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Forging Ahead


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Pre-Thanksgiving Week of Prayer


Join North American Ministries for pre-Thanksgiving days of prayer, November 13-17.

Use the daily prayer guide below to partner with us in praying intentionally over different areas of ministry each day leading up to the Mission North America Offering on November 19. As you pray, consider how God might be asking you to partner with NAM to gather, give, or go for the sake of the gospel.


November 13, Monday – Willing to Move

Through the ministry of the NAM Hispanic Bible Institute, over 50 mission works have been started, and 380 graduates are ministering across the U.S. and in Latin America. This January, the institute will move from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, to Parkers Chapel FWB Church in Greenville, North Carolina. Though change can be difficult, we know God is leading us to make this move, and we are willing and excited to follow His direction. Please ask God to continue to guide and provide throughout the moving process. Pray He will prepare the hearts and minds of incoming students and provide vision, clarity, and wisdom to returning and new leaders.


November 14, Tuesday – Willing to Change

Statistically, a large majority of churches in the U.S. have plateaued or are declining. Unfortunately, this includes many Free Will Baptist churches. NAM is committed to assisting struggling churches and has partnered with the Executive Office to create Refresh, which includes numerous resources and training opportunities for any interested church. Please pray for struggling churches and ask God to encourage them and provide discernment as they move forward. Pray they will be willing to make necessary changes to reach their communities and grow their ministries into healthy, thriving churches.


November 15, Wednesday – Willing to Reach

Now more than ever, the “ends of the earth” are right next door. Gone are the days of cross-cultural mission work only taking place internationally. The nations have come to us, and we must reach them with the gospel! Pray for NAM’s newest cross-cultural ministries including new Hispanic congregations in Athens, Alabama, and Kodak, Tennessee, along with South Asian works in Detroit and Canada. Ask the Lord to grow these ministries and pray He will provide needed partners, resources, workers, and opportunities for these churches and groups to grow and fulfill their calling to diverse people groups and cultures.


November 16, Thursday – Willing to Go

Church planting is at the heart of everything we do at NAM. Thriving churches that proclaim the gospel, invest in their communities, and disciple believers bring glory to God and build His Kingdom. Please pray for our newest church planters David and Lindsey Mitchener (The Villages, Florida), Cody and Tori Matlock (Ardmore, Oklahoma), and Julio and Marisol Jimenez (Kodak, Tennessee). Ask God to provide for their needs, encourage them through challenging transitions, and give them joy and peace as they serve Him in their respective ministries. We are thankful they are willing to go wherever the Lord leads.


November 17, Friday – Are You Willing?

We believe the foundation of a gospel-centered life is a willing spirit. When we possess a willing spirit, God will use our obedience to accomplish great things for His Kingdom. Today, ask God how He is calling you to partner with the work of NAM. Will you commit to gather regularly with a fellowship of believers to learn more about walking with the Lord each day? Will you give of your time, talents, and resources to reach your community? If called, will you go wherever God might lead you for the sake of the gospel? NAM needs new church planters, community leaders, financial partners, and prayer warriors to support our work. Are you willing?

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