Date: 2019-06-26

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Religious freedom issues precede Pompeo visit to India

India (MNN) — In an annual report released just before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit, the USCIRF accuses India of persecuting religious minorities and trying to force Hinduism as a national identity. Dr. David Curry of Open Doors USA – a religious freedom watchdog group – says India likely won’t change unless there’s heavy international pressure. Now that you know, would you pray?

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India (MNN) -- India rejects USCIRF accusations

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Native American Christians need to be sent, not sidelined

North America (MNN) — Context in ministry is key, and Ron Hutchcraft of Ron Hutchcraft Ministries says Native American ministry is no exception. When non-Native Christians reach out to Native communities with the Gospel, it can look like sidelining local believers while the visitors do the heavy lifting. He says the Church needs to do a better job empowering Native Christians to reach their own people. “That warrior spirit that’s always been in Native people — under the leadership of Christ — becomes an incredible force for the Gospel.” On Eagles’ Wings, a branch of Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, soon will launch a team of 45 Native young people on their Summer of Hope missions tour. They’ll travel to several Native communities across North America to build relationships and share the hope of Christ. Pray for strength for the On Eagles’ Wings team.

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North America (MNN) -- Native missions team going out this summer

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e3 Partners worker reaches community that rejected him

Asia (MNN) — The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. This isn’t a new challenge for the church. However, it’s one e3 Partners equips international workers to handle. E3’s Marketing Communications Manager Jeff Johnston says one man’s faithfulness led to a community’s redemption in Asia. “Aaron lives in a community where the majority of people did not know the message of the Gospel. The few that had heard it rejected it, and it was frowned upon there. When he heard it, something stirred in his heart, and he accepted Christ into his life. But when others from his community found out about his newfound faith, they kicked him out. They banished him.” However, Aaron found an e3 team who discipled him and trained him to share the Gospel. Eventually, God prompted Aaron to return home. “Today, Aaron has shared the Gospel with over 130 people from his own community. Many of them have accepted Christ into their lives and been baptized. Now, two churches have been planted in that community. What started as a community that was just completely hostile towards the Gospel, has now grown into a community that is thriving, and it’s multiplying believers and churches daily.” Pray God continues raising up workers for the harvest. Learn more about today’s stories at Mission-News-dot-org. Find your place in the FULL STORY.

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Asia (MNN) -- Taking the Gospel to every tribe requires national believers