The India Mission Summit (IMS) is an annual gathering of Mission Leaders of India organised by the India Missions Association (IMA) with the purpose of coming together to discuss contemporary issues facing Indian Christians and Missions. This year it is taking place from 6-8 September in Hyderabad and the theme is ‘The Future of Mission’ – an opportunity to explore the future of missions in India and thereby the future direction of IMA too. Please pray for this important meeting.
The IV Ibero-American Missionary Congress is taking place from 22 to 25 August in Bogota, Colombia. It will mark 30 years of activity of COMIBAM, begun in 1987 in Sao Paulo. This year's theme is "With Jesus, on mission". During the Congress Anton Ponomarev will be meeting with Faith2Share members and on 26 August he will be facilitating a Faith2Share Latin America meeting.
Spiritually some great things are happening in Northern Iraq but there are not many Christians and it is not an easy harvest field. There are however numerous Christian NGOs and workers in this area and many are reaching out to the hundreds of thousands of Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Please pray for them as they seek to effectively spread the gospel, and pray for the Christian ministries that are working with the people traumatised by war: men, women and children....
Please pray for two regional Faith2Share consultations taking place in the next couple of weeks: a Whole-life Discipleship consultation in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 7–10 July; and a Discipleship consultation for the Church of North India from 11-13 July. Mark Oxbrow and Vijay Isaac will be facilitating at both.
Faith2Share is gathering together leaders from some of the major European mission agencies for a consultation in Amsterdam from 26 to 28 June, to explore together the pressing issues of sustainable models for missions. Please pray for this important consultation and for Dr Gilles Gravelle as he serves as facilitator and draws together their thinking.