for week of December 14, 2014

Morning: Life-Changing Disciples
(Thailand) While on a mission trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand, members of Bethel Baptist Church in Norman, Okla., hosted an English camp for children where IMB missionaries GLENN and MARTHA JENNINGS* work. The week was filled with songs, crafts and Bible stories as the children learned about God. On the last day, a local Thai pastor clearly shared the Gospel. Nearly all the children — 35 in all — raised their hands saying they wanted to believe in Jesus as Savior. Glenn later led a young teenager to faith in Jesus, too. Cooperative Program and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering gifts enable missionaries such as the Jennings to live in Thailand where they can follow up on these lifechanging decisions. *Names changed.

for week of December 14, 2014

Morning: Ridiculed for Becoming Believers
(West Africa) Christian workers among the Songhai people of West Africa asked churches to pray for a village they call “T.” There were no believers, and the village had been held captive to deceptive religion, as well as animistic roots, for many centuries. The Lord heard the cries for salvation for these people. Four people have counted the cost to follow Christ as their Savior and be baptized. The new believers face a multitude of issues for their decision, including persecution and ridicule from their families and community. Thanks to Cooperative Program and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering support, Christian workers who live among the Songhai can encourage and disciple the new believers as they grow in their faith.

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