Beginning of December marks IMB Week of Prayer

By December 3, 2012

International (MNN) — Reading your Bible is one thing, but living out your faith is another. Southern Baptist missionaries worldwide are daily obeying God and living like Jesus would, no matter what the cost. This week, the International Mission Board asks you to pray for those believers.

IMB's International Week of Prayer runs from December 2-9. A Southern Baptist mission field is profiled each day, along with prayer requests, photos, videos, and giving opportunities. Click on each country listed below to visit the IMB profile.

In the coming days, pray for:

  • Egypt
  • South America
  • Nepal
  • China
  • Persecuted believers in a Muslim-dominated region of Africa
  • West Africa
  • Central Asia

    According to IMB, Southern Baptist churches collect the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering to support these international missions. It's the namesake of a dedicated Southern Baptist missionary to China, Lottie Moon, who urged church members back home to greater missions involvement and support. December 24 will mark 100 years since the passing of Lottie Moon.

    It costs an average of $49,800 per year to support a missionary, and 54% of IMB's budgeted income derives from this Christmas initiative. You can see how funding collected through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is used to make a difference by clicking here.

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