Recent praise reports and prayer requests from NCN News, Nazarene Missions International, and JESUS Film Harvest Partners include:
JESUS Film - India
"It was a very happy moment for us," said a team leader in India. "We have started a preaching point. This was a bit of a process. Our team visited the village in advance to secure permission to show the JESUS film. The community leaders were interested to find out more about this Jesus and agreed to the presentation. Many villagers came, and now, through the follow-up efforts of the team, 18 new believers are coming regularly to our meetings."
JESUS Film - Colombia
"God is blessing this place!" said a team member from Cali, Colombia. "He is working in tremendous ways to start new preaching points and to bring the lost to Christ. One man wanted to commit suicide, but when he saw the JESUS film, he gave his life to the Lord. He became involved with starting a new preaching point for the glory of God. There is much love and compassion for people in this group and it is growing quickly."
JESUS Film - Mozambique
"I used to steal from the houses in my area," said a 39-year-old husband and father of three in Mozambique. "I am glad to have this opportunity to testify to what the Lord has done in my life. I was a sinner and went to prison for three years for theft. I realize now I was lost in sin. I have given my life to God and want Him to use me in the way He wants. I ask for your prayers."
The Eurasia Region shared the following request: We are grieved by the tragic deaths of more than 700 people and for the additional 863 people who were injured in a stampede during the annual Hajj pilgrimage at Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Please pray that God would bring fast healing to the injured and comfort to those who lost loved ones.
Air quality in Southeast Asia
Air quality across much of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and other areas of Southeast Asia has reached dangerous levels due to fires in the region. Singapore residents have been advised to avoid strenuous outdoor activity or stay inside. In Indonesia, thousands of people have relocated to other areas.
Thank you for your prayers over the past several months regarding the 1,000 percent increase in taxes on Nazarene properties (churches and the seminary) in Quito, Ecuador. On September 21, Nazarene leaders provided officials proof of the ministry that takes place on Nazarene property and in surrounding communities. The team in Ecuador said, "We would ask you to pray that as the pictures are being reviewed that God would touch the heart of the person or persons reviewing our ministries. We pray that God's will would be done."
Retired missionary John Anderson, who has Parkinson’s disease and is battling prostate cancer, will undergo surgery September 25 for Barrett’s esophagus. His daughter, Mary Beth, said he is doing well considering all he has been going through. John and his wife, Doris, served in India for 32 years.
Scott McConnell fell while rock climbing, breaking his neck and sustaining internal injuries. During a Wednesday operation, surgeons hoped to save mobility in his left arm and vocal cords, but believed he will be otherwise paralyzed. Scott is the son of Brian and Dawn McConnell, who lead the Cadillac Church of Discovery on the Northern Michigan District.
For more global concerns and continued requests, see the NMI Prayer Mobilization Line by clicking here or JESUS Film Harvest Partners by clicking here. To share additional praises or prayer requests, please use the comment section below or see the Prayer Mobilization Line's Facebook page.