18 Apr

Celebrating resurrection life in North Africa

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Happy Good Friday! Want to hear the message of Easter in a nutshell?

This brother from Northern Africa beautifully describes what we celebrate this weekend:

“I have come to know Father God with the help of Thru the Bible, a program teaching people about Jesus. It is very courageous of Jesus Christ the Son of Man that He presented Himself with all righteousness and was nailed to the cross to redeem us, sinners. On the third day, He rose from the dead to sit on the right hand of Abba Father. Thanks to the Lord, I believe!”

Amen! Thanks be to God that we who believe and have received God’s gift of forgiveness for sin can celebrate our relationship with God this Resurrection Sunday.

Will you pray with us that more people will hear and believe the good news God has for them?

17 Apr

At the exact moment of need

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God uses all kinds of circumstances to get our attention. A health crisis is what prompted one family in India to see their need for Jesus.

The father writes,

“Our family was in crisis as my wife was critically ill. As we tuned our radio one day we came across Satya Vachan [by the way, that’s TTB in Hindi] and a message from the Word of God. We each surrendered our lives into the hands of Jesus and accepted Him as our Savior and Lord. There are no other believers in our village. Only Satya Vachan allows us to enjoy a close fellowship with Jesus. Please pray that we stand firm in our faith.”

That’s a powerful testimony to how God uses Christian radio to reach people at their moment of need. Let’s pray today for families like this in every country of the world.

Join us tomorrow as we celebrate Good Friday.

16 Apr

Quiet acts of service

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Today in our prayer journey we visit a woman in Romania who came to Jesus in a curious way.

She writes,

“My old feet made it difficult to walk. One day, a woman visited me. She brought ointment for my feet. It worked! Then she introduced me to Jesus. Now this sister-in-Christ visits me frequently to wash my clothes and clean my floor. We sit and listen to Thru the Bible together and are blessed. Things are in God’s plan. He sent me a believer with a strong faith in Jesus. God loves me very much, even before I understood about Jesus.”

If you’re involved in quiet acts of service today, remember this story of how God used a woman’s compassion to bring someone to Himself.\

Celebrate God’s great love tomorrow when we travel to India.

15 Apr

Celebrating resurrection life in Albania

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You may be surprised to hear that in a country where the early church thrived, churches in Albania are now hard to find.

That’s why we celebrate news like this from a pastor in Podradec:

Last Sunday, a young man named Luan stood and gave testimony at our meeting. God had used a variety of circumstances to bring him to Christ, specifically by listening to Thru the Bible. Luan bowed his knee to Christ and asked Jesus to save him. Thank you for your wonderful Bible studies; your program serves many people in our church. We have seen the many fruits from it.

Just another powerful testimony of God at work—drawing people to Himself in many different ways. Together, let’s thank God for His saving work in Albania through Christian radio.

Join us tomorrow for another story of victory and new life in Christ!

14 Apr

Celebrating resurrection life in Bangladesh

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As we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection this Sunday, we can also celebrate the living proof of that miracle in the changed lives of people who have come to the cross of Christ.

Each story powerfully illustrates how Christ’s redeeming work is spreading throughout the world.

Today we visit with a young person from Bangladesh:

I have accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. These days I am very active in the youth activities of my church. We discuss your program often, as I encourage them to listen as well. I notice that I am strengthened in faith as I consistently listen to God’s Word. Every day I am deeply touched, motivated, and encouraged to live for Jesus.

Our World Prayer Team has a lot to celebrate!

Join us as we travel tomorrow to another place where God is at work: Albania!

11 Apr

Bringing hope to poverty-stricken Zambia

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Welcome to Zambia, a quaint and relatively undeveloped country in the heart of Africa.

As this week’s journey comes to a close, we’re pleased to introduce you to a believer named Nicolas who listens to Thru the Bible in his native language of Shona.

I am so happy that I can now preach from the Bible. I have grown from listening to your teachings and have become very active in church, even when it comes to preaching. Through continual listening I am able to read, understand, and interpret the Word of God. Thank you so very much for feeding me!

Praise God for Nicolas and believers like Him who are leading Zambian churches! Ask God to bless their efforts in bringing hope and help to their poverty-stricken nation.

Join us next week as we celebrate Easter all week with testimonies of changed lives!

10 Apr

Light in persecuted Nigeria

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Today’s world prayer journey takes us to the country of Nigeria, where despite the persecution and murder of Christians, the broadcast of God’s Word is encouraging the saints and bringing many to salvation.

Rejoice with us in this letter from a dangerous area called Plateau State that reminds us of His faithfulness:

For the past 6 years I was living in darkness, outside God’s will. But through your programmes, I now know the Lord. Please, I need your prayers; it is not safe.

Together, in the power and grace of God, let’s stand in prayer for persecuted Christians in Nigeria. May nothing hinder God’s Word from going out, especially in the local languages of Hausa and Yoruba. Intercede for restoration and recovery for those who have suffered at the hands of violent extremists.

Tomorrow we travel to Zambia.

09 Apr

Praying for family and friends in Kenya

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Are you waiting and praying for family members to accept Christ? You aren’t alone!

Akila from Kenya writes,

Pray for my family’s salvation. I am the only one who is saved.

As we travel through Kenya, we intercede for these loved ones today. Let’s pray together:

Father, we come before You in faith, believing that You love our family members as much as we do. In 2 Peter 3:9 Your Word tells us that You desire all to be saved, so we bring our loved ones before You now. We ask that You open their eyes to the gospel and soften their hearts to receive You. We praise and thank You in advance for their salvation. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Tomorrow we travel west to the country of Nigeria.

08 Apr

“I give myself to that God you preach . . .”

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As we stop in Cote d’Ivoire, I’m pleased to introduce you to Sabri, a former Muslim:

Your teaching has opened my eyes and answered some questions that I’ve had about God. I have decided to give myself to that God you preach, so that I may have eternal life. Pray for me. I am afraid to tell my parents. I fear their violent reactions.

What a privilege it is to intercede for new believers like Sabri and so many others around the world who choose to follow Christ despite the cost.

Today we claim the truth of 2 Corinthians 1 that says that “the God of all comfort” who “comforts us in all our tribulation” will be with believers like Sabri.

Tomorrow’s stop: Kenya.

07 Apr

A matter of life and death in Africa

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Today we stop in the African country of Botswana where the HIV/AIDS epidemic is so desperate that life expectancy has dropped from 72 to a staggering 39 years old.

As we ask the Lord to comfort the sick and the dying, let’s also intercede for the more than 100,000 children who have been orphaned through this health crisis. May He provide and protect these precious little ones as they face life without their parents.

Tomorrow’s journey takes us to Cote d’Ivoire where we meet up with a young Muslim who came to faith despite his fears of opposition from family members.

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