiveness of sins and teaching them to obey all that He has commanded.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that God would destroy any fears, doubts and barriers that keep the Druze of the Golan Heights from a deep and complete faith in Christ as Savior.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for CC and her teammates in the Middle East to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient and ready for every good deed, to malign no one, and to be peaceable, gentle, and showing every consideration for all men (Titus 3:1-3).

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray that the Tuat Berber in Algeria, 71,000 followers of Islam would grow dissatisfied with the religion of Islam and hunger for the Living Bread.

November 11, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Meena and Sunita, sisters from a Hindu background who decided to follow Jesus, were separated and beaten by neighbors, dragged to edge of town and left for dead. The sisters survived and found each other, refusing to give up their faith. They now live in a different village and run a small stationary shop to support themselves. Pray that their testimony draws people to know Jesus, and that their witness impacts their community.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for equipping this worker with intentional strategy to engage people with the Gospel.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to shatter the enemies who trespass His land, ban them from taking and making slaves of the Druze of the Golan Heights.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for S and S as they return to their field of service after attending a conference at their home church and spending time with those they love.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Barika in India, 71,000 followers of Hinduism. That they would be given opportunity to receive Truth and obey it.

November 12, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Leader Training (Nov 12-16) is an essential of Team Expansion. Give thanks to God for the opportunity He has provided for over 20 team leaders to take time away from family and field to attend. Pray for minimal to no effects of jetlag for team leaders so concentration and stamina levels are high to participate in training.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Join this worker in giving thanks to God for His favor and faithfulness to do what He says He will do.

Gospel Breakthrough

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people He has chosen as His inheritance. Pray that the nation of the Druze of the Golan Heights would follow Jesus and be blessed with eternal life with Him.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Jeff and Amy Cunningham in praying for the continued transition of their family to Louisville, KY. Pray that God wiould lead them to a church home that is the right fit.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Selim in Sudan, 70,500 followers of Islam. Ask God to make a way for the Selim to become followers of Christ.

November 13, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Give thanks to God for raising up new team leaders and visionaries to make disciples among the unreached. Pray that this Team Leader Training (Nov 12-16) will equip new leaders and spur current team leaders with strategy, tools and encouragement to multiply disciples and churches where God has called them to serve.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for His favor on this worker to bring joy to the people with whom they are serving and the labor it takes to multiply disciples.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that the Druze of the Golan Heights choose to follow and obey Jesus who gave His life as a ransom for theirs.

Team Expansion Worker

Join DD in praying for the research effort in Laos for 58 UUPGs. Pray for the ien in the US to be faithful and fruitful. Pray for a Hmong translation of the CMM materials. Pray for 10 teams of missionaries to go to each country in Southeast Asia. Pray for the establishment of a training and mobilization model for national evangelists and for opportunities to share the vision and mission of Mekong Multiply in the US.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Bokoruge in Chad, 69,500 followers of ethnic religions. Ask God to break the chains of animism so that the Gospel may spread rapidly among the Bokoruge.

November 14, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Give thanks to God for trainers and facilitators of Team Leader Training. Pray for stamina, wisdom and Spirit to facilitate and mentor their colleagues in the Gospel.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for providing training for this worker to be at their best potential for church planting and disciple making.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that the truth of the Gospel be preached and the light of the Gospel penetrate hearts of the Punjabi Sikhs of India.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for Paul and Kerri Daniels as they prepare to lead an internship to Poitiers, France this summer.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Azeri in Uzbekistan, 68,000 followers of Shia Islam. Pray that His Kingdom come to the Azeri so they may be delivered from the evil one.

November 15, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion Training Team plans long and hard for every training staged to equip workers. Team Leader Training is no exception. Give thanks to God for skills, talents and gifts of each Training Team member and the quality training that guarantees results when implemented. Pray that Team Leaders are empowered, emboldened and equipped to create environments to start disciple making movements and church multiplication movements among the nations.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for the role of this worker in the global church to reach people with the Gospel.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for the Punjabi Sikhs of India: that whole families and entire communities come to know and obey Jesus, and indigenous church movements are established.

Team Expansion Worker

Ask God to provide the funds for KD to attend a training this month.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Moroccan Arab in Germany, 67,000 followers of Sunni Islam. Pray that Christ followers living in the area of Moroccan Arabs would reach out to them with His message.

 

 

November 16, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

In most cases where church multiplication movements have taken place, God’s laborers have suffered. Pray for those on the frontlines of the harvest field, to be mastered by a passion for God and a love for people, and that the fear of man would not be a snare.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for protecting this worker from fear and empowering them to speak Truth even when there may be consequences.

Gospel Breakthrough

Praise the Lord that a ‘people for His name’ will be identified among the Punjabi Sikhs of India.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Eric and Michelle Derry (International Services) in praying for a one-year D-Course. In the meantime, pray for the D-Course workshop at ICOM in Peoria, ILL along with four workshops on DMM and Zume.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Bhatrajulu in India, 66,500 followers of Hinduism. Pray for Christian broadcasts to reach into Bhatrajulu homes and the Holy Spirit would move in their hearts to seek and find Jesus.

November 17, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Every year Team Expansion participates in the International Conference on Missions.  Pray for well-preparedness for gathering in Peoria, IL Nov 16-19, along with a multitude of mission agencies and harvest workers serving worldwide. Pray for divine connections between servants and mission fields.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for skills, talents and gifts of this worker to progress God’s work among the nations.

Gospel Breakthrough

In the name of Jesus, bind the strong man and forces of darkness, resist all demonic rulers and spiritual powers that influence the Punjabi Sikhs of India.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Derik and Jennifer DeVries (Taiwan in praying for college students. Pray they will remain faithful as they navigate the freedoms they feel as they have a new-found independence. Pray for the Tuesday ladies as they study the book of Acts to see how the first Christians shared their faith in the face of great opposition and danger.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Vanjari in India, 66,500 followers of Hinduism to turn from this false religion and run into the arms of Truth that sets them free.

PNovember 18, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Give thanks to God for opportunities to participate and serve at ICOM. Pray for tender hearts and loving souls. Pray for those searching for workers. Ask God to form partnerships that would strengthen the workforce and effectively spread His message among the nations.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for family members, mentors and colleagues of this worker to cultivate the gifts that God has given them to serve the Kingdom of God.

Gospel Breakthrough

Lift up and exalt the name of Jesus over Ancona, Italy. Pray for His kingdom rule to come increasingly.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray with Anthony and Kimberly Doe (Mexico) for the health of Chali who has had health problems for a few months now. Pray for Librarado’s church, that they will be a Godly influence to the community of Tecolote and that they will be devoted to making disciples.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Deaf Eritrean in Eritrea, 65,361 followers of various or no religion. Ask God that there would be Christ followers committed to intentionally engaging the Deaf of Eritrea to help them discover, share, and obey Your Word. May the Deaf Eritrean hear Your voice and follow Jesus.

November 19, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Give thanks to God for the impact of the International Conference on Missions around the world. Pray for those workers searching for fields. Ask God’s direction, guidance, affirmation and clarity in deciding where God wants them to serve.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for the many lives changed because of the labor of this worker in making disciples and planting churches. 40:3).

Gospel Breakthrough

Heavenly Father, may the people of Ancona, Italy receive the new song of praise You have for them so they may see, fear and trust in You. May their praises be for You alone (Psalm

Team Expansion Worker

Join HD in praying for continued unity among leaders in eastern Cba. Pay for a good transition for Pancho and family to Tijuana. Lift up Hispanic churches in Oregon and Vancouver, WA.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Miao, Lupanshui in China, 65,000 followers of animism. Pray that God send out harvest workers to the Lupanshui Miao.

November 20, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and  persecute you” (Mt 5:44)

Wei-Xuan* has a ministry reaching out to North Korean women who have been trafficked to China. Supporting North Koreans who have left North Korea can be dangerous. Wei-Xuan* has said, “I don’t fear death. I’m a single woman and if it is necessary I don’t mind dying for this cause.” Most of women Wei-Xuan* ministers to have been sold into marriage or servitude, are abused and ill-treated by their husbands/captors. Through years of experience and work, she has been connecting with these broken women and helping them begin healing process. Ask God to heal hearts and wounds so that they may bless those who have hurt them.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for placing accountability partners around this worker for positive evaluation and encouragement to stay focused on the work God has called them to do.

Gospel Breakthrough

Most church multiplication movements had had family based conversion patterns. Pray for breakthrough in Ancona, Italy. That individuals will find powerful ways to engage entire families with the Gospel, and that whole families might come to the Lord at once and benefit greatly from their long-term relational support.

Team Expansion Worker

John and Cheryl Dunn (Taiwan) request prayer that God would work on their hearts to be accepting of others as Jesus was. Pray that they will listen to God’s guidance as they make ministry choices.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Beria in India, 64,500 Hindus. Pray for God initiated movements to make His glory known among the Beria.

 

November 21, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

“Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” Matthew 24:12-13

North Korea is ranked as the most oppressive place in the world for Christians. In this totalitarian communist state, Christians are forced to hide their faith completely from government authorities, neighbors, and often, even their own spouses and children. Due to ever-present surveillance, many pray with eyes open, and gathering for praise or fellowship is practically impossible. Worship of the ruling Kim family is mandated for all citizens, and those who don’t comply are arrested, imprisoned, tortured or killed. Entire Christian families are imprisoned in hard labor camps, where unknown numbers die each year from torture, beatings, overexertion and starvation. Those who attempt to flee to South Korea through China risk execution or life imprisonment, and those who stay behind often fare no better. Pray that the bondage of communism cease so that the Gospel may be proclaimed freely and openly. Pray that wickedness does not cause the love of Christ to grow cold, but believers stand firm to the end, endure cruel punishment and be saved.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for equipping this worker with fruitful outreach strategies for making disciples.

Gospel Breakthrough

Father, prepare the way for new people to hear the Gospel in Ancona, Italy. Prepare their hearts and send Your Spirit before Your witnesses to prepare the soil for the Gospel seed to be planted.

Team Expansion Worker

Join John and Zandra Dye in praying for basic needs in Venezuela to be met. Pray for safety and protection of Venezuelans during this crisis and the heading toward a dictatorship. Pray for new points of light utilizing newly trained workers.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Deaf in Sierra Leone, 62,053 followers of various religions. Ask God to send workers to effectively communicate the Gospel to the Deaf community in Sierra Leone.

November 22, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Egyptian local pastors who, in spite of heavy persecution, faithfully and creatively reach out to the poor and needy in their cities. One family runs a kindergarten, food bank, clothes closet, and sewing business from inside their church, not to mention dealing with correspondence for an international evangelistic Arabic radio program. Another local leader smuggles Bibles into a neighboring country, does evangelistic trips to the Middle East and leads church planters in another land dominated by Islam. Pray for these pastors and other Egyptian believers to remain strong, be bold, never give up hope, and experience God’s provision in every way

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks for God’s orchestration of this worker’s travels for engaging people with the Gospel that would bear much fruit.

Gospel Breakthrough

Jesus, may those who worship other gods in Rome, Italy have their hearts and eyes opened so they will proclaim with the psalmist, “There is no one like You among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like Yours” (Psalm 86:8).

Team Expansion Worker

Steve and Priscilla Dye (Tenerife) ask prayer for Eduardo as he is currently ujemployed and wants to set up a recording studio at the church to help with the cost of rent. Please pray for this family as it has been hard for the ids to adapt to their new home in Tenerife. Pray that God will guide in regards to this sound studio.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Deaf Libyan in Libya, 61,680 people needing a Savior. Pray for compassionate and skilled workers to tell the Good News of Jesus to the Deaf community of Libya.

November 23, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

“Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.” Psalm106:47 is a great verse for celebrating Thanksgiving Day. Pray that Team Expansion workers worldwide feel God’s Presence and know that while they are away from family gatherings, they may have great expectation of a Thanksgiving dinner, a wedding feast of the Lamb when all families of the earth are gathered to give thanks and praise King Jesus for all eternity.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for His Presence to comfort this worker when they feel homesick, lonely, or the weight of the separation from loved ones. Pray that this worker feels God’s Presence in a distinctly today.

Gospel Breakthrough

Almighty Father, may the eyes and hearts of the people of Rome, Italy who trust in idols be opened to the falseness of images made of wood and metal who have no breath in them. May they be filled with the knowledge of Your glory and bow down before You in silence, awe and worship (Habakkuk 2:14, 18-20).

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for Chad and Alicia Edwards as they do follow-up on Sports and English campers. Pray for Alicia’s work at Morrison Academy and for Chad’s work in the English Clubs and “Campus Love.”

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Ya in China, 61,000 followers of animism. Pray for workers to take the written Word of God to the Ya so their lives are transformed and they would become messengers of the Word.

November 24, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pray for Christians in peril and persecution. Pray for empowerment of the Holy Spirit to encourage their faith and give them strength to bear under the weight of persecution. Ask God to bring each one through their trials, using them to make believers perfect, complete, lacking no good thing.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for answering the prayers of this worker and the prayers of the people with whom they are serving.

Gospel Breakthrough

Lord, give signs among the people of Rome, Italy; work miracles among the nominal Roman Catholics! Let them see Your glory so loudly that they cannot deny Your greatness! Let them fall on their faces before You as they see the wonders of Your glory.

Team Expansion Worker

Pr aise God with Dot Elliott (Italy) for a time of home service! Pray for a good visit with family and for visits with supporters. Ask God to help her raise sufficient funding to return to Italy fully funded.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Baroi in India, 61,000 followers of Hinduism. Pray that the Jesus film would impact the entire people group of the Baroi and they would become disciple makers.

 

November 25, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and  persecute you” (Mt 5:44). In India, radical Hinduism has increased as well as the level of intolerance to Christians. Believers are constantly under pressure to return to their old beliefs, and are often physically assaulted, sometimes killed. Protestant Christian communities are the second main target because of their involvement in outreach activities and conversions, and they also face regular attacks by radical Hindus. Pray for Indian believers to stay true to Jesus who experience both violent persecution and intense cultural pressure. Ask God to cover the national workers with His protection for spreading the Gospel.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for empowering and emboldening this worker to share the Good News with people God has put in their path.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to thrust out willing, skillful, love-filled workers into Rome, Italy.

Team Expansion Worker

Lift up Linda Epeards (International Services) for joy in work and home life. Pray for safety, provision, and health. Ask the Lord of the harvest to raise up more workers.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Konkani, Goanese in United Arab Emirates, 60,500 followers of Hinduism. Ask God to send workers to engage the Goanese Konkani with the Gospel and disciple making movements would take root to change the religious climate among them and all of UAE

November 26, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Ever since Duke* and Al* gave their lives to Jesus, they have been under attack. Schemes and harassment have nearly put them out of business, yet they persevere. These brothers are committed to distributing Bibles to their own people. Praise God for His provision for these men. Ask God to penetrate and transform hearts through His Living Word.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for a prayer movement among the people this worker is serving.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for the people of Tokyo, Japan to hunger and thirst after knowing God, for their hearts to long for Him and for receptivity to the Gospel.

Team Expansion Worker

Join M and S in praying for Ladi’s brother to read the Bible and be convicted of the deity of Jesus.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Fulfulde Adamawa in Ghana, 59,000 followers of Islam. Ask God to thrust His workers out to share the Good News of Jesus with the Fulfulde Adamawa.

November 27, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Leadership Team meet next 2 days for Review 2017 and Project for 2018. Praise God for wise leaders and ask He continues to grant spiritual insight, inspiration and discernment for leading Team Expansion as a whole on the path God has for us.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

May this worker’s life be marked by prayerfulness.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for a rush of indigenous Biblical church planting movements and communities of faith among the people Tokyo, Japan.

 

Team Expansion Worker

Praise God with D and D for the safe birth and good health of their first baby. Pray for plans to come together for departure to their field of service. Pray for prayer and financial supporters.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Zuara in Libya, 58,500 followers of Islam. That the Gospel would penetrate the hearts of the Zuara and transform their world view.

November 28, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me” (Mt 5:11). Our Mongolian colleagues in a closed country are in trouble for their preaching. Remember them in prayer – husband, wife, little daughter and companions. Praise God because these workers were not intimidated, and that the door is still open to this country. Pray that many will believe in Jesus and obey Him because of the preaching and teaching of our Mongolian colleagues.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for opportunities this worker has to teach children to love and obey Jesus.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for the glory of God to be manifest among peoples of Tokyo, Japan.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for God’s blessing on Jenny Finch and on her plans to move to Louisville to serve as the MK/TCK Coordinator for Team Expansion. Pray that she might soon have 100% of her support raised in order to move to Louisville by the beginning of next year.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray that the Yanghuang in China, 57,000 followers of animism are not overlooked nor forgotten and Christian servants intercede for them as well as go to share the Gospel.

November 29, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

This time of year International Services staff meet together in their designated teams to review, re-evaluate and plan for future. On-field teams are also evaluating ministry plans with Field Coordinator to stay accountable and motivated. Pray for God-led plans to line out for discipling all nations.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for equipping this worker to mobilize others in making disciples of all nations.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that clusters of the Mien of Laos find salvation  through Jesus Christ and their place in the royal family of God’s kingdom as sons and daughters of the King of kings.

Team Expansion Worker

Join in prayer with Judy Fish (International Services) for ongoing dialogue with field teams currently engaged in more holistic ministry. Ask God to help Judy figure out how to integrate DMM and jCHE principles.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Hardas in India, 56,500 followers of Hinduism. Ask God to equip and empower workers to engage the Hardas with the Gospel.

 

November 30, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Dear Savior and Protector, may the oppressed in “Dawnlight” turn to YOU as a stronghold in times of trouble. May they know YOUR name and put their trust in YOU. May they know that YOU will not forsake them as they seek YOU (Ps 9:9-10).

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for compelling this worker by His love to share their life and the Gospel with the local people.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray against the spirits of violence, intimidation and fear, and that spiritual strongholds are broken down among the Mien of Laos.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for D and P in South Asia, for fruitful ministry among the unreached.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Latin American Nikkei in Japan, 56,000 followers of Buddhism. Pray that these displaced people find their home and identity in Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

October 31, 2017

Prayer Force Objectives for October 1-31, 2017

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 October 1, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion continues to look to God for His supply of workers. There are many opportunities to serve and we trust God to raise up the right people at the right time for the right place and right purpose. So many opportunities are available to share the Good News of Jesus with unreached peoples. Ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers to his harvest fields.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that the message of Christ will be honored as that worker shares it with others.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray with workers for a great movement of God among these cities or people groups: the Serbs of Bosnia; the Khmer of Cambodia; the Druze of the Golan Heights; the Punjabi Sikh of India; Ancona, Italy; Rome, Italy; Tokyo, Japan; and the Mien of Laos.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for AT in Southeast Asia to be able to build relationships with staff at a medical center there. Pray for the patients and the ministry of the medical center.

Oromo, Yajju in Ethiopia

The Oromo represent one of the largest of the Cushitic groups inhabiting the Horn of Africa. Cushitic speakers have inhabited parts of north-eastern and eastern Africa for as long as recorded history. “The Oromo were a very ancient race, the indigenous stock, perhaps, on which most other peoples in this part of eastern Africa have been grafted.” In order to integrate with the imperial power and family, a large share of the Oromo converted to Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity during past centuries. Today, some Oromo groups are majority Christian and others are majority Muslim, including the Muslim Yajju.

Ministry Obstacles
To follow Christ within the Oromo community is to risk losing much that is important, including family and friends.

Outreach Ideas
There are many followers of Christ in other Ethiopian tribes and communities. Perhaps some will be burdened to carry the message of Christ to the Oromo. Pray to that end.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for those who know and follow Christ among the Yejju Oromo community. Pray they will experience grace and peace, and will grow to know and love Jesus Christ. Pray they will have a desire to share what they have learned with their family and friends. Pray for tactful yet bold witness for Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Oromo people will increasingly desire to learn more of Isa (Jesus). Pray he will reveal himself to them in various ways. Pray for workers to carry the good news of Christ to them.

Scripture Focus
“All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will worship before You.” Psalm 22:27

People Name: Oromo, Yajju
Country: Ethiopia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 106,000
World Population: 106,000
Language: Oromo, West Central
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 2, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Launch is Team Expansion’s deputation program for new recruits that takes place 3x year. God continues to amaze us by sending quality mission minded folks through our door. Join us in praising God for the small group in training October 2-13 that are preparing to take opportunities to share the Gospel in cross cultural settings. Pray for partnerships to form that sends and sustains these workers going out and others already serving among unreached peoples.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for sustaining that worker’s prayer and financial support.

Gospel Breakthrough

Praise God that prayer initiatives are beginning to happen among believers in Bosnia. Pray that this softens the soil for the Serbs of Bosnia to receive the Gospel with great joy and response.

Team Expansion Worker

Patrick and Denise Tolbert

– Connections with neighbors and opportunities for spiritual conversations.

– Continued health for baby (that he will put on weight more quickly) and healing for Denise from the birth and healing for Patrick’s ear (infection/fluid)

– Meaningful and enjoyable time as a whole team with our Field Coordinator’s visit in early Oct

– Praise that Brendan and Moya are enjoying school and church and making friends

Rayeen (Muslim traditions) in India

The Rayeen belong to the Sunni sect of Islam. The majority have traditionally been engaged in horticulture and gardening, although this has changed in recent years. The marriage symbol for women is the nose-ring. The Rayeen women, besides performing household chores, assist their menfolk in agricultural operations, cattle-rearing, and in other economic activities. They favor formal education but most of the children drop out after the primary or secondary level, mainly due to economic reasons.

Ministry Obstacles
The Rayeen community may be somewhat uninformed as to why Christians believe Jesus is deity, the Son of God. Pray they will be shown the basis for this belief.

Outreach Ideas
Christian workers can carry the message of Christ to these people using stories from Scripture, and through the use of films and recordings.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no followers of Jesus among the Muslim Rayeen at present, but pray for those the Lord will soon lead to himself. Pray they will be joyful always, praying continually, and giving thanks in all circumstances. Pray they will clearly understand the basis for their faith, and rest in the finished work of Christ on the cross. Pray they will learn to live in the power of Christ’s Spirit.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Rayeen community will be able to find employment opportunities, and be able to send their children to school.

Scripture Focus
“The time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory.” Isaiah 66:18

People Name: Rayeen (Muslim traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,012,000
World Population: 1,108,000
Language: Urdu
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 3, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion has been functioning without a Missionary Kid Coordinator for quite some time. Praise God that in this particular Launch program there is a person gearing up to serve from International Services in that role. Ask God to meet all her needs and bring her soon to Louisville so that MK program may move forward and excel in coming along missionary families shining their light in dark places of the world.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for new followers of Christ to be raised up and to grow because of that worker’s labor.

Gospel Breakthrough

God, would you open the hearts of unbelievers among the Serbs of Bosnia so they may believe just as Lydia did in Acts 16:14, “The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul.”

Team Expansion Worker

Ask for continued wisdom for J and E in Southeast Asia in counseling, training, and helping people through grief.

Huayao Tai in China

The Huayao Tai are historically part of the great and ancient Tai race. One writer claimed that the Tai predate even the Chinese. Huayao Tai women are instantly recognizable by their huge circular hats. They also carry with them a small bamboo basket, containing needle and thread, cosmetics, or food. The Huayao Tai practice a mixture of Theravada Buddhism and animism. “Animism in its Tai form ranges from the worship of natural forces to include the practice of shamanism, sorcery and black magic.”

Ministry Obstacles
To change one’s world view drastically is not easy. Buddhism mixed with animism is a very different worldview than the worldview of the informed Christian.

Outreach Ideas
Perhaps Han Chinese Christians will be led by the Lord’s Spirit to carry the good news of Jesus to the Huayao Tai people. Pray for this to occur.

Pray for the followers of Christ
A small number of Huayao Tai believers live in Mengyang County. In recent years evangelists have been active among them, establishing several house churches. Pray for these believers. Few Huayao Tai outside of Mengyang have heard of Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray that the Huayao Tai may soon hear accurately of Jesus. Pray that each individual capable of making a decision may hear in his or her mother tongue. Pray for several exposures to the good news of Christ, using different formats and media.

Scripture Focus
“Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.” 1 Chronicles 16:24-25

People Name: Huayao Tai
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 89,000
World Population: 89,000
Language: Lu
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: New Testament
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 4, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion praises God for all the volunteers that have kept the Missionary Kid program in effect during some of the family trainings that happen on campus and at Connect Gathering. Ask God to raise up full time MK associates to assist the MK Coordinator in advocating for 200+ missionary kids with regular prayer updates, providing parents with resources to effectively raise their children as they serve cross culturally, and helping through trainings, debriefing and college age retreats.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that the people this worker serves believe the message and enter a relationship with Jesus Christ, His Church and His mission.

Gospel Breakthrough

Jesus, You defeated death and Your power is unfathomable. We pray that the Serbs of Bosnia would acknowledge Your power over the spiritual realms. We know that Satan will not willingly release people in his grip for generations. Pray for spiritual strongholds to be released in the name of Jesus.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for wisdom for RV as he serves as field coordinator for a team in South Asia.

Bhoi (Hindu traditions) in India

The Bhoi community is mainly a landowning one, but a few are landless. A Brahmin priest officiates at marriages. At the wedding, the bride and groom walk around the fire seven times. They work in temples and are therefore accorded a high status in society. Every house has an altar to Manasamata. Beside this, there are images of Khandoba and a few other gods and goddesses. Every family has a number of deities.

Ministry Obstacles
Nominal Christians who don’t truly follow Christ’s teachings may be an impediment to the Bhoi. Pray they will be able to see that there is a difference between disciples of Christ and those who are Christian only in name.

Outreach Ideas
Workers are needed. Jesus said to pray for workers, for the harvest is ripe.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no followers of Jesus among the Hindu Bhoi community at present, but pray for the ones that will soon be found. Pray they will be zealous to learn of Christ and follow him. Pray they will keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray that the Bhoi community will be able to care adequately for their families. Pray they will make schooling a priority for their children, so the children will be equipped to live in modern times.

Scripture Focus
“That all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no one else.” 1 Kings 8:60

People Name: Bhoi (Hindu traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 6,739,000
World Population: 6,896,000
Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 5, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion urgently needs a full-time person who will walk through the organization’s application process with prospective missionaries. The right person in this role will be detailed, organized and excited about the opportunity to see God calling workers into the unreached parts of the world. Ask God to identify application processors. www.teamexpansion.org/openings

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask that there be open hearts to the Gospel and clear understanding to God’s Word as told through stories by this worker.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for those the Lord will soon call to Himself from the Serbs of Bosnia that they will be zealous to know and follow Jesus.

Team Expansion Worker

Join C and I in praying for Dejon, the man with whom C has been reading the Bible. He has had to leave the city for circumstances out of his control. Please pray that God would send him back. Keep praying for courage and boldness for daughter D as she relates to classmates.

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October 6, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

As Team Expansion makes some exciting changes to make our organization readier for growth, we desperately need financial associates to fill out our team, currently of just one. Use that detail oriented, math-loving brain for the Kingdom! Pray that God guides the right folks to fill out a profile at www.teamexpansion.org/profile

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that this worker declares the message of Christ courageously and fearlessly in love.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that the Khmer of Cambodia turn from Buddhism and other counterfeit religions and run into the arms of Jesus, live for Him and make more disciples to reflect His glory.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for Brandon and Maleah Weiss as they begin raising support to work at International Services in Louisville, KY. Praise God for Brandon’s parents providing two upstairs bedrooms as living space during fundraising. Pray for everyone to adapt well to changing family dynamics. Ask God to use this first experience of fundraising to grow their faith in ways they didn’t think possible. Pray for Western Hills church of Christ’s leadership as they seek a new worship minister to replace Brandon.

