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Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom. — Psalm 145:3
SE Asia: Zoom Baptisms
Our SE Asia team is located in what has just been declared the Number One Red Zone for the coronavirus in their country. People in the local hospital say they no longer count new cases per day, but rather per hour. Thank God that His work continues in this situation – last week 13 people were baptized over Zoom! Thank God for their attitude: “Our people are not waiting for the COVID pandemic to be over, but rather are embracing this new opportunity to discover something brand new from God.”
SE Asia: Getting Children into God’s Word
Since the isolation of coronavirus lockdowns, our SE Asia team wants families to see that Jesus will meet with them in their homes. Thank God for interactive Bible study materials the team is producing for children, with a theme for the entire family and discovery questions and activities that engage children in Scripture. Pray for children to be drawn into the Bible through these studies and discover something they love to do with their family and friends.
North Africa: New Discovery Groups
Thank the Lord for new Discovery groups begun in our pioneer region of North Africa, an area where disciple making efforts have started and faltered more than once. However, it was just when these new groups were at the tender beginning stage that the coronavirus arrived with its lockdowns. Pray that this first taste of God’s Word will keep these people coming back for more. Pray that they will continue engaging with the Word, even if they cannot meet together.
Eastern Africa: Loving Their Persecutors
Thank God that He is using tragedy to open a community to Him. A radical religious group swept into an area burning churches, beating Christians, and killing one of our church planters. This was followed by floods where thousands lost everything. God provided resources for our leader to help 300 families devastated by the flood – and our leader went first to those who had instigated the attack, offering them help! This opened hearts. Thank the Lord that 65 people were recently baptized in this area.
South Asia: Song Writer and Disciple Maker
Thank the Lord for Mr. B. K., who met Jesus and was transformed by Him. Then after being trained in DMM, he began going to villages, finding families of peace and starting churches among them. Being only semi-literate, B. K. tells stories of the Bible and turns them into songs. The people sing the songs, memorize the stories, and obey the commands. And that’s how they learn to follow Jesus. Thank God for the over 70 churches Mr. B. K. has seen started in the past six years.
Eastern Africa: Recovery from Coronavirus
Pray for several people on our teams in Eastern Africa who have contracted the coronavirus. Pray for recovery and a soon return to their ministries. Pray also for teams that are distributing food to families in the Horn of Africa, devastated by the impact of the coronavirus and the locust infestation. Pray for their safety and for open doors to engage people with the gospel.
Horn of Africa – Locust Infestation
Do not stop praying for the people in this overwhelmingly needy region, trying to survive after a series of devastations, the latest being swarms of locusts that are destroying crops. Team members have received calls from farmers, crying over the destruction from the latest swarm of locusts. In Ethiopia alone, one million people are under threat of a food crisis. Continue to pray for the Lord’s merciful intervention and provision.
Clerics Turning to the Lord
Praise the Lord – In one of our ministry areas, clerics of the local traditional religion have been coming to the Lord at the rate of one per week—for four years! Ask the Lord for more and more of these leaders in the months and years to come.
Moving to Tennessee
Please lift up Harry and Audrey Brown as they pack up their California home and the New Generations office for a long-distance move on November 9 or 10. Praise for God’s grace in a quick sale of their home. Praise for the many dear relationships that make for emotional goodbyes. Ask for safety and provision in travel. Pray for God’s direction as they plant themselves in a new location.
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