05 2018 ToiPlease pray for Mr. Yot (not his real name), who was arrested yesterday while serving the Lord in a closed country in Southeast Asia.

On May 29, 2018 about 15 of our national partners in Southeast Asia went out on a “Faith Training” exercise.  Taking no food, extra clothes, money or other trappings, they went to a remote province much like Jesus sent out the 72 in Luke 10.  They are learning to depend upon God to show them people who will house and feed them as they share the Good News and bless them in the name of Jesus.

We have gotten mostly good reports back so far–everyone has found people to take them in and feed them.  Many have shared the gospel, multiple times, with people who have never heard it even once before.  They are doing this among many different unreached tribes.  In one village, the host family said, “We know these words are true because we have heard them before from our elders.”  But this is the first time the gospel message has reached them–perhaps God has prepared them in advance.  However, there have not yet been any decisions as the people are considering carefully the meaning of this new way.

Then a report came back that Mr. Yot was arrested.  Unfortunately, that is all we know.  We don’t know if the young man traveling with him was also arrested.  We don’t know the pretext for the arrest or anything about the charges.  We first had suspicion something was going on when contact could not be made.  But this is not unexpected as all of the participants are in a region with scant cell phone coverage.  Then the report came about the arrest.  All we can do is pray for Mr. Yot.

Please pray that Mr. Yot would be released and that any plans to oppose or arrest the other participants will not succeed.  Pray that the faith of the participants does not waver.  Pray that in spite of troubles, God’s kingdom will still advance.

 

05 2018 Faith Training PrayerFrom May 29-June 4 our Lao partners (and some of the Final 58 national missionaries) will be participating in a “Faith Training”–they will travel to a remote province with only a bus ticket there and back, no food, no change of clothes and no money. As Jesus sent out the 72 in Luke 10, they will share the Good News with those who are receptive and only depend upon the Lord.

We want you to PRAY for our partners and that God will open doors for them and that they will learn to trust in him! We are seeking people to pray around the clock in 15-minute segments beginning at 12:00 midnight (Eastern Time, USA) on May 29 through June 4. That is a total of 672 slots! You can sign up for one, or many!

Sign up for 15-minute prayers slots on the following days.

(You will have to sign up separately for each day you commit to praying–so if you will pray for 15 minutes each day for this week, you will have to submit that 7 times, once on each page. You can easily select multiple times at once on the same day, and only submit once for each day.)

All times are Eastern Time (EDT), so keep that in mind when you select your time slot.

Thank you for praying!!

May 29     May 30     May 31     June 1     June 2     June 3     June 4

I will update you later with more instructions on how to pray.

Thank you!!