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October 7, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion dreams of a day when the remaining 6,500 people groups have been reached with the Good News of Jesus. For that to happen, we all need to work toward this goal. Ask God to raise up Visionary Team Leaders to join in the effort of spreading the Gospel to the darkest places in the world.  www.TeamExpansion.org/openings

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray God guides the future of this worker.

Gospel Breakthrough

Jesus, when You walked this earth, You performed so many healings and miracles. All of Your wonders created such a buzz about You, yet You wanted people to believe in You based on Your testimony. We ask that You walk among the Khmer of Cambodia and work Your wonders and healing. Open their ears to hear Your words and believe in You.

Team Expansion Worker

Praise God with J.C. and Carla Williams for the opportunity they had to go to Taiwan to visit Chris and Sam Sanford. Pray that their time with their grieving friends brought them comfort, peace, and the safe place they needed to process and heal. Thank God for Carla’s mom who stayed with J.C. and Carla’s kids while they were gone.

Java Banyumasan in Indonesia

Most of the Jawa Banyumasan people make their living from farming, and they are fairly advanced in agricultural production. The majority are Muslim, however, most are nominal Muslims. The other one-fifth are serious Muslims who strictly follow Islamic teachings and are faithful in worship. In addition, there are some Jawa Banyumasan who follow animistic beliefs. They believe there are spirits that come from the unseen world.

Ministry Obstacles
The majority of the Jawa Banyumasan people are Muslim, although most are not strongly committed to Islam.

Outreach Ideas
Pray that the Christians in this people group will grow in maturity and numbers such that they can carry the good news of Christ to their own people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are followers of Christ among the Jawa Banyumasan people. Pray they will be faithful to fellowship together, encouraging each other and teaching each other. Pray they will be zealous to be real disciples of Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
The Jawa Banyumasan people still need assistance to increase their agricultural production. They need more dams; a better irrigation system would help them harvest more than three times as much per year. Development of new industry is still needed outside the city of Cilacap.

Scripture Focus
“Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.” Matthew 25:40

People Name: Java Banyumasan
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 8,872,000
World Population: 8,872,000
Language: Javanese
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 8, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion has many opportunities to serve full or part time, overseas or in-home office in Louisville, KY. Ask God’s Spirit to prompt His people to be Disciple Makers who make disciples who make more disciples. www.teamexpansion.org/openings

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker is successful in making disciples and movements start to happen.

Gospel Breakthrough

1 John 4:4 says, “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them (the spirits of this world), because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” Our prayer today is that the Spirit of God will overcome the spirits of the world for the Khmer of Cambodia

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for D and K in Asia. Especially lift up the two men whom D is guiding through foundational Biblical principles.

Gaisu, Southern in China

The Southern Gaisu observe the Tenth Month Celebration, held to celebrate the end of the harvest season. They sacrifice a pig to honor their ancestors and seek the blessing of the spirits for the upcoming year. The Southern Gaisu are polytheists. They worship many deities, ghosts and spirits. Days are set aside for the worship of the spirits. Ancestor worship is also widely practiced. Food is prepared and placed before pictures of dead family members. Most Southern Gaisu have been assimilated into Han Chinese culture.

Ministry Obstacles
The Gaisu may have little concept of a personal God who offers them forgiveness (through the work of His Son on the cross), and who desires to be their friend.

Outreach Ideas
Some have observed that people who are animists/polytheists are “pre-Christian”. They have a foundation for recognizing the truths of the Christian Gospel message.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Only a relative handful of Southern Gaisu are Christians. Few missionaries focused on them in the past. Devoted and love-filled laborers are still required today in order for the Gaisu to turn to Christ. Pray for laborers, and pray for the current believers. Pray that resources (Scripture, films, etc.) and missionaries will be sent to them.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the entire Gaisu community to be delivered from the bondage of polytheism and ancestor worship. Pray they will be set free.

Scripture Focus
“Having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people.” Revelation 14:6

People Name: Gaisu, Southern
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 48,000
World Population: 48,000
Language: Chinese, Mandarin
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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October 9, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Many of Team Expansion families are concerned about their children’s education. Some families home school, while others send their children to the local international schools or even enroll them in the local public educational system. Pray for Teachers to come alongside our workers to ensure quality education that instructs with a Biblical worldview. Pray for Christian teachers to serve abroad for the purpose of sharing their story and God’s story. www.teamexpansion.org/openings

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker learns the language of the land they are living in and will be able to communicate the Gospel with the people.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to dispel the spiritual darkness and enlighten hearts of the Khmer of Cambodia with His Living Word.

Team Expansion Worker

Join A and R (International Services) in lifting up BAM workshops in Florida this month. Ask God to provide for the replacement of $550 in monthly support.

Bairagi (Hindu traditions) in India

The history of the Bairagi commences with Ramanuja, who lived in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and taught in the southern part of India. A proper Bairagi is one whose principal deity is either Vishnu or any of his incarnations, like Rama and Krishna. A mark (tilak) on the forehead and ear are their identification marks. They worship Gouranga as their family deity and Kali, Manasa and Durga as village deities. They are indifferent to the education of girls.

Ministry Obstacles
To follow Christ is to risk disturbing community harmony within this Hindu community.

Outreach Ideas
Much sustained, focused prayer is needed to prepare the hearts of the Bairagi community to understand and receive the good news of Jesus of Nazareth.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no known followers of Jesus among the Hindu Bairagi, but pray for those that the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will be zealous to learn of Christ, and that they will be sent teachers and pastors to help them. Pray they will live holy lives that honor Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Hindu Bairagi community to make schooling for both boys and girls a priority.

Scripture Focus
“Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed.” Acts 17:30-31

People Name: Bairagi (Hindu traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 3,625,000
World Population: 4,068,000
Language: Bengali
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 10, 2017

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Another opportunity at www.teamexpansion.org/openings are workers among the 200,000 refugees and migrants in Sicily. Pray for believers to go into Sicily and other refugee centers to bring the hope of Christ to these displaced people. Ask that God’s name will be glorified mightily.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that men will praise God because of that worker’s kingdom service.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to raise up 20,000 intercessors to pray for the 20,000 Druze of Golan Heights

Team Expansion Worker

Join Tara Woolard (International Services) in praying that the DSOTO program might reach

Brahmin unspecified in India

The Brahmin are a priestly class, described as having originated from the face of Prajapati (Viratpurusha). A Brahmin concerns himself with the spiritual guidance of the people and is consulted for reading the meaning of Scripture. On auspicious dates and events he officiates at ceremonial functions. They are considered custodians and transmitters of sacred traditions. As custodians of Brahminical Hinduism, the Brahmin worship deities on a large scale.

Ministry Obstacles
Pride of the Brahmin is a serious obstacle to humbly accepting the gift of faith.

Outreach Ideas
Sustained, focused prayer is needed to open the hearts of the Brahmin to the Gospel message.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a few Christian believers among the Brahmin. Pray for them, that they will be firmly committed to following Jesus, the author and finisher of their faith, and will be consistently filled with His Spirit.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Brahmin to be able to humble themselves and accept the free gift of life found by trusting in Christ and his finished work. Pray the Lord will open their eyes to their need.

Scripture Focus
“The people who walk in darkness, will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them.” Isaiah 9:2

People Name: Brahmin unspecified
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 30,020,000
World Population: 33,795,000
Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 11, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion could utilize English Trainers for the purpose of sharing God’s Story with those who have not heard it. Ask God to prepare mission minded people and send them out to engage with people of other languages and lands. www.teamexpansion.org/openings

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker remains committed to Christ and His global mission.

Gospel Breakthrough

By God’s power, may his Christian soldiers advance against the enemies and scale the walls intended to keep them out so that the Druze of Golan Heights may be rescued from eternal death.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Shawn and Melissa Wuske (Jamaica Plains, MA) in praying for good health for their son Caleb as he grows. Pray for wisdom and trust in God as they pass of some responsibilities to others for a time and as they begin to pick those responsibilities back up again. Praise God that a meeting of Discovery Bible Study leaders at River of Life generated great encouragement and clarity. Pray for increased momentum. Ask for diligence in prayer and intentional relationships as they find their new normal. Pray for financial provision as they figure out their new life and expenses.

Brahmin unspecified in India

The Brahmin are a priestly class, described as having originated from the face of Prajapati (Viratpurusha). A Brahmin concerns himself with the spiritual guidance of the people and is consulted for reading the meaning of Scripture. On auspicious dates and events he officiates at ceremonial functions. They are considered custodians and transmitters of sacred traditions. As custodians of Brahminical Hinduism, the Brahmin worship deities on a large scale.

Ministry Obstacles
Pride of the Brahmin is a serious obstacle to humbly accepting the gift of faith.

Outreach Ideas
Sustained, focused prayer is needed to open the hearts of the Brahmin to the Gospel message.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a few Christian believers among the Brahmin. Pray for them, that they will be firmly committed to following Jesus, the author and finisher of their faith, and will be consistently filled with His Spirit.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Brahmin to be able to humble themselves and accept the free gift of life found by trusting in Christ and his finished work. Pray the Lord will open their eyes to their need.

Scripture Focus
“The people who walk in darkness, will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them.” Isaiah 9:2

People Name: Brahmin unspecified
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 30,020,000
World Population: 33,795,000
Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 12, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Medical Professionals, veterinarians included, are being called to use their talents and skills in community health evangelism in regions of the world where the Gospel is not present. Ask God to raise up medical professionals to serve in Asia. www.teamexpansion.org/openings

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that this worker is active in sharing their faith, so that they fully understand every good thing they have in Christ.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that the Druze of Golan Heights who strictly see the answer in Islam would be duly disappointed while those who are looking purely for God with open hearts would be sent on a journey of discovery leading to salvation, loving and obeying God.

Team Expansion Worker

Ask God to help FY with details for a vision trip to a sensitive field. Pray for support-raising and for progress on her personal development plan. Pray for great contacts with supportive friends and relatives, including churches and other groups.

Megh (Hindu traditions) in India

The Megh (or Meghwal) are a Scheduled Caste whose primary occupation is farming. They worship Ram Devji and Bankar Mataji as the chief god and goddess of the community. Nowadays, the caste prejudice against them has died down to a large extent except in some remote areas. They have achieved moderate progress in education and their literacy rate, according to the 1981 census, is 23.3 percent.

Ministry Obstacles
The New Testament, Jesus film, and other tools are available. Workers are needed to take the Gospel message to this community.

Outreach Ideas
The Megh are largely illiterate, so oral means of communication is needed. Stories taken from Scripture, films and recordings of the Gospel may communicate well.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no current believers among the Hindu Megh, but pray for those that will emerge. Pray they will accurately understand the message of the Gospel of Christ, and be able to teach it accurately to others in their community.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for an improvement in living conditions for this low caste community, for educational opportunities for the children, and employment opportunities for the adults.

Scripture Focus
“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.” Revelation 7:9

People Name: Megh (Hindu traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 3,113,000
World Population: 3,156,000
Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 13, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Did you know that there are ways to share the Gospel through agriculture? Ask God to raise up Agricultural Specialists to serve in places like Africa, Asia, and Europe so that there is a harvest of righteousness among the currently 6,500 unreached nations of the world. www.teamexpansion.org/openings

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to equip that worker with everything good for doing His will, and that their work is pleasing to Him.

Gospel Breakthrough

There is still a root or stronghold of some kind that hampers real, deep and multiplicative growth. Pray the Lord to break through this barrier for the Druze of Golan Heights

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for Jeremy and Lindsay Ziegenhorn as they raise support and complete training in order to depart for work in Ancona, Italy.

Jew, Spanish in Israel

The “Spanish” Jews of Israel are likely to have descended from the Jews expelled from Spain in 1492 who settled in various parts of the Ottoman Empire, in particular Salonica and Istanbul. Ladino was the traditional language of the majority of Sephardim (historically “Jews from the Iberian peninsula”), also known as Judeo-Spanish. Their language is a Romance language derived mainly from Old Castilian (Spanish), with many borrowings from Turkish and other languages.

Ministry Obstacles
For a Jew to openly follow Christ as his or her Messiah is to risk losing friendships and family, suffering ostracism in the community.

Outreach Ideas
The good news of Christ is available to the peoples of Israel if they will but seek it. Pray for hearts to seek among the Jews of Israel.

Pray for the followers of Christ
The Lord is calling his ancient people, the Jews, to himself in increasing numbers. Pray for the followers of Jesus the Messiah among the Spanish Jews, that they will follow Jesus with the same zeal that Paul the apostle demonstrated.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Spanish Jews to increasingly have the veil of lack of understanding removed from their eyes. Pray they will clearly see Jesus as the promised Messiah the prophets foretold.

Scripture Focus
“Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, Who alone works wonders. And blessed be His glorious name forever; And may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen.” Psalm 72:18-19

People Name: Jew, Spanish
Country: Israel
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 42,000
World Population: 60,000
Language: Ladino
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 14, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion workers serve in places where Christ is not welcome. One creative way of being in-country is through Adventure Tourism. One team uses local home stay hosts for housing Christian tourists. These tourists learn DMM principles from our team so they are equipped better to witness to locals. Pray for more Christians to travel abroad connected to Adventure Tourism and ask God to raise up more teams who can be involved and engaged through this legitimate business as missions. www.teamexpansion.org/openings

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker keeps their spiritual fervor for serving the Lord zealously.

Gospel Breakthrough

By God’s authority, may His iron rod break strongholds and show mercy to the Punjabi Sikh of India.

Team Expansion Worker

Praise God that C and S have completed their support-raising and training for departure to a sensitive field. Ask God to give them good good-byes in the remaining three weeks in the U.S. Ask that all details might be worked out for any loose ends that are still dangling before departure.

Jat unspecified (Hindu traditions) in India

The Jat are a dominant peasant community of north-west India. Popular local tradition attributes their origin to the matted hair (jata) of Lord Shiva. Another tradition connects them with Jata, one of the sons of Brahma, the Supreme Being. At the present stage of scholarship, it appears that the Jat were a section of the pastoral communities who migrated from Central Asia to western India between the second century BC and fifth century AD.

Ministry Obstacles
The Jat have worshipped false gods for centuries, a practice not quickly overcome.

Outreach Ideas
Christians need to build bridges of friendship and trust with the Jat community. Helping them with material and physical needs is one way to do this.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the few followers of Christ among the Jat community, that they will be hungry to learn more about Jesus, and be zealous to know and follow him. Pray for pastors and teachers.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Jat community to live in harmony with their neighbors, and be able to care well for their families.

Scripture Focus
“Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.” 1 Chronicles 16:24-25

People Name: Jat unspecified (Hindu traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 14,832,000
World Population: 14,915,000
Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 15, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion is looking for Inner City Teammates to serve cross-culturally. Ask God to supply workers to serve and share the Gospel with people of Inner Cities. www.teamexpansion.org/openings

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for that worker to serve Jesus wholeheartedly.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that by God’s Spirit, hearts of the Punjabi Sikh of India are set free from the enemy’s clutches and given a shield of victory!

Team Expansion Worker

Pray that EA will look to God for strength and endurance as she attempts to settle into a routine of school and work. She has begun meeting with people about financial partnership. Pray that God will speak through her.

Bania Agarwal in India

The Agarwal Bania live mainly in Rajasthan state. A generic term for some communities, the name Bania has been derived from the Sanskrit word vanik, meaning trading. They trace their history back about 5000 years. Their traditional occupations are moneylending, shopkeeping, trade, and business. The Bania society is a stratified one. Social divisions regulate marriages among most of the communities. Widow remarriage is allowed only among about half of Bania communities. In about one fourth of Bania communities, women enjoy equal status with men.

Ministry Obstacles
The Agarwal Bania speak well over 30 languages. Provision must be made for these language subdivisions of the community as the good news of Jesus is taken to them.

Outreach Ideas
Evangelists and church planters can carry the good news of Jesus to the Agarwal community using any number of good resources, such as the EvangeCube, and Gospel recordings and films. These should be available in most of the languages spoken by the Agarwal.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are few if any followers of Jesus among the Agarwal Bania community. However, pray for the many individuals whom the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will be properly taught how to know and follow Christ. Pray they will lead honorable lives, being an excellent testimony to Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray that the Agarwal Bania community may be able to care properly for their families, for employment opportunities, for good quality schools for their children, and that the indigent may be cared for.

Scripture Focus
“How then shall they call upon Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?” Romans 10:14-15

People Name: Bania Agarwal
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 5,113,000
World Population: 5,153,000
Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 16, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Give thanks and praise to God that Kairos course is mobilizing the global church for God’s mission in 70 countries and over 30 languages. Pray that more believers would get involved.

A Kairos course is taking place today through Oct 20 at Emerald Hills. And then a Kairos Facilitator Training Oct 23-24. Pray for the continued leading of the Holy Spirit as God speaks to each person about His passion for the least reached and our response to His heart. www.kairoscourse.org

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that whatever that worker does or says, it is done with gratitude in the Name of Jesus.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to vanquish the hostile hosts, show His strength to the Punjabi Sikh of India so that hearts may sing and praise His power.

Team Expansion Worker

Join J and V in praying for 12+ active churches, one of which is 3rdgeneration and one from among a previously unengaged/unreached people group. Pray for at least 144 baptisms, 72 baptizers, and 3 UUPGs to be engaged.

Bania Agarwal in India

The Agarwal Bania live mainly in Rajasthan state. A generic term for some communities, the name Bania has been derived from the Sanskrit word vanik, meaning trading. They trace their history back about 5000 years. Their traditional occupations are moneylending, shopkeeping, trade, and business. The Bania society is a stratified one. Social divisions regulate marriages among most of the communities. Widow remarriage is allowed only among about half of Bania communities. In about one fourth of Bania communities, women enjoy equal status with men.

Ministry Obstacles
The Agarwal Bania speak well over 30 languages. Provision must be made for these language subdivisions of the community as the good news of Jesus is taken to them.

Outreach Ideas
Evangelists and church planters can carry the good news of Jesus to the Agarwal community using any number of good resources, such as the EvangeCube, and Gospel recordings and films. These should be available in most of the languages spoken by the Agarwal.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are few if any followers of Jesus among the Agarwal Bania community. However, pray for the many individuals whom the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will be properly taught how to know and follow Christ. Pray they will lead honorable lives, being an excellent testimony to Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray that the Agarwal Bania community may be able to care properly for their families, for employment opportunities, for good quality schools for their children, and that the indigent may be cared for.

Scripture Focus
“How then shall they call upon Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?” Romans 10:14-15

People Name: Bania Agarwal
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 5,113,000
World Population: 5,153,000
Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 17, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion is excited about so many windows of opportunity in Asia like: a new Pediatric Hospital opening in a very needy city; a new outreach in the neighborhood of Mercy Medical Center; a women’s health initiative reaching to many women in Riceland, especially those in the sex trade who are treated as less than human by others; a growing network of workers praying and working on translation of languages in unreached people groups in hard to reach areas of Indonesia; developing a sending base in the Philippines to tap the rich human resources God is raising up. Ask God to prompt believers to obey His command to make disciples to the ends of the earth and empower them with His Holy Spirit www.teamexpansion.org/openings

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for divine appointments for this worker to promote their ministry.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that by God’s Spirit, hearts of the Punjabi Sikh of India are radically transformed.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Gabriel and Barbara Ayala in praying for Javi R, Javi L, Alex, Luis, and Carlos. Pray that they can have deeper conversations about life and eternity.

Bashgali in Pakistan

The Bashgali reside in the Northwest Frontier Province, an area of much turmoil. Since ancient times the region has been invaded by numerous groups including Persians, Greeks, Scythians, Kushans, Huns, Arabs, Turks, Mongols, Mughals, Sikhs, and the British. In ancient times the region was a major center of Buddhism, but of course today is very strongly Muslim.

Ministry Obstacles
The NWFP is quite dangerous for any kind of Christian presence.

Outreach Ideas
Persistent prayer is needed for all people groups in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan. Spiritual battles are intense.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There likely are no followers of Jesus among the Bashgali tribe. But pray for those the Lord will one day call to himself. Pray for their protection in a dangerous region, and pray for Scripture and other resources to help them grow into Christ-likeness.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for peace in the Northwest Frontier Province, and for the Bashgali community to be able to send their children to school.

Scripture Focus
“Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; and let them say among the nations, ‘The Lord reigns.'” 1 Chronicles 16:31

People Name: Bashgali
Country: Pakistan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 16,000
World Population: 16,000
Language: Kati
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: None
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 18, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

While there are many opportunities for families and individuals to “GO”, there are also many prospects for local congregations to “SEND”, “PRAY”, “WELCOME”, and “SUPPORT” work among the unreached. Ask God to identify people groups and connect them with lead churches for 50 PACE projects to spring up www.teamexpansion.org/pace.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to raise up more people to commit to pray for that worker.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that by God’s Spirit, the people of Ancona, Italy may have their mourning turned to dancing and their funeral clothes abandoned for a celebration on High.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for courage, strength, and wisdom for AJ and Klarissa Backes as they transition back into work in Tanzania after spending time in the U.S. on home service. Ask God to start a simple church movement in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and throughout the world. Pray for continued trust that the Lord will provide for every need.

Arora (Hindu traditions) in India

There have been many times in history when the Arora people have been violently persecuted. Their people were slaughtered during both the Arab and the Moghul invasions of the Subcontinent. Arora Hindus and Sikhs had to flee with nothing but the clothes they were wearing during the bloody Partition of India in 1947. These are a resilient people, and they managed to become an influential community in India. They have a rigorous work ethic, and they insist on making sure that their children get a higher education. A recent Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, is from the Arora community.

Ministry Obstacles
The Arora may have established a culture of good works, relying upon their accomplishments to win God’s favor.

Outreach Ideas
Those in the Arora community likely have a reasonably high literacy rate, suggesting written presentations of the Gospel of Christ can be used along with oral means of communication.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Even though there may be no followers of Jesus among the Arora today, pray for those that will soon come from this community. Pray they will hunger to learn about Jesus and his ways, and that teachers and resource materials will be provided. Pray they will be faithful to study to show themselves approved.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Arora community to be given the gift of conviction of sin, that they will know their need for a Savior. Pray their hearts will be prepared. Pray especially for Prime Minister Singh.

Scripture Focus
“All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will worship before You.” Psalm 22:27

People Name: Arora (Hindu traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 4,282,000
World Population: 4,294,000
Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 19, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

“Pathways” is a 10-week summer internship program offered by Team Expansion. Pray for university students to pursue God’s calling and opportunities to serve among unreached peoples. Pray that God will use Pathways internships to multiply full-time workers. www.teamexpansion.org/pathways.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to keep that worker diligent.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to release His power to thwart the devil’s schemes, and lives in Ancona, Italy changed to sing aloud His mercy, His defense, His refuge.

Team Expansion Worker

Join with Gabriela Balestrini in praying for spiritual eyes to see where god is working and join Him. Ask God to show her the best way to serve in relation to the needs of her community. Pray for the persecuted Church! Never stop praying for brothers and sisters who suffer persecution.

Shaikh in Bangladesh

According to one account, the word Shaikh is a general term of courtesy equivalent to the English term of esquire. According to another account, the name is applied to people of pure Arab descent; but it has also been adopted by converts from Hindu communities. The majority belong to the Sunni sect of Islam. In India, the Shaikh neither accept nor exchange food or water with the scheduled castes, Bhangi, and other low castes. The Bengali language is widely spoken, with an influence of Urdu and Arabic.

Ministry Obstacles
Spiritual darkness has prevailed over the land of the Shaikh for many centuries. The real struggle is unseen. Much, much prayer is needed.

Outreach Ideas
Prayer must precede and accompany efforts to tell the Shaikh about Jesus Christ. Only the Spirit of Christ can persuade them.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are only a few believers in Jesus among the very large Shaikh community of Bangladesh. They need much prayer support. Pray for their physical and spiritual protection. Pray they will be lights reflecting the goodness of Christ in a dark land. Pray they will be faithful to fellowship together.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Shaikh people to increasingly be drawn to Isa (Jesus) as they read the Koran. Pray he will reveal himself in numerous ways, perhaps including dreams and visions. Pray for release from spiritual bondage that has hung heavily over Bangladesh for centuries.

Scripture Focus
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14

People Name: Shaikh
Country: Bangladesh
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 135,289,000
World Population: 238,347,000
Language: Bengali
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 20, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

There are nearly 3 billion unreached people in our world. Team Expansion has a Quest program that pairs participants with an experienced team of missionaries who will challenge and encourage them, while showing them the daily demand and rewards of missions. Ask God to inspire couples and individuals to fill out application profile for Quest apprenticeships through www.teamexpansion.org/quest.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker’s prayer base is solidified so they are undergirded, surrounded, and immersed in prayer.

Gospel Breakthrough

By God’s authority, may He still the turmoil and bring His Kingdom of peace to the people of Ancona, Italy.

Team Expansion Worker

Join DB in praying for the young TD girl just beginning her new walk with the Lord. Ask for her to have understanding, growth in faith, courage, and boldness to share with others. Pray for his time in the U.S. to be fruitful and productive in sharing what God is doing and seeking more prayer partners and more financial partners. Pray for the disciple story set to make it to final stage and be ready for field use.

Musahar (Hindu traditions) in India

The Musahar are considered one of the lowest of the Dalit groups and suffer tremendously from their status in society. Their name is derived from two words meaning rat catcher, and is likely attributed to them for their tendency to eat rodents in times of dire need. They have large families and live with several generations in the same household. A Musahar village is almost always filled with children. Education is not valued and literacy is extremely low, with literacy rates running 2-6%. Traditionally they follow their tribal faith and will worship their family deity, the village deity, and the gods of the wider Hindu faith.

Ministry Obstacles
Very low literacy rates mean oral communication of the good news of Christ is mandatory.

Outreach Ideas
Those who know they are poor and needy are often the ones most ready to accept the gifts of God. The poverty of the Musahar community may well have prepared them to believe and receive.

Pray for the followers of Christ
This large community may have no one who knows and follows Jesus today, but pray for those who will come to him. Pray the Lord will send them teachers who can relate well to them, as well as communicate clearly. Pray for study resources that will be clearly understood by these illiterate people.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Musahar community to escape extreme poverty, to find improved employment, and to make schooling a priority for their children.

Scripture Focus
“He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy He will save.” Psalm 72:13

People Name: Musahar (Hindu traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,927,000
World Population: 3,165,000
Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 21, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion urgently needs Facilities Maintenance Associates to come alongside the Facilities Manager to help maintain and develop Emerald Hills, our 61-acre campus outside of Louisville, KY. Ask God to supply these workers that can make an impact on the Kingdom. www.teamexpansion.org/openings

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for the necessary resources to effectively convey the Gospel to the people with whom this worker serves i.e. media ministry, Bible and literature in the indigenous language

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that by God’s power, the enemy submits to His Sovereign authority in Ancona, Italy.

Team Expansion Worker

Please join Eric and Chris Barry (International Services) in praying that the Lord provides funds as we seek to reach 3 billion people who have never heard.

Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) in India

The Kashmiri primarily live in rural regions; only one-fifth live in cities. They are descendants of Indo-Aryan immigrants and are generally tall, fair skinned, and have features like the people of Central Asia. They are very hospitable and enjoy entertaining guests over tea. Most of the Kashmiri are devout Sunni Muslims, who follow a strict code of conduct. Their civilization has been heavily influenced by Muslim mystics and Persian culture. These precious people who live in a highly volatile area of the world need to meet the Prince of Peace.

