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Each month we put a spotlight on places in the world where GYMN is working and encourage you to join us in praying for the concerns there. Myanmar is the focus for the month of April.

Popa Taungkalat in Myanmar

picture is by exfordy@flickr

The beauty and appeal of the country can be seen in the picture above yet Myanmar has a stormy side to it.

Myanmar has had a long history of coups, wars, and rebellions. Ethnic divisions and political unrest have been common since the first Burman kingdom in the eleventh century. Today, the Burmese military maintains forcible control over the ethnic groups who want equal importance in the government and in commerce. …The military promises cease-fire; but at the slightest note of rebellion, they attack violently. Consequently, the Burmese have lived in a constant state of instability, defense, bitterness, and fear.

~taken from Joshua Project’s article on the Burmese People

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Each month we place a spotlight on places in the world where GYMN is operating and hope you would join us in praying for the concerns there.

Our prayer focus of the month is GYMN-Asia.

GYMN-Asia started when a senior pastor from Cebu City, Philippines felt the need to have training for youth ministry for the churches in Cebu. He started searching the internet for any help. He came across the website of GYMN.

From there and then, GYMN trainings have spread out not only in the Philippines but throughout Asia as well. To date, we have trained 3383 youth leaders, impacting 67,660 youth yearly. And have held trainings in 12 countries throughout Asia.

The Philippines being the hub of GYMN in Asia is now multiplying the trainings not just to other parts of the country but even beyond. Other countries amidst restrictions, discriminations, dangers and hardships are now on the same track as well.

Here is the Asia map marked by places with GYMN training:

Legend is as follows:

  • Yellow Globe: Praying/Preparing for GYMN training
  • Orange Globe: Training Ongoing (Level 1)
  • Red Globe: Ready to have Trainers (level 2)
  • Green Globe: Has Trained Local Trainers (Level 3)
  • Blue Globe: Can Send Trainers Outside Their Own Country

Please help us in praying for the following:

  1. That trainers will be able get visas for restricted countries
  2. For protection of the churches in countries where Christians are the minority
  3. For funding to be raised in order to materialize the trainings this year
  4. That what has been started and invested in may bear fruit especially in the youth of Asia today.

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Prayer Focus: GYMN-Africa

Each month we will place a spotlight on one place in the world where GYMN is operating and hope you would join us in praying for the concerns of that place.

Africa

Photo courtesy of pingnews.com

“The continent of Africa is characterized by problems of poverty, disease and ignorance, social unrest and lack of democratic traditions. Although efforts undertaken in the past have introduced some positive changes, Africa still has along way to go to overcome the problems of underdevelopment.” states an article in the African Tribune. The article goes on to state the importance of the youth in creating solutions to these problems.

GYMN began conducting seminars in Africa in 1996. Since that time, over 2000 youth leaders have been trained and GYMN – Africa has continuously been organizing seminars in 14 countries throughout Africa. (more…)

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