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Prayer Focus for Haiti – Sunday, December 18

by Cindy Riggle

Haiti, Caribbean: Evangelical Christians have steadily grown in number over the decades, through evangelism, love in action and by openly standing against voodooism and the spiritual forces behind it. Vision Haiti (HAVIDEC), a concerted prayer movement that includes many denominations and organizations, is determined to see deliverance for Haiti through prayer. The power of the […]

Prayer Focus for Guyana – Sunday, December 11

by Cindy Riggle

Guyana, Latin America: Most Afro-Guyanese and mixed-race Guyanese are Christian, but nominalism is widespread, stable two-parent families rare (a legacy of the time of slavery) and syncretistic and deviant beliefs common. Obeah Spiritism and witchcraft, Rastafarianism and foreign sects as well as the racist Nation of Islam are influential here. Pray for the true and […]

Prayer Focus for Guinea – Sunday, December 4

by Cindy Riggle

  Guinea, Africa: The Christian population is still a small minority and concentrated in Conakry and the southeast forests. It is overwhelmingly Kissi, Kpelle and Toma in composition. The Evangelical Protestant Church (EPEG) – primarily affiliated with the CMA and MPA – has long been the largest Protestant group. Pray that their influence might be […]

Prayer Focus for Guatemala – Sunday, November 27

by Cindy Riggle

Guatemala, Latin America: The future of evangelicalism is uncertain. While there has been great growth since the 1960s, especially among Pentecostals, much of this growth is superficial, impressive only in number. Discipleship is sorely lacking as a deep value in most evangelical churches. Syncretism is nearly as common in many evangelical churches – particularly among […]

Prayer Focus for Guam – Sunday, November 20

by Cindy Riggle

Guam, US Territory: Missionary outreach from Guam is beginning to occur. The churches have the capacity and desire to send missionaries to the Pacific nations, and the increasing influx of tourists from Japan, Korea and elsewhere makes for witnessing opportunities right at home. For more information, go to www.operationworld.org.

Prayer Focus for Guadeloupe – Sunday, November 13

by Cindy Riggle

  Guadeloupe, Caribbean: Pray for Areas and peoples less reached with the gospel: a) The outlying islands are less evangelized – Marie Galante, Les Saintes and La Désirade. WT/Evangelical Church work on these islands. But island communities are closely knit, making it difficult for believers to break with tradition. Those of Asian descent – most […]

Prayer Focus for Grenada – Sunday, November 6

by Cindy Riggle

Grenada, Caribbean: The Grenadian diaspora is large, numbering possibly twice as many as those living in the country. The weak economy is the major cause of emigration, exacerbating the challenges of urbanization and a listless, dissatisfied younger generation. For more information, go to www.operationworld.org.  

Prayer Focus for Greenland – Sunday, October 30

by Cindy Riggle

Greenland, Europe: Special ministries: a) A new and more contemporary version of the Bible in Greenlandic was released in 2001 – pray that many will read it and be changed. b) The JESUS film was translated into the Greenlandic language, it has received widespread distribution, impacting many. c) Training for leaders and counsellors. With such […]

Prayer Focus for Greece – Sunday, October 23

by Cindy Riggle

Greece, Europe: Foreign missions have not found Greece to be an easy field because of strong nationalism, visa restrictions and the high degree of cultural adaptation required. A general lack of responsiveness (or outright hostility) means that calling must be certain to endure long-term. Greece’s EU membership facilitates the residence of missionaries from other member […]