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Every follower of Christ has been given the greatest, largest, and most significant cause in history -- sharing the good news of Jesus with our community, our nation, and the world!  God is at work in the world and we are part of God's plan to impact it as we share tangible evidences of His love.  We at Mountain Valley Church hope to be a part of that impact as we plan dynamic opportunities to become involved in short term local and global mission projects.

At Mountain Valley Church, there are three primary ways that you can engage in missions:

1. Pray

We pray for the missionaries who are serving on mission teams that we send out and for the movement of God in unreached people groups.

For the week of :

January 19:  Bangalore Hospital, Karnataka State, India.  The Bangalore Baptist Hospital will observe its 47th anniversary in January.  The hospital continues to grow and expand.  Its 1,450 employees cared for almost 400,000 patients in the past year.  Their goal is to provide quality care with compassion.  Spiritual care of patients remains a priority.  Pray for the ministry and the leaders of the hospital.

January 12:  Pray for Puerto Rico.  Please pray for Puerto Rico in the aftermath of two major earthquakes and more than 35 aftershocks.  The entire island is without power and most are without water at this time.  One person has been killed and dozens of houses and buildings have been demolished.  Structures in Puerto Rico are not constructed to withstand earthquakes and the residents are fearful of returning to their homes.  All of this is in addition to the complete devastation from Hurricane Maria in 2017.  Please pray that God will be the source of comfort and peace in this trying time.

January 5:  Pray for the Tajiks of Tajikistan.  Pray for people living in the remote valleys of Tajikistan who become cut off from other areas in the winter because of snow and impassible roads.  Pray that these isolated people, especially the women who wait out the winter weather at home, will be able to know God's nearness and provision for them.  Pray that those who have media resources about God will watch and listen together.

December 29:  Pray for the Global Network of the Americas.  Pray for the ship from OM International, Logos Hope, that is in Brazil for three months serving five ports of this great land.  Their goals are to impact these port cities with the gospel and to do mission mobilization along with the Brazilian church with the hope of having 500 new cross-cultural Brazilian workers serving the cause of the gospel around the globe.  On board the Logos Hope, there are 400 volunteer workers serving as staff and crew from over 60 countries around the world.

December 22:  Pray for Theological Education in Malawi.  Many seminary students will be returning to their home churches for Christmas.  Pray that they will have good connections with their friends and families.  Most of them rely on donations from family and friends for their school fees.  Pray that God will call the body of Christ to support these students both financially and prayerfully.

December 15:  Pray for the People of Central Taiwan.  Pray for the many and various Christmas outreach activities and opportunities throughout central Taiwan in December.  Christmas worship, Christmas parties, neighborhood caroling, Christmas Eve Worship, Christmas campus outreach, candy cane distribution, and more will present the true meaning of Christmas to thousands who have never heard of Jesus' birth.  Pray that the story of the Baby from the nativity to the cross will ring true in the hearts of those who hear.  Pray that they will turn from worshiping idols and ancestors to worshiping the King of kings.

December 8:  Pray for Italian Christians.  The church in the Laurentino district of Rome held an outreach in the piazza on Saturday, December 7.  They gave out tracts, shared testimonies, and invited people to their Christmas evangelistic event on December 14.  Please pray for this event on December 14 and ask that the seekers who attend will clearly understand the gospel presentation and that they will have the courage to respond positively.  Pray for the church members as they prepare the program of testimonies, skits, and songs.  As that the Heavenly Father will be glorified in all that is done!

December 1:  Pray for the West African Trucker Ministry.  Be praying for workers in the harvest of the truck driver ministry in West Africa.  A member of the Trucker Team writes:  "I was recently at a truck stop that has the capacity of 500-600 trucks a day.  We had a great day among these truck drivers and had 14 who accepted Christ!  But as I looked around at all the other trucks, I wondered who was going to go and tell them the Good News.  Please pray for more workers.

2. Give

We support the Mountain Valley Missions teams by giving financially to support their planned trips.  We support mission work around the world by giving to the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and Samaritan's Purse.  We support Mountain Valley local mission projects by giving food, clothing, and gifts for struggling individuals and families in our community.  We support various local mission projects including Angel Tree, Steelbridge, and CareNet Pregnancy Center.

For more information:  https://www.namb.net, https://www.imb.org

3. Go

We take teams locally and globally to serve, build, feed, clothe, teach, and share the love of Jesus.  Our mission team is here to help you get involved so that you can share the love of Jesus locally and globally.