Daily Topic for November 01, 2017

John 17:9-10, NLT
My prayer is not for the world, but for those you have given me, because they belong to you. All who are mine belong to you, and you have given them to me, so they bring me glory.

Get that? God sent his son to die for the sins of all the world’s unreached peoples. He asks us to pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers, then in the next verse he sends us! Why waste intercession time trying to convince God to save them? He’s already convinced they should be saved, and has already provided for their salvation.

Pray for God to raise up and send out hundreds of laborers to Central Asian Muslims.

Missionary biography, Jean Mitchell

by AL

Jean Mitchell was born in 1913 into the home of Andrew E. Mitchell, a commercial artist in Los Angeles. She accepted Christ as her savior at an early age and, together with the other children in the family, she shared in her father’s ministry of helping released prisoners.
Perhaps the most compelling influence on her young life was the spiritual atmosphere in their home and at the church they attended. There she heard God’s call to foreign mission. There also, she sought and experienced deeply the infilling of the Holy Spirit which was evidenced in a holy love and boldness in evangelism for years to come.
After attending The Bible Institute of Los Angeles (BIOLA) and taking a course in midwifery, Jean joined a Norwegian mission doing village work in northern India among the Kol tribesmen. But her work was short-lived, since single women were not trusted in the Kol culture.
Kaare Wilhelmsen, a Norwegian missionary served Christ in Calcutta by preaching in churches, hospitals and prisons, playing the mandolin and singing as he told the gospel story. He married Jean in the historic Carey Baptist Church in Calcutta India, in 1949. Jean and Kaare were a zealous and bold new team. Regularly they pumped over the rough village paths by bicycle, covering great distances to reach the people.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that God will bring people together in marriage to serve his purposes.

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