Sunday, May 19, 2013
missions for life™
NAME Prayer Partnership
Kentucky WMU Prayer Partnership
with NAME (North Africa and the Middle East) Affinity Group
Three Year Partnership 2012-2015
At the request of NAME leaders, Kentucky WMU Executive Board has accepted the request to enter into a Prayer Partnership with NAME for three years. All Kentucky Baptists are invited to join us in what God is doing throughout NAME through this prayer partnership.
NAME countries contain close to a half billion people with 584 people groups, most of which are unreached and unengaged.
NAME countries are some of the most turbulent in the world (Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, etc.).
NAME workers have frequently been relocated for short periods as country after country has been affected by the “Arab Spring” movement. Continued unrest in many NAME countries creates many challenges as well as opportunities.
One NAME country is considered the keeper of the flame of Islam. Another NAME country is the center of Judaism. Yet there are also several NAME countries with large traditional Christian communities (Orthodox, Coptic, Catholic, etc.)
NAME countries appear in the news regularly. The situations and people need our prayers.
NAME Affinity Group leaders will be producing a monthly calendar of prayer for the unreached peoples of NAME and its workers.
Kentucky WMU is working with NAME to determine the best options for distributing these prayer requests.
In the future, Kentucky WMU may sponsor a prayer trip or participate in another project with NAME.
Start praying now:
· Clip articles about NAME countries.
· Share information about NAME countries and news with your missions group, Sunday School class, prayer team, or other group.
· Pray for open doors for the gospel among NAME peoples.
· Pray for workers to have access to NAME countries and people.
Remember that NAME peoples may be found in many countries of the world, not just the geographic location normally associated with NAME. Pray for those who work with NAME peoples in many different places around the world.
If you would like to receive NAME prayer requests by email, contact Joy Bolton at Kentucky WMU. Please identify your church and association in the email.