Dear Friends

Thank you for your prayerful support for the work of Langham Preaching around the world. This week Alongla Aier, Langham preaching club coordinator, Nagaland (NE India), shares some thoughts leading to a focus for prayer in the week ahead.

Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him (Luke 2:25).

Advent season has slipped in quietly yet again. In Luke, we encounter Simeon, described simply as one who ‘was waiting.’ Moved by the Spirit he went into the temple court that day. (This was not the first time God spoke to him—the Spirit had revealed that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ v.26). As he held the baby in his arms that day, he knew this was what he had been waiting for – the consolation of Israel, the Savior of the world! Simeon’s deepest longings were fulfilled.

As preachers of the Incarnate Word, may we also live expectantly, patiently, knowing that our labor in the Lord is not in vain. This Advent season, may our hearts’ cry be: ‘O come, O come Emmanuel, let your kingdom reign in our hearts and lives.’ Amen.

India is considered a sub-continent because of its wide diversity in ethnicity, language and people groups. North East India, a unique region, is host to many such. Christians dominate most of the states. So, the potential for preaching movement growth with far reaching impact is high.

  1. Pray that the existing preaching clubs will catch the vision to grow and multiply.
  2. No preaching seminars have yet been conducted in local dialects and languages in the region. Pray God will raise up men and women to reach the grass root level in their own languages.
  3. Pray for the first Level One seminar (February 2022) in Tripura, an unreached area for the Langham Preaching movement.

Let’s remember to give thanks

On October 31st, 150 people from the Andean Region (Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia), Brazil, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada began learning how to become escuelita (preaching club) coordinators as part of an initiative to establish Langham Preaching movements among the Hispanic diaspora. We are encouraged and filled with gratitude at seeing the interest and enthusiasm of all the participants in this virtual course. Pray that, at the end of this program, many will want to form escuelitas and apply everything they have learned as they gather together and prepare to participate in a Level One next year.

Please pray for the work in other places around the world

Cambodia: A Training for Local Facilitators (TLF) takes place this week facilitated by Tit Hieng, Va Vachana, Bo Sameourn. They will teach with the practical tools and materials from the SE Asia facilitators’ workshop they participated in. Somnang Sin (coordinator) asks that as we pray for this workshop, we also include these requests: the ingathering of the resources required to sustain their preaching clubs, and that their February, 2022, seminar will draw pastors and leaders from many different denominations who will embrace the ambitious vision for multiplication the preaching movement team is encouraging.

Mexico: The Mexico preaching movement team, along with Dionisio Orjuela (regional coordinator) and Igor Améstegui (expositor), is facilitating a virtual Annual Escuelita Celebration Day on December 3 with 130 participants.

Costa Rica: This Annual Escuelita Celebration Day, facilitated by the preaching movement team and Dionisio Orjuela (expositor), takes place December 5. Fifty participants are expected to log in for this festive time together. Dionisio asks that we ‘pray for good connectivity, an atmosphere of celebration and gratitude, and for a commitment from the participants to continue growing as preachers and to consolidate their preaching movements.’

Central America: Sixteen people from Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico and Panamá participate together in a virtual Facilitators’ Workshop on December 4. Dionisio Orjuela (facilitator) asks that we pray for ‘a good learning experience, celebration of the growth achieved and encouragement and motivation to continue learning in the practice of facilitation at the different levels programmed.’

Thank you for your faithfulness in prayer!

The Langham Preaching Team