Ministry Obstacles
The Kashmiri region is both volatile and mountainous, making entry for outsiders difficult.

Outreach Ideas
Much prayer is needed to prepare hearts to understand and receive the good news of Jesus. Workers are needed to carry the message to villages in mountainous areas. Oral communication of the message is desirable.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the few Christian believers among the Kashmiris, that they will find each other and faithfully fellowship together. Pray that teachers will be sent to help them grow in their understanding. Pray they will live holy, joyful lives, and be effective witnesses to their own people.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for peace in Kashmir. Pray the Kashmiri Muslims will increasingly be aware of their need for forgiveness of sin, and that provision has been provided in the person and work of Jesus (Isa in the Koran).

Scripture Focus
“All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will worship before You.” Psalm 22:27

People Name: Kashmiri (Muslim traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 7,146,000
World Population: 8,476,000
Language: Kashmiri
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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Arabs.

October 22, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion is looking for someone who has a passion for reaching the Unreached; who is innovative and willing to try new things in our efforts to mobilize workers for the Harvest. Ideally, God would provide someone good with details/administration and willing to locate to Louisville, KY. Ask God to provide an Assistant Director of Mobilization.

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Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker bears fruit in every good work.

Gospel Breakthrough

Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered and those who hate Him flee from Rome, Italy.

Team Expansion Worker

Join J and M in North Africa in praying for more discipleship groups to be formed in the capital city. Please pray for N that her family would stop trying to isolate her and that they would follow Christ. Please pray for T to obey the Holy spirit and be honest with her mom about her current situation. Please pray for Mohamed’s family, specifically his parents, as his mother is hostile to the Gospel but his father is open. Please pray for D and his friend A to come to faith.

Kashmiri (Muslim traditions) in India

The Kashmiri primarily live in rural regions; only one-fifth live in cities. They are descendants of Indo-Aryan immigrants and are generally tall, fair skinned, and have features like the people of Central Asia. They are very hospitable and enjoy entertaining guests over tea. Most of the Kashmiri are devout Sunni Muslims, who follow a strict code of conduct. Their civilization has been heavily influenced by Muslim mystics and Persian culture. These precious people who live in a highly volatile area of the world need to meet the Prince of Peace.

Ministry Obstacles
The Kashmiri region is both volatile and mountainous, making entry for outsiders difficult.

Outreach Ideas
Much prayer is needed to prepare hearts to understand and receive the good news of Jesus. Workers are needed to carry the message to villages in mountainous areas. Oral communication of the message is desirable.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the few Christian believers among the Kashmiris, that they will find each other and faithfully fellowship together. Pray that teachers will be sent to help them grow in their understanding. Pray they will live holy, joyful lives, and be effective witnesses to their own people.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for peace in Kashmir. Pray the Kashmiri Muslims will increasingly be aware of their need for forgiveness of sin, and that provision has been provided in the person and work of Jesus (Isa in the Koran).

Scripture Focus
“All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will worship before You.” Psalm 22:27

People Name: Kashmiri (Muslim traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 7,146,000
World Population: 8,476,000
Language: Kashmiri
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 23, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for building relationships between Brazilian, West Africans and Team Expansion workers. Perhaps God will orchestrate a sending base from Brazil using the Disciple Making Movement principles to take the Gospel to other Portuguese speaking countries as well as other peoples and places. Pray for the DMM training in Brazil (Oct 23-Nov 6) to be fruitful in raising up workers for the harvest, in DMMs for West Africa and beyond.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to underpin that worker’s financial base so that the lack of funding is not a distraction from or a detriment to abundant seed sowing.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to break into pieces the oppressing chains of the evil forces and build up His Church among the people of Rome, Italy.

Team Expansion Worker

Join J and J in Eastern Europe in praying for a DMM network. The goal is to glorify God by catalyzing a movement of disciples and churches.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Nahal in India, 85,500 followers of Hinduism. Ask God to inspire mission leaders and churches to form partnerships for taking the Gospel to the Nahal.

October 24, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion has opportunities for Administrative Assistants. There are many big-picture visionaries in mission community, but for each visionary there needs to be someone who can organize and process every detail. Ask God to identify Administrative Assistants to serve His Kingdom and help BIG things happen for unreached peoples around the world. www.teamexpansion.org/openings

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker would receive resources to continue and increase ministry.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that hindrances and squashed and the righteous flourish and have abundant life for the people of Rome, Italy.

Team Expansion Worker

Join A and J in praying for better attendance in ESL for families now that school is back in session in the U.S. Pray for A’s health, as he is now 73. Pray for the Chinese Fellowship, especially the Catholics who were challenged on the truth about idols and praying to Mary instead of Jesus.

Alas in Indonesia

The majority of the Alas people live in villages and make their living from farming and raising livestock. The Alas area is considered the lumbung padi (rice storehouse) of the Aceh area. The culture of the Alas emphasizes two types of law. The first type consists of religious laws that are given by God and cannot be changed. The second type consists of traditional laws, which include rules that have been made by the leaders of the community. Generally, the Alas people are followers of Islam, but they still seek the assistance of a dukun (shaman/healer/occultist). They perform ceremonies so that their crops will prosper.

Ministry Obstacles
The Alas reside in Aceh province, an area with a long history of resistance to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Outreach Ideas
Much prayer is needed for the Alas people. Prayer to prepare their hearts to understand and believe, and prayer for workers.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the few Christian believers among the Alas people. They need outside prayer support. Pray they will not waver in their commitment to Christ, and will be able to encourage each other.

Pray for the entire people group
Educational and economic development are greatly needed by the Alas. Southeast Aceh has great potential for tourism, agriculture and mining, but it has not yet been tapped.

Scripture Focus
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14

People Name: Alas
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 89,000
World Population: 89,000
Language: Batak Alas-Kluet
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: None
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 25, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Records show that in the past 10 years, not a county in the United States has increased in making disciples of Jesus. Team Expansion uses a tool overseas that has been proven time and time again to multiply disciples. That tool is called Zume, the Greek word for yeast. Many Team Expansion workers serving in the US are now implementing this tool among their spheres of influence. The aim is to have disciple making movements in every census track of US. Pray for regional coordinators for www.Zumeproject.com

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that this worker’s example sets precedence for believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that God crushes the heads of the enemy so the Gospel may advance among the people of Rome, Italy.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray that DB’s home service will be fruitful and rejuvenating while being away from Southeast Asia.

Muong in Vietnam

Until the revolution in 1945, Muong social organization was aristocratic, and a headman had absolute authority in his jurisdiction. Since the revolution, the Muong community has undergone enormous changes. Their nation has been transformed from a feudalistic society into a socialistic society. The Muong practice their traditional ethnic religion, worshiping ancestral spirits and other supernatural deities.

Ministry Obstacles
There has been little missionary work among the Muong, even though they are a large people group.

Outreach Ideas
Evangelists and church planters are needed to carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Muong.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray the few believers among the Muong will be united around the truth of Scripture, and will lead holy lives, zealous to know and serve Jesus Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Muong community will increasingly hunger to know the creator God. Pray also they will be able to live peacefully and safely.

Scripture Focus
“The people who walk in darkness, will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them.” Isaiah 9:2

People Name: Muong
Country: Vietnam
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,399,000
World Population: 1,399,000
Language: Muong
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Bible: Portions
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 26, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Discipleship School of the Outdoors is an experiential education program that fosters growth and builds teams in an outdoor learning environment. Ask God to raise up more Experiential Education Facilitators for outdoor challenge course team building. www.teamexpansion.org/openings

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that God would bring His Word to light through the preaching and teaching entrusted to this worker.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that the horns of the wicked are cut off and the horns of righteousness be exalted over Tokyo, Japan.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray that AB (Eastern Europe) will be able to find a good, affordable car soon. Pray for Voice for Life and other Pro-life efforts in the country in which AB is serving. Pray for effectiveness in saving the lives of the unborn.

Wassulu in Guinea

A warm and hospitable people, the Wassulu of West Africa claim to originate from the Futa Jalon (Fulani) of Guinea. Geopolitical borders do not define the area inhabited by the Wassulu people. The Wassulu region expands from the southwest corner of Mali, to the northwest corner of Ivory Coast and the northeast part of Guinea. Their villages are often remote. Although there is strong evidence of Muslim practices in their villages, many of the Wassulu also continue to follow traditional African religious beliefs and practices.

Ministry Obstacles
To follow Jesus among the Wassulu is to create division between oneself and family and friends. Such divisions are very significant barriers to belief.

Outreach Ideas
The Kissi tribe in Guinea has a large number of Christian believers. Perhaps the Kissi will carry the Gospel of Christ to their Wassulu neighbors. Pray to this end.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the followers of Jesus among the Wassulu community, that they will find each other in order to fellowship. Pray for accuracy in understanding the Gospel of grace. Pray they won’t mix the teachings of Christ with traditional African religions.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray that each mature individual in the Wassulu tribe will have at least one opportunity to clearly hear the good news about Jesus in his or her mother tongue. Pray even for more than one opportunity, since it usually requires several in order to really understand and believe.

Scripture Focus
“Now go out to the street corners and invite everyone you see.” Matthew 22:9

People Name: Wassulu
Country: Guinea
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 130,000
World Population: 339,000
Language: Maninkakan, Eastern
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: New Testament
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 27, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Internet technology can be overwhelming for Team Expansion workers. At present we have a team of one that oversees the tech-side of things for 300+ teammates. Ask God fervently for IT assistant technicians to flood through our doors. www.teamexpansion.org/openings

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that in every way this worker makes the teaching about God our Savior attractive.

Gospel Breakthrough

By God’s power, pray for spirits of ungodly pride and fury to be cut off so that the Gospel seed may bear abundant fruit among the people of Tokyo, Japan.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for perseverance, motivation, joy, health, and patience while working through the collaborative model transition. Ask God to raise up more office help in finances, applications, creative arts, and information technology. Pray for the financial transitions to go smoothly and for God’s Light to shine around the world.

Nisu, Jianshui in China

The Jianshui Nisu have been a dominant group in southern Yunnan for many centuries. They worship numerous spirits, some of whom are considered benevolent and others evil. The first missionaries in Jianshui arrived in 1933 and stayed for two years, and today there are a small number of Nisu Christians in Gaoda District.

Ministry Obstacles
Spirit worship must be overcome and replaced by worship of the living God.

Outreach Ideas
Han Chinese believers may be able to help disciple the Jianshui Nisu believers, giving them a vision to reach the remainder of their people group.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the believers among the Jianshui Nisu, that they would be properly taught in the faith, making the most of every opportunity, understanding what the Lord’s will is.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray that all of the Jianshui Nisu people group will increasingly desire to learn of Jesus, his life and finished work on the cross.

Scripture Focus
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12

People Name: Nisu, Jianshui
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 226,000
World Population: 226,000
Language: Nisu, Southern
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Bible: None
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: No
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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October 28, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

There are lots of graphic designers out there who could be using their gifts, talents and skills to propel the Good News of Jesus. Pray that God would send some of those Graphic Designers to serve through Team Expansion. www.teamexpansion.org/openings

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that this worker perseveres in faith and in service.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that souls held captive by fear may experience God’s liberating grace among the Mien of Laos.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for Lizi Bliffen, that plans would come together for working in Spain. Pray for prayer and financial supporters.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Midob in Sudan, 79,500 followers of Islam. Ask the Lord of the harvest to send workers to the Midob and share Christ with them. Pray that Bibles, Christian broadcasts and other literature will be made available in the Midob language.

October 29, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Discipleship Course or D-Course is an experiential training ground for students learning to be disciple makers. As God continues to develop and increase this program, ask God to supply a D-Course Director, Administrative Assistant and D-Course coaches. www.teamexpansion.org/openings

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that this worker will apply God’s Word to their own life as they instruct others to do the same.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for the penitent man to flourish in the courts of God among the Mien of Laos.

Team Expansion Worker

Join John and Becky Bliffen in Spain in praying for contacts in Alhendin, for Antonio and Mercedes as they study God’s Word, for health concerns for their family in the US. Pray for good transitions for daughter Lizi. Ask God to bring fruit from prayer walking in Alhendin. Pray that God would help Lizi in her training and provide the support she needs to complete this mission.

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Pray for the Eastern Punjabi in Myanmar, 78,000 followers of Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism or atheists. No mission agencies are currently working among the Eastern Punjabi. Pray that church planting and disciple making teams to focus on the Punjabi in Myanmar. Their search for the ‘one god who transcends all religions’ can provide the open door to share Jesus – the One True God and Savior with the Punjabi.

October 30, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion has a dream to build training and housing space on campus of Emerald Hills in Louisville, KY. Ask God to prepare a Fundraiser for this construction phase. www.teamexpansion.org/openings

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to supply help and grant support for this worker to carry on His work.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to bind Satan and his army and that His Favor abounds and increases toward the Mien of Laos.

Team Expansion Worker

Join A and R in praying that the hearts of the Zephyr people in Africa would be stirred towards Christ and that His Name would be made famous in this place.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Deaf Malawian in Malawi, 76,040 followers of various religions. Ask the Lord to raise up Christians skilled in the Malawian sign language to work among the Deaf in Malawi.

October 31, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

The house churches of Peter’s day prayed diligently, concertedly and energetically and God answered their prayers by delivering him from prison to their doorstep. On this All Hallowed Eve, ask God to raise up prayer advocates to stand in the gap for salvation and deliverance of unreached people groups. www.teamexpansion.org/openings

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray against any misconceptions or misunderstandings so that this worker’s credibility is not jeopardized

Gospel Breakthrough

Join Team Expansion workers in praying for strongholds to be broken down and a movement to Christ among these cities and people groups: the Serbs of Bosnia; the Khmer of Cambodia; the Druze of the Golan Heights; the Punjabi Sikh of India; Ancona, Italy; Rome, Italy; Tokyo, Japan; and the Mien of Laos.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Mike and Danell Bukta in praying that God will go before them in the couples’ ministry in Ecuador. Pray that God will guide them and grow their education and reading programs. Pray that God would touch the heart of those going through the Peace Treaty and they will make the decision to follow Christ as their Lord and Savior. Ask for the truth to prevail and all false teachings leave where they are working.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Quichua, Santiago de Estero in Argentina, 75,000 followers of ethic religions. Pray that the Quichua would find their identity in Jesus Christ and be obedient to Him.

September 7, 2017

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September 1, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion focuses their efforts on the most unreached places on earth. What are the 10 most unreached countries in the world today? They are India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan, Iran, Turkey, Thailand and Nigeria. Pray for workers that will make disciples among these people groups and all nations. Pray for witnesses to go out and spread the Good News of Jesus.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Ask God to use this worker as His instrument to take the Gospel where it has not been before.

Gospel Breakthrough

Join Team Expansion workers in praying for God to break down barriers for the Gospel to take root in these cities or people groups: the Serbs of Bosnia; the Khmer of Cambodia; the Druze of the Golan Heights; the Punjabi Sikh of India; Ancona, Italy; Rome, Italy; Tokyo, Japan; and the Mien of Laos.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for Andrew and Megan Roe as they are in the beginning of the school year in Okinawa, Japan. Pray that Megan can get of her new staff orientation prep, staffing, and curriculum in good order for the school year and that Andy will be ready for the chapel service messages and teaching the first unit of Bible 12. Pray that they will be witnesses to families who are not Christians.

Sargara in India

The Sargara are a landless community. Their traditional and present-day occupation is splitting and selling wood. Those who breach community norms are fined and ostracized. They profess Hinduism, and Chammunda and Ambajee are their family deities. Their regional deities are Hanumanjee, Shankar, Mahakali and Ramdevjee. The Sargara traditionally do not take food and water from the lower scheduled castes, and food and water from the Sargara are not accepted by the upper castes.

Ministry Obstacles
To follow Jesus is to breach community norms, bringing significant ostracism.

Outreach Ideas
Christians need to help the Sargara people with physical and material needs, as well as telling them of Jesus.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There likely isn’t a single follower of Jesus among the Sargara community today, but pray for those the Lord will soon lead to himself. Pray they will fully grasp the significance of Jesus’ sacrificial death, and will trust him fully for both forgiveness of sin and power to live life. Pray they will have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Sargara community will not find satisfaction in the worship of created things, but will be given a hunger to worship the Creator.

Scripture Focus
“The time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory.” Isaiah 66:18

People Name: Sargara
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 156,000
World Population: 156,000
Language: Marwari
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Bible: New Testament
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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September 2, 2017

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While life is terribly difficult for the Venezuelans, God continues to multiply disciples. The Menca housing project has become synonymous with gangs, drugs, and violence. Yet despite the danger another church planting team is seeing growing numbers of Christ followers as they start groups reaching out to children, teens, single mothers and families. Praise God for drawing people to be baptized and hearts to be transformed!

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Ask God to use this worker as His instrument to see that many people are baptized into Christ.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray the picture of Jericho over the spiritual walls in Bosnia. Pray that walls would come crashing down during songs of praise to the true King of kings, the Great I AM.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for K and R and family as they adjust to life in a new place in their country of service. Pray for the completion of the mill. May it be a testimony of the believers there in doing business and helping the community. Pray for R as she trains teachers, that the first generation would continue to be enthusiastic and train new teachers. Pray for the children to make friends quickly.

Jew, Israeli Sabra in Israel

Sabra Jews are those born in the land of Israel. The word is derived from the Hebrew word tzabar, the name of the “prickly pear” cactus. The allusion is to a tenacious, thorny desert plant with a thick hide that conceals a sweet, softer interior. It is a very special name full of meaning to Israelis.

Ministry Obstacles
Jewish identity is threatened when a Jew acknowledges Jesus as personal Messiah. Pray that Jews will see their identity enhanced when they follow Jesus, not diminished.

Outreach Ideas
The Gospel is available if the hearts of Israeli Jews are prepared to hear and receive. Pray for prepared hearts.

Pray for the followers of Christ
The Lord is increasingly calling his own people the Jews to Himself. Pray for his followers among these Israeli Jews, that they will be faithful witnesses to their family and friends. Pray they will live lives that fully honor Jesus.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Jews, that the veil over their eyes will increasingly be lifted, allowing them to truly see Jesus.

Scripture Focus
“Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, Who alone works wonders. And blessed be His glorious name forever; And may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen.” Psalm 72:18-19

People Name: Jew, Israeli Sabra
Country: Israel
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 4,648,000
World Population: 5,246,000
Language: Hebrew
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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September 3, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

The ministry of Mekong Multiply continues to be developed and defined! At the heart of Mekong Multiply will be the intention to open new fields with Team Expansion specifically among the unengaged people groups of Southeast Asia. Ask God to raise up people who have the gift of leadership and apostleship, people with a spirit of entrepreneurship.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Pray that God equips this worker with intentional strategy to engage people with the Gospel.

Kinnaura in India

The traditional occupations of the Kanaura are agriculture, trade and sheep-rearing, which they continue to pursue even today. Kanaura religion is a mixture of Buddhism and Hinduism. According to the 1981 census, their literacy rate was 34.8%. The women of this community perform all the agricultural and household work, contribute to the family income and control family expenditures.

Ministry Obstacles
The Kanaura community has a fairly low literacy rate, suggesting written Gospel materials will have limited usefulness. They need to be supplemented with oral communication.

Outreach Ideas
Christians can carry the Gospel of Christ to the Kanaura community through use of Gospel films and recordings, and also by telling stories from Scripture.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Some followers of Jesus among the Kanaura community have been identified. Pray they will learn to live in the power of Christ’s Spirit, also being quick to repent of sin. Pray they will learn to speak to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Kanaura community will be able to care adequately for their families. Pray they will be prepared to understand and receive the good news of Jesus when it comes to them.

Scripture Focus
“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” Matthew 9:37-38

People Name: Kinnaura
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 70,000
World Population: 70,000
Language: Kinnauri
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Bible: Portions
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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September 4, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Lift a praise to our God! “Sing praises to the LORD, O you His saints, and give thanks to His holy name. For His anger is but for a moment, and His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning (Ps 30:4-5). Pray that joy would come to Indonesia by God’s favor as the saints praise God in the Gospel labor to make disciples.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Praise God with this worker for His faithfulness to do what He says He will do. Pray God’s favor over this worker to bring joy to the people with whom they are serving and bring joy from the labor it takes to multiply disciples.

Gospel Breakthrough

For the Serbs of Bosnia, pray that long-held strongholds of the enemy would be broken down in Jesus’ Name. Ask the Lord to open the eyes that cannot see and the ears that cannot hear. Let spiritual blindness fall like scales from blind eyes and closed hearts.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for T and A as they spend time in the U.S. recuperating, refreshing, and healing. Ask God to guide them in their decisions concerning timing of return to Africa.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Bolia in India, 211,000 followers of Hinduism. Ask God to draw the Bolia people to Himself through the available written and oral Scripture, Jesus Film, Gospel recordings and radio broadcasts. Pray for workers to engage the Bolia with the Gospel.

September 5, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God that the leadership from 90 house churches in Cuba committed to gear up with Team Expansion leaders in an effort to learn DMM principles. Pray that this training will be put into practice and Cuba is impacted by disciple making.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Ask God to provide training for this worker so they may be at their best potential for church planting and disciple making.

Gospel Breakthrough

Buddhism provides a very different worldview taught through Moses and Jesus, a worldview difficult to overcome. Pray that the Khmer of Cambodia will not be satisfied with their religion, but will hunger to know personally the Creator God.

Team Expansion Worker

Join JS is lifting up M as she begins to experience life in the church as described in the Bible.

Palaung, Pale in Myanmar (Burma)

The Palaung are one of Myanmar’s most ancient indigenous peoples. They have a 40-plus year history of armed resistance to the government through the Palaung State Liberation Army. Their women are very distinct in their dress, including a bright red skirt, worn like a sarong. Like many others in Myanmar and Thailand who are nominally Buddhist, the Palaung still practice various forms of Animist ritual from their religious past. The most famous such ritual is known as “nat worship.” Nats are believed to be the spirits of otherwise inanimate objects.

Ministry Obstacles
Accurately communicating the Gospel of Christ is always a challenge. Foreign words and foreign concepts are difficult to grasp.

Outreach Ideas
Oral methods of communicating will be helpful. Stories from Scripture can be told, and Gospel films and recordings will be useful.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the few followers of Jesus among the Silver Palaung, that they will faithfully fellowship together, spurring one another on to love and good deeds. Pray they will be fully delivered from worshiping nature instead of the Creator.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Palaung people will establish peace with their government, and be able to raise their families in safety.

Scripture Focus
“All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will worship before You.” Psalm 22:27

People Name: Palaung, Pale
Country: Myanmar (Burma)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 297,000
World Population: 314,000
Language: Palaung, Ruching
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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September 6, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for PACE partnering churches that are engaging people of Italy, North Africa, Ukraine, India, Bangladesh, Jordan, Mexico and others with the Good News of Jesus. Pray for more churches who will accept the challenge to reach the unengaged parts of the world with the Gospel. Ask God to use His church to accomplish mighty things.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Praise God for the role of this worker in the global church to reach people with the Gospel. Pray for more partners to come alongside this worker to support in prayer and resources.

Gospel Breakthrough

Southeast Asia is filled with men and women seeking spiritual attention. Ceremonies are held for all occasions seeking to appease the spirits in order to have a life uninterrupted by the spirits destroying their health or crops or animals. Pray for the Khmer of Cambodia to turn to God who pours out blessing not a curse.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Chris and Samantha Sanford in praying for their efforts to plant a Church and their home and reach their neighbor and surrounding area for Christ, along with the five Bible studies Chris hosts every week. Pray that they would grow in Christ. Please continue to pray for young people, that they would be hungry to learn about Jesus. Pray for the students who heard God’s Word for the first time at Sports and English camp. Pray that God will continue to work in all the attendees’ hearts. Pray especially for Beck, who wanted to be baptized but was not allowed by his parents.

Tibetan, Deqen in China

The language and many of the customs of the Southern Khampa are distinct from those of other Tibetan peoples. Although most Southern Khampa are Buddhists, this group has the largest number of professing Christians among any Tibetan group in the world. The Paris Foreign Missionary Society evangelized the area in the 1860s. In 1905 Tibetan lamas killed all the French missionaries and the head of Father Dubernard was hung on the monastery gate, and several Christian families were shot. This cruel act solidified the faith of the survivors.

Ministry Obstacles
Buddhism is a strong, integral part of the self-identity of most Tibetans.

Outreach Ideas
Perhaps the Khampa followers of Jesus will become mature enough in the faith to effectively carry the message of Christ to their neighbors and friends. Pray they grow in numbers and in maturity.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the Christian believers among the Southern Khampa to live holy, joyous lives, and to reach out to others with the Gospel of Christ. Pray they will learn how to effectively share their faith with their Buddhist neighbors.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Khampa community will increasingly be drawn to the person of Christ. Pray they will hunger to know forgiveness for their sin, and will be led to understand that this forgiveness is available through trust in Christ.

Scripture Focus
“All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.” Matthew 25:32

People Name: Tibetan, Deqen
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 119,000
World Population: 119,000
Language: Tibetan, Khams
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: None
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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September 7, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Father, we pray that you would give your church opportunity and courage to proclaim the Gospel to Muslims throughout the world. Lift our eyes to Jesus who promised to empower us when He said, “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Mt 28:20). Let us not fear any consequence of faithfully taking the Gospel to those who desperately need your grace.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Ask God to protect this worker from fear and empower them to speak Truth even when there will be consequences.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for the Khmer of Cambodia. In Southeast Asian culture, the old are esteemed and lead their family in religious traditions. Lord Jesus, draw the patriarchs of Khmer families to yourself so that many families will forsake the worship of created things and turn to you, their Creator.

Team Expansion Worker

Ask that God would prepare for the work NS will do in a South Asian village.

Tibetan, Deqen in China

The language and many of the customs of the Southern Khampa are distinct from those of other Tibetan peoples. Although most Southern Khampa are Buddhists, this group has the largest number of professing Christians among any Tibetan group in the world. The Paris Foreign Missionary Society evangelized the area in the 1860s. In 1905 Tibetan lamas killed all the French missionaries and the head of Father Dubernard was hung on the monastery gate, and several Christian families were shot. This cruel act solidified the faith of the survivors.

Ministry Obstacles
Buddhism is a strong, integral part of the self-identity of most Tibetans.

Outreach Ideas
Perhaps the Khampa followers of Jesus will become mature enough in the faith to effectively carry the message of Christ to their neighbors and friends. Pray they grow in numbers and in maturity.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the Christian believers among the Southern Khampa to live holy, joyous lives, and to reach out to others with the Gospel of Christ. Pray they will learn how to effectively share their faith with their Buddhist neighbors.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Khampa community will increasingly be drawn to the person of Christ. Pray they will hunger to know forgiveness for their sin, and will be led to understand that this forgiveness is available through trust in Christ.

Scripture Focus
“All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.” Matthew 25:32

People Name: Tibetan, Deqen
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 119,000
World Population: 119,000
Language: Tibetan, Khams
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: None
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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September 8, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Disciple Making Movements (DMM) spread the Gospel by making disciples who learn to obey the Word of God and soon make other disciples. This process is then repeated and again. The result is many new churches being planted. Pray for disciples who will make disciples both locally and globally.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Pray this worker continually repeats the process of making disciples so that groups/churches are planted.

Gospel Breakthrough

Today if you are standing on a random street in Siem Reap, you might expect to see bustling streets filled with people walking and riding to various destinations. It wouldn’t be surprising to see a load of Khmer passengers packed onto a truck heading to market. Let’s pray together that truck load after truck load of Khmer of Cambodia will join the body of Christ.

