Lottie Moon Offering and Prayer Guide
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LOTTIE MOON PRAYER GUIDE FOR INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS
Day 7: Unreached People Group From South Asia
For 20 years, the International Mission Board (IMB) fought to maintain a gospel presence among the Khaleela*, a Muslim people group in South Asia.
After years of setbacks, Luciano and Sofia Serrano *, a Christian couple from Brazil, moved to the region. The Serranos partner with Ralph and Lovie Adair*, IMB workers who live in a neighboring area. Through the Serranos ’witness, a woman from the Khaleela decided to follow Christ and is now being discipled by Sofia and two South Asian Christians.
The Adairs mobilize local Christians interested in serving among the Khaleela, provide ministry training for sharing the gospel with Muslims, and seek out prayer support for their ministry efforts.
“Make no mistake, the Spirit of Christ has always left Himself a witness among the Kahaleela, even if we haven’t seen it. But the time has come and is coming when bold national partners rise up to be committed to getting the gospel in a sustained way to the Khaleela.” Ralph Adair*, IMB Worker
PRAY local Christians would be bold in sharing the gospel with the Khaleela.
ASK for discernment for the Adairs and the Serranos as they share the gospel and train local Christians.
PRAY the Lord would send more Christian workers to partner with the Serranos and Adairs.