Pioneers goes to the ends of the earth in relentless pursuit of the unreached.
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This Thanksgiving, reach out to someone across the street or around the world who can't be at your table. Ask how you can pray for them during the holidays. Let them know how grateful you are for them and for your relationship with them.
“Your words made me feel secure and at peace. Your explanation about the love of Christ makes me love Him more.”
So said Saeed, on learning about Jesus for the first time. A digital outreach campaign connected him with our Arab World Media team and led to him putting his faith in Christ.
As the coronavirus spread across the globe, he was like many who spent more time on their phones and online. We are amazed how much God has used digital outreach to make a way for people like Saeed to hear the gospel for the first time. Will you help? Learn more here: https://pioneers.org/projects/way-maker-2021-campaign
"Honey, I think I found them!" It had taken a few hours of arduously searching Google maps, but I found a store here in Midwest USA where I thought I could find some people from East Africa, a place we used to call home.
Three older women silently stared as I entered the clothing store. I don't think they often had many customers who looked like me (a tall white dude) walk into their shop full of colorful dresses, but I had a plan.
I broke the silence and asked in their language,
"Do you have any henna?”
Instantly, I felt an invisible barrier fall down between us as the threads of our lives came together in that fabric store. They laughed and peppered me with questions about my life in their home country. They told me I could come back anytime, but that I must bring my wife next time so they could meet her too.
Many people come from their homelands without ever having an opportunity to hear the gospel there, but now they are right here among us. What an opportunity for followers of Jesus to love and befriend the strangers in our midst.
(written by a Pioneers worker serving in the USA)
Learning a new language is often frustrating!
But we believe it’s worth it.
One Pioneer shares, “As our new friends and neighbors see us struggle day after day to learn their heart language, we honor them and demonstrate our desire to connect with them.”
Pioneers Australia shares the rest of his story. https://pioneers.org.au/language-why-bother/
A missionary in Central Africa gave Bishara a Bible. The Bible spoke to him and he couldn’t put it down. When he went to bed, Jesus appeared in his dreams. Within days he was ready to follow Christ, no matter the cost.
As Bishara was discipled, he made disciples, starting one Bible study group after another. Within 12 months he was leading more than 300 new believers. While the pandemic raged on, these men and women identified with Christ by getting baptized. Help us send and support disciple-making missionaries to reach people ready to hear about Jesus. https://pioneers.org/projects/hope-rising-campaign
Sikhs are one of India’s most recognizable and self-confident minorities.
The typical Sikh believes all paths lead to God. They say: you be a good Christian, and I’ll be a good Sikh. Most seem pretty content with their way of life and see little need for something more. Very few Sikhs have responded to the gospel.
Today, Sikhs number around 25 million—the fifth largest religion in the world. About 700,000 Sikhs live in the United States.
But the largest Sikh population is still in India. A Pioneers photographer visited this region to learn about Sikhs. Check out the other photos from his trip: https://pioneers.org/2020/10/09/photo-essay-sikhs-punjab-india
Shoutout to the 80 families and groups who participated with us during Sonlight’s Read-A-Thon. Together, with Sonlight's matching grant, we raised $122,209 for the unreached.
We loved getting to hear what you learned through your reading. And big thank you’s to Sonlight for the opportunity to partner with them this year and to our donors who gave generously during the campaign.
Did the Read-A-Thon inspire you to add to your winter reading list? Check out these additional book recommendations. https://edge.pioneers.org/2019/08/29/our-must-read-missionary-biographies/
Lindsey and Lottie are participating in our Read-A-Thon partnership with Sonlight and were kind enough to tell us about their experience. Would you like to join them?! Go to pioneers.org/sonlight to learn more!
Are you an geek who wants to use your passion for digital technology to reach the unreached? Join the Indigitous virtual #hackfortheunreached October 16-18 and contribute your creative and innovative ideas! #digitalmissions
indigitous.org Hub Leader #HACK Orlando Meet with other Leaders Build Projects for the Gospel Reach People in the Digital Space Upcoming...
Recently, a team of Egyptians, sent out from the newly formed Pioneers Egypt office, met a single Muslim woman who was initially very opposed to hearing the gospel. She wanted help because she was pregnant, didn’t want to keep the baby and was unsure of what to do.
