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January 17, 2019
A team of 26 native missionaries prayed that it would not rain during a recent outreach to a village in West Africa, because most of them would be sleeping in the open air. The village in central Togo had little space for visitors to spend the night. They managed to find a small shanty to rent for the women, and the others slept on the ground or on benches. No rain water fell, but later stones did rain down on some of them.
September 20, 2018
Abdel, a young man in a Middle Eastern country, knew something was wrong when his mother showed up at his apartment with a checkbook in one hand and a burial cloth in the other. It had deeply wounded her when Abdel told her he had left Islam to become a Christian. He knew that embracing Christ would mean being shunned by his family.
August 23, 2018
The Lord told a native missionary to erect a church building in southern India, which he obediently did. By the next day, villagers had destroyed it. The missionary had come to a village where no one knew Christ. God had told him that He desired a church building there, however, under the philosophy, “If you build it, people will come to Christ.”
August 2, 2018
One of the things Nurul most disliked about the home for widows in Indonesia was the joy an elderly Christian woman there exuded. The 68-year-old Muslim could not stand that another widow, Amelia, could sing and smile so much in the home for widows and orphans. Besides having no money, Amelia had no children or other relatives to care for her, Nurul thought; was she demented?
July 19, 2018
People with cancer in Vietnam are not suffering through their painful treatments in clean hospitals with meals provided. From Hanoi in the north to Ho Chi Minh City in the south, cancer patients eat only what their families bring to dirt-laden hospitals that are so overcrowded that the sick are often lying in the hallways. To these people go native missionaries who bring the hope of Christ to people in physical, emotional and spiritual agony.
July 12, 2018
After shelling in Aleppo, Syria wiped out her entire community, destroying her home and killing relatives outside of her immediate family, Jana lived in depression for five years as a refugee in Lebanon. Jana and her husband had never lacked anything in the life that was shattered in Aleppo, but in Lebanon they struggled to keep their five children fed and clothed. When a friend brought Jana to a prayer meeting at a church established by native missionaries, it did not solve all her problems. But she did gain a new perspective when she gave her life to Christ.

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