May 1, 2023

Within Reach 2023 Calendar and Prayer Guide – May


Within Reach

Are you ready to read amazing stories of what God is doing around the world?

Healthy churches are changing communities. Lives are being transformed by the Gospel. Let us continue to pray for the nations together.

As we move towards our goal of reaching 25 Million Disciples for Christ, we know that empowering existing believers is just as crucial as sharing the Gospel with those who have never heard it. Healthy churches must be filled with healthy disciples who are fully equipped to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others.

This prayer calendar and journal highlights just a few of the people and projects that are blessed by your giving.

We hope you are touched by reading these testimonies from our ministry partners around the world.

All Scripture references come from the English Standard Version (ESV). *Names changed to protect identity.


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"Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving." — Colossians 4:2

Reaching the World for Christ, One Disciple at a Time


Galapa Church and Hope Center



Juan is a young man living in Colombia, a country still haunted by immense drug problems. After struggling with a serious drug addiction, Juan eventually realized that he needed a Savior. If he continued down his old path, he would have ended up in prison, or worse. Little did Juan know that when he accepted Jesus as his Savior, he would see miracles happen right in front of his eyes.

Juan became a member of Galapa Church, and he accepted Jesus into his heart. Before long, Juan was enrolled in Foundations training through ICM. He was so excited to finally have Biblical training that was easy to understand. The lessons were also in his own language!

After completing Foundations curriculum, Juan gained the confidence to tell others about Jesus and is making disciples.

Recently, he was compelled to pray in his workplace for a man having an asthma attack. Juan put his hands on the man, and asked God for healing. Miraculously, the man was able to breathe again. After regaining his strength, he asked Juan to tell him about the God he just prayed to. Right then and there, Juan shared the Gospel with him. What a blessing it is to see new believers share the love of Christ with others.

Are you following God’s will for your life? Where is He leading you?

This month, consider all your goals and plans. Is a career change underway? Is there a new financial venture you want to explore? Is there something new you want to do with your family? It can be easy to get wrapped up in your goals and plans, but remember that God is in control. Cast all your cares upon Him.

Prayer Requests

  • Give thanks for our Christian brothers and sisters, who God is using to benefit so many churches.
  • Pray for resources to continue giving snacks and food to the children of the community. The congregation does this every Saturday and Sunday.
  • Pray that the church can help the young mothers of the community with vocational training and food drives.
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