your prayers at work
JANUARY 2019 UPDATE
We know firsthand that prayer is the key to reaching the lost. God uses the hands and feet of the obedient that say “yes”, but it is only by the power of God working in the life of a not-yet believer that can prepare them to receive from us. We humbly acknowledge that without your prayers the work of GCM would not bear the incredible fruit that we are seeing. We pray that your partnership with us would bring encouragement to you as you pray and see the results of your prayers.
RESULTS OF YOUR PRAYERS
Recently, we shared a request for praying for wisdom for us, especially our leaders, that we would be able to discern situations where we were putting ourselves at risk in sharing the Gospel with Muslims in sensitive situations. As you prayed for us, we were led to begin a 21-day fast. During that time, we received peace from the Lord to continue these risky relationships. Please continue sending encouragement and prayers to: email@example.com
This month’s PRAYER points
Father, thank you for sending GCM disciple makers to the unreached. As they look for persons of peace, please grant them wisdom and discernment. Father, protect my brothers and sisters in these dangerous regions, and help me to always remember them. May they increase in the gifts of God as they serve to expand the kingdom in the unreached Middle East, amen.
PRAY FOR GCM’S MINISTRY
PRAY FOR THE EXPANSION OF GCM
Ask the Lord to give us increased discernment and strategy for international expansion. Specifically, for wisdom in which countries:
to focus more ground effort in
to focus laying more prayer coverage in
to train more leaders in
PRAY FOR OUR LEADERS & DISCIPLES
Ask the Lord to strengthen each leader as our network grows, for strength and endurance and wisdom as we lead. Please also pray for each new disciple, that they would be firm in their faith and that the ememy’s plans to steal, kill, and destroy would be foiled.
Specifically pray with us:
for the marriages and children of our leaders
for the salvation of extended family members of our leaders and disciple-makers who are not yet believers
for the finances and businesses of each leader and disciple-maker in our network
GLOBAL PRAYER FOCUS
There are many situations in restricted- access Islamic nations that create opportunities for the gospel to be spread. As we look to these nations, let us not focus on the headlines of the media, but to how God wants to bring His love and salvation to them. Let us ask God for favor to expand and spread to gospel to every unreached people group in the Muslim world.
NATION PRAYER FOCUS: Kurdistan
Have you ever heard of the Kurds? If you haven't you're not alone. They are one of the most persecuted people groups without a country of their own in the Middle East. Yet many people have never even heard of them. The region of the Kurds is in Northern Iraq & Southeast Turkey. To learn more about this people group, we encourage you to watch the film BETTER FRIENDS THAN MOUNTAINS.
Pray for the gospel to be fruitful and multiply among the Kurds. These precious people have experienced many aid workers coming in from various organizations, religious and otherwise. Pray that their heart would be receptive to disciple-makers and aid-workers who are truly carrying the word of truth.
Pray for the emotional and trauma healing of this people group. As they have suffered identity crisis, may they find their true identity in Christ as they hear the word of God and have healing as their receive the truth that they are sons and daughters of the most high, and that they are not forgotten.