Intercession is a journey into the presence of God. Long for God's kingdom to come and for his will to be done as you lift up the names of the peoples of Central Asia.
Hear the heart of a prayerwalking volunteer as she shares about her preparation and purpose in praying for Central Asian people where they live. See from her eyes the sights and sounds of a Central Asian city in need of prayer.
In the 10th century, Tatars converted to Islam. Six centuries later, the Muslim Tatar people suffered atrocities “in the name of Jesus” at the hands of Ivan the Terrible. That dark period of Tatar history continues to be an obstacle to the gospel after more than 500 years. Join in prayer and fasting on April 26.
July 27, 2015
Tatars of Russia/Central Asia At the end of spring, workers visited a retired woman named Alice*, who is the only believer in her town. The visit included a large meal, singing praise songs, and reading from the Word. During the conversation, Alice shared about her faith journey. It began years ago when one of our local brothers distributed flyers to every mailbox in Alice's town. The fliers advertised a correspondence course that explained the Good News. When Alice got hers, she immediately threw it away, thinking, "I am a Muslim. I don't need that." Later, she regretted throwing it away and asked her neighbor, Nora*, if she happened to have the brochure. Thankfully, Nora's mentally challenged daughter, who doesn't throw anything away, still had the flyer. Alice read it, wrote to the organizer, and began studying and reading the Word. Her spiritual eyes were opened, and she believed! Nine years later, Alice is meeting regularly with Nora, faithfully teaching her about God's Word and sharing the gospel with her. God used a mentally challenged young woman to get the gospel to Alice, who is now sharing the gospel with that young woman's mother. Nora is close to trusting the Son to save her. As a result, there are now two retired women in this "county seat" who are learning more about the Father and His deep love for them. Praise the Lord for His work in their lives, and ask Him to continue to draw Nora to Himself. (*names changed)
Behind the Ottoman glory, behind the gleaming waters of the Bosporus, and behind the postcards, the neighborhoods of Istanbul are in desperate need of the Gospel. Learn about twelve of Istanbul’s districts and pray for God to work for His glory in Istanbul’s neighborhoods.
Women serving in Central Asia invite you into their world, sharing with you some of the issues and deep hurts revealed when women gather around a steaming pot of tea. This booklet includes a guide to hosting a prayer tea.