Team Expansion Worker

Join LS in praying for believers in North Africa to abide in Christ and spread His fragrance wherever they go. Pray for teachers and students at a private school to discover, share, and obey God’s Word.

Tai Dam in Vietnam

The Tai groups of Vietnam are only distantly related to the Tai people of Thailand. The Black Tai, primarily of Thailand, also live in northern Vietnam. They originated in southern China, but gradually migrated to southeast Asia. They are one of the few Tai groups never to have embraced Buddhism, but are animists. They believe that non-human objects have spirits, and that people have multiple souls.

Ministry Obstacles
The animistic worldview of these people presents an obstacle to understanding the God of Scripture and His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

Outreach Ideas
Chinese and Vietnamese believers may be able to disciple the existing Black Tai believers, equipping them to reach their own people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a few believers among the Black Tai. Pray they will live holy lifestyles, united around Truth.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Black Tai to have their eyes opened to the presence of their creator God, who loves them and sent his Son to die for them.

Scripture Focus
“I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations – Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth.” Psalm 57:9-11

People Name: Tai Dam
Country: Vietnam
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 825,000
World Population: 951,000
Language: Tai Dam
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Bible: New Testament
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

September 9, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pray for those who are using their business experience to advance the Kingdom of God around the world. Ask God to send more workers skilled in every field who will shine brightly in dark lands.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Praise God for skills, talents and gifts of this worker to progress God’s work among the nations.

Gospel Breakthrough

“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message” (Ro 10:17). Pray that the Druze of the Golan Heights will hear the message, believe, confess, be baptized and make more disciples.

Team Expansion Worker

Join R and A (Eastern Europe) in praying in praying for Flavia. He recently lost his mother to cancer. He is a young Christian and this is a difficult time for his faith. He is the only Christian in his family. Please also pray for his father and his little brother Alex who is just eleven years old.

Gadaria (Hindu traditions) in India

The Gaderia have virtually abandoned their traditional occupation of rearing sheep and goats. They are now mainly engaged as laborers in masonry work, while some are involved in animal husbandry. The Brahmin are engaged for performing at birth, marriage and death rites and for imparting religious teachings. The Gaderia accept and exchange water and food with all other local communities except the Chura, Chamar and Deha.

Ministry Obstacles
Low literacy rates can be an obstacle to the Gospel, but not necessarily. If oral means of communication are effectively used, individuals can readily understand.

Outreach Ideas
Christian workers need to carry the message of Christ to the Gadaria community using stories from Scripture, as well as Gospel recordings and films.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no followers of Jesus among the Hindu Gadaria at the present time, but pray for those the Lord will soon bring to himself. Pray He is preparing teachers and pastors for them, and will also provide Scriptures and other study materials for them. Pray they will have teachable hearts.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Hindu Gadaria community to be able to care well for their families. Pray also for the widow and orphans among them, that they will be well cared for.

Scripture Focus
“Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; and let them say among the nations, ‘The Lord reigns.'” 1 Chronicles 16:31

People Name: Gadaria (Hindu traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 6,934,000
World Population: 6,944,000
Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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September 10, 2017 Grandparents Day

Team Expansion General Request

Remember the faith passed down from Lois to Eunice to Timothy (2 Tim 1:5). Praise God for the grandparents of Team Expansion families that support them in their labor for the Lord among the nations. Pray that more grandparents would instill in their grandchildren the need for harvest workers, encourage them to serve God cross-culturally and expand His Kingdom, all for God’s glory.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Give thanks to God for the influence of family members and church family on this worker to enable them to be where they are and share the Good News of Jesus around the world.

Gospel Breakthrough

The Druze of the Golan Heights follow an interpretation of the Five Pillars of Islam, and follow a lifestyle of isolation where no conversion is allowed. Pray for God to intervene and make a way for the Druze to receive the message of salvation.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for RS to finish his book on discipleship. Pray that it will be effective in helping many in South Asia understand how to live and follow the Son.

Ge in China

The majority of the Ge are located in the mountains in the central part of Guizhou Province. They wear a unique costume and speak their own language. The Ge women’s costume is designed to resemble a general’s uniform, in remembrance of a (rumored) general who was their ancestor. They call themselves “Ge Mong”. The Ge practice polytheism and animism, and ancestral altars are also found in most homes.

Ministry Obstacles
To follow Christ is to risk losing friends, family and status. These are not trivial losses.

Outreach Ideas
Pray the few Christians among the Ge will become mature enough in the faith to effectively take the good news of Jesus to the remainder of their tribe. Pray for training and equipping.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the Christian believers among the Ge people, that they will faithfully fellowship together, spurring one another on toward love and good deeds. Pray they will be zealous to become faithful disciples of Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray that each individual in the Ge community will soon have an opportunity to clearly hear the good news about Christ in his or her mother tongue. Pray for several opportunities to hear.

Scripture Focus
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12

People Name: Ge
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 133,000
World Population: 133,000
Language: Ge
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Bible: Portions
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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September 11, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for many transformed lives in Ecuador! Ask Him to equip his church there to multiply disciples

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Praise God for the many lives changed because of the efforts of this worker. Pray that churches will spring up that reproduce themselves.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to transform the hearts of the Druze of the Golan Heights by the power of His love.

Team Expansion Worker

Join O and A in asking for uninterrupted opportunities to engage people in conversations about Jesus in South Asia.

Hani in China

The Hani are a needy and poverty-stricken people. The central government ranked them lowest of China’s official minorities in a quality of life index. They have three major religious clergymen. The Zuima directs all religious activities. The Beima perform magic rites and exorcisms. Male and female Nima make predictions and administer medicinal herbs. The Hani have been one of the most Gospel-neglected of China’s minorities. The few efforts to evangelize them have been met with resistance.

Ministry Obstacles
There are few resources (Scripture, Gospel films, etc.) available to help communicate the good news of Christ to the Hani people.

Outreach Ideas
Christians can minister to the physical and material needs of the Hani, while also recounting stories from Scripture.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a few followers of Christ among the Hani people. Pray they will be accurately taught the truths of Scripture, and will be zealous to grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Pray they will be without any kind of impurity, or greed.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the needy Hani people to be able to improve their living conditions, for employment and for schooling for the children.

Scripture Focus
“He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy He will save.” Psalm 72:13

People Name: Hani
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 742,000
World Population: 768,000
Language: Hani
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Bible: None
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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September 12, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

God is on the move in Turkey! Ever since two brothers/shopkeepers gave their lives to Jesus, they have been under attack. God is orchestrating through their harassment and persecution to spread His Word. Discreetly acquiring 500 Turkish Bibles for distribution, these men have met many, many people wanting to find a Bible. For many years, one of the brothers has had an occurring dream from God telling him to deliver His Word with a young man he did not recognize. This summer he met that young man in his dream, a Team Expansion Pathways intern! Praise God for preparing these brothers, for wooing and pursuing the Turkish people. Pray for the Word of God to penetrate hearts and transform the entire Turkish nation.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

As this worker shares the Word of God, pray that God’s Word will spread rapidly and be honored.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to break down the walls of separation and build up His Kingdom among the Druze of the Golan Heights

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for MS as she works with her co-worker on curriculum for the co-workers’ children. Pray for her internship in the fall/winter at the international school in the area so that she will be able to finish her Master’s.

Ad Dharmi in India

The Ad Dharmi’s primary occupation is tanning hides, and some are also engaged in leatherwork and related industries. There are no restrictions on their accepting or exchanging water and food from and with the neighboring communities. They visit the same religious places, share common sources of water and also take part in festivals along with other communities. Their literacy rate, according to the 1981 census, was 40 per cent.

Ministry Obstacles
A low literacy rate can hinder the coming of the Gospel if it comes only in written form.

Outreach Ideas
The Ad Dharmi need to hear the Gospel in oral forms and in written forms. Gospel films and recordings may be very helpful.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no followers of Jesus among the Ad Dharmi community at present, but pray for those the Lord will soon lead to himself. Pray they will understand fully the way of salvation, and be zealous to know and follow the Lord.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Ad Dharmi community to be able to care adequately for their families, and be able to send their children to school.

Scripture Focus
“And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations.” Mark 13:10

People Name: Ad Dharmi
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 785,000
World Population: 785,000
Language: Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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September 13, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

International Services holds a monthly community meeting to praise God for goals accomplished, and to keep Team Expansion staff on task and accountable. Give thanks for this monthly checkup and pray that vision of 24 disciple making movements among the unreached nations by 2024 will come to fruition.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Ask God to place accountability partners around this worker for positive evaluation and encouragement to stay focused on the work God has called them to do.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for the Punjabi Sikh of India. The name Punjab literally means the land of five waters and the region of India is often referred to as the breadbasket in both Pakistan and India. Pray that the Punjabi Sikhs would discover the Living Water and the Bread of Life.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for the S family as they transition back to their city in Asia. Pray for energy and focus after a demanding home service. Pray for open doors to share Jesus with families in their home and for more partners in the work. Pray for on-field teammates, monthly supporters, and prayer warriors. Ask God to raise up local workers to engage the ND people group. Pray for the local church to follow God’s leading as they form a missions team and pray for unreached people groups as they discern which group to adopt.

Lodha (Hindu traditions) in India

The Lodha are an agricultural community. Besides cultivation, they rear cattle, work as agricultural laborers and make ropes. Some claim their descent from Lav, the son of Lord Rama. In some areas, the girls are tattooed at an early age on the chin and forehand. The Lodha are moderately educated.

Ministry Obstacles
Nominal Christianity may have caused these people to have a misunderstanding as to what it means to follow Christ.

Outreach Ideas
Pray for workers to take the Gospel message to these people in both oral and written form.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the few followers of Christ among the Lodha community, that they will be united in love around truth, growing in numbers and in maturity. Pray they will put on the full armor of God, including the shield of faith.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Lodha community will be able to provide well for their families, with adequate food, shelter, and opportunities for schooling for their children.

Scripture Focus
“He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy He will save.” Psalm 72:13

People Name: Lodha (Hindu traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 7,124,000
World Population: 7,158,000
Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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September 14, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for an amazing open door in Vietnam through a Vietnamese evangelist. Twenty years ago, this evangelist was imprisoned because he was a Christian, and his family of 5 children were persecuted, ridiculed, became poor, yet never wavered. Today this evangelist and family are still overseeing the 6 churches they have started, even though the mocking continues. This man, this hero of the faith, because he does not have a seminary title, cannot be considered a pastor in Vietnam, even though the people he pastors revere him. He sent his son to tell a visiting Field Coordinator, “We don’t want your money. We want you to train us to reach our Thai Dam people.” There are over one million of them. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among the Thai Dam.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Ask God to open doors for this worker to proclaim the Good News of Jesus.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for the Punjabi Sikhs of India. A Sikh is any human being who faithfully believes in One Immortal Being; 10 Gurus and their teachings and the baptism bequeathed by the 10 Guru. Pray for workers to take the message of the One True God and the Word of God to the Punjabi Sikhs so that they may be baptized into Christ and make disciples.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Z and A in praying for Crimean Tatar Evangelists to have boldness to preach His Word and for the hearts of those who hear them to be touched and drawn by the message about Christ.

Berber, Kabyle in Algeria

The Kabyle name derives from the name of the mountainous region in the north of Algeria, which they traditionally inhabit. The traditional economy of the area is based on orchards and olive trees, and tapestry or pottery. The area was gradually taken over by the French from 1857, despite vigorous local resistance. The armed Algerian revolutionary resistance to French colonialism, the National Liberation Front (FLN) recruited several of its historical leaders in this region.

Ministry Obstacles
Access to the Kabyle Berbers of Algeria is limited.

Outreach Ideas
Gospel television and radio can have good effect in North Africa, not being restricted by national borders.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the followers of Jesus among the Kabyle Berbers, that they will be faithful to fellowship together, and will grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Pray they will live a life worthy of their calling in Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Kabyle community will have an increasing desire for the One who is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” Pray the Spirit of Christ will satisfy this desire.

Scripture Focus
“God has granted to the Gentiles [nations] also the repentance that leads to life.” Acts 11:18

People Name: Berber, Kabyle
Country: Algeria
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 5,675,000
World Population: 6,460,000
Language: Kabyle
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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September 15, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for the “Let’s Talk English” outreach in Italy. Workers are sharing the Gospel with boldness and clarity. The Lord is using the outreach to generate contacts for the Team in Ancona to follow up with. Pray for disciple making movements to start in students’ homes.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Ask God to inspire this worker with fruitful outreach strategies for making disciples.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for a great wind of salvation to pass through communities of the Punjabi Sikhs of India so that multitudes are saved.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for the S family as they prepare for the field. Ask for good health, provision, team relationships, and for fruit from the work.

Bhisti in India

The term bihishti is derived from the Persian word bihisht, meaning paradise, and they were so named on account of the services they rendered to thirsty soldiers. They claim their ancestry from Hazrat Abbas Alamdar, who went to fetch water from a pond in a skin-bag to quench the thirst of the followers of Imam Husain on their way to Damascus. The Bihishti belong to the Sunni sect of Islam. They venerate their village deity, Khera Dev.

Ministry Obstacles
The Bhisti may well have an inadequate understanding of who Isa (Jesus) of the Koran truly is. Pray the Lord will open their eyes.

Outreach Ideas
Much prayer and many dedicated workers are needed. Stories from Scripture concerning the person and work of Christ will be helpful.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray the Lord will begin to call out believers. Pray they will be adequately instructed in the faith, and will grow to maturity in Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Bhisti community will increasingly thirst for Living Water.

Scripture Focus
“Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You.” Psalm 67:3

People Name: Bhisti
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 575,000
World Population: 642,000
Language: Urdu
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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September 16, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

This past summer a Team Expansion worker traveled to Southeast Asia. His trip took him to several different locations: 4 cities in Laos, 3 cities in Thailand and a city in Vietnam. He conducted training in Church Multiplication Movement and saw participants winning souls as they shared the Gospel. Pray for the ongoing fruit from the CMM training, and for a Hmong translation of the CMM materials.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Pray that as this worker travels, God orchestrates divine appointments for engaging people with the Gospel that would bear much fruit.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray or the people of Ancona, Italy to come to understand and experience Jesus’ love and comfort.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray that God will continue to guide Pascal and Anna Temba Sinkala and give them more strategies for effective soul winning. Pray that God will enlarge their financial support base.

Charan (Hindu traditions) in India

One report is that the community name is derived from the word char, meaning to spread, as the Charan were those bands of genealogists attached to royal courts who spread the fame of the latter by singing their praises. The old men wear a dhoti and shirt, and a white cap or a turban. After marriage they worship Satyanarayana. The literacy level among the Charan is very low.

Ministry Obstacles
The low literacy rate will be an obstacle if the Gospel comes to the Charan only in written form.

Outreach Ideas
Stories told from Scripture, and Gospel films and recordings, will all be helpful.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no Christian believers among the Charan community, but pray for the many believers that will soon come from this group. Pray they will be properly instructed in the faith, and will grow to become mature.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Charan community to have good schools for their children, and that parents will make schooling a priority.

Scripture Focus
“All nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your name.” Psalm 86:9

People Name: Charan (Hindu traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 336,000
World Population: 336,000
Language: Gujarati
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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September 17, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Christian author Dave Davidson wrote, “In our lifetime, wouldn’t it be sad if we spent more time washing dishes or swatting flies or mowing the yard or watching sitcoms … than praying for world missions!” Pray for the salvation of Dearborn’s 50,000+ Muslims.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Pray that this worker prays persistently for the people with whom they are serving.

Gospel Breakthrough

For Ancona, Italy: pray that the veil would be lifted and spiritual eyes are opened to recognize Jesus as Lord and Savior.

Team Expansion Worker

Join BS in asking God to raise up people of peace through the Let’s Talk English students, both past and present. Pray that her friend would commit to following Jesus and take next steps of obedience and faith. Pray for faith, endurance, wisdom in the Spirit, boldness, and growth.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Medari in India, 166,000 followers of Hinduism. Pray for Christ’s witnesses to share the Good News of Jesus with the Medari so they are not eternally separated from God.

September 18, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Every church multiplication movement in history has had persistent prayer and abundant evangelism. Ask God that Christians in Niger will be bold to share the Gospel with all their Muslim neighbors.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Ask God to empower and embolden this worker to share the Good News with people God has put in their path.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to cause hearts in Ancona, Italy to understand that they are in darkness, and that they must trust Him to show the Light.

Team Expansion Worker

Join DS in Virginia in praying for K and his wife who have moved forward in faith as they have seen Father answer her prayers.

Romani, Balkan in Turkey

Romani call themselves Rom, which in their language means “men.” Rom is derived from the Indian word Dom, meaning “a man of low caste who gains his livelihood by singing and dancing.” Romani have their roots in India. Wherever they have lived, they remained mysterious and distinct. Curiosity about them eventually led to hatred and discrimination. In the twentieth century, many Romani were killed by Nazis. Today, they are still discriminated against. Many Romani have maintained their ancient religious traditions and beliefs.

Ministry Obstacles
The Rom are strongly inclined to keep outside influences away.

Outreach Ideas
Christians need to form bridges of friendship with the Rom, caring genuinely for their needs, helping them with employment, and so forth.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the few followers of Christ among the Romani of Turkey. They live in an environment hostile to their faith. Pray they will remain firmly established upon Christ and his promises and provision.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Romani to escape their low status in society, to live honorable lives that will earn them respect and acceptance.

Scripture Focus
“All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.” Matthew 25:32

People Name: Romani, Balkan
Country: Turkey
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 70,000
World Population: 1,249,000
Language: Romani, Balkan
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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September 19, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Rejoice! The Manjaku New Testament was dedicated on November 12, 2016. Praise God for His hand on the project through the years. Pray that God will transform the Manjaku communities in West Africa.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Ask God to enable that worker to share the message of Christ clearly so that it can be understood by those who hear it.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for hearts to soon repent of their sins, so that they may experience a relationship with Jesus Christ in Ancona, Italy

Team Expansion Worker

Pray that Matthew and Sheri Smith would be listening to God and letting Him guide them as they boldly and faithfully seek out ministry opportunities in England. Pray for God’s plan for them.

Murao (Hindu traditions) in India

In Murao marriage ceremonies, worship is performed by the priest at the gate of the house. This is followed by circling of the sacred fire seven times by the bride and the bridegroom. In their funeral ceremonies, before cremation, the head of the corpse is pierced with a bamboo. The Murao are mainly agriculturists. Some are employed in government and private jobs while others work as unskilled laborers.

Ministry Obstacles
Workers are needed to carry the good news of Jesus to the Murao community.

Outreach Ideas
Christian workers can use Gospel films and recordings, and they also need to care for the physical and material needs of the Murao community. Friendships need to be developed.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no followers of Jesus among this large community. However, please pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Murao community will have messengers of the good news of Christ sent to them. Pray for the Lord to open hearts to see and receive the living Christ.

Scripture Focus
“Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.” 1 Chronicles 16:24-25

People Name: Murao (Hindu traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,515,000
World Population: 2,517,000
Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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September 20, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pray for Cambodia. We believe as we come together and pray, something will happen in our life, in our church, in our nation, in our world. As the body of Christ, be united and pray for Cambodia. Ask God for a disciple making movement among the people of Cambodia.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Pray for a prayer movement among the people this worker is serving.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray with workers in Rome, Italy asking God to till the soil of hearts, produce a huge harvest and bring glory to Himself.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Jenny Smith (International Services) in asking God to raise up a full-time applications processor and funds for personal care.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Sherifi in Sudan, 155,000 followers of Islam. Pray for God-initiated movements among the Sherifi that draws them close to His side, for His glory.

September 21, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Father, teach us to pray. Grant, Lord, that Filipino believers’ lives may be marked by prayer-fulness, and that they may learn to pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers. (1 Thes 5:17).

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Lord, teach us to pray. We ask that this worker’s life be marked by prayerfulness, and they learn to pray in the Spirit in any circumstance with all kinds of prayers.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for the citizens of Rome, Italy to have softened hearts to receive the message of love and salvation.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Mindy Snell (International Services) in asking for workers for so many needs throughout the organization. Pray for wisdom for Mindy and her husband regarding a new(er) car and the water main breaking at their home.

Berber, Menasser in Algeria

The Menasser Berber is a coastal tribe 70 miles west of Algiers in the Cherchel region, and includes other remnant tribes. Despite a history of conquests, the Berbers have retained a remarkably homogeneous culture, which, on the evidence of Egyptian tomb paintings, derives from earlier than 2400 BC. Berbers traditionally were small farmers, living under a loose tribal organization in independent villages with local industries. Until their conquest in the 7th century by Muslim Arabs, most of the Berbers were Christian, and many heresies of the early African church, particularly Donatism, were essentially Berber protests against the rule of Rome.

Ministry Obstacles
Algeria is not hospitable to Christian workers, and Berbers have been committed to Islam for many centuries.

Outreach Ideas
Perhaps Christian believers within other Berber tribes will be burdened to carry the Gospel to the Menasser community. Pray for this, and that they will be properly prepared for the task.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are few if any followers of Jesus among the Menasser Berber, but the Lord is at work among the Berber tribes. Pray for the ones He will soon call from the Menasser tribe, that they will be properly taught the basics of the faith. Pray they will keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Pray for the entire people group
The quality of life for the Berbers is poor. There is a need for community development projects, and for schooling for the children.

Scripture Focus
“Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, Who alone works wonders. And blessed be His glorious name forever; And may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen.” Psalm 72:18-19

People Name: Berber, Menasser
Country: Algeria
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 77,000
World Population: 77,000
Language: Tamazight, Central Atlas
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: Portions
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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September 22, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pray for Team Expansion workers and coworkers serving in difficult places in the Middle East and North Africa. Pray that God strengthens them, gives them wisdom and boldness to share their story and God’s Story to those in great need of Christ.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Ask God to grant this worker strength, insight and wisdom to boldly share the message of Jesus.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for Rome, Italy. Rome’s history spans more than 2,500 years, eventually became the capital and is regard as one of the birthplaces of Western civilization. Rome was first called the Eternal City by Roman poet Tibullus in the 1st century and Rome is also called the Capital of the World. Pray for a great movement of God in Rome so that it would be known as the Capital of Christianity, a Gateway for the Gospel, and the birthplace of a disciple making movement of the 21st century

Team Expansion Worker

Join Tim and Daphne Stapleton (International Services) in Praying for the upcoming fall training events. Ask for stamina for the team as there are 4.5 weeks in a row of training planned. Pray for the upcoming DMM training in Brazil in October.

Kluet in Indonesia

The Kluet area of Aceh province is very fertile, and most Kluet make their living from farming. They have a strong sense of ethnic identity, and, therefore, they do not spread out very far from each other. They find it difficult to mix with other people groups, and as a result, their culture is rather closed to outsiders. Most Kluet are followers of Islam. However, traditional animistic beliefs have not totally disappeared and often have significant impact. Many are afraid of supernatural ghosts. Magic talismans are used so that evil spirits will not hurt them.

Ministry Obstacles
The Kluet people live in Aceh province, a region of strong resistance to the good news of Jesus Christ.

Outreach Ideas
Christians need to find ways to help the Kluet people with their medical needs and help them improve their farming methods, as well as share the love of Christ as opportunity offers itself.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the few followers of Jesus among the Kluet people, and the additional believers that will soon join them. Pray they will not waver in their faith in Jesus and his finished work on the cross. Pray they in all things will grow up into him who is the Head, Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
This people group does not place much value on education. Modern agricultural tools and methods would help keep the Kluet from feeling left behind and threatened by the newcomers moving to their homeland. Medical assistance is strongly needed.

Scripture Focus
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12

People Name: Kluet
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 55,000
World Population: 55,000
Language: Batak Alas-Kluet
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: None
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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September 23, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for multimedia tools being used as mission initiatives. Pray that God will bring many ministries to Kavanah Media to effectively communicate the Gospel to unreached people groups around the world.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Pray that the Spirit will provide that worker with words to communicate effectively in other cultures and languages.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to inspire Japanese believers in Tokyo, Japan to produce viral media with Christian messages that will spread like wildfire in Japanese communities throughout the world.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Paul and Abigail Steiner in Ireland in praying for new monthly financial supporters. Pray for their new teammates as they adjust to their new home and work. Ask for leaders to be raised up with the churches. Pray for the new work in Cork. Continue to pray for the Lord to use each member of the family to connect with others in Cork.

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Pray for the Bairagi (Oriya) in India, 132,000 followers of Hindu religion. Ask God to lead the Bairagi out of Hinduism and bring glory to His name.

September 24, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for the Taiwan team investing in Sports and English camps. Many of these youths are 8th, 9th and 10th graders with very little knowledge about God, Jesus, or the Bible. Pray that seeds planted will take root and grow despite a culture that excludes the One True God.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Pray against any misconceptions or misunderstandings so that this worker may pass along the Good News of Jesus with credibility and authority.

Gospel Breakthrough

Many generations of spirit worship have created a stronghold among the people of Tokyo, Japan. Pray that these strongholds will be broken and that the power of God will be revealed.

Team Expansion Worker

Join R and C in North Africa in praying for one consistent Bible study to result from the summer work. Pray for the delivery of R’s official residency card so that they can legally launch their non-profit organization. Pray for more friendships with heads of household and for Jesus to appear in dreams and visions.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Kudubi in India, 128,000 followers of Hinduism. Pray for workers to go and tell the Kudubi what the Kingdom of God is like (Luke 13:18-20).

September 25, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Romania recently shared in a newsletter of a Christian dentist who voluntarily comes from the states once a year to serve the orphans of Romania. “It is because of Jesus that we spend time caring for orphans. It is because of Jesus that Dave keeps coming to Romania to help these children. It’s because of Jesus’ example that we know we must care for a person spiritually AND physically. It’s because of God’s Word that we know God’s will is for us, His children, to care for the fatherless.” Pray for the children of Romania know the love of Jesus and become His inheritance.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Ask God to use this worker as His instrument to teach children to love and obey Jesus.

Gospel Breakthrough

In Tokyo, Japan many worship their ancestors as their main religion. It keeps them in bondage to the past and prevents them from receiving Christ, because to do so would be considered an insult to their ancestors. Pray that the bondage of ancestry worship would be broken and Jesus presented as the One who came from our heavenly Father, giving his life for sinners, offering forgiveness and power to live this life.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray that E and K will sense God’s leading and have an assurance of His blessing.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Bedouin, Suafa in Algeria, 125,000 followers of Islam. Jesus sent out the 70 like lambs among wolves to preach the kingdom of God is near. (Luke 10:3, 9). Pray that the Suafa would not reject the Gospel but receive the Truth gladly and be transformed by it.

September 26, 2016

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion workers used to serve in a war-torn country of Africa, passed the ministry to a great group of local leaders, and are now serving refugees of the same people group in a town in Midwest America. Praise God for this family that can welcome, minister and help refugees, as well as make connections with people working among refugees in various US cities. Pray that this family will mobilize and network local churches to get involved with refugees.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Pray that God equips this worker to mobilize and network local churches to get involved with making disciples of all nations.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for the city of Tokyo, Japan. Pray that God’s power might be fully manifested over all the powers of darkness that comes against individuals and freed to enter the spiritual blessing that God intends for the people of Tokyo to enjoy.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for J and B in Eastern Europe as they have been faced with some local difficulties. Pray that the truth will be revealed and that those involved will repent. A trusted friend has been ly8ing, stealing, and deceiving. Pray for discernment as they go through some transition.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Isia Velalar in India, 125,000 followers of Hinduism. Pray for people of peace to be identified when workers arrive so that the Gospel is shared in full, and disciples are multiplied.

