A home away from home is what many Dutch have established in Germany. A housing shortage has led them to move across the border, but they continue to work in the Netherlands and send their children to school there. The Dutch understand German, but are reluctant to speak it. This language deficiency, their daily commutes, and cultural differences cause many Dutch to live as strangers in this land. A Dutch woman stated, “Sundays…are terrible. The place is dead, nobody does a thing…you donʼt hear anything and you canʼt do anything…” Intercede that the Dutch in Germany will find a friend in Jesus and that their Sundays will then be filled with meaning, as they worship and fellowship with other believers.
More Prayer Requests
Members of the BLACK SEA ORTHODOX CLUSTER in UKRAINE request intercession for follow up that is being done after a student English outreach project that was held during the second half of October. All the students will be contacted and invited to follow up events, and will be given opportunities for having personal conversations about the testimonies and gospel presentations they heard during the English project. Pray for openness in the hearts of the students, and for wisdom and insight for those who will be talking to them.
Pray for strength for the CONNEXXION TEAM (GERMANIC CLUSTER) in Bonn, as they follow-up on contacts made during the big “Week of Welcome” that took place Nov. 24-28. Intercede also for a church partner that will be a solid place for them to take students once they are connected with team members.
It’s LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING (LMCO) season! The LMCO goal this year is $175 million. There are 864 assignments for new missionaries to fill in 2014, but the current budget is only sufficient to send 576 personnel. Please prayerfully seek the Lord’s will regarding what He would have you give to this offering. Every dollar you donate goes to cover the costs of missionaries overseas, who are working diligently to impact the world’s lostness, which is greater today than ever before. Intercede that this year’s goal will be met and even exceeded for the glory of God. Visit http://www.imb.org/main/lottie-moon/default.asp for more information, resources and ideas to promote the offering in your church.
The new PRAYER GUIDE for EUROPEAN PEOPLES is now complete and is available here: http://imbeurope.org/. Please download the guide and use it during the advent season to pray for salvation for the millions of Europeans, who don’t know the true meaning of Christmas.