The team lovingly helped her through this difficult situation and encouraged her to keep the baby. Since that time, she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and is committed to raising her daughter. Our team continues to provide support and this woman is now open to hearing more about Jesus.
Pray with us for the Egyptian and Sudanese believers who are being sent through this office. They’ve already helped start nine Bible studies and have seen 11 people come to faith!
A few days ago we prayed for Hindus and the people who work among them. We wanted to post the main prayer requests here so that, in case you missed it, you could still pray along with us.
If you'd like to watch the most recent Prayer Time event or sign up for future reminders, go to www.pioneers.org/prayertime
There are Arabs who are seeking Jesus. Our heart for Arab seekers, wherever they may be found, is that they would come to know Jesus as their Savior. Will you join us in ASKing God for a breakthrough in the Middle East?
Find out how by going to www.awm-pioneers.org/ask-2020
🌍#askme2020 #Global #Prayer
In a rut with your reading list? Participating in the Read for Missions Read-A-Thon? We've collected a list of our favorite must-read missionary biographies, including Peace Child by Don Richardson.
Check out our other must-reads: https://edge.pioneers.org/2019/08/29/our-must-read-missionary-biographies/
We're excited to announce that this December Pioneers is releasing a new book for teens and tweens: Treachery on the Twisted River. It’s an adaptation of Don Richardson’s best-selling book, Peace Child. You'll learn about his family’s life among the Sawi and the tribe’s encounter with the transforming message of the gospel.
🔔 GET AN EARLY COPY 🔔 Right now, Pioneers is participating in Sonlight's Read For Missions Read-A-Thon. If you choose to fundraise on behalf of Pioneers or make a one-time gift to someone who is, we will send you a free prerelease ebook of Treachery on the Twisted River.
Go to www.sonlight.com/read-a-thon to learn more!
In 2019 AWM-Pioneers launched an initiative for focused global prayer for the Middle East. In 2020, we’re joining with them to do it again! Our hope is that, around the world, people will ASK God for spiritual breakthrough in the Middle East. Our hope is that Arab peoples, wherever they may be found, may come to the full knowledge of Christ. 🌍
Will you join us? Go to www.awm-pioneers.org/ask-2020 to learn more.
This evening at 8PM EST, we're gathering online for another Prayer Time. We'll be praying for Hindus all over the world.
In this video, one field-worker takes us on a walk through the streets of the community they've been praying for, for the last three years. Let's continue to pray for those villages all over the world who have yet to hear about Jesus and how He can change their lives.
To learn more about our Prayer Time event this evening, go to www.pioneers.org/prayer-time
[09/22/20] Prayer Time is a recurring online event where we have conversations with Pioneers field workers about their context and the people they work with. Throughout the event we pause for dedicated times of collective prayer. Join us as we pray for the Nations and the missionaries working around the world. This time, we will be focusing on the Hindu worldview.
This Wednesday evening we're having our next Prayer Time event! We'll be praying for Hindus all around the world. We'll also be learning a bit more about their worldview by talking with a few field workers about their experiences.
Make sure you don't miss out! Go to www.pioneers.org/prayer-time to sign up for a reminder email.
Chelsea shares the details of our partnership with Sonlight Curriculum to help kids discover missions! Read-a-thon launches Monday. Sign up to read or sponsor a kid.
This September and October Pioneers and Sonlight Curriculum are partnering to help kids of all ages discover great missions books, and at the same time raise funds to reach the unreached with the love of Christ.
Sign up to read or sponsor a child at www.sonlight.com/read-a-thon
As we celebrate the generosity of God's people in response to the coronavirus, it's encouraging to hear how even those with meager resources are finding ways to reach out to those in need.
If you're interested in learning more about our Coronavirus Response Fund, go here: www.pioneers.org/coronavirus-response
As the coronavirus has swept the world, it has caused food shortages in addition to medical crises. But God is turning these challenges into opportunities for us to love the unreached and show them that Jesus provides hope during these times.
7 tips for finding and choosing a mission agency. Good stuff from A Life Overseas | https://www.alifeoverseas.com/7-tips-for-finding-and-choosing-a-sending-agency
alifeoverseas.com by Naomi Johnston When my husband and I decided we wanted to go and do long term missions we literally had no idea where to start. We had both been on short term mission trips separately, but both …
Wanderlust—or a passion for the nations—got you longing to travel? Come with us on a virtual visit to a busy, East Asian city. Bangkok, Thailand is home to millions and attracts tourists and other visitors from across the region and around the world.
