23 Oct

“How shall they hear without a preacher?”

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In Romans 10:14 we are charged to share the gospel with these simple words, “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?”

Welcome to Myanmar, where the name of Jesus is reaching millions through the distribution of solar-powered radios.

“We learn by hearing, not by reading,” says one Thru the Bible listener.

Another adds, “We can hear you anywhere, even in places where you don’t have electricity. Many of us have accepted Christ!”

In another village, an elderly gentleman tells us, “In our remote village you are our church.”

Praise God! Today, let’s ask Him to continue to bless the teaching of His Word so that more people will hear of Jesus and believe.

Join us tomorrow as we pray for the Hmong people.

22 Oct

Rejoicing with pastors in Vietnam

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As one of the last remaining communist countries, Vietnam is a dangerous place for those who teach the gospel.

Thanks for joining us today as we stop to pray for Thru the Bible’s Vietnamese producer, Tin Van Pham, and those he partners with to share God’s Word. Despite the personal risks, these saints are sharing God’s Word and seeing results! Rejoice with us over this letter from a pastor who recently wrote:

“I’m seeing miracles in the lives of those who attend isolated churches. Though no roads can reach them and many do not have electricity, our brothers and sisters are listening to God’s Word and it is changing their lives! Numerous families report that they have turned away from divorce, many have stopped their idol worship, and even more have accepted Christ for the first time!”

Praise God and keep and praying! Tomorrow we’re off to Myanmar.

21 Oct

Finding freedom in Christ

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As our World Prayer journey touches down today in the country of Cambodia, let’s remember Isaiah 61:1 that says:

“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because the LORD has anointed Me to preach good tidings [that is, the gospel] to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.”

Today it’s our privilege to intercede for the millions of Cambodians who are trapped in poverty and surrounded by spiritual darkness. Let’s pray that through the teaching of God’s Word on Thru the Bible more Cambodians will find the freedom offered only through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Tomorrow we travel to Vietnam.

20 Oct

Are you waiting on God?

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Have you been praying for a while and waiting for God to answer?

Today on our World Prayer journey we travel to the beautiful country of the Philippines, where we meet with a man who listens in his native language of Ilocano. If you listen closely, you may identify with his struggles:

“Thank you very much for the Word of God you are preaching. I need encouragement on how to be happy despite my trials and unanswered prayers. Will you help me?”

Today let’s intercede for Christians in the Philippines – and all of us – who are looking for joy and strength from God. Remember the promise of Psalm 1, “Blessed is the man . . . [whose] delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night.”

Join us as we travel the world, praying country by country. Tomorrow we’re in Cambodia.

17 Oct

Pass it on!

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“I am one of the people who found Christ through your program.”

Wow—what a great introduction! Let’s hear more from this listener in Hungary:

“A friend of mine told me about how she had found life inside the Bible. Here, in this city, many people have come to know God through your program. We’re always talking to others about how wonderful we discovered God to be in the pages of His Word. God bless you for praying for me and my friends and for opening this new world to us.”

Need a reason to keep praying, World Prayer Team? Just remember these wonderful people in Hungary who are so grateful for your prayers.

Join us next week as we travel on our knees to Southeast Asia!

16 Oct

Welcoming those who are isolated

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If you live north of the equator, it’s winter today. Winter weather sometimes isolates us—like this brother from Serbia, on the Balkan Peninsula:

“I am writing to you in winter. The snow is so high that I cannot go to town anymore. But the fact that I am at home now for weeks gives me more time to study God’s Word and listen to the radio. I hear Thru the Bible in several languages—Bulgarian, Croatian, and Serbian—and each one gives me nuances of truth that I think about on long days. Thank you for comforting me with eternal understanding.”

This letter reminds us that many lonely people live all around us—some isolated by weather, some from relationships, and most isolated from God. Let’s pray they turn to God in their need.

Tomorrow we’ll be back on our knees in prayer for Hungary.

15 Oct

The fellowship of prayer

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“For three years, I traveled to my friend’s house every evening to listen to Thru the Bible.

That’s what one dedicated listener in Macedonia wrote. His testimony continues:

“It is a blessing for me to now have a radio again in my home. Listening to God’s Word taught every night, I receive peace. I will admit, however, that I miss my friend’s fellowship. After evenings of Bible study we pray together for this program to bless many and that many will decide to live according to what is preached on the radio program. And that includes us!”

Yes, and that includes us, too—doesn’t it?! Be encouraged that there are prayer warriors all around the world, praying together with us for many to come to Jesus through the study of His Word.

Tomorrow, we’ll travel to nearby Serbia.

14 Oct

Praying on the road across Hungary

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Do you ever meet with God in your car? If so you’re not alone!

Today we hear from a truck driver in Hungary who writes,

“This single life on the road is easier when you’re aware that you’re in God’s presence! It makes me very happy that I can listen to your program wherever I go. I do like to read the Bible, but I must admit that it is nicer when I can just listen as I drive—I have the feeling that Jesus himself is preaching to me.”

That’s a good word, isn’t it? As you travel today, why not use your car as your place to pray around the world?

We’re off to Macedonia next time.

13 Oct

To the family of faith around the world

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World Prayer Team—our numbers and impact are increasing! Recently we heard this from a new sister in Croatia:

“God’s blessing to all who cooperate in prayer on behalf of lost souls. I am a newly converted Christian, brought into the family of faith by the precious Lord Jesus and His praying family. I ask the Lord to pour out His abundant blessings which He has promised to those who have made themselves available to Him to serve as His shepherds, increasing and strengthening His flock. Unto our Lord Jesus Christ to whom belongs praise and authority throughout eternity. Amen. The Lord be with you!”

From her lips to God’s ears! Keep praying, World Prayer Team—and if you can, invite more people to join in our mission!

Tomorrow, let’s pray over Hungary.

10 Oct

Encouragement from Egypt

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Today our global prayer journey continues in Egypt where we meet with Ghaly, a Thru the Bible listener who encourages us with God’s Word.

He says:

“May God bless you for bringing us hope. 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 tells us: ‘Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.’ And that’s true! Although life is hard for Christians in my country, your teaching is enriching us and helping us look to God for our eternal reward. To Him be the glory forever!”

To God be the glory, indeed! Let’s pray for Ghaly and all Christians in Egypt. May God give them the strength and courage to stand for Him today.

Join us on Monday as we travel to Croatia.

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