September 27, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pray for community of believers in a city in Bosnia to continue in truth and love, and that God would make them bold to share with others! Praise God that the community of believers have been trained in Disciple Making Movement principles and are spreading the Word. Pray for their passion and ability to obey, and multiply disciples of Jesus.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Pray that this worker would train others to share their story and God’s story.

Gospel Breakthrough

Prayer is a way to bless people that few will refuse. Pray that the Mien of Laos believers will take advantage of opportunities to bless non-believers with prayer.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for Christian and Hannah Swails as they make decisions about where God wants them to work.

Unengaged/Unreached People Group (www.finishingthetask.com)

Pray for the Miao, Eastern Xiangxi in China, 123,000 followers of ethnic religions. Pray for strong partners in the Gospel to do what it takes to get the message of Christ to the Miao.

September 28, 2017 JT

Team Expansion General Request

Pray according to 1 Thessalonians 2:8, that the love workers for Gospel in Mongolia have for the Mongolians would run so deep that they would be delighted to share with them not only the Gospel but their lives as well, because they have become so dear to them.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Pray that this worker is compelled by God’s love to share their life, and thus share the Gospel with the local peoples.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that missionaries might overcome every barrier of fear inhibiting the proclamation of the Gospel to the Mien of Laos.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for plans to come together for HT. Ask God to raise up prayer and financial supporters.

Luoluopo, Southeastern in China

The Luoluopo have been living in southern China for more than 500 years. When a Luoluopo dies, his or her relatives organize a “dance of the spirits.” They believe this dance will help the soul find its way back to the resting place of its ancestors. The Luoluopo hold to folk beliefs. In addition to their intricate system of ancestor worship, the Lolo believe in two gods who created the world, Mit Do and Ket Do. The Southeastern Luoluopo are one of the most neglected and Gospel-starved peoples in the region.

Ministry Obstacles
A complete absence of Christians, with no history of Christianity, is an obstacle to the Gospel, but isn’t insurmountable.

Outreach Ideas
Telling these people stories from Scripture would be a good way to communicate. Gospel films and recordings are needed, as well. Pray for workers.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Although there likely are no followers of Jesus among the Luoluopo today, pray for those the Lord will soon lead to himself. Pray they will be sent teachers and pastors to help them become established in the faith. Pray they will be completely delivered from their animistic past.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Luoluopo of China and Vietnam to find true life in Jesus Christ, that they be set free from the bondage of fear. Pray they will be sent mature Christians to share the message of Christ with them in a form they can understand.

Scripture Focus
“He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy He will save.” Psalm 72:13

People Name: Luoluopo, Southeastern
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 46,000
World Population: 46,000
Language: Nisi
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Bible: Questionable Need
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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September 29, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion has held another Jonathan Training this week at Emerald Hills for training in disciple making movements. Give thanks this tool that is proving to be successful in enlarging the Kingdom of God on a local level as well as overseas. Pray for the participants to practice the DMM principles boldly and God would cause the increase in multiplying disciples.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Pray for new followers of Christ to be raised up and grow because of their labor.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to break down defenses and excuses of the Mien of Laos for not believing so that they can clearly see Jesus.

Team Expansion Worker

Ask God to grant wisdom to PT as field coordinator for the people in his flock. Ask God to help him know how to coach and care for these people.

Daya in Indonesia

Daya homes are mostly found in the southern and western foothills and mountains of the Bukit Barisan range of Sumatra. Daya houses usually consist of a bedroom and a large guest room. The floor and walls are made of wood or bamboo. The roof is often made of coconut palm leaves layered with clay. Although the influence of Islam is strong upon the culture of the Daya, they also maintain animistic beliefs. Many Daya use amulets with written verses from the Qur’an. A dukun (shaman/healer/occultist) is often called to heal the sick and cast out evil spirits.

Ministry Obstacles
There is often fear involved when people consider leaving their religion: fear of spirits, fear of other people.

Outreach Ideas
Many good resources are available in the language of the Daya people. Gospel films are available, as well as printed material and recordings. These can all be useful, but workers are needed.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray the few followers of Christ among the Daya community will faithfully fellowship together. Pray they will put off falsehood and speak truthfully to one another, in love. Pray they will be protected from temptations.

Pray for the entire people group
The physical needs of the Daya are great. One third of the Daya live below the poverty level. They seriously require help in the areas of health and drinking water. Besides this, they need educational assistance in the form of teachers, school equipment and supplies, school buildings and other community facilities for children.

Scripture Focus
“Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.” 1 Chronicles 16:24-25

People Name: Daya
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 89,000
World Population: 89,000
Language: Lampung Api
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: New Testament
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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September 30, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Father, may every believer in United States view Jesus’ parting words to “go and make disciples…” as their personal call from Him. We pray every believer would embrace this call and fully obey Jesus by going, making disciples, baptizing and teaching them to obey everything He commanded.

Any workers in any country or with any organization

Pray that the people this worker serves will believe the message and enter a relationship with Jesus, His Church and His mission.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that God crushes the strongholds and advances the Good News of Jesus among the Serbs of Bosnia; the Khmer of Cambodia; the Druze of the Golan Heights; the Punjabi Sikh of India; Ancona, Italy; Rome, Italy; Tokyo, Japan; and the Mien of Laos.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for a good transition to France for R and E and their girls and for adeptness in language learning.

Mongol, Sichuan in China

Sichuan Mongols live in Sichuan Province, spread out along two or three valleys in Yanyuan and Muli counties, northeast of Lugu Lake. Most are farmers or fishermen, leading quiet lives in their remote villages. Very few Sichuan Mongols have ever heard the name of Jesus Christ.

Ministry Obstacles
The Sichuan Mongols are surrounded by unreached people groups on every side; therefore, there are no Christian communities nearby who could reach them. Gospel radio broadcasts in Mandarin have had little effect because few understand Chinese.

Outreach Ideas
Han Chinese believers may be led by the Spirit of Christ to share Jesus with these Mongol people. Pray this will occur, and pray they are faithful to be obedient in this matter.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the few Sichuan Mongols who know and follow Jesus Christ. Pray they will be sent teachers to help them become established in the faith and grow. Pray they will find each other in order to fellowship. Pray they will be zealous to follow Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Mongols of Sichuan to have the opportunity to hear accurately of who Jesus is, and what He has accomplished. Pray they hear in their mother tongue, and hear more than once. It usually requires several exposures to adequately understand the Gospel message.

Scripture Focus
“All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.” Matthew 25:32

People Name: Mongol, Sichuan
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 35,000
World Population: 35,000
Language: Mongolian, Peripheral
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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August 15, 2017

Prayer Force Objectives for August 1-31, 2017

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August 1, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion has over 300 cross-cultural workers serving world wide. Some of our workers are single, some are empty-nesters, while the majority are families with at least 260 children among them! Praise God for sending families to serve and minister to families of other nationalities. Pray for the family unit to be preserved for most effective witness to unbelievers.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for encouragement in the face of delays and obstacles, and that this worker will see opportunities that rise up out of these interruptions.

Gospel Breakthrough

Praise God for loyal servants in these certain groups or cities: Serbs of Bosnia; Khmer of Cambodia; Druze of the Golan Heights; Punjabi Sikh of India; Ancona, Italy; Rome, Italy; Tokyo, Japan; and the Mien of Laos. Join them in praying for a people movement to Christ

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for continued good transition to Louisville, KY for Jon and Kimberly May and family. Pray that Jon will use his role as Operations Assoicate at International Service for the glory of God and the advancement of His Kingdom around the world.

Amdo, Rongba in China

There are two main branches of Tibetan peoples in Tibet, the Amdo and the Kham, with many subgroups. Today, Tibetan society has two basic levels: the family and the social classes (commoners, clergy, and nobility). Polyandry (a woman who has several husbands) is socially accepted and very common. The only exception is among the Amdo, who are usually monogamous. The ability to endure harsh conditions has made the Tibetans one of the most rugged peoples in the world.

Ministry Obstacles
Tibet is a difficult area to enter. Conditions are harsh, and access is limited.

Outreach Ideas
Much sustained and focused prayer is needed for the Tibetans. Pray the Lord will give these people hungry hearts to seek him.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are only a few followers of Christ among the Amdo Buddhists, and they need our prayers. Pray their faith will be protected and nourished, and that they will become mature in the faith. Pray the Lord will help them to be faithful witnesses for himself.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the hardy Amdo to live in peace with the Chinese authorities, and to be able to properly care for their families.

Scripture Focus
“Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For You will judge the peoples with uprightness and guide the nations on the earth.” Psalm 67:4

People Name: Amdo, Rongba
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 158,000
World Population: 158,000
Language: Tibetan, Amdo
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: None
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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August 2, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

You might wonder ‘what is a Third Culture Kid’? The answer is seen in a child who is born in one culture/country, say the USA and lives with their family in an adopted culture/country, say the Balkans. The child is both American and Serbian, yet neither one. The child may look American but unfamiliar with US culture. The child has adapted to the Balkans and calls it home, lives and speaks like a Serb, yet has US passport. This child belongs to a third culture, a mixture of sorts. However, it goes much deeper than passports and visas. There is the emotional, spiritual, physical and intellectual ingredients to add to a child’s culture. Pray that every Team Expansion Third Culture Kid would find their identity in Christ and boldly live for Him their entire life.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for this worker to be an effective ambassador of Christ in all that is done and said.

Gospel Breakthrough

Praise God for partnerships in the Gospel that have regular prayer meetings focused on the Serbs of Bosnia. Pray that this prayer activity would ignite disciple making movements among the Serbs.

Team Expansion Worker

Please pray for M and L in Asia. They believe God has great things in store. Join them in asking that He will open the storeroom doors.

Lami in China

In the distant past the Lami were a part of a large group of Tibeto-Burman peoples, including today’s Akha, Hani, and Yi. Research indicates the formation of today’s distinct Hani groups started in the thirteenth century, probably as a result of Genghis Khan’s conquest of Yunnan. The Lami keep strictly to the customs handed down from their ancestors.

Ministry Obstacles
The Lami commitment to the ways of their ancestors is an obstacle to faith in Christ.

Outreach Ideas
Pray that Han Chinese believers will be given the desire to carry the Gospel message to the Lami community.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the followers of Christ among the Lami, that they will be filled with knowledge and grace from the Lord Jesus Christ. Pray they will live a life worthy of their calling in Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Lami community to be able to turn from the customs of their ancestors to follow the living Christ.

Scripture Focus
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!'” Isaiah 52:7

People Name: Lami
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 130,000
World Population: 130,000
Language: Lalo, Dongshanba
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Bible: None
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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August 3, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Biblical self-esteem is an important virtue for TCKs to have to combat the devil’s lies. Pray that TCKs develop a strong self-esteem that is rooted in the realization that they are God’s workmanship, created in Christ (Ephesians 2:10).

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to lead as this worker plans and prioritizes.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to empower workers to start disciple making and church planting movements among the Khmer of Cambodia.

Team Expansion Worker

Join I and N in Asia in praying for their Kirgiz friend and his family. He has a good, kind heart, and their relationship is deepening. Pray that He will dream of Jesus tonight and be filled with peace and follow His creator.

Arab, Dhofari in Oman

These Arabs speak their own variety of Arabic, residing in Salala and nearby coastal regions of Oman. Even though Oman is a modern country, western influences are quite restricted. A very important part of Omani culture is hospitality. If invited into an Omani house, a visitor is likely to be greeted with a bowl of dates, qahwa (coffee with cardamom) and fruit. Omanis practice a unique brand of Islam, Ibadhism.

Ministry Obstacles
Oman is not congenial to overt Christian witness.

Outreach Ideas
The Gospel of Christ presented via radio and television can be very effective, as can evangelistic websites. Pray the Dhofari Arabs will be drawn to these sources.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the few followers of Jesus among the Dhofari Arabs, that they will be zealous to follow Jesus, and will live holy lives. Pray they will have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Dhofari Arabs to be drawn to Isa (Jesus) as he is referred to in the Koran, to desire to learn more about this man. Pray the Spirit of Jesus will open their minds to see Jesus as the Son of God, deity.

Scripture Focus
“Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.” 1 Chronicles 16:24-25

People Name: Arab, Dhofari
Country: Oman
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 113,000
World Population: 113,000
Language: Arabic, Dhofari Spoken
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: Questionable Need
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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August 4, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pray that Third Culture Kids would love their neighbor (Luke 10:27), even when their neighbor looks, acts and dresses differently than they. Pray that they will see their neighbors/friends as God sees them and be able to show and share God’s love with them in a safe and appropriate way.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that this worker remembers to honor the Sabbath, takes time to rest and be refreshed in the Lord.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for every household among the Druze of the Golan Heights to become followers of Jesus Christ as the only true son of God, and place their faith in His finished work of the cross.

Team Expansion Worker

Please join D and C (International Services) in asking for new workers for the harvest to be raised up in Asia and Southeast Asia.

Sudhan in Pakistan

The city of Rawalakot, the capital of the Sudhan tribe, suffered significant damage from the 2005 Kashmir earthquake. Sudhuns are a tightly knit community, and female education is highly valued. Wahabi influence has recently been noted among the Sudhans.

Ministry Obstacles
Pakistan is generally hostile to Christian witness, made worse by Wahabi influence.

Outreach Ideas
Focused, sustained prayer is needed to prepare the hearts of the Sudhan community to receive the Gospel of Christ when it comes. Spiritual matters are spiritually understood.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There likely are no followers of Christ among the Sudhan community. But please pray for those that the Lord will soon call to himself, that they will clearly understand the grace and truth offered through faith in Christ, resting fully on his finished work on the cross, and the power of His life within them.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the proud Sudhan community to clearly see their need for a Savior, and recognize Jesus as the provision God has provided.

Scripture Focus
“All nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your name.” Psalm 86:9

People Name: Sudhan
Country: Pakistan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 195,000
World Population: 216,000
Language: Hindko, Northern
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: None
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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August 5, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for families serving together to make the name of Christ known among people who do not know His story. Pray that Third Culture Kids are always kind to each other and to everyone around them (1 Thes 5:15).

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that God will open doors of ministry, blessing partnerships and friendships.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that the English Center will provide a blessing to the Punjabi Sikhs of India, providing a meeting point for seekers and a place for the church to meet.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Tina McCormick in praising God that Connect 2017 was a success! Pray for the jail ministry in which Tina is involved. Praise God for several baptisms in June.

Mangrik in India

The Mangrik have traditionally been farmers. Muslim butchers ensure a supply of mutton to the Mangrik, as the latter refrain from killing animals. They have attained a high level of literacy and some have even gone for higher education to the universities of Jammu and Kashmir.

Ministry Obstacles
It may be that the Mangrik people have formed an incorrect view of what Christians believe, based upon observation of nominal Christians in their region.

Outreach Ideas
Even though the Mangrik people may have a fairly high literacy rate, using oral means of communicating the Gospel of Jesus may be the best approach. Films, recordings, and stories from Scripture will likely have a favorable result.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There is no indication that any of the Mangrik community know Christ as Savior. But pray for those that will soon come to know and follow him. Pray they will have nothing to do with the deeds of darkness, living as children of light. Pray they will be zealous to know and follow Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Mangrik community to continue to be able to care for their families adequately. Pray for competent village-level leadership.

Scripture Focus
“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” Matthew 9:37-38

People Name: Mangrik
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 16,000
World Population: 69,000
Language: Ladakhi
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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August 6, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for Christian workers teaching and training their children to have relationship with Jesus  Pray for faithfulness and love to never leave Third Culture Kids, but bind these twin virtues around their necks and write them on the tablet of their hearts (Proverbs 3:3).

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask that God would be preparing new families for this worker to meet, families who will receive the Gospel with gladness and believe.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to transform the worldview of the people of Ancona, Italy so they may discern God’s voice and be obedient to His Word.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for Kelsey McKain (International Services) as she serves as the missionary at a 1st/2nd grade camp. Pray for her ability to keep up with all the work on the Communications Team. Pray for more teammates to help with the workload.

The Ladakhi are a Tibetan group, but they have major linguistic and historical differences from their counterparts in Tibet. Life for the Ladakhi is hard. Hidden away in the highest mountains in the world, the region sees little rainfall – no more than three inches per year. The Ladakhi share the beliefs of their Tibetan neighbors. Tibetan Buddhism, mixed with images of ferocious demons from the pre-Buddhist Bon religion, has been the stronghold in Ladakh for more than a thousand years. The first Christians to the Ladakhi were probably Nestorian traders in the eighth century.

Ministry Obstacles
The Ladakhi of China live in a very remote region, and there are strong spiritual barriers to overcome.

Outreach Ideas
Pray the Ladakhi believers in India will desire to carry the message of Christ to the Ladakhi of China, and will find ways to do it.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no followers of Jesus among the Ladakhi of China, but there are many Ladakhi believers across the border in India. Pray the Lord will soon draw many Chinese Ladakhi to himself, and thank him for those in India.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Ladakhi farmers to be able to produce sufficient foodstuffs to care for their families, and for adequate housing.

Scripture Focus
“Now it will come about that In the last days, The mountain of the house of the Lord will be established as the chief of the mountains, And will be raised above the hills; And all the nations will stream to it.” Isaiah 2:2

People Name: Ladakhi
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 3,400
World Population: 3,700
Language: Ladakhi
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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August 7, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Many missionary children grow up in an arena of political strife, poverty, persecution, or other hardships that can take joy out of life. Ask God to fill Third Culture Kids with the joy given only through Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16).

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that God would empower this worker to keep spurring on the existing Bible study groups, helping them draw closer to Jesus.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to appoint and anoint servants to start people movements to Christ among the people of Rome, Italy.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Wayne and Greta Meece in praying for the team in Ghana. Pray for Greta’s “retirement” days as she catches up at home. Pray for both Wayne and Greta to stay healthy enough to do the work God is calling them to do.

Changpa in India

The Champa inhabit the frozen deserts that separate Ladakh from Tibet in Jammu and Kashmir. The name Champa may have been derived from their traditional drink, chang. Their staple food is barley and the meat of yak and wild horse. The major economic resources of the Champa are yaks and goats. Their snow desert habitat does not have any communication or health service facilities.

Ministry Obstacles
The Champa live in a remote region.

Outreach Ideas
Christian workers can carry the message of Jesus to these people by recounting stories from Scripture, and showing films about the life of Christ.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There likely are no followers of Christ among this Buddhist community, but pray for the ones that will soon emerge. Pray they will forgive one another, just as Christ forgave them.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Champa community will find needed health care, and that they will be able to prepare their children to enter the 21st century in a productive manner.

Scripture Focus
“All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.” Matthew 25:32

People Name: Changpa
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 6,400
World Population: 6,600
Language: Changthang
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: None
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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August 8, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pray for boldness for every Team Expansion Third Culture Kid. Pray that each TCK will learn to let their light shine in these dark places where they are serving with their families (Luke 8:16).

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that this worker is led by the Holy Spirit and recognizes open doors and takes steps to obey.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for Gospel breakthrough to sweep across Tokyo, Japan demolishing strongholds of Shintoism and Buddhism, and exalting the name of Jesus as the only True God.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Allen and Cherry Messimer in praying for the Ralls family. Jon is their brother-in-law and former teammate in Taiwan. He is undergoing cancer treatment. Ask for courage and strength for each new day.

Zhuang, Yongnan in China

Because they are primarily engaged in agriculture, the Zhuang are also locally known as the T’u or “People of the Soil.” Their homes are usually built on stilts. A newly married woman stays with her parents until after the birth of the first child. Only then does she go to live with her husband in his village. The Zhuang are a highly animistc people. They are careful not to offend the spirit world that surrounds them. They believe in the spirits of the water, forest, mountain, village, etc.

Ministry Obstacles
The Yongnan are said to fear offending the spirits. To follow Christ means almost certainly to offend the spirits.

Outreach Ideas
Christians need to be genuinely concerned for the material needs of the Yongnan people, as well as for their spiritual needs.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray that the few followers of Jesus among the Yongnan people will have resources made available to help them grow in Christ. They need teachers, and they need films, recordings, and scriptural story tellers.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray that Christian workers will be sent to the Yongnan people, to teach them the ways of Christ.

Scripture Focus
“How then shall they call upon Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?” Romans 10:14-15

People Name: Zhuang, Yongnan
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,006,000
World Population: 2,018,000
Language: Zhuang, Yongnan
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Bible: None
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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August 9, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for the role of every Team Expansion Third Culture Kid. Ask God to cultivate in TCKs patience with the Lord as they grow in their faith (Ps 40:1).

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to open the door for the message of Jesus to be shared.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for the Mien of Laos. The Mien of Southeast Asia number around 1.5 million people, the vast majority of which have never heard the gospel. Even if the existing Mien church leads 10,000 new Mien people to Christ every year, it still would take 150 years to reach them all, but by then multiple generations will have died and been born. Pray for workers. Pray for disciples to multiply.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Diana Molina in praying for the operation and recuperation of the Warao brother who was hospitalized. Pray for the country of Venezuela to honor God. Pray for the trip to Cucuta, Colombia. Pray for Diana’s parents, for the provision of treatment and medicine.

Hmu, Northern in China

The main center for the Northern Hmu is the city of Kaili. The Chinese people have despised the Hmu people for centuries, and have called them “men-dogs.” When a Hmu dies, a shaman “opens the road” by giving directions to enable the soul of the deceased to reach heaven after a long journey. The Gospel of Christ has never taken root among the Northern Hmu. In 1898 missionary W. S. Fleming and the first Hmu convert, Pan Xiushan, were murdered. 32 Christian inquirers were seized and beheaded.

Ministry Obstacles
In the past the Northern Hmu have strongly resisted the good news of Christ. Probably they did not understand it well. This history of resistance may linger today.

Outreach Ideas
Christian workers can tell stories from Scripture to these people, and use videos and recordings as well.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are some followers of Jesus among the Northern Hmu people. Pray they will be nourished by the Lord’s Spirit, and will faithfully fellowship together. Pray they will have nothing to do with the deeds of darkness, living as children of light.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Lord will prepare the hearts of the Northern Hmu to receive the good news of Christ when it comes. Pray they will be given understanding.

Scripture Focus
“Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.” 1 Chronicles 16:24-25

People Name: Hmu, Northern
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,050,000
World Population: 2,050,000
Language: Miao, Northern Qiandong
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Bible: New Testament
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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August 10, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion workers use prayer as a strategy to gain momentum among the people group with whom they are serving. Prayerfulness is an excellent virtue to practice involving the whole family. Ask God to teach TCKs to come confidently with their prayer requests, knowing that God is always there for them, answering every prayer (1 John 5:14-15).

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to lead this worker past barriers to hearts ready to receive His Word.

Gospel Breakthrough

On behalf of the Serbs of Bosnia who have never heard the Gospel, ask our Father to move in big ways. God wants the Serbs to know His gift of grace.

Team Expansion Worker

Join T and J in praying for the people who took the recent Church Multiplication Movement training. Pray that the things that they learned and practiced will be passed on and multiplied. May it be true that some day soon each village in NL would have a witness for the Lord and each person an opportunity to hear the Gospel and be redeemed by Christ.

Sunda in Indonesia

The Sunda are the largest Indonesian unreached people group. Almost all Sunda are Muslims. In many areas, Islam is mixed with Sunda traditional customs. The Sunda seek to protect their harmony with the natural world. In the legend of Lutung Kasarung, there is a belief that God incarnated a little of himself in the world in order to protect the life of man. This incarnation is called dewata (gods).

Ministry Obstacles
Following Jesus in a strongly Muslim society invites the loss of much that is important in this life: status, friendships, family, employment, educational opportunities.

Outreach Ideas
Christians can assist the Sunda by helping them to become more productive in farming and livestock production, and also with small business development.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are only a few followers of Jesus among the very large Sunda community. Pray for them to cling strongly to the truth of Scripture, to be firmly established upon God’s character and promises. Pray they will faithfully fellowship together even in spite of opposition.

Pray for the entire people group
Data from the West Jawa Statistical Department shows a high rate of poverty. Because of this, the Sunda need help and guidance to raise their standard of living. There is a need for agricultural investment and modernization, and in development of small to medium-sized businesses.

Scripture Focus
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12

People Name: Sunda
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 37,570,000
World Population: 37,570,000
Language: Sunda
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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August 11, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pray that Third Culture Kids will grow in the ability to show true humility toward everyone (Titus 3:2).

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that this worker relies on Jesus to overcome the obstacles the enemy places in their way.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that every Khmer disciple of Jesus in Cambodia would soak up God’s Word. Pray that they would disciple many others who love the Word and teach others to obey what it says.

Team Expansion Worker

Praise God with M and S for a great summer with Pathways interns. Continue to pray for family and work in the Middle East.

Gond unspecified in India

Though Gonds are listed as tribals today, they consider themselves as a higher race. They were the native rulers once. They believe that evil spirits are the causes of sicknesses. Sacrifices are believed to be powerful to keep away these evil spirits. A sacrifice will be followed by a social dinner. The sacrificial goat has to give permission for the sacrifice by nodding its head! The people will wait till the animal nods its head.

Ministry Obstacles
More workers are needed to carry the Gospel to the Gond.

Outreach Ideas
Pray the believers among the Gond community will grow in numbers and in maturity such that they can take the Gospel effectively to all of their community. The sacrificial goat is a symbol of Christ’s sacrificial death, a redemptive analogy.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the Christian believers among the Gond, that they will live righteous lives, growing in the fullness of the Lord’s Spirit, being a faithful testimony to his goodness.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Gond will provide good schooling for their children, and be able to provide adequately for their families.

Scripture Focus
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!'” Isaiah 52:7

People Name: Gond unspecified
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 15,114,000
World Population: 15,120,000
Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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August 12, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pray that Team Expansion TCKs will learn to remain hopeful in all situations, knowing God can and will offer His help whenever they ask (Hebrews 11:1). Pray for their parents to be Christ-like role models of this hope we have in Him.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to grant this worker endurance and patience.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to break through the spiritual darkness with His radiant Light among the Druze of the Golan Heights.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Jorge and Sara Navarrete (Venezuela) in asking for spiritual proatection for Pastor Ricardo and Gabriela. Pray for souls to be won to Christ. Ask God to raise up men to work with Ricardo. Pray for spiritual and physical protection for the church evangelizing in difficult areas. Pray for the repair of vehicles and for health to serve effectively. Pray that Kenneth and Katiuska would come to Christ and that Venezuela would seek God.

Tanaoli in Pakistan

The Tanaoli are one of the several mountain ethnic groups living along the lines of communication that connect Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, China, and India. These groups have an unusual and ancient culture, and live in beautiful surroundings. Their social structures emphasize the strength of blood ties. Their communal life is ruled by fairly strict rules of honor and arbitration by authorities. The Tanaoli live in the central pre-Himalayan mountains to the north of the Punjab.

Ministry Obstacles
The Tanaoli live in an area that is difficult to enter, because of the terrain and because of the political and religious situation.

Outreach Ideas
Much prayer is needed for the Tanaoli, to prepare them to understand and believe the good news of Christ when it comes to them.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are probably no followers of Jesus among the Tanaoli today, but pray for the ones that the Lord will soon draw to himself. Pray they will have Scripture available, as well as other study materials. Pray they will be without any kind of impurity, or greed.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for peace and stable conditions for the Tanaoli people, and for the ability to care adequately for their families.

Scripture Focus
“Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; and let them say among the nations, ‘The Lord reigns.'” 1 Chronicles 16:31

People Name: Tanaoli
Country: Pakistan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 676,000
World Population: 676,000
Language: Hindko, Northern
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: None
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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August 13, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pray that Third Culture Kids attached to Team Expansion will realize how special each one of them are in God’s eyes and in the way He made them, just the way they are! (Psalm 129:13-14).

