Within Reach 2023 Calendar and Prayer Guide – March
ICM || Mar 01, 2023
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.
Reaching the World for Christ, One Disciple at a Time
Centro Cristiano Emanuel Church
Disease, imprisonment and depression are just a few of the heart-breaking realities in this one community in Argentina, but God continues to show His faithfulness.
One member of Centro Cristiano Emanuel Church, Sylvia, was no exception in her dedication. She prayed daily for her mother Raquel, who was suffering from debilitating health issues. Desperate to help her mother, Sylvia turned to her pastor for hope. The pastor visited Raquel every day to bring her comfort. Through much prayer and faithfulness, Raquel was healed of her sickness and has accepted the Lord as her Savior.
Many others in this Argentina community have come to know the Lord, experiencing a genuine transformation through the Holy Spirit. One man named Colas* was in prison for years. His mother was constantly worried about him, but she prayed for him every day. She and other members of the Emanuel Church congregation visited Colas in prison regularly and prayed for him. Prison made him a hard man, but his heart finally softened, and Colas accepted Jesus as his Savior.
A young mother named Lili struggled with depression and experienced several suicide attempts. Thanks to Emanuel Church, she recently received the Lord into her heart, and God is helping her emerge from darkness. Today, Lili* is excited for God’s purpose for her life.
Community with other believers is essential for spiritual growth.
This month, consider mentorship. Are you being mentored, and is anyone mentoring you? If not, pray for the Lord to lead someone to you, whether they are a mentor or mentee. Reflect on how accountability and support from another believer is essential for growth in the Lord!
- Pray that the congregation deepens their prayer lives and continues to evangelize to others.
- Pray that each church member reflects the love of Jesus Christ in all times and places.
- Pray that each family in the congregation will impact their neighborhood and workplace, being faithful witnesses of Jesus Christ in their words and in their life.
“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” — 1 Corinthians 1:9