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Real-Time Prayer Needs from the Field

This story comes from one of our teams in India. If you would like to receive real-time information of needs and answers to prayer from one of our teams on the field, with many more details than we are able to share here publicly on our blog, we invite you to looking into starting a Pray Band 

There is something very special about a sunrise in these mountains.  As we are leaving behind the cold of winter (most days anyway!), the spring weather brings warmer temperature, longer days, and beautiful sunrises.  My husband and I are sometimes up to see this daily miracle as we get ready to go to our Tibetan language class at the local school here.  As the newest members of the team, we are excited to have the opportunity, and challenge, to take on this new language.  So as we wake up to greet the sunrise (sometimes a difficulty for this night owl), we thank God for the beauty of His creation.  And it’s in the quiet of these mornings that I am reminded of one of my favorite passages of Scripture.
It’s found in Lamentations 3:22-23:

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” 

We are believing in new things for the team here in India.  God has been faithful and compassionate over the last few months of transition; and we believe He will continue to show us that every morning brings new opportunities for the Tibetan people here in our little mountain town.  Looking forward to sharing this journey with you as our prayer partners!  As a vital part of this team, we encourage you to pray with us for these divine appointments and thank you for your continued faithfulness.

Please pray for the following requests: 

Pray for the new season for the Tibetan Tea House.  First, pray for our new staff that they will learn and find success in their new roles.  Second, pray that God brings in the community to help our business grow.

Pray for the strength of our team members: physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental.  In a town full of spiritual darkness, we are daily in need of God’s presence, protection, and renewal.

Pray also for direction and provision for the team and its members.

Breakthrough in Russia

Radik is a Roma or Gypsy man who has been resistant to the Gospel from the very beginning when his relatives started repenting. He called them traitors to the Roma way of life. He’d come around church services every now and then, but was always drunk and he’d cause trouble and then leave.

Last week Radik came to the service drunk, but stayed for the entire meeting for the first time and even asked for prayer. He then offered to host the next gathering. I called some of the Roma brothers mid-week to see if Radik was serious… and to make sure he wouldn’t be drunk. The brothers said he hadn’t been drinking for several days and there was an excitement and anticipation in his eyes. Radik asked them twice to make sure we were indeed going to gather at his place. Two nights ago we had the gathering at his house, and God came in the power of His Spirit! Radik and his wife gave their lives to the Lord, and it was a moment of great joy for everybody there, to see someone previously so hardened to the Good News come to faith!

Also, as we’re writing this, a group of the Roma believers are gathering ON THEIR OWN for the first time, without us, to worship and study the Word. Praise the Lord! We’ve asked you to pray they’d start taking leadership, and this is a very encouraging step.

Ways to continue praying for this the Roma (Gypsies) in Russia today:

  • Pray that the Roma’s who are meeting together on their own will continue and meetings will begin happening in other homes as well.
  • There will be a big Roma gathering later this month of all the new believers, please pray for a supernatural move of the Spirit at this meeting.

Thank you so much for praying, and as always, for being a part of this community. We couldn’t do this without you.

//DEADLINE FOR SOUTHERN ASIA TRIP SOON//

Hurry and get your application in for this Summer’s trip through Southern Asia!

You’ll get to experience the work we’re doing in Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Southern Asian islands.

Join us for the Summer Southern Asia Tour June 1-July 12! Teams of up to 10 students will begin in Missouri for team building and training, then travel to 4 different countries in Southern Asia to engage with and learn about all of the world’s major religions. Some pre-travel preparation is required. There will be hands-on opportunities to serve in Southern Asia through a variety of projects including, but not limited to, English conversation clubs, agriculture, and community service initiatives. The tour will end again in Missouri with a short debrief.

Cost: $2,100 plus airfare. Cost includes insurance, all meals, housing, and transportation while in Missouri and Southern Asia. Cost does NOT include: travel to and from Missouri or any personal spending monies.

If you’re interested, you’ll need to let us know soon, because the application deadline is March 20. For more information, fill out this form.

And as always, you can find all the opportunities to come to the field with us on the Eurasia Community Pipeline page.

We’re so glad that you are a part of this community. We absolutely could not do this without you.

You’ve been praying for them — NOW THE DOOR IS OPEN!

A majority-Muslim nation that has previously been closed to us is asking for Bibles — a place where Christians are at risk and there’s fierce opposition to the Gospel.

Nevertheless, the Holy Spirit is at work. Muslims here are looking for hope, and they’re willing to take the risk of learning about Jesus …

And Christians inside this restricted region have now cleared the way for us to deliver a container of 13,000 Arabic-language Bibles!

A container full of HOPE!

This is an amazing breakthrough … it means we will be able to place Bibles into the hands of Muslim seekers as part of critical church-planting efforts.

These are the beautiful Sharif Bibles. A modern-day Arabic translation of the Scriptures that faithfully brings to life the biblical narrative — a translation direct from the Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic of Bible times.

You can read all about this incredible breakthrough Faces of Eurasia website.

And if you’d like to give to this important kingdom work, you can do that securely right here.

Thanks so much for being a part of this community. We are so excited about what God is doing in the Arab World, but without your prayers and generous support, it wouldn’t happen. We really couldn’t do this without you.

Come Share Jesus Through Your Love of the Outdoors!

We say it all the time here at Eurasia Community: coming to serve on the field isn’t just for pastors and Bible school students.

Whatever your interests, hobbies, and experiences, there is a place for you to serve within Eurasia, and that couldn’t be truer than with the opportunity we’re sharing with you today.

According to our pipeline page, this position is for you “if you love to live out of a tent, trek across glaciers, and see faces come alive while the Gospel is preached by the light of the campfire.”

Something about being outdoors outside of a regular routine tends to open our hearts to hear from God in a new way. If you’ve ever been to a church summer camp, you have probably experience this phenomenon firsthand. Because of this, taking people on adventures outdoors is an incredible tool for sharing the gospel in Eurasia.

We need someone who is an outdoors enthusiast—male or female—to help us use hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, and similar activities to bring the gospel to those in Central Eurasia.

If this sounds like something you would love, you can find more details right here.

And as always, you can find all the opportunities to come to the field with us on the Eurasia Community pipeline page.

We’re so glad that you are a part of this community. We absolutely could not do this without you.