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Bible Blog Prayer Pray With Us: August 2018 – October 2018


Pray With Us: August 2018 – October 2018

Pray With Us: August 2018 – October 2018


Pray With Us: August 2018 - October 2018

Faith Comes By Hearing Family

Thank you for faithfully praying for the health, safety, and protection of our ministry’s leadership, employees and their families, and hundreds of partners in the field worldwide.

Thank you for your faithful prayers in this 2018 year. Praise God for providing the qualified people at the right time. We have hired 18 new staff members so far this year! The most recent hired positions include: Area Director of Africa, Scripture Engagement Data Analyst, Render Operations Manager, Salesforce Administrator, Software Programmer, and Junior Software Tester. Please continue to pray for all of these new employees as they learn their responsibilities and gain knowledge of the ministry.

Also, please pray that the Lord provides the right people to join us in the positions of: Scripture Engagement Technology Coordinator, Software Programmer, General Donor Representative, Mid-Level Donor Representative, Partnership Facilitator for Central Asia and Eastern Europe, Americas Area Coordinator, Text Processor, and Oral Bible Translation Trainer.

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Pray as a new version of Render enters its final months of development that our testing efforts go smoothly and that all problems will be identified and fixed before it is released to the teams. Please continue to pray as we continue to develop future Render releases: for all involved to be efficient, unified, and clearly led of God.

As we move forward with our new Encore field recording tool and for the next version of our Virtual Recording tool, please pray for wise balance of proven practices and new ideas, and for our programmers as they learn new tools.

We have grown our team over the last month:

- Senior Software Programmer - we promoted one of our outstanding programmers with 20 years of experience, 6 years here at FCBH. Pray that he successfully rises to lead the team to achieve great things for God’s people.

- Software Programmer - filled by a pastor who has moved his family to Albuquerque to plant a church. Pray that his family’s transition is easy, and that he is able to contribute to our recording tool efforts quickly.

- Software Tester - filled by a recent college graduate with a degree in Business, who is a quick learner and has a passion to get God’s word to every person. Pray that he ensures our software is the highest quality.

Please continue to pray for all of our new staff as they learn their responsibilities and gain knowledge of the ministry. Also, please pray that the Lord provides the right people to join us in the remaining open team positions of: Software Programmer and Scripture Engagement Technology Coordinator.

MIDDLE EAST

- Praise God for an opportunity to launch apps in 2 North African countries.

- Praise God for the launch of an app distribution targeting the diaspora in Europe.

- Pray for several shipments blocked in the customs in a Middle Eastern country.

MILITARY BIBLESTICK

- Praise God; we hit the 1 million BibleStick milestone in June!

RENDER

- Praise God! Operations Manager for Render filled by someone with a passion for working with others in the Kingdom, as well as two Oral Bible Translation Trainers eager to train on the field.

- Pray for wisdom and guidance for the teams on the field who are currently working to produce oral scriptures for oral language groups to be able to have the Good News in their heart language.


AMERICAS

- Argentina: Praise - Proclaimers cleared customs for a new recording. Pray - For the upcoming launch and training for listen groups.

- Easter Island: Praise - Field portion of the NT recording is completing. Pray - For planning and preparation for the launch and listening groups.

- Peru: Praise - More than 5,000 listening groups will happen in 2018 in over 25 languages. Pray - For recordings in planning stages and new listening programs.

- Colombia: - Praise - More than 3,000 listening groups will happen in 2018 in more than 20 languages. Pray - Many Proclaimers are going to remote jungles locations.

- Venezuela: Praise - Recordings of the Gospel of Luke were completed in 6 languages. Pray - Planning and implementing listening groups in difficult situations.

- Ecuador: Praise - A major thrust is happening in Quichua languages this year with more than 1,000 listening groups. Pray - Deployment of Proclaimers for 2 remote language groups.

- Guatemala: Praise - Open doors to do a large outreach to students and families in 25 communities. Pray - For students and families to be receptive to the Word of God.

- Chile: Praise - For the opportunity to provide 2,000 listening groups in 2018. Pray - Safe shipment and arrival of listening devices.

- Dominican Republic: Praise - For the opportunity to train 50 pastors working with Haitian refugees. Pray - For effective ministry among Haitian refugees with the audio Scriptures.

- Nicaragua: In spite of challenges, 700 listening groups are happening in 2018. Pray for a shipment that is being prepared.

ASIA

- Nepal:

o Please pray as new translations become available in Nepal, that agreements will be signed and programs planned so many will hear His Word.

o Pray for our partners currently traveling and ministering to thousands, for safe travels and leadings for increased ministry.

- Sri Lanka:

o Pray as a new partnership forms and that a door will open for a sensitive recording in the region.

o Pray for current and future listening programs in 2018 - 2019.

o Pray for the FCBH Field team member serving God and spreading the Word in many new places.

- Vietnam:

o Pray as Faith Comes By Hearing forms a partnership with Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship (FGBF) in Vietnam.

o Pray as current partners sometimes come against resistance, and the threat of being reported to local authorities is continuous.

o Pray for God’s direction and favor identifying which new translations to record, finding the texts, and signing agreements.

o Pray that people’s lives would be changed for His glory as they listen.

ASIA-PACIFIC

- Bangladesh:

o Please pray for our partners in this poor and politically unstable country. The heart to implement Scripture engagement and see new language translations recorded continues to provide challenges. The challenges can be overwhelming, and prayer sometimes is the only support they receive. Our partners need prayer as they work and sacrifice to see God’s Word reach hardened hearts.

o Pray as FCBH searches a translation of Rohingya to be recorded for the Rohingya people who are migrating from Myanmar. These are refugees who are mostly situated on cleared land that barely holds the 702,000 Rohingya who’ve arrived since August 2017, and will be facing heavy rains soon. Sanitation, lack of food and contaminated water supply crushes the spirit. Only prayer and God’s touch can give hope!

o Pray for God’s direction and favor identifying which new translations to record, finding the texts, and signing agreements.

o Praise God a very sensitive language has been completed in Bangladesh that will soon be released.

o Pray for discussions on Global Bible Network (GBN) models, FCBH Gospel Films and LUMO opportunities

- India:

o Please pray as modifications and upgrades to the Global Bible Network (GBN) model continues to develop in India.

o Praise God! A new team member has been hired in India that will help accelerate new technology use and vision in the region.

o Pray for wisdom and peace for those who continue to be affected by the government’s attempts to discourage Christian growth throughout the country. Confusion continues in regions throughout as local and regional officials do little to get involved in conflicts between Christians and other religious groups.

o Pray for the FCBH Field teams as they sometimes travel in dangerous places spreading the Word of God.

o Pray as discussions continue on Global Bible Network (GBN) models, FCBH Gospel Films and LUMO opportunities

Continue to pray for the diligent work of our translation partners, recording teams (46), and studio workers to make Scripture available for those who need to know that God speaks their language.

- wisdom in choosing recording projects; in finding the right participants; and in selecting the most efficient and effective methods

- health, stamina, and protection for the teams, readers, proofreaders, and all of their families

- Audio Bibles to have an impact on the lives of the people who listen in their own languages

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYER SUPPORT!

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