Giving Hope

Photo is of a group of people standing in a circle, heads bowed in prayer. The words on the image are "Week of Prayer - Day " and "Couple equips Hispanics and Latinos to spread the gospel in South Asia" Photo is from imb.org for Week of Prayer for International Missions

Today is Day 3 of the Week of Prayer for International Missions. The day’s focus is about a couple who equips Hispanics and Latinos to spread the gospel in South Asia. The Meyers* are giving hope in a country that desperately needs it.

Their story is about training Hispanics and Latinos to spread the gospel in an area where it’s unsafe to do so. By equipping others, they are multiplying their efforts, giving hope to more people than they could reach if it were just the two of them. Read about it by clicking here.

Watch this short, 42-second video from IMB.org

Prayer Requests

  • Pray for Hispanics and Latinos as they serve in hard-to-reach regions of South Asia.
  • Pray for the Meyers and other IMB missionaries as they serve in areas in great need of the gospel.
  • Pray for more Hispanics and Latinos to answer the call to serve.

Bible Verse of the Day

Without brave, dedicated missionaries such as these, so many more people would go through life without knowing the hope to be found in Jesus. It’s a process. Each step needs to be accomplished according to God’s plan. As Paul wrote:

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Romans 10:13-17 ESV

God could intercede and tell the unreached/unengaged people about His love for them, about what Jesus did for them in order to save them from an eternity in hell, but I believe God would rather we as the Church get out there and spread the word. He wants us to be obedient to what He’s called each of us to do. He wants us to be His image-bearers and bring Him glory by attesting to His unbounding love and mercy.

Let’s be like the Meyers and “give hope.”

*Not their real name.