Praying 4

We are grateful to those who faithfully pray for the work of SGA - churches, prayer groups and individuals - throughout the UK, Ireland and beyond. We are always concerned to see our ‘prayer base’ strengthened.

Much prayer - much power; little prayer - little power!

Sunday 21 July

SGA continues to support Nikolai Bobkov and his family living among the Uyghur people. Nikolai writes ‘We are still in the process of making contacts and building bridges. We are also studying the Uyghur culture.’ All religious work is prohibited in schools, but Nikolai is attempting to reach children in different ways and is also hoping to use the Hope Centre to provide ministry opportunities.

Monday 22 July

Pray that the International Bible Correspondence School in C. ASIA will remain a vital means of equipping believers to serve the Lord. Over seven hundred ‘Missionaries In Training’ are studying courses, some online, and many from countries opposed to the Christian faith.

Tuesday 23 July

Remember the work of the Hope Centres in C. ASIA as they seek to help those in need while sharing the love of Christ. May many be reached for Christ through the practical outpouring of Christian love and Gospel witness.

Wednesday 24 July

In January 2019, a new branch of the Bible Institute was opened in a Central Asian country that is strongly opposed to the Christian faith. This will commence with an evening teaching programme and teachers from Almaty will travel there for a few days each month. May God bless this endeavour.

Thursday 25 July

Turkmenistan is one of the most difficult countries in Central Asia for evangelical churches. Raids and fines are common. Pray that the believers will be strengthened through the Word of God.

Friday 26 July

Pray for the ongoing work of producing Bibles and other Christian literature for use in Central Asian countries. May those involved in the work of translation and editing be granted wisdom and may the believers be given courage as they seek to share the precious Word of God with friends, relatives and neighbours.

Saturday 27 July

Alexander Karyakov, Director at Almaty Bible Institute recently sent the following report about current students, ‘Many of them are very young, full of strength and zealous in service for the Lord. They are immersed in their studies… It is very nice to see former Muslims praise Jesus and worship Him!’

Sunday 28 July

Alexander Karyakov, Director at Almaty Bible Institute recently sent the following report about current students, ‘Many of them are very young, full of strength and zealous in service for the Lord. They are immersed in their studies… It is very nice to see former Muslims praise Jesus and worship Him!’

Monday 29 July

Pray for SGA Finance Co-ordinator and Voluntary Rep. Martyn Pearson along with wife Amanda, living and serving the Lord in Rowley Regis, W. Mids. Martyn is responsible for producing the SGA accounts as well as promoting the work of SGA in the W. Mids. area. May Martyn be a blessing and encouragement to the churches in that region.

Tuesday 30 July

Pray for Ivan Grozdanov as he prepares material for a reprint of the ‘12 Pillars of the Faith’ in Macedonian. These booklets are evangelistic in content and have been greatly used by the Lord.

Wednesday 31 July

Pray for staff members who will be taking much needed holidays in the coming weeks. May they feel rested and refreshed ready to carry on the Lord’s work.