Resourcing churches | Global Connections

Resourcing churches

Inspiring mission videos

North Korean testimony
An 18 year old Christian from North Korea sharing her testimony at the Lausanne Congress at Cape Town in 2010 - 8mins 41secs
Lost
Unapproachable, untouched, untouchable, disconnected. These are all words and descriptions given for yet another word: Unreached - 5mins 22secs
Prayer videos
A selection of short videos to help pray for different countries around the world
Dried Up, Drowned out
Looking at the impact of changing climate on the lives of people in East Africa - 5mins 30secs
Secret Children
Highlighting the plight of children in countries where Christians are persecuted - 5mins 56secs

Recent articles

Helpful information mission agencies need to know about coronavirus
Hon Khoi salt fields in Vietnam - Photo by Quangpraha
As you read the opportunities in this publication, you may well be asking yourself, “Will it be worth it?” But let’s ask the question from another angle. Let’s start with the cross of Christ and ask of that, what is that worth?
A Wind in the House of Islam
This book explores the stories of more than 1,000 Muslim-background followers of Jesus Christ. Join Dr. Garrison in this amazing journey of discovery, tracing the work of the Holy Spirit as it blows through the House of Islam.

Latest prayer points

Afghanistan
Kabul University attack survivors: Following the devastating attack on Kabul University in Nov 2020, several news bulletins on Al Jazeera and BBC World are following up on the significant trauma of the students who are returning to their campus. They speak of still seeing the blood stains on the floor. Please pray some will hear of and turn to Christ. Thank God he loves the Afghans. Please also pray for the “Peace” talks taking place in Qatar between the USA, the Taliban and the Afghan Government. (People International - February 2021)
New Testament in Central Asia
New Testament in Central Asia: Rejoice that the Irata translation team of Central Asia are able to proceed to typesetting the New Testament. Pray they’ll receive permission to print the books within the country as this would greatly accelerate distribution. If they don’t get permission to print in the country, pray that the government will allow them to import the books once they are printed. A number of Old Testament books are currently available to the Irata people digitally. Pray these books change lives. Praise God that five local translators are receiving training to be exegetical advisers, who will ensure faithfulness to the biblical text for this and other translation projects. Pray that they will quickly process all they are learning and for ongoing support from the local church. Permission for the translation team to operate legally in the country depends on church support.  (Wycliffe Bible Translators - February 2021)
Tract for Muslims
Tract for Muslims: A conversation with an Imam in the UK led to the development of a new wallet sized tract for Muslims, beginning with Abraham and his children. It is now in translation for Afghanistan and other Central Asian lands. Pray for a means to print it and distribute from person to person as well as use in an electronic format to be spread widely in these emerging new states. It is also offered free of change on the Eurasia.org.uk website in downloads. (Eurasia Education Foundation - January 2021)
Afghanistan
Poverty in Afghanistan: The country of Afghanistan is one of the world’s most complex humanitarian crises. It is characterised by conflict, displacement, natural hazards, and this year the Afghan people face a new crisis – hunger. The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have heightened the situation. 12.5 million people are severely food insecure and living below the poverty line. Those living in the remote Central Highlands region are most vulnerable. Please pray for families in the Central Highlands region who are hungry and face with a long, cold, harsh winter. Pray that they will receive nutritious food and water to survive now, and resources to grow their own food and ensure food security for the year ahead. Please pray for women and children suffering from malnutrition, that they will recover and learn how to stay healthy. Pray for protection over the Medair teams going the extra mile to reach vulnerable communities in the hardest to reach places. (Medair UK - February 2021)