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that this worker would never procrastinate nor look backwards to cause a delay to follow Christ.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to display His power and make inroads for the Gospel of Jesus Christ among the Punjabi Sikhs of India.

Team Expansion Worker

Join A and Z in praying that believers in South Asia who face subtle persecution will stand firm. Pray for the L community as it faces certain challenges in getting scheduled recognition. Pray for one of the believers who is participating in cancer research.

Okinawan, Ryukyuan in Japan

The Ryukyuan are the indigenous peoples of the Ryukyu Islands. Traditionally, the people have a very tightly-knit family life and enjoy close personal friendships. They see themselves as bound together by their home island and, especially among older people, will always consider themselves from Ryukyuan first and Japan second. They are among the longest-lived people in the world. Native Uchina religion places strong emphasis upon the role of the women in the community, with women holding positions as shamans and guardians of the home. Most of the younger generation are not serious adherents of this religion anymore, but many older people try to teach about the old ways, including dances and the language.

Ministry Obstacles
The Ryukyuan people do not have a legacy of understanding the ways of God as revealed through Moses, the prophets, and Jesus Christ.

Outreach Ideas
The Ryukuyan are known as a peaceful people and have always considered the arts and music as more honorable than combat skills. Pray these peaceful people will welcome the good news of Jesus as it comes to them in various forms.

Pray for the followers of Christ
A small number of the Ryukyuan people identify themselves as Christians. Pray they will be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the people on the Ruykyuan islands to become aware of their need for forgiveness of sin, and that forgiveness has been provided through faith in the work of Christ on the cross.

Scripture Focus
“All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.” Matthew 25:32

People Name: Okinawan, Ryukyuan
Country: Japan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 977,000
World Population: 984,000
Language: Okinawan, Central
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: Portions
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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August 14, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pray that Team Expansion Third Culture Kids learn that Jesus is always with them, no matter what the circumstances, what they are feeling, how lonely they are (Mt 28:19-20).

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that this worker is effective and productive in their knowledge of Christ.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that spiritual barriers are destroyed and the name of Jesus is proclaimed as Lord among the people of Ancona, Italy.

Team Expansion Worker

Join A and J in southeast Asia in praying for the Women’s Health Program which began last year. Pray for the program to bring recognition and training to address the needs of women. Pray for the “Jerusalem Team” reaching the area around the medical center with medical and spiritual outreaches. A few have shown an interest in the Gospel and Bible study in this hardened area. Pray for a movement in this area. Ask for $10,000 in additional annual funding to pay for an increase in school costs for their children.

Gurung in Nepal

The term Gurungs use for themselves is “Tamu”. There are conflicting reports as to the origins of the Gurung. Some say their ancestors came from Tibet, while others say their ancestors came from India. Their belief system is complicated. Originally they were shamanists, before being converted to Tibetan Buddhism. Since the advance of the Hindu world into their area in the 18th century, the Gurung have gradually become Hinduized. The Gospel of Christ has encountered strong opposition in the past.

Ministry Obstacles
The majority of Gurung have little concept of who God is and many have never heard the name of Jesus.

Outreach Ideas
Church planters and evangelists from other communities of Nepal have an opportunity to carry the message of Christ to the Gurung people. Pray they will not forget the Gurung.

Pray for the followers of Christ
The Lord is building His church among the communities of Nepal. Pray for the few Gurung who have come to know Jesus, that they will truly become his disciples, following him with diligence.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Gurung community of Nepal will increasingly be told about Jesus, and in their mother tongue. They need to hear the good news of Christ in various formats, and each person needs to hear several times.

Scripture Focus
“All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.” Matthew 25:32

People Name: Gurung
Country: Nepal
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 505,000
World Population: 629,000
Language: Gurung
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: New Testament
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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August 15, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pray that Third Culture Kids trust God when they are afraid and courage is needed. Psalm 56:3-4 says, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise – in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Children hear stories of violence, kidnappings, etc. around the world, in their neighboring countries, and sometimes in the country where they live. Pray for the parents as they try to protect their children from the news and also from any harm as they teach them how to trust God.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that this worker finds favor in the eyes of adopted country’s government workers that process visa and residency paperwork.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for God’s transforming power to sweep away that which prevents the Gospel from penetrating so that the message of Jesus may advance among peoples of Rome, Italy.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Traci Olson in praying for raising support and for God’s blessings and leading in her plans.

Malay, East Malaysia in Malaysia

Traditionally, the East Malaysia Malay worked as fishermen and traders. Today, many are employed in logging industries, palm-oil plantations, and civil industries. Good manners and respect is very important, especially toward elders. The value of saving face, observed in the community and workplace, is significant. It is unbecoming to cause another person to lose face. They are Muslim, but traces of animistic and Hindu beliefs are still evident and openly discussed.

Ministry Obstacles
These Malay people risk losing face and even offending people to follow Jesus, and are likely to experience other kinds of loss as well.

Outreach Ideas
Christian believers in the main coastal cities may be able to tell the East Malaysia Malay the good news about Christ, teaching them how to be real disciples of Christ.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the very few Christians among the East Malaysia Malay, that they will be zealous to follow Christ with a whole heart, being obedient and living holy lives.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for an improvement in living conditions for these people, and for employment opportunities.

Scripture Focus
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14

People Name: Malay, East Malaysia
Country: Malaysia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 284,000
World Population: 284,000
Language: Malay
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: Questionable Need
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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August 16, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Ephesians 6:18 says, “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.” Pray the TCKs learn to turn everything over to God first in prayer, whether praises or requests; that God becomes their source of strength every moment of every day.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Praise God for what He is doing through this worker to start a people movement to Christ and bring glory to His Name.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask that the army of heaven would loosen the enemy’s grip so that the banner of the cross, the Lion of Judah may be unfurled over the people of Tokyo, Japan.

Team Expansion Worker

Join A and T in North Africa in praying for the family of S and S, that soon their home might become a house church.

August 17, 2017
Team Expansion General Request
Pray that Third Culture Kids are full of gratitude, no matter the circumstances. Pray that TCKs live lives that are always overflowing with thankfulness and always giving thanks to God for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Eph 5:20, Col 2:17).
Any worker in any country or with any organization
Pray for this worker to be fruitful in hard religious and cultural settings.
Gospel Breakthrough
Jesus said in Matthew 19:14 “Let the little children come to me…” Lord, reveal yourself to the Mien children of Laos so they might believe.
Team Expansion Worker
Join Scott and Angie Pagel (Taiwan) in praising God for the success of Sports and English Camp this summer. Pray for those who made decisions for Christ to stand strong and be filled with the Holy Spirit. Pray for intentional follow-up with the campers and for soft hearts for those who heard the Gospel.
Groma in China

The Groma are Tibetan Buddhists and little is known about them. They live typical Tibetan lives, herding yaks, sheep, and goats. The men often spend their days drinking and gambling with their friends.

Ministry Obstacles
The Groma live in locations that are difficult to reach, and severe persecution has resulted from the few past attempts to carry the Gospel to this area.

Outreach Ideas
Neighboring Sikkim has several churches. Pray that some of these believers will be given a heart for the Groma of Tibet.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for those who will become believers. Pray they will learn to be joyful always, to pray continually, and be thankful in all circumstances.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for receptive ears for the Groma of Tibet, that they will hunger for the righteousness to be found in Christ.

Scripture Focus
“Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For You will judge the peoples with uprightness and guide the nations on the earth.” Psalm 67:4

People Name: Groma
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 19,000
World Population: 19,000
Language: Groma
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: Questionable Need
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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August 17, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pray that Third Culture Kids are full of gratitude, no matter the circumstances. Pray that TCKs live lives that are always overflowing with thankfulness and always giving thanks to God for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Eph 5:20, Col 2:17).

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for this worker to be fruitful in hard religious and cultural settings.

Gospel Breakthrough

Jesus said in Matthew 19:14 “Let the little children come to me…” Lord, reveal yourself to the Mien children of Laos so they might believe.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Scott and Angie Pagel (Taiwan) in praising God for the success of Aports and English Camp this summer. Pray for those who made decisions for Christ to stand strong and be filled with the Holy Spirit. Pray for intentional follow-up with the campers and for soft hearts for those who heard the Gospel.

Sogwo Arig in China

The Sogwo Arig are a Mongolian tribe living in the midst of countless small Tibetan clans in one of the most remote locations in the world. Today one of the few remaining Sogwo Arig cultural features is their Mongolian style of yurt. All Sogwo Arig are followers of either Tibetan Buddhism or Bon. They worship at crude sacrificial altars, constructed of yak dung piled about three feet high, upon which they regularly offer animal sacrifices to various gods and demons.

Ministry Obstacles
Evangelists will need to overcome severe weather, rugged terrain, linguistic and cultural barriers, and fierce packs of dogs which the Sogwo Arig have trained to attack strangers.

Outreach Ideas
Much prayer is needed to prepare the hearts of the Sogwo Arig people, accompanied by workers willing to establish friendships with these people. Gospel films and recordings will be helpful tools.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no followers of Jesus among the Sogwo Arig at present, but pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray for the availability of Scripture and other resources to help them grow in the faith. Pray they will be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the remotely located Sogwo Arig of China to soon be privileged to hear of Christ and what He will provide. Pray the message comes to them clearly and accurately, in their mother tongue. Pray for several exposures to the gospel message, as it usually requires several in order to understand and believe.

Scripture Focus
“Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For You will judge the peoples with uprightness and guide the nations on the earth.” Psalm 67:4

People Name: Sogwo Arig
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 48,000
World Population: 48,000
Language: Tibetan, Amdo
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: None
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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August 18, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pray for Team Expansion’s cross cultural families. Pray for TCKs to be content in every situation, even when they feel homesick for family, friends and the comforts of America. Pray that they store up treasures in heaven and place their heart there (Mt 6:19-21).

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that this worker would live carefully and wisely, making the most of every opportunity.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that barriers of pride would be broken and humble leaders would emerge among the Serbs of Bosnia. Pray that leader are willing to train others to lead so that more Serbs can come to Christ, so that disciple making and church plantings movements begin.

Team Expansion Worker

Join L and T in praying for strong national believers with whom to partner. Pray for a movement of people to come to know Jesus this year. Pray for good relationships with new neighbors and that there would be people of peace among them.

Halaba in Ethiopia

The Alaba people live on the central highlands of Ethiopia. The life style of the Alabas is very modest. Practically all the houses in the rural area are round-shaped, thatch roofed houses, made of wood and mud. They are without ceilings and have mud floors. Livestock spend the night in them together with people. 85% of the people get their drinking water from rivers and ponds by carrying it long distances. The Alabas are traditionally self-confident and very resistant to outside influence. This has kept them from modern developments and education, but this may be changing.

Ministry Obstacles
Self-confident people may not realize they are spiritually needy.

Outreach Ideas
The literacy rate is quite low. The good news of Christ needs to come in oral forms, as well as in written forms. Gospel recordings and the Jesus film are available. Pray for Ethiopian Christians to remember these people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray the followers of Christ among this people will desire to follow Christ as Lord, not merely as savior. Pray for holy lives.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for schools and clinics for more villages, and wells for villages that are without drinking water.

Scripture Focus
“Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” Mark 16:15

People Name: Halaba
Country: Ethiopia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 342,000
World Population: 342,000
Language: Alaba-K’abeena
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: None
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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August 19, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion has several families new to their adopted culture/country. Pray for children to make special friends in their new home (Proverbs 17:17).

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that God would keep this worker faithful in His service all the days of their life.

Gospel Breakthrough

“But seeing the man who was healed…they had nothing say in opposition” (Acts 4:14). Father God, we ask for miracles among the Khmer of Cambodia that would silence all lies about who Jesus is.

Team Expansion Worker

Praise God that Aisha Peterson was able to move to Columbus, Ohio. Pray for her transition to life in Franklinton and for open doors and hearts among her neighbors. Ask that God would be glorified in the families of Franklinton as they learn to follow Jesus together.

Aimaq, Jamshidi in Afghanistan

Aimaq, meaning tribe in Turkish, is a term that differentiates semi-nomadic herders and agricultural tribal groups of various ethnic origins. They are Sunni Muslim, speak dialects close to Dari, and refer to themselves with tribal designations – Jamshidi being one of these. During the late 19th century and early 20th century, the Jamshidi were forced to lead a nomadic life. Tribalism is strong among all Aimaq groups, feuds tending to be settled by tribal rather than by government authorities. The traditional concept of honor and shame, which is very important in tribal law, is still stronger than Islamic or state law.

Ministry Obstacles
Afghanistan does not provide a welcome to Christian workers, plus the area where the Jamshidi live is remote. Access to these people is limited.

Outreach Ideas
Christians need to find ways to minister to the physical and material needs of the Jamshidi tribe, being genuinely concerned for their welfare.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There likely are no Christian believers among the Jamshidi Aimaq tribe today, but pray for the believers that the Lord will soon bring to himself. Pray they will be able to find each other in order to fellowship together. Pray they will be joyful always, praying continually, and giving thanks in all circumstances.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Jamshidi tribe will be able to live in peace with neighboring tribes, and be able to provide adequately for their families. Pray for stability in Afghanistan.

Scripture Focus
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14

People Name: Aimaq, Jamshidi
Country: Afghanistan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 132,000
World Population: 162,000
Language: Aimaq
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: None
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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August 20, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Back to school is all over the media and store fronts. Great education is one of the primary concerns for any parent, and it is no different for those overseas. Pray that educators step forward to join at least 5 families requesting tutors on field, especially in Japan and Central Asia.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray this worker promotes unity among fellow workers and the local believers by daily exercising a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, forgiveness, and love for one another.

Gospel Breakthrough

Jesus, You are the Son of God and have all authority to forgive sins. We pray that the Druze of the Golan Heights will be filled with awe and praise God as they see Your authority demonstrated (Matthew 9:1-8).

Team Expansion Worker

Praise God with C and M in Asia for a great summer with Pathways interns. Pray for boldness, faithfulness, and safety for new believers to share Jesus. Thank God that there are 200 people who want Bibles.

Tuareg, Arabized in Niger

“Arabized” Tuareg are those who have adopted the Arabic language as their own. At least to this extent, they have become a part of Arab culture. Before French colonization, the Tuareg were organized into loose confederations, each consisting of a dozen or so tribes. Following the independence of African countries in the 1960s, Tuareg territory was artificially divided into modern nations: Niger, Mali, Algeria, Libya, and Burkina Faso. Each Tuareg clan is made up of several family groups, led by their collective chiefs.

Ministry Obstacles
The Tuareg tribes have strong tribal identity, and Islam is part of that self-identification.

Outreach Ideas
Perhaps African believers will be burdened to carry the message of Christ to the Tuareg tribes. Pray that tribal animosities will be overcome.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the followers of Jesus that will soon come forth from the Tuareg tribes: that the Lord will send qualified pastors and teachers, that they will be zealous to follow Christ, and they will live holy lives in the power of the Lord’s Spirit.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Tuareg tribes of Africa, that they will increasingly desire to know Jesus, the Son of God, deity. Pray He will reveal himself to them, and will send Christians to help them.

Scripture Focus
“Give thanks to the Lord, call on His Name; make known among the nations what He has done.” Psalm 105:1

People Name: Tuareg, Arabized
Country: Niger
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 449,000
World Population: 449,000
Language: Arabic, Algerian Spoken
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: New Testament
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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August 21, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Many of Team Expansion families homeschool their children. Pray for wisdom and strength to teach TCKs with a Biblical worldview. Pray for energy for parents’ homeschooling or running school as a part of their mission work.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to give this worker appropriate words to speak as they have opportunity to share God’s message.

Gospel Breakthrough

“And the spirit and the bride say ‘come’ and let him who hears say, ‘come’. And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely (Rev 22:17). Like in pleaces that are dry and desolate, a cup of water is welcomed and life sustaining. Pray that the life giving message would be shared with the Punjabi Sikhs of India.

Team Expansion Worker

Join D and M in asking for 20,000 intercessors to pray for the 20,000 Druze of Golan.

Sherpa Helambu in Nepal

Apart from serving the tourists, the Helambu Sherpa are farmers. Their villages are in the lush foothills of the Himalayan mountains. However, because of the tourism industry, Western culture has influenced many of the Helambu Sherpa villages. Most of the Helambu Sherpa are Buddhists. Every home has a decorated corner set aside for their gods. High places are often areas of worship. There, flags with prayers written on them are hung in hopes that some god may hear their pleas.

Ministry Obstacles
To follow Jesus in a Buddhist culture is to risk losing family, friends and status.

Outreach Ideas
Christians can easily befriend the Sherpas, who often serve as guides in the Himalayas.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the handful of Helambu Sherpa who know and follow Christ. Pray they will have nothing to do with the deeds of darkness, living as children of light.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the gentle Sherpa people will learn the ways of the Good Shepherd, One who is also gentle.

Scripture Focus
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!'” Isaiah 52:7

People Name: Sherpa Helambu
Country: Nepal
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,400
World Population: 2,400
Language: Hyolmo
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: New Testament
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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August 22, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pray for adequate resources for all Team Expansion families to provide the kind of education they want for their children.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for this worker’s success in identifying language teachers, story crafters, translators…

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that the people of Ancona, Italy groping in the darkness will grab hold of the mighty hand of God and find their purpose and identity in Jesus Christ.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray with Mike and Jean Propp in the Philippines for direction as to where to send Filipinos to be missionaries. Pray for finances to make a home service trip. Pray for their sons, Luke and Mark, to love Jesus with all their hearts and to fit into the cultural mix in which they are growing up.

Kheng in Bhutan

The Kheng are Tibetan Buddhists, but the ancient Bon religion greatly influences their outlook, as well. A few distinct traits set the Kheng apart, for instance their practice of serving raw meat with their drinks on special occasions, a practice at odds with the typical norms of Tibetan Buddhism which frown on the killing of animals for food. They are found primarily in the Zhemgang and Mongar districts of south central Bhutan.

Ministry Obstacles
Pray for increased availability and use of Gospel resources in the language of the Kheng.

Outreach Ideas
The believers among the Kheng may be able to communicate the Gospel message to the remainder of their people. Pray for them.

Pray for the followers of Christ
A few Kheng came to Christ in the early 1990s. Pray they are properly discipled, mature soundly in the faith, and are given favor with family and friends.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Kheng will be given the opportunity to hear the message of Christ’s person and work in their mother tongue, and in a fashion they can fully understand.

Scripture Focus
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!'” Isaiah 52:7

People Name: Kheng
Country: Bhutan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 35,000
World Population: 35,000
Language: Khengkha
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: Portions
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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August 23, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pray for Team Expansion Third Culture Kids coming to big transition times in their lives: starting a new school, getting a new sibling, deciding to be baptized, reaching dating age, moving away from parents, crossing oceans to attend university, etc.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to enable this worker to share the message of Christ clearly so that it can be understood by those who hear it.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for the people of Rome Italy to experience the joy of glorifying God through their own redeemed cultural expression.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Daniel and Shani Ramirez in praying for the discipleship group of 8-10 people at the new Spanish work at Hikes Point Christian Church in Louisville, KY. Daniel is teaching these new believers about baptism and most of them want to baptized in the next few weeks. Please pray for their decisions.

Khampa, Northern in China

The Northern Khampa are part of the Tibetan nationality in China. They are nomadic and live on a high mountain plateau. The Khampa have a reputation for aggressiveness among neighboring tribes. “Stories were told of the cruelty with which they sometimes put their victims to death. They go so far as slaughtering pilgrims and wandering monks and nuns – although they profess to be Buddhists, the Kampa religion is little more than a crude imitation of the ideals of the pure form of Buddhism.”

Ministry Obstacles
The Khampa live in an area that is remote, and they are often nomadic.

Outreach Ideas
Sustained and focused prayer is needed, as well as evangelists to take the good news of Christ to the Khampa people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the few Christian believers among the Khampa people, that they will be eager to learn of Christ. Pray they will be taught accurately the ways of Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Khampa will increasingly be made aware of sin, and their need for a Savior. Pray the good news of Christ will be made available to them in different forms: stories from Scripture, films, recordings, and evangelists.

Scripture Focus
“Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.” 1 Chronicles 16:24-25

People Name: Khampa, Northern
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 148,000
World Population: 148,000
Language: Tibetan, Khams
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: None
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
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August 24, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pray for Team Expansion parents striving to be salt and light examples to their TCKs, not just in addition to their calling in another culture, but as a central part of that calling.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that what happens in this worker’s life will serve to advance the Gospel of Christ.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to weaken the powers of hell so that the Truth will spread throughout Tokyo, Japan.

Team Expansion Worker

Please pray for the Rehnberg family (International Services) as violence increases in the Shawnee neighborhood of Louisville, KY, in which they live and work. Join Chad and Lisa in praying for the D-Course students. Ask God to prepare their heads, hearts, and hands through this course.

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Pray for the Deaf Angolan in Angola, 243,830 following various religions. Pray for every opposing spirit influencing the Deaf Angolan to give way to the liberating, life-giving Gospel of Jesus Christ.

August 25, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pray for Third Culture Kids developing a heightened desire to be Christ’s ambassadors themselves in their schools, playgrounds, and neighborhoods.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for this worker’s successful relationship building with nationals in order to make disciples who can also teach others so that God’s Kingdom will expand.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that the Gospel would penetrate every level of society and cultural spheres of the Mien of Laos which are preventing them from seeing and embracing Jesus Christ for who He is.

Team Expansion Worker

Join LR in Eastern Europe in praying for new English students. Please pray for the students who have chosen to continue studying the Bible after their last English class session. Pray that God would protect and guide Mirijana.

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Pray for the Deaf Syrian in Syria, 233,007 followers of various religions. Ask God to send workers to serve the Deaf community in Syria.

August 26, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pray for new families arriving and adjusting to different culture than what they know. Ask God to give entire families coping mechanisms to stay spiritually strong in times of discouragement and confusion. Pray for strong marriage bonds and communication between all family members.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask the Spirit to provide this worker with words to communicate effectively in their adopted culture and language.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to sever the devil’s hold on the Serbs of Bosnia and reclaim His Kingdom in their hearts and land.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for God’s blessings on JR as he raises support and learns language in order to take the Gospel to a dangerous Asian land. Pray for team unity, good health, and fruit in his work for the Lord.

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Pray for the Dasari in India, 231,000 Hindus. Pray that mission organizations and churches would focus on the Dasari people, forming partnerships in the Gospel until all the Dasari have salvation in Christ.

August 27, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Ask God to give the supporting churches, friends, and family members of Team Expansion workers the right resources and words of encouragement to keep families focused on the work God has called them to do.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Cooperation and partnership are essential to ministry and vital to progress the work. Pray that this worker’s ministry and attitude will be worthy of acceptance.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that the Khmer of Cambodia imprisoned by false religions will come to know the Truth and be set free.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for Jim Richter (International Services) and his wife Jeanne. Pray for good health for both of them and for safety and security for workers all over the world.

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Pray for the Gavara in India, 226,000 followers of Hinduism.  Pray for harvest workers to be sent out to serve the Gavara.

August 28, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion strives to provide quality training to all those God sends through our door, including children. Give thanks to God for children’s programs and volunteers that love on new candidates in training, as well as families on home service that have their required office visit. Pray that the new Missionary Kid Coordinator would be fully funded soon, and able to move to Louisville, KY area for serving through International Services

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that colleagues and fellow believers will be supportive of this worker’s ministry.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that the Druze of the Golan Heights will turn away from any lies they have believed and put their full trust in Jesus.

Team Expansion Worker

Join R and E in praying for all the work and resources to come together to reach the Alas people and that there will be a movement among them that will shake the strongholds on th the various unreached people groups in the area.

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Pray for the Indo-Mauritian in Mauritius, 226,000 followers of Islam. Pray that the Holy Spirit will equip, empower and guide workers to be bear lasting fruit among the Indo-Mauritians through disciple making movements.

August 29, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion has many opportunities for teachers to help cross-cultural families. Pray that applications would overwhelm our org and the need for educators would be filled. Ask God to supply tutors and teachers around the world for ages K-12, homeschool and special needs support.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that God enables this worker to be good mentors as they take part in preparing God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.

Gospel Breakthrough

Romans 10:17 says, “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message…” Pray that the Punjabi Sikhs of India would hear and respond to God’s story and be saved.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for plans to come together for B and J so that they might serve the peoples of North Africa.

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Pray for the Turum in Sudan, 226,000 followers of ethnic religions. Pray for violence to stop and the peace of Christ to reign among the Turum communities.

August 30, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pray for purity for Team Expansion’s Third Culture Kids. Ask God to create in them a pure heart, and let that purity of heart be shown in their actions (Psalm 51:10).

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to grant this worker with wisdom in crafting Gospel stories.

Gospel Breakthrough

In Ancona and Rome Italy, English conversation outreach gives workers opportunities to read the Bible with Italians who have never read it before. Pray that hearts would be pierced by the truth of the Gospel and they would follow Jesus.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for good health for Melanie Robinson (International Services) and the health of her husband Terry as well. Pray for strength and wisdom in ministry. Pray that those she loves will turn to Christ and find hope, purpose, and peace. Pray for her aging parents and for her niece Sarah who has breast cancer.

Jotoni in Mali

The Jotoni of Mali are a small tribe, speaking the Jowulu language, Bambara and French. Conditions in Mali are often harsh, with GNP of only $1200 per person. Mali’s subsistence agricultural economy is often devastated by drought, famine, desertification and locust plagues. The country has freedom of religion, in spite of the large Muslim majority. The Jotoni tribe is animistic.

Ministry Obstacles
The land of the Jotoni is not hospitable to outsiders, conditions are often harsh.

Outreach Ideas
Perhaps the many Christian believers in lands to the south of Mali will be burdened for the tribes of Mali. Pray for this, and that they won’t overlook the small Jotoni tribe.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no believers in Jesus among the Jotoni tribe at present, but pray for those the Lord will soon lead to himself. Pray they will be completely humble and gentle toward one another.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Jotoni tribe will be able to provide for their families, with clean water, sufficient food and shelter, and schools for their children.

Scripture Focus
“He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy He will save.” Psalm 72:13

People Name: Jotoni
Country: Mali
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 17,000
World Population: 18,000
Language: Jowulu
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Bible: Portions
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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August 31, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for the joy that children bring. Pray for contentment for third culture kids (TCKs). Ask God to teach the children of cross-cultural workers the secret of being content in any and every situation, through Him who gives them strength (Philippians 4:12-13).

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Praise God for the effectiveness of this worker in making disciples who make disciples who make more disciples.

Gospel Breakthrough

Buddhism provides a very different world view taught through Moses and Jesus, a worldview difficult to overcome. Pray the people of Tokyo, Japan and the Mien of Laos will not be satisfied with their religion but will hunger to know personally the Creator God.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Joshua Rodenbaugh (International Services) in praying for plans to move forward with expanding Youth Kairos and other Simply Mobilizing programs. Pray for Joshua’s wife Jessica and their children as well as for new financial partners.

Laowu in China

The Laowu believe a complex hierarchy of spirits guide and control their lives. They also consider it important to worship their ancestors. Laowu marriages are traditionally arranged through a matchmaker. A shaman is consulted. If the horoscopes of both parties are agreeable and if the parents on both sides give their consent, the two may become engaged.

Ministry Obstacles
The Laowu devotion to shamans and spirits will not be easy to overcome.

