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The story of Disciple Making International (DMI) in the Philippines is an inspiring example of how short-term mission teams can partner effectively with local leaders to be involved in church-planting movements that have long-term impact.

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The beginning of the week found us high up on a mountain, overlooking the city where we live. Along with a visiting friend and intercessor, we braved the wind to pray over the city and proclaim the Father’s truth in this place.

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Public and Private Ministry

Leviticus 15-17; Acts 18

“…they invited him to their home and explained the way of God more adequately…he vigorously refuted the Jews in public debate…” Acts 18:26, 28

Ministry involves both the private and public spheres. Our homes and our family life must authenticate our public ministry lives, so that all we are bears witness to Jesus. Aquila and Priscilla understood that more could be accomplished by opening the scriptures and praying with Apollos in their home, than in a public setting. Their home represented a place of love, safety and hospitality that built trust in their relationship with Apollos. Apollos’ vigorous public debating skills drew strength and content from his intimate private conversations. Effective ministry to others requires both a public and a private dimension.

“Lord Jesus, may (our) my home be a place of trust, love and ministry to one another and to you.”

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Daily Prayer Guide

Rebecca Hiebert
“Praise God for how he is expanding his kingdom in Thailand! Pray for Bow and Soon, two of our adult English students who received Christ over the Christmas season. Pray that they will grow in their faith and be excited to share it with those around them. Pray for Garn, Daw, and Boat as they serve in the university. Praise God that a team is forming around them. Pray for Ajan Nat as she teaches a discipleship training course this month. Pray for those who attend to be ready to go out and make disciples. Pray for me as I prepare for my upcoming visit to North America. Pray for refreshing times with family and friends and for God to speak through me to encourage the churches I visit. Pray that wherever I am, that all I say and do will bring God glory, and draw people into his kingdom. Pray for safety as I travel and for God’s words to come with power when I speak.”

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. ~ Colossians 3:17

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