View the full photo essay here: https://pioneers.org/2020/07/08/photo-essay-streets-of-bangkok-thailand
We're giving away FREE copies of Jeannie Marie's book "Across the Street and Around the World!" Make sure to listen to our discussion with her on IGTV if you haven't yet 😄
1. Like our page! (@pioneersusa)
2. Tag a friend (or a few!) in the comments below
Giveaway closes on August 15th @ 12:00 PM EST!
**This giveaway is only open to US participants ages 18+
We had the privilege of sitting down with our friend Jeannie Marie to talk about reaching out to internationals living here in America. We also discussed what it would look like to consider moving your life closer to those with the least access to the gospel, whether that be stateside or overseas.
You'll want to stick around for this conversation as there are some excellent reminders of Great Commission truths along the way.
Hiking with our new international friends got us thinking about creative ways to reach out to the nations even if we live in America. @jeanniemarie.aroundtheworld wrote a whole book on this! We connected to hear how God challenged her to step outside her cultural comfort-zone for the sake of those who need to hear about Jesus.
We'll post that enlightening conversation tomorrow as well as (🔔GIVEAWAY ALERT🔔) an opportunity to get a copy of "Across the Street and Around the World" for FREE. You'll want to get your hands on this great resource.
This week, we'll be sharing about our canyon-hike with a group of international students. In light of this, we wanted to share a handful of compelling statistics that show the opportunity there is to be reaching out to the unreached, even if you're living in America.
Let us know in the comments which statistic was the most surprising to you 👇👇👇
Tonight at 7:00pm we'll be gathering together for Prayer Time, a recurring online event featuring conversations with Pioneers field workers about their context and the people they work with. Throughout the event we pause for dedicated times of collective prayer. Join us as we pray for the nations and for missionaries working around the world.
See you back here at 7:00pm EST!
Even in the Christian world, it's easy to focus too much on strategies, programs, finances and a host of other important things. But let's not forget the source of our effectiveness, namely prayer.
Join us on Wednesday during our Prayer Time event, while we pray for tribal people and the missionaries who work among them.
Go here to learn more: www.pioneers.org/prayertime
At Pioneers we believe God uses creative means to bring the gospel to the unreached around the world.
Join us Wednesday to hear the rest of this conversation with John, who is a Pioneers leader in Southeast Asia.
Go here to learn more: www.pioneers.org/prayertime
This quote says it all 👆👆👆
Be on the lookout for our upcoming Prayer Time event coming up this Wednesday, July 22nd at 7:00pm
Go here to learn more: www.pioneers.org/prayertime
Join us as we pray for the nations on July 22nd at 7:00pm EST. We will be praying for tribal people and the missionaries who work among them.
Prayer Time is a recurring online event featuring conversations with Pioneers field workers. Throughout the event we come together for dedicated times of collective prayer.
Go here to learn more and sign up for a reminder: www.pioneers.org/prayertime
[07/16/20] Prayer Time is a recurring online event featuring conversations with Pioneers field workers about their context and the people they work with. Throughout the event we pause for dedicated times of collective prayer. Join us as we pray for the nations and for missionaries working around the world.
Under the Vision of Pastor Derrick L. McRae, The Experience Christian Center is committed to creating Godly Experiences. We are "Bigger Than A Sunday"
The evangelistic ministry of Daniel Kolenda, founded by Reinhard Bonnke. Known for the historic mass Gospel Crusades primarily on the continent of Africa.
We are a community of believers in the grace and love of Jesus Christ . We welcome all to join us for inspired praise, prayer and purpose.
A welcoming place to hear the Good News and serve the Lord by serving others!
A Christian "City of Refuge" for men struggling with addiction.
The Rock of Salvation is a “Spiritual Safe Haven” committed to ministering to the “Total Man”.
Empowering mentoring parents and children in changing cultural times. Youth making the difference for Christ.
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HomeBound is a contemporary Christian music ministry band. Its members have all been involved in music ministries prior to joining together and have spread the gospel throughout the United States and South America. They now collectively seek to share thei
Pastor: Reverend Arnold A. Porter