Outreach Ideas
Stories from Scripture, following a chronological approach, can provide a foundation for understanding the good news of Christ.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There is no Christian presence among the Laowu people in China. However, please pray for the followers of Christ that will soon emerge from this people group. Pray the Lord will prepare excellent pastors and teachers for them.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Laowu will be released from devotion to created things to know and worship the creator God.

Scripture Focus
“How then shall they call upon Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?” Romans 10:14-15

People Name: Laowu
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 23,000
World Population: 23,000
Language: Nisu, Eastern
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Bible: None
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

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Prayer Force Objectives for July 1-31, 2017

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July 1, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Isaiah 52:7 says, “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Father, we pray special blessings on Team Expansion workers as they preach, teach, and model the good news of Jesus to unreached people around the world.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Praise God for the beautiful feet of this worker who brings good news, proclaims peace and salvation!

Gospel Breakthrough

Join Team Expansion workers in praying for spiritual walls to be penetrated for the Gospel to come in to these people groups or cities: Serbs of Bosnia; Khmer of Cambodia; Druze of Golan; Punjabi Sikh of India; Ancona, Italy; Rome, Italy; Tokyo, Japan; and the Mien of Laos

Team Expansion Worker

Harris

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Northern Dong of China, 574,000 followers of animism. Ask God to rise up harvest workers for serving among the Dong.

July 2, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us (Romans 8:35-37). Praise the Lord for there is nothing that separates us from Christ’s love! Pray for Team Expansion workers around the globe who are experiencing hardship, persecution, famine, danger and war. Ask God to rally them with this war cry: More than conquerors!

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that this worker would not feel separated from the love of Christ, but feel and act like a great conqueror in Christ.

Gospel Breakthrough

Join Team Expansion workers in praying for Serbs of Bosnia. Before leaving the earth, Jesus told his disciples, “If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him” (John 14:7). Invisible God, open the eyes of the Serbs to see You and to know You in Jesus Christ.

Team Expansion Worker

Hartson

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Uyghur of China, 11,469,000 followers of Islam to come to know Christ and obey Him.

July 3, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Psalm 5:11 says, “But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.” Tell God how glad you are that He is Protector and Refuge. Pray that all Team Expansion workers continue to be glad and thankful for His spread of protection that covers them day and night 24/7 and they rejoice in His name.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Give thanks that God rescues and delivers this worker from the hand of the enemy.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask the Father to break the strongholds that prevent the Serbs of Bosnia from seeking and finding Him in spirit and truth. (Many Muslims have strong negative feelings about Israel, America and the West, spiritual barriers are created that prevent Muslims from seeking or understanding the message of Jesus because they associate Judaism and Christianity with these political nations).

Team Expansion Worker

Hatfield

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Manjaku of Guinea Bissau, 230,000 followers of tribal religion to be open to the Gospel when it comes to them.

July 4, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Celebrating the independence of the United States of America is an opportunity to give thanks to God for our freedom in Christ. Not so many countries around the world have freedom to even know who Christ is, so that is why Team Expansion workers are in such places. Ask God to protect, and be their energy shield to proclaim God’s free gift of salvation.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that this workers, for Christ’s sake, delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when they are weak, then they are strong.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for the Serbs of Bosnia, that strongholds and deceptions would be broken down and hearts would be freed to hear and receive the truth of salvation in Jesus Christ.

Team Expansion Worker

Hayes

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Adi Galong of India, 36,000 followers of Hinduism. Pray that their eyes and hearts would see Jesus, love and obey Him as the only True God.

July 5, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

“Turn, O LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love” (Psalm 6:4). Team Expansion has over 300 workers in 40+ countries serving around the world. Pray that God would deliver each and every one from temptation to do evil, deliver each and every one from those who or what would do them harm, and deliver each and every one because of His unfailing love.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God for healing and relief from illness, fatigue, duress or distress when it encroaches on this worker.

Gospel Breakthrough

Join Team Expansion workers in praying for Khmer of Cambodia. Jesus, may the Khmer be among those who give up everything to follow you. God, enable them to choose the kingdom of heaven. No man can save himself; he needs You to save him (Mt 19:16-30).

Team Expansion Worker

Hendee

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Hindu city of Lucknow, India (2,186,000). Ask God to breakthrough and ignite a disciple making movement that would transform lives, communities, and all of India.

July 6, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for all the workers around the world who listen and obey in faith when God asked them to share the Gospel. Ask God to guide Team Expansion to equip and support those God is using for His good news.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask the God of all grace, who called that worker to His eternal glory in Christ, to restore that worker and make them strong, firm and steadfast.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for the Khmer of Cambodia to recognize their brokenness and sin so that they may repent and confess their sins to Jesus. We know that He alone is faithful and just to forgive sins.

Team Expansion Worker

Hicks

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Mishmi of India, 11,000 followers of Hinduism. Praise God for prayer warriors that are on their knees for the salvation of the Mishmi.

0July 7, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for the power through the blood of Jesus to rebuke Satan. Pray against all the spiritual and physical attacks the enemy is hurling at believers and Team Expansion workers all over the globe who are working to expand God’s Kingdom.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Praise the Lord that He never sleeps, nor slumbers. HE is watching over this worker always.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that the Holy Spirit would be active among the Khmer of Cambodia in revealing the emptiness and falsehood of religion, and the forgiveness and life-giving power of a relationship with Jesus.

Team Expansion Worker

Hoogland

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Chakma of India, 207,000 followers of Buddhism. Pray for harvest workers to be sent to the Chakma to share the message of hope and truth.

July 8, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Many Team Expansion workers must travel out of adopted country to renew government documents in order to stay in their adopted home. Ask the Lord’s favor for workers waiting on residency and/or business papers, visas to remain in adopted country.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to take away any fear this worker may have and replace it with power, love and self-discipline.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for the school children among the Khmer of Cambodia. Pray that as they grow, they will learn about God and be loved by the adults in their lives.

Team Expansion Worker

Hook

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Punjabi Sikhs of India, 11,147,000 followers of Sikhism. Pray that they would learn to meditate on God’s Word and apply it to their lives.

July 9, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for the 17 Pathways interns who are serving their summer in foreign lands beside Team Expansion workers. Pray for the safety and security of workers in the Balkans so that the message of peace and salvation may be proclaimed.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God for safe journey for this worker, for their children and all their possessions.

Gospel Breakthrough

Join Team Expansion workers in praying for spiritual walls to be penetrated for the Gospel to come to the Druze of Golan. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son…” Father, in Your love destroy strongholds of thought that prevent the Druze from even seeking to understand the truth of Jesus’ identity and message.

Team Expansion Worker

Jambulosi

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Aceh of Indonesia, 4,419,000 followers of Islam. Ask for partnerships in the Gospel to speed the harvest of souls among the Aceh.

July 10, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Give praise to God for raising up new workers being trained in Team Expansion’s orientation and deputation program called Launch July 10-21. Ask the Lord to protect their minds and bodies from fatigue, so that they may have energy to concentrate and process all the information that is given in the 2 weeks ahead.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for spiritual protection for this worker.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that the eyes of the Druze of Golan would be opened to see the truth of God in Jesus, the plan of God from the beginning, the heart of God as a Father.

Team Expansion Worker

Housworth

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the nominal Roman Catholics of Rome, Italy (32,841,000) to be convicted by the Holy Spirit, repent, confess and believe Jesus is Lord, and obey His Word and calling.

July 11, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Give thanks for summer Pathways interns in the Middle East and the help they are to workers and believers. Ask God to orchestrate the well-being of Team Expansion workers for the benefit of disciple making movements.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to keep that worker safe from those who seek to hurt them.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to sweep away any hindrances of the Gospel and advance His message among the Druze of Golan.

Team Expansion Worker

Huddleston

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the 200,000+ refugees in Sicily, Italy. Pray for harvest workers and partners to make an eternal difference among these refugees.

July 12, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Launch

Ask God to protect the children of these missionary candidates from sickness, irritability or even home-sickness while away from what they know. Pray for a spirit of cooperativeness and joy to spend time with new care-givers and surroundings.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to empower this worker in their inner being.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that the Holy Spirit will capture and dominate the thinking of the Druze of Golan.

Team Expansion Worker

Irwin

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Japanese of Japan, 120,000,000 followers of Shintoism/Buddhism. Pray for Gospel breakthrough and a vibrant church to spring forth among the Japanese.

July 13, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for a team of Pathways interns serving alongside workers in Southeast Asia. Ask God to protect Team Expansion workers and prepare hearts of those who are seeking Jesus, or those who are about to be persuaded to follow Jesus. There are risks for the nationals so we pray a hedge of protection around the locals, the workers, and ministry for safe keeping.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker walks closer to God, shielded from daily and cultural stresses, and strengthened to face the spiritual battles.

Gospel Breakthrough

Join Team Expansion workers in praying for spiritual walls to be penetrated for the Gospel to come in to the Punjabi Sikh of India.

Team Expansion Worker

Jech

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Albanian of Kosovo, 1,626,000 followers of Islam. Pray for harvest workers to be sent to make an impact among the Albanian.

July 14, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Launch

Fundraising can be intimidating. Ask God to supply generous supporters for these new workers and to take away the fear and trepidation of finding financial partners.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for clear guidance from God regarding any travel decisions this worker is making.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to break the strongholds of the Evil One in politics and individual lives of the Punjabi Sikh of India.

Team Expansion Worker

Johnson

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Kyrgyz of Kyrgyzstan, 4,187,000 followers of Islam. Ask God to rise up evangelical Christians among the Kyrgyz that will impact their families, communities, city, state and country.

July 15, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion has workers in Europe that have welcomed Pathways Interns for the summer to assist and learn and model disciple making movement principles. Praise God for the work among orphans, and a local church that does all kinds of outreaches, including street preaching. Pray that the name of the Lord would be their strong tower where the righteous run and are kept safe.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to provide times of peace and relaxation to refresh this worker.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that unfair and godless leaders among the Punjabi Sikh of India will make mistakes that will be to the advantage of the Gospel.

Team Expansion Worker

Kimmel

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Mien of Laos, 18,000 followers of ethnic religions/Buddhism. Pray for workers. Pray for disciples to multiply.

July 16, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Launch

Team Expansion requires all our workers to have 100 prayer partners before they buy plane tickets to their destination. Pray that new missionary candidates, when accumulating prayer partners, would be overwhelmed by people who desire to pray for their whole well-being and work.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray against fear and discouragement in the lift of that worker so they do not lose heart in doing good.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that the plans of those who are involved in plots and unholy conspiracy will be broken and the Living Star will shine gloriously among the Punjabi Sikh of India.

Team Expansion Worker

King

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Tai Dam of Laos, 75,000 followers of Buddhism/animism. Ask the Lord of the Harvest to send out workers.

July 17, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

In John 17, Jesus prayed for His disciples that remain in the world to be protected by His Father’s name. Pray for disciple makers in Sicily to be protected by the power of the Father’s name so that they may be one with the Father.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for humility, living forgiven and forgiving, boldness, courage and wisdom for this worker.

Gospel Breakthrough

Join Team Expansion workers in praying for spiritual walls to be penetrated for the Gospel to come in to the people Ancona, Italy.

Team Expansion Worker

Kirkendall

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Arabs of Libya, 1,873,000 followers of Islam to hear the message through media and want to know more about Jesus.

July 18, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Launch

Pray for friends and family to encourage and strengthen them in their obedience to make disciples of all nations. Pray against any negative comments that would plant doubt or second guessing. Pray that these new workers stay confident and trust the Lord.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that worker keeps their eyes on the prize and not be distracted from the goal of God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that God’s power, the enemy is ousted from Ancona, Italy and many people come to know and follow Christ.

Team Expansion Worker

Kline

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Huichol of Mexico, 34,000 followers of ancestor worship and animism. Ask God to send workers and ask for intercessors to commit to pray for the Huichol.

July 19, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Tenerife has a fairly new team on the ground. Praise God! The Pathways interns will be using some sport outreach in conjunction with a ministry that has a primary focus of disciple making movement in principle and practice. Ask God for divine appointments in meeting people of peace and building connections for the new arrival team.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to meet the needs of this worker according to His glorious riches in Christ.

Gospel Breakthrough

Ask God to thwart the manipulative powers of the enemy and rise up thriving disciple making movements in Ancona, Italy.

Team Expansion Worker

Kornegay

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Middle Atlas Berbers of Morocco, 2,552,000 followers of Islam. Ask Jesus to reveal Himself in dreams visions, and supernatural encounters with the Middle Atlas Berbers.

July 20, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Launch

Praise God for raising up harvest workers. Pray that God keeps these families safe and secure as they go forward in their training, forward in support raising, forward in language and culture learning, forward in growing in faith and obedience to God’s call.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for this worker to keep a good sense of humor. Think about it, learning culture and language, experiencing new foods and customs. Pray that this worker can be able to laugh at self in making mistakes or cultural faux pas.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray for spiritual ties that oppress Christians in Ancona, Italy be rooted out so that vibrant biblical church movements are free to spring up in the name of Jesus.

Team Expansion Worker

Koval

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Rifi Berbers of Morocco, 1,433,000 followers of Islam. Pray for creative ways to reach the RIfi with Gospel.

July 21, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

The Pathways interns to a predominantly Muslim city in Eurasia are joining workers there in two agendas for the summer: a sports outreach in local parks, and to help establish women-centric outreach/ministry. Pray that God would arm Team Expansion workers with strength and make their way perfect (2 Samuel 22:33).

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to deliver this worker from opposition in their life.

Gospel Breakthrough

Join Team Expansion workers in praying for Rome, Italy. Pray for the disarmament of demonic powers and a breakthrough for Jesus.

Team Expansion Worker

Kuo

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Zarma of Niger, 3,298,000 followers of Islam. Pray for church multiplication movements to ignite among the Zarma.

July 22, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety” (Psalm 4:8). In some countries, open doors may expose workers to danger and personal harm. Opposition to the Gospel may include hatred and violence. Pray that God will change hearts of those who are resistant to His Word. Pray for Team Expansion workers to sleep in peace and dwell in the safe keeping of the Father’s arms.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to enable this worker to navigate through any difficulties with children, teammates or locals.

Gospel Breakthrough

Press into God for victory among the people of Rome, Italy so that they may rejoice in God’s promises.

Team Expansion Worker

Leathermon

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Ancash of Peru, 400,000 nominal Roman Catholics. Ask God to prepare the way for the Ancash to hear the Gospel.

July 23, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

“He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for the children it will be a refuge” (Proverbs 14:26). Give thanks and praise to God for Team Expansion families that are spreading the Good News of Jesus to other families in foreign lands. Some families have helped to establish schools in North Africa, West Africa, Europe, and Asia to share the Gospel with other children. Some families are involved in local public schools to reach youth. Pray that more children around the world would hear the Gospel and take refuge in Christ.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that this worker keeps their eyes on Jesus and remains focused on Him.

Gospel Breakthrough

Father, let Your teaching fall like rain on Rome, Italy and Your words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.

Team Expansion Worker

Linn

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Arabs of Saudi Arabia, 10,040,000 followers of Islam. Pray for a great hunger for truth among the Arabs only to find Jesus as the One who satisfies.

July 24, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

2 Thessalonians 3:3 says, “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.” Many Team Expansion workers are serving among people who follow tribal religions like animism. Give thanks for God’s faithfulness to keep these servants in the hollow of His hand. Ask God to supply strength and protection in spiritually dark places to confront the evil one with the power of Jesus’ name. Pray that many would come out of the darkness and into God’s marvelous light.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to gain the victory over any oppression that comes over that worker.

Gospel Breakthrough

Father, break the barriers of pride and the desire to obtain power over others in Rome, Italy. Instill a sense of humility and servanthood in leaders and all believers. Build an Italian church fully devoted to glorifying You rather than self-glorification.

Team Expansion Worker

Linthicum

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for Tenerife Island of Spain, 898,000 nominal Roman Catholics. Ask God to supply workers.

July 25, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty…Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart” (Psalm 91:1, 3-4). Several Team Expansion families are serving among followers of Hinduism with the Most High is on their side. Pray for workers to rest in the shelter of His wings and by the power of His name, make progress in disciple making movements.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for endurance and patience of that worker in abundant seed sowing.

Gospel Breakthrough

Join Team Expansion workers in praying for Tokyo, Japan. Pray for barriers to be penetrated so that they may partake in the Bread of Life.

Team Expansion Worker

Lipic

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Druze of Syria, 550,000 followers of a sect of Islam. Pray that the Druze would turn from Islam and come to Jesus. Pray for disciple making movements to happen among the Druze.

July 26, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Psalm 34:7-8 says, “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him; and he delivers them. Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.” Praise God for our Deliver who is positioned to defend and save. Pray for Team Expansion families serving among people who are unreligious and/or with atheistic view. Ask God to soften hearts and change minds to receive and believe God’s Story. Pray for workers not to give up or give in so that a harvest of righteousness will be abundant.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for strength and stamina as this worker encounters antagonistic spiritual forces.

Gospel Breakthrough

Cry out that many unsaved in Tokyo, Japan will come to know Jesus and be filled with His Living Water.

Team Expansion Worker

Lucas, Doug and Penny

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Makua of Tanzania, 606,000 followers of Islam. Keeping with tradition the Makua engage in scarring of their bodies and faces in elaborate patterns. Pray that by Christ’s wounds and transforming power, He may heal the scars and tattoos of the Makua.

July 27, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10). Praise God that He is moving among the Muslim world. Those who used to follow Islam are now turning to follow Jesus Christ! Pray for Team Expansion workers to draw their strength and help from Jesus as they engage Muslims on a daily basis.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to guard the course of that worker and protect their way.

Gospel Breakthrough

Cry out to God for the message of Jesus to take root in the hearts of the people of Tokyo, Japan.

Team Expansion Worker

Lucas, Linda

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Arabs of Tunisia, 10,457,000 followers of Islam. Ask God to restore His Church as it was in the first centuries after Christ.

July 28, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Psalm 18:35 “You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great.” Buddhism is a hard nut to crack. Pray for victory and endurance from the Father’s Presence with Team Expansion harvest workers among those who follow this ancient counterfeit religion.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for that worker to stand firm in all the will of God, completely and fully assured.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray that the people of Tokyo, Japan are convicted of sin and that this will drive them to search for the peace and redemption that is found only in Christ Jesus.

Team Expansion Worker

Lugo

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Turks of Turkey, 53,402,000 followers of Islam. Pray for outreach ministries among men and women that will bear lasting fruit.

July 29, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

“So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6). Governments will deny visas and expel workers, extremists will murder followers of Jesus, fractions and wars will cause workers to relocate. Persecution happens. Yet praise God for His Sovereignty! He is the One who draws people to Himself and He invites believers to join Him in that work. Give thanks that Team Expansion workers can say with confidence that “the Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.” He is mightier and greater than man or anything that man can dream up to try to stop the Lord’s plan and purpose.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to rescue that worker from liars and those full of deceit.

Gospel Breakthrough

Pray the Lord reveals demonic strongholds that blind the Mien of Laos to the truth of the Gospel.

Team Expansion Worker

Marion

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Pashtun of United Arab Emirates, 711,000 followers of Islam. Pray for workers to be sent out, disciple making movements to take root and transform the Pashtun.

July 30, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Proverbs 29:25, “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.” Harvest workers come up against many spiritual attacks. Pray God’s Presence protects Team Expansion workers and their families from growing anxiety or fear, and they are all kept safe in trusting the LORD.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to provide time for retreat, renewal and refreshing in God’s Word.

Gospel Breakthrough

Many generations of spirit worship has created a stronghold among the Mien of Laos. Pray that these strongholds are broken and that the power of God is revealed.

Team Expansion Worker

Martin

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Arabs of Dearborn, Michigan, USA, 400,000 followers of Islam. Pray for century old bonds of Islam to be broken and Arabs are free to discover Truth of Jesus.

July 31, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Remember that Christ’s work and Word protects believers as seen in Revelation 12:11. “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.” Praise God for strategically placing Team Expansion workers around the globe. Pray that workers rely on the work and Word of Christ to overcome barriers and challenges they face. Pray they do not shrink back but overcome!

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that God will keep this Christian worker safe from those who seek to hurt them.

Gospel Breakthrough

Join Team Expansion workers in praying for the Mien of Laos. Ask the Lord to transform the soul of the believers and to strengthen them so that the Mien remains in community and witnesses to it while not being drawn back to old spiritual chains.

Team Expansion Worker

Maxson

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaprooject.net)

Pray for the Warao of Venezuela, 49,000 followers of animism. Ask God to send out workers, disciple makers and church planters.

 

 

Prayer Force Objectives for June 1-30, 2017

Category: Uncategorized – bbyrd 4:43 pm

June 1, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

The month of June promises to be one of outreach and more training.  By now Pathways summer interns have arrived for cross-cultural outreach, and veteran teams are geared up to conduct VBS, English and Sports camps, or taking advantage of summer season to plant Gospel seeds and cultivate more disciples. Praise God for going before and behind to make outreach and training effective in making disciples that are obedient to Christ. Pray that these outreach programs produce new disciples, and that training events mobilize His global church

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray earnestly for this worker to see God’s Light shining in their ministry and personal walk as they adjust to a new culture and people group that need to hear the Good News.

Gospel Breakthrough

Thank you for joining workers in prayer for God to break barriers among these certain people groups or cities: Serbs of Bosnia; Khmer of Cambodia; Druze of the Golan Heights; Punjabi Sikh of India; Ancona, Italy; Rome, Italy; Tokyo, Japan; and the Mien of Laos

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for clear direction and guidance, clarity of vision and focus for JD and AD. Pray that God will direct them to next steps in His Kingdom work.

Nosu, Tianba in China

Violent conflict, inter-tribal and inter-clan warfare, and the taking of slaves were commonplace among the various branches of the Nosu until recently. The War songs were equally awe inspiring: “We are the famous Black Nosu! We are the tigers who eat up human flesh! We are the butchers who skin people alive! We are the supermen!'” The Tianba Nosu have been influenced by Chinese culture more than the other Nosu groups in Sichuan, although they still retain their traditional dress and most of their ceremonies and customs.

Ministry Obstacles
These people may have little concept of a loving, forgiving creator God.

Outreach Ideas
Sustained, focused prayer is needed to prepare these people to receive the good news of Christ.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no followers of Christ among the Tianba Nosu today, but pray for those that will soon emerge from this group. Pray they will be kind and compassionate to one another.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Tianba Nosu may overcome their history of violence, and increasingly hunger to know the Prince of peace.

Scripture Focus
“Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest?’ Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.” John 4:35

People Name:

Nosu, Tianba

Country:

China

10/40 Window:

Yes

Population:

107,000

World Population:

107,000

Language:

Nuosu

Primary Religion:

Ethnic Religions

Bible:

New Testament

Audio NT (FCBH):

No

Jesus Film:

Yes

Audio Recordings:

Yes

Christ Followers:

Few, less than 2%

Status:

Unreached

Progress Level:

June 2, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

According to God’s will and Spirit, Team Expansion’s main outreach goal is to see 24 disciple- making movements ignited among unreached people groups by the year 2024. Praise God for this extraordinary vision and pray that God creates environments for this lofty goal to become real and lasting.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to give this worker coping mechanisms to stay spiritually strong in times of discouragement and confusion.

Gospel Breakthrough

Father God, let our hearts ache for the Serbs of Bosnia. Drive us to our knees for them. Drive us to move and act in a way that sees countless thousands and tens of thousands to hear your message, turn from the ways of the world, and run to your loving arms.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Derik and Jennifer DeVries in asking for new believers to learn to be disciple-makers and begin teaching their circle of friends about Jesus. Pray for the Sports and English Camp which is coming up in July. Derik and Jennifer are concentrating on the lesson planning and registration process. Pray that these will go well.

Jahanka in Gambia

The Jahanka have been Islamic holy men primarily located in Senegal, Guinea and the Gambia. As holy men (Muslim clerics) they conduct Islamic worship rituals and provide Qur’anic teaching in the villages. Often the clerics also maintain farms which are cultivated by young boys who receive education in the Qur’an in exchange for their labor. However, when they lost their slaves in this century, they had to devote more time to farming and less time to religious studies. Their Muslim tradition avoids the notion of jihad (holy war) in favor of pacifism. The Jahanka are very well respected and influential throughout all West Africa.

Ministry Obstacles
Pride in a person’s knowledge often is a stumblingblock to simple faith in the finished work of Christ.

Outreach Ideas
Gospel recordings exist in the language of the Jahanka. Pray for workers to take this resource to the people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There is an indication there are a few followers of Jesus among the Jahanka. Pray they will be instructed in God’s Word, and will grow into mature disciples of Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the religious Jahanka people will increasingly be drawn to Isa (Jesus) of the Qur’an, and will have a growing desire to find out more about this man. Pray this desire will be satisfied.

Scripture Focus
“Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For You will judge the peoples with uprightness and guide the nations on the earth.” Psalm 67:4

People Name:

Jahanka

Country:

Gambia

10/40 Window:

Yes

Population:

4,700

World Population:

114,000

Language:

Jahanka

Primary Religion:

Islam

Bible:

None

Audio NT (FCBH):

No

Jesus Film:

No

Audio Recordings:

Yes

Christ Followers:

Few, less than 2%

Status:

Unreached

Progress Level:

June 3, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Team Expansion workers take advantage of doing outreach and continue to labor for the Lord year round. Give thanks for their perseverance in abundant seed sowing. Pray that through their efforts, teams would see planted 500 churches this year, would see 2100 baptisms, and grow the mission wide church attendance to 27,000.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for strong marriage bonds and communication between all family members of this worker during transition time and adjustment.

Gospel Breakthrough

Lord, we lift up those Serbs of Bosnia who are wealthy. May their wealth not be a barrier to reliance on You for their daily needs. We pray their wealth be used in order to honor and glorify You in heaven.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray that Anthony and Kimberly Doi will find people of peace in San Miguel and that these people will have a hunger for the Word of God. Pray that Goyo and Ediberto will lead Discovery Bible studies with their families and friends. Ask for people who will listen to the Holy Spirit and will change their lives because of His leading. Pray for good health for Tomas.

Brunei Malay in Brunei

Brunei Malay is the name used to refer to several very closely related and assimilated groups of indigenous peoples in Brunei. Although they are ethnically related to the Malay and share the Islamic religion, there are many cultural and linguistic differences that make the Brunei Malay distinct from the larger Malay populations. They write in Bahasa Malaysia but they speak in Brunei Malay, which is uniquely different in sound from spoken Malay. As the indigenous people of the land, the Brunei Malay generally enjoy special privileges and benefit from oil wealth. All Brunei Malay are classified as Muslims at birth. However, individual beliefs will often be influenced by tribal religions of their ancestors.

Ministry Obstacles
Material wealth often prevents people from accepting that they are spiritually paupers, when they don’t have Christ.

Outreach Ideas
Gospel radio and television will provide access to these people, but should be accompanied by much prayer.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are very few believers in this group. Pray that they may see that the Great Commission compels them to take the Good News to their neighbors.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray these prosperous people will increasingly see the poverty of anyone without Christ, and will seek true wealth.

Scripture Focus
“All nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your name.” Psalm 86:9

People Name:

Brunei Malay

Country:

Brunei

10/40 Window:

Yes

Population:

181,000

World Population:

536,000

Language:

Brunei

Primary Religion:

Islam

Bible:

None

Audio NT (FCBH):

No

Jesus Film:

No

Audio Recordings:

No

Christ Followers:

Few, less than 2%

Status:

Unreached

Progress Level:

June 4, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

If you didn’t already know, today is the Global Day of Prayer. Believers in many countries of the world will lift expectant praise and desperate prayer with one voice in stadiums, open fields, community centers, private homes and even secret places. Pray that these prayers have the power to transform our world and fill the nations with the glory of God. “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of God.” (Habakkuk 2:14).

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask God to give the supporting churches, friends, and family members the right resources and words of encouragement to keep this worker’s family focused on the work God has called them to do.

Gospel Breakthrough

Heavenly Father, open the eyes and hearts of the Khmer of Cambodia so all may sing a new song of praise to You, Savior and Creator. May this wonderful song echo throughout the valleys and hills of Cambodia as the people grasp Your Greatness (Ps. 149:1).

Team Expansion Worker

Join HD in praying for continued team unity with Armando, Genri, Jorge, Iubal, Vivian, Ariel, and Alexis in eastern Cuba; Pray for transition for Pancho and family to Tijuana, Ask for growth in Hispanic churches in Oregon and Vancouver, Washington and other parts of the Pacific Northwest.

Brunei Malay in Brunei

Brunei Malay is the name used to refer to several very closely related and assimilated groups of indigenous peoples in Brunei. Although they are ethnically related to the Malay and share the Islamic religion, there are many cultural and linguistic differences that make the Brunei Malay distinct from the larger Malay populations. They write in Bahasa Malaysia but they speak in Brunei Malay, which is uniquely different in sound from spoken Malay. As the indigenous people of the land, the Brunei Malay generally enjoy special privileges and benefit from oil wealth. All Brunei Malay are classified as Muslims at birth. However, individual beliefs will often be influenced by tribal religions of their ancestors.

Ministry Obstacles
Material wealth often prevents people from accepting that they are spiritually paupers, when they don’t have Christ.

Outreach Ideas
Gospel radio and television will provide access to these people, but should be accompanied by much prayer.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are very few believers in this group. Pray that they may see that the Great Commission compels them to take the Good News to their neighbors.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray these prosperous people will increasingly see the poverty of anyone without Christ, and will seek true wealth.

Scripture Focus
“All nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your name.” Psalm 86:9

People Name:

Brunei Malay

Country:

Brunei

10/40 Window:

Yes

Population:

181,000

World Population:

536,000

Language:

Brunei

Primary Religion:

Islam

Bible:

None

Audio NT (FCBH):

No

Jesus Film:

No

Audio Recordings:

No

Christ Followers:

Few, less than 2%

Status:

Unreached

Progress Level:

June 5, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Give praise to God for the second regional retreat for Team Expansion workers. Pray for all involved to have safe journeys and to arrive with fresh perspective, rested minds and bodies for the duration.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that God simply grants that worker supernatural ability to persevere and not give up in doing good and right and pleasing in His sight.

Gospel Breakthrough

Nothing is too difficult for You, Lord. You can open the Khmer of Cambodia to hear Your words. You can give Your servants the right words that will pierce through the hardness and misunderstanding and touch them at their very core. Please do this for Your glory, Lord Jesus.

Team Expansion Worker

Join John and Cheryl Dun in asking for efforts in evangelism and disciplemaking to grow in Taiwan. Pray for faithfulness to God and to the work, for people of peace, for school ministries, for the Taichung Team, and for son Andrew’s mission trip.

Lampung Pesisir in Indonesia

One of the key principles of the Lampung Peminggir is that of Pi-il Pesenggiri, which means, “guarding one’s dignity above all else.” They usually live a simple life, yet they love to receive honor or praise. They typically do not hesitate to spend huge sums on ritual celebrations. The Lampung Peminggir are followers of Sunni Shafi’i Islam.

Ministry Obstacles
The good news of grace found in the finished work of Jesus Christ is difficult for these people to comprehend and accept.

Outreach Ideas
Scriptures, the Jesus film, and Gospel recordings are available in the language of these people. Pray for workers.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the believers among this people group, that they will know that it is by grace they have been saved, not of works that they may not boast.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Gospel to soon be made available to each individual in this community, in their own language, and in a manner they can understand and believe.

Scripture Focus
“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” Matthew 9:37-38

June 6, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for the second annual Connect Gathering in Thailand June 4-10 for Team Expansion workers and their families. Praise God for sponsoring churches and individuals, volunteers and guest speaker to enrich the lives of these faithful servants. Pray that all who attend are encouraged and inspired through the Holy Spirit and fellowship with co-laborers.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray this worker has courage to act on convictions and wisdom.

Gospel Breakthrough

Jesus, for the Khmer of Cambodia, we pray they will seek You and call upon you. We pray the wicked and unrighteous turn to You and find that You have compassion and will abundantly pardon.

Team Expansion Worker

Join John and Zandra dye in praying for basic needs in Venezuela to be met. Ask for safety and protection within the country. Pray for God to raise up new points of light utilizing newly trained workers. Pray for John’s health. He has suffered several sports injuries due to overweight. Ask God to raise up more support as inflation has increased by 300% within the country.

Arab, Saudi – Hijazi in Saudi Arabia

Arabia once had a large Christian population, but they were expelled when Islam gained control 1300 years ago. Saudi Arabs see themselves as preservers of the Islamic faith, and the Wahabi fundamentalists were formed here. The Hijazi Arabs speak one of the variants of the Arabic language.

Ministry Obstacles
Any overt expression of the Christian faith is likely to bring strong negative response.

Outreach Ideas
Satellite TV and evangelistic websites are only two of the ways that the Gospel message can be communicated to these people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray fervently for the few believers among the Arabs of Saudi Arabia, for their protection, and for their growth in the faith. Pray they will be courageous yet very tactful.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Saudi Arabs, that their religious zeal will soon be directed toward serving Jesus the Son of God.

Scripture Focus
“Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.” Psalm 96:3

People Name:

Arab, Saudi – Hijazi

Country:

Saudi Arabia

10/40 Window:

Yes

Population:

9,921,000

World Population:

10,086,000

Language:

Arabic, Hijazi Spoken

Primary Religion:

Islam

Bible:

None

Audio NT (FCBH):

No

Jesus Film:

No

Audio Recordings:

Yes

Christ Followers:

Few, less than 2%

Status:

Unreached

Progress Level:

June 7, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

In order for our missionaries to reach out to others in foreign lands, Team Expansion reaches out to her own missionaries at regional retreat. In order for our workers to be successful, Team Expansion provides excellent training and upskilling, time to retreat or reorient. Pray for folks serving in other cultures to be refreshed and renewed during their brief time at a beach resort in Thailand June 4-10.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for this worker to seek, expect, and recognize opportunities to bring God’s supernatural power to bear on the lives of people they meet. Pray that God would be pleased to stretch out His hand to perform miraculous signs and wonders in the name of Jesus (Act 4:30).

Gospel Breakthrough

Lord, we pray for those that have never heard Your name to hear Your truth. We pray for signs, dreams, miracles and missionaries – whatever it takes to allow every Druze of the Golan Heights to hear the Gospel.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for God to send more missionaries to serve with Steve and Priscila Dye in Tenerife. Pray for a good experience for Pathways interns who are serving there this summer. Pray that their first DBS continues to go well. Pray for their children’s friends to learn of Jesus through them. Ask for disciples who will disciple others.

Tigre, Eritrean in Eritrea

The population of Eritrea is equally divided between Christian (Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Lutheran Protestants) and Muslim religions. The largest Muslim group is the Tigre, the only Eritrean or Ethiopian Semitic people which is not Orthodox. They are related to the Christian Tigrinya, but are culturally distant from them.

Ministry Obstacles
Cultural barriers are high. These can be overcome, but it usually requires much time.

Outreach Ideas
The Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant Christians living near the Tigre can deepen their friendships with the Tigre, and learn to share the love of Jesus with them. Pray for this to occur.

Pray for the followers of Christ
The few Tigre believers live in trying circumstances among their Muslim family and friends. Pray for them. Pray they will keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Tigre people will have sufficient food in an area that often experiences famine. Pray for rain, and pray for improved living conditions.

Scripture Focus
“Give thanks to the Lord, call on His Name; make known among the nations what He has done.” Psalm 105:1

June 8, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Praise God for supplying all that is needed for regional retreat. Give thanks for financial sponsors, for presenters and volunteer teachers for the youth program.  Pray for coaches and trainers, missionary kid care givers and volunteers to be filled with the Holy Spirit to serve well.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for divine appointments for this worker. Ask God to lead this worker to people to serve and bless and this worker recognizes these opportunities and people when they see them.

Gospel Breakthrough

Job 5:9 says, “He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.” Lord, we ask that You perform unfathomable wonders in front of the Druze of Golan that they may be in awe of You, Almighty God.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Chad and Alicia Edwards in praying for connections with and working with Create International. Please also pray for Linda Chang. She is currently suffering from Bell’s Palsy, a paralysis of the muscles in one side of her face. She is finishing up her training with YWAM and hopes to be part of a church-planting team in Taiwan in the near future. Plase pray that she would recover quickly.

Gujjars in Pakistan

The Gurjara clan appeared in northern India in about the fifth century AD. During the Muslim conquest in the Indian subcontinent, many of the Gurjar Hindus converted to Islam. Gujjars are mainly concentrated in the Indo-Gangetic plains, the Himalayan region, and eastern parts of Afghanistan, but some are established in Pakistan. Gujjars have given their names to several places in Pakistan, including Gujranwala, Gujjar Nallah, Gujar Khan, Gojra and Gujrat.

Ministry Obstacles
Centuries of commitment to a religion that denies the deity of Jesus is not quickly overcome.

Outreach Ideas
Much prayer is needed for the Gujjar community. Pray also for workers.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are few if any followers of Jesus among the Gujjar community, but pray for those that will soon come forth. Pray the Lord will send them qualified pastors and teachers, and pray that Scripture will be readily available to them.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray that the large Gujjar community in Pakistan, and in other countries, may be strongly drawn to the man Jesus. May the Spirit of Jesus give them a hunger to find out more.

Scripture Focus
“Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.” 1 Chronicles 16:24-25

People Name:

Gujjars

Country:

Pakistan

10/40 Window:

Yes

Population:

2,221,000

World Population:

3,358,000

Language:

Hindko, Northern

Primary Religion:

Islam

Bible:

None

Audio NT (FCBH):

No

Jesus Film:

Yes

Audio Recordings:

Yes

Christ Followers:

Few, less than 2%

Status:

Unreached

Progress Level:

June 9, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Give thanks for Team Expansion workers and their families attending regional retreat. Pray for good health and safety, cooperative spirits for children, Christ-like attitudes, and that family time would be bonding and uplifting.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that this worker does not overlook potential people of peace that God would use to spark a gospel movement in that person’s circle of influence.

Gospel Breakthrough

Lord, we pray that You will inspire Christian musicians to write songs that will reach to theheart of the Druze of the Golan Heights and motivate them to turn to Jesus.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Dot Elliott in Italy in praying for Giusy’s mom, Grazia, who is still waiting to see what treatment she will have for her cancer. It will probably be chemo, but the wait continues. Pray that Dot can be of encouragement to the family.

Assamese (Muslim traditions) in Bhutan

Although subject to periodic Tibetan invasions from the north, Bhutan has retained continuous autonomy since its founding by the military leader Shabdrung and the Tibetan Lama in the 17th century AD. Under British influence a monarchy was formally established on December 17th, 1907 with Ugyen Wangchuck as the first King of Bhutan. Several guerrilla groups seeking to establish an independent Assamese state in northeast India have more recently set up guerrilla bases in the forests of southern Bhutan from which they launch cross-border attacks on targets in Assam. These are the Assamese.

Ministry Obstacles
In the past, Bhutan has not been open to any kind of Christian witness or work. Things are improving, but access is still limited.

Outreach Ideas
There are many Christian believers in northeast India, and also in Nepal. Pray that some will be burdened to carry the good news of Jesus to the Assamese people of Bhutan.

Pray for the followers of Christ
A few followers of Jesus have been identified among the Assamese of Bhutan. Pray their faith will grow strong, and rest firmly upon Christ and his finished work on the cross. Pray for teachers and pastors for them. Pray also for the many Assamese that will soon join their numbers.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Assamese of Bhutan will desire to live in peace with their neighbors. Pray they will increasingly desire a real solution to the problem of sin.

Scripture Focus
“Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations.” Luke 24:46-47

People Name:

Assamese (Muslim traditions)

Country:

Bhutan

10/40 Window:

Yes

Population:

2,000

World Population:

2,844,000

Language:

Assamese

Primary Religion:

Islam

Bible:

Complete

Audio NT (FCBH):

No

Jesus Film:

Yes

Audio Recordings:

Yes

Christ Followers:

Few, less than 2%

Status:

Unreached

Progress Level:

June 10, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Give thanks to God for the opportunity to plan and stage the second Team Expansion regional retreat. Praise God! Pray that those who attended have returned to various regions of the world to build up the Kingdom for God’s glory.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that God would provide for this worker to embark on disciple making movement training and put these principles into practice.

Gospel Breakthrough

Lord Jesus for Punjabi Sikh of India, we pray that Your Holy Spirit would be convicting and preparing “people of peace” who will open whole new social networks to the Gospel message and through whom Bible studies would be started.

Team Expansion Worker

Join MF in a sensitive field in giving thanks for two baptisms. Ask God to give these two young followers of Jesus great courage to share their faith and the Bible with their friends and families. Pray for MF and his partners who are teaching them face to face to have great wisdom as they encourage these young people.

Arab, Saudi – Hijazi in Saudi Arabia

Arabia once had a large Christian population, but they were expelled when Islam gained control 1300 years ago. Saudi Arabs see themselves as preservers of the Islamic faith, and the Wahabi fundamentalists were formed here. The Hijazi Arabs speak one of the variants of the Arabic language.

Ministry Obstacles
Any overt expression of the Christian faith is likely to bring strong negative response.

Outreach Ideas
Satellite TV and evangelistic websites are only two of the ways that the Gospel message can be communicated to these people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray fervently for the few believers among the Arabs of Saudi Arabia, for their protection, and for their growth in the faith. Pray they will be courageous yet very tactful.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Saudi Arabs, that their religious zeal will soon be directed toward serving Jesus the Son of God.

Scripture Focus
“Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.” Psalm 96:3

People Name:

Arab, Saudi – Hijazi

Country:

Saudi Arabia

10/40 Window:

Yes

Population:

9,921,000

World Population:

10,086,000

Language:

Arabic, Hijazi Spoken

Primary Religion:

Islam

Bible:

None

Audio NT (FCBH):

No

Jesus Film:

No

Audio Recordings:

Yes

Christ Followers:

Few, less than 2%

Status:

Unreached

Progress Level:

June 11, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Ramadan is a Muslim holiday taking place May 26-June 25. Give thanks for opportunities to reach out to Muslims during this time of fasting and prayer during daylight hours, and feasting after dark. Pray that Christ followers would take advantage of opportunities to engage with Muslims and pray for Muslim neighbors near and far to experience and encounter Jesus.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Ask the Lord of the harvest to raise up missionaries to join this worker to help activate gospel movements in the coming years.

Gospel Breakthrough

Lord God, may the bondage to the spirits be destroyed and a new and clear vision appear of You, God. Strong and mighty, a great fortress able to protect all within Your arms. Give the Punjabi Sikh of India an understanding of what real power and real authority is.

Team Expansion Worker

Pray for plans to come together for DF and his wife as they raise support and prepare to work in a sensitive field. Ask God to raise up prayer and financial partners. Pray for a healthy baby for them.

Unreached People Group (www.joshuaproject.net)

Pray for the Rifi Berbers of Morocco, 1,433,000 followers of Islam. Ask God to break through and begin many generations of groups of disciples.

June 12, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Give thanks & praise to God that Kairos course is mobilizing the global church for God’s mission in 70 countries & over 30 languages. Pray that more believers both locally & globally would get involved. www.KairosUSA.com

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for this worker’s language and cultural fluency to grow steadily along with their confidence as a learner.

Gospel Breakthrough

Thank you Father, that you are a Father to the fatherless. You love widows and orphans. May Your revolutionary love draw the hurting among the Punjabi Sikh of India. May they eagerly share the hope they find in Christ with others.

Team Expansion Worker

Ask God to give DF and his wife wisdom on navigating the new political climate in the field in which they are working. Pray for the wife’s health as she has had a re-occurring headache often tied to sinus pressure. Ask God to give DF discernment in implementing emergency services. Pray for continued discernment as to which relationships to invest in.

Rashaida in Sudan

The Rashaida are a Bedouin people populating either side of the Red Sea, coming from a major tribe in mainland Arabia about 150 years ago. They are a nomadic people living in tents made of goatskins. They are herdsmen, breeding primarily goats and sheep. Since they are largely illiterate, they memorize in great detail the pedigree of their animals, keeping mental records of their herds over seven or eight preceding generations of the flock.

Ministry Obstacles
A nomadic lifestyle makes it especially difficult to build relationships with people.

Outreach Ideas
The Gospel message needs to come to these illiterate people orally, using stories from Scripture, videos, recordings and similar means. Bridges of friendship need to be built.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be a few followers of Christ among the Rashaida community. Pray for these people, and for the new believers that will soon emerge. Pray they in all things will grow up into him who is the Head, Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Rashaida families will be able to live peaceful lives. Pray for stability in Sudan.

Scripture Focus
“The people who walk in darkness, will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them.” Isaiah 9:2

People Name:

Rashaida

Country:

Sudan

10/40 Window:

Yes

Population:

116,000

World Population:

152,000

Language:

Arabic, Sudanese Spoken

Primary Religion:

Islam

Bible:

New Testament

Audio NT (FCBH):

Yes

Jesus Film:

Yes

Audio Recordings:

Yes

Christ Followers:

Few, less than 2%

Status:

Unreached

Progress Level:

June 13, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

It is so beautiful to see all God’s people of all races stepping up to tell the world how loved it is. Keep praying for the growth and effectiveness of the Kairos course in getting the world evangelized.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for this worker’s understanding of their adopted culture and wisdom to find ways to share the Gospel in contextual form.

Gospel Breakthrough

Almighty God, we pray that Your truth would prevail among the people of Ancona, Italy, and that everything else would be proven false.

Team Expansion Worker

Join CF and his wife in asking for a CPM in the field in which they are working. Pray for reproducing bodies of believers in every every section of the city of 5 million people. Pray for boldness to share the Gospel freely and abundantly and wisdom to discern people of peace. Pray for their kids, especially the girls, as they grow in their young faith. Pray for N, for their discipleship Bible studies, and their home church. Praise God that these are going well.

Baloch, Western in Iran

The Baloch are a most ancient semi-nomadic tribal group that eventually occupied an area of land stretching through Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, first settling there between the 5th and 7th centuries. The Baloch have been isolated for many years due to Iran’s harsh climate, the difficulty of communicating, and their past reputation as bandits. Balochmayar is the honor code by which the Balochs live. These principles include extending hospitality and mercy, dealing with each other honestly, and offering refuge to strangers. Before the coming of Islam these people probably were Zoroastrians.

Ministry Obstacles
The Baloch may have acquired an incorrect understanding of what Christians believe by observing people who are Christian in name only, not being genuine disciples of Christ.

Outreach Ideas
Christians need to minister to the physical needs of the Baloch, without neglecting their spiritual needs. Both are important.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for purity of doctrine and practice among the few followers of Jesus within the Baloch community. Pray for teachers to help them with doctrinal issues, and for qualified pastors to shepherd them. Pray they will be zealous to learn about Jesus.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for good schools for the children of the Baloch, and especially that low literacy levels will gradually improve. Pray also for employment opportunities for the men.

Scripture Focus
“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” Matthew 9:37-38

June 14, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Give thanks to God for the opportunity to facilitate Kairos course June 12-16 at Emerald Hills. Pray for the leading of the Holy Spirit as God speaks to each person about His passion for the least reached and our response to His heart.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for this worker to have positive experiences and impressions on which to build solid relationships and grow love for the people they serve.

Gospel Breakthrough

Lord of the Ages, we pray You would send more workers to Ancona, Italy to declare the grace of Christ in a difficult post Christian nation.

Team Expansion Worker

Join LF and his wife in praying for the two men who are in Bible studies together with him, that they would faithfully continue meeting and that the Truth will sear their hearts and set them free. Please continue to pray for ongoing language study.

Axi in China

In the past, the Axi chose to remain hidden in the hills and retain their own identity. They have a unique dance, the Axi Tiaoyue, which is now famous throughout China. A troupe of 50 Axi dancers has performed it all over the country. The Axi believe demons will afflict them should someone in their village upset the spiritual harmony. Chickens and other animals are immediately sacrificed in an attempt to placate the demons and prevent them from causing further harm.

Ministry Obstacles
Upsetting the spiritual harmony of the community will surely bring ostracism, separation from the community.

Outreach Ideas
Gospel films, audio recordings, Gospel radio, stories told from Scripture, will be helpful. Workers are needed to carry these tools to the Axi people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the Christian believers among the Axi people, that they will live holy lives and rest fully on the finished work of Christ on the cross. Pray for them to share their faith with family and friends not out of obligation, but from desire.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray these people will be released from honoring demonic spirits and being held in subjection to them.

Scripture Focus
“Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.” 1 Chronicles 16:24-25

People Name:

Axi

Country:

China

10/40 Window:

Yes

Population:

99,000

World Population:

99,000

Language:

Sani

Primary Religion:

Ethnic Religions

Bible:

None

Audio NT (FCBH):

No

Jesus Film:

No

Audio Recordings:

Yes

Christ Followers:

Few, less than 2%

Status:

Unreached

Progress Level:

June 15, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Today the Kairos participants are up out of their seats for experiential cross-cultural learning. Pray for participants of Kairos to hear exactly what God needs them to hear and that they will take huge steps of faith to find their place in God’s Kingdom work.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for healthy, nurturing relationships between this worker and teammates and with members of expatriate community.

Gospel Breakthrough

God we praise You for how Your Word is convicting hearts and His Spirit is drawing some towards Jesus in Ancona, Italy. We ask Your Spirit to transform their worldview and free them from snares of the enemy and of the world.

Team Expansion Worker

MF and his wife ask that we continue to pray for B. Their relationship with her has been difficult of late. She will return to her village when they leave in June for home service and won’t be back to work with them. Pray for God to continue to work in her life. Please pray for S with systemic lupus. She required a blood transfusion this week and was in a critical situation but seems to be stabilizing now. Pray that her lupus doctor will do a better job managing her condition. Pray for her to choose to be baptized.

Luoluopo, Central in China

The religion of this group is polytheism, believing in many gods. They are also animists, worshiping the spirits of their dead ancestors, as well as spirits of the hills, trees, water, earth, sky, wind, and forests. Magic plays a major role in their daily lives. Surprisingly, they believe in a creator God who is both near and accessible. They also believe in heaven and hell.

Ministry Obstacles
The Luoluopo have a culture of worshiping what has been created rather than the Creator.

Outreach Ideas
Pray the Luoluopo believers will mature in the faith such that they can accurately carry the Gospel message to the remainder of their people group. They also need to grow in numbers.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a few Christian believers among this people group. Pray they will live lives that are pleasing to the Lord, and that they will grow in numbers and in maturity in the faith. Pray they will submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Lord will open the eyes of the Luoluopo community to see their opportunity to trust Christ for an abundant and eternal life.

Scripture Focus
“Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, and the very ends of the earth as Your possession.” Psalm 2:8

People Name:

Luoluopo, Central

Country:

China

10/40 Window:

Yes

Population:

447,000

World Population:

447,000

Language:

Lolopo

Primary Religion:

Ethnic Religions

Bible:

None

Audio NT (FCBH):

No

Jesus Film:

No

Audio Recordings:

Yes

Christ Followers:

Few, less than 2%

Status:

Unreached

Progress Level:

June 16, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

“For the grace that is greater than all my sin/ Of when justice was served and when mercy wins
Of the kindness of Jesus that draws me in / Oh to tell you my story is to tell of Him”

This song by Jason Ingram and Mike Weaver matches disciple making principles. Pray that Kairos participants will tell their story and proclaim the message of Christ to all who will listen. Pray that Kairos participants will make disciples who make disciples who make disciples.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray that this worker will be sustained through moments of disappointment and discouragement by their vision of seeing lives transformed by God’s powerful Word.

Gospel Breakthrough

Thank You Father, for Your Holy Spirit who can work in and through even the simplest of people. We praise You for the ways You are pursuing young men and women in Rome, Italy. As these young people choose to follow Jesus, may they grow to be strong leaders, passionately sharing Jesus in their college campuses, dormitories, with groups of friends and family.

Team Expansion Worker

Praise God with S and P that they were able to visit Mongolia in April, teach in the Bible Training Center, encourage their friend Hayley, encourage the believers in Altai, and participate in the annual JCS meeting in Ulaanbataar.

Malay in Indonesia

The Malay people are believed to have originated in Borneo and then expanded outwards into Sumatra and other regions, including Indonesia. These people were descendants of Austronesian-speakers who migrated from the Philippines and originally from Taiwan. Malays practiced Buddhism, Hinduism, and their native Animism before converting to Islam in the 15th century.

Ministry Obstacles
A strong commitment to Islam dating from the 15th century establishes strong ethnic group identity with that religion. To change religions threatens a person’s place in family and society.

Outreach Ideas
Gospel radio and television can be helpful. Christian workers also need to befriend these people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the few Christian believers among the Malay, that they will have Scripture available in their language, as well as other resources to help them grow and mature. Pray they will keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Malay of Indonesia will hunger to know more of Isa (Jesus), and will be drawn to this Man. Pray their hunger will be satisfied, that the Spirit of Christ will help them.

Scripture Focus
“Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” Mark 16:15

June 17, 2017

Team Expansion General Request

Pathways Interns 2017 are reaching out with the Gospel in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Give thanks to God for their passion and ask God to fuel their passion to reach many of the unreached with whom they are serving this summer.

Any worker in any country or with any organization

Pray for the physical well-being of that worker.

Gospel Breakthrough

Dear Lord, we pray that the Holy Spirit would help the people of Rome, Italy discern truth from falsehood as they are bombarded with lots of philosophies, traditions and worldviews.

Team Expansion Worker

Join Jason and Coralee Garro in asking God to start a church-planting movement among Muslim people in Tanzania. Pray that God will raise up co-workers in Tanzania to further the work. Pray that their visa application process would go smoothly and that their visas would be approved by September so that they don’t have to continue to leave the country every 3 months. Pray for their marriage and walk with God to be strong. Ask for wisdom in parenting. Pray that their daughter Jenna would catch up with homeschooling by July.

Makassar in Indonesia

The primary source of income among the Makassar is rice farming; however, they are also well known throughout Indonesia for their skill in trading. Polygamy is accepted; however, it is only practiced among the wealthy since a separate house must be provided for each wife. Siri (respect and honor) is the social code by which the Makassar live. Anyone seriously offending another person’s siri runs the risk of being killed and the external authorities will often refuse to become involved. The Makassar people are almost all Muslims, nevertheless traditional beliefs are still influential, especially in the remote areas.

Ministry Obstacles
To follow Jesus among the Makasar is likely to upset community harmony, and to risk becoming an outsider.

Outreach Ideas
Perhaps mature Christian believers in other Indonesian tribes will become burdened for their Makasar neighbors. Pray they will act in response to the prompting of the Lord’s Spirit, out of love as well as duty.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray the faith of the few followers of Christ among the Makasar people will be strengthened. Pray they will grow in their knowledge of Christ, and that their love for each other will also grow. Pray they will be excellent witnesses to the goodness of Christ to family and friends.

Pray for the entire people group
At this time the Makassar people need training to increase their agricultural production. Medical personnel and nutritional information are also needed, because the Makassar people in rural areas still suffer from poor nutrition. Pray for these needs to be met.

Scripture Focus
“The people who walk in darkness, will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them.” Isaiah 9:2