We are grateful for your prayers!
Thank you for joining us this week as we at the Baptist World Alliance pray for our worldwide Baptist family and for God's work around the globe. If you pray along with us weekly, you will be able to pray for every part of the world each year!

3 Member Bodies
Convention of Indonesian Baptist Churches
  • 149 Churches
  • 9,976 Members
The Fellowship of Baptist Churches of Papua
  • 310 Churches
  • 70,000 Members
Union of Indonesian Baptist Churches
  • 648 Churches
  • 45,450 Members
Pictured is a team responding to the 2018 earthquake in Lombok with resources funded by BWAid.

Please join us in thanking God for the beautiful people of Indonesia, the fourth most populous country in the world, and the diversity of culture which includes over 700 languages.

Please join us in praying for the leadership of Joko Widodo who has just started his second and final term as President.
The Philippines

5 Member Bodies
Baptist Conference of the Philippines, Inc.
  • 430 Churches
  • 35,000 Members
Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches, Inc.
  • 1,079 Churches
  • 600,000 Members
Convention of Visayas and Mindanao of Southern Baptist Churches
  • 1,700 Churches
  • 200,000 Members
General Baptist Churches of the Philippines, Inc.
  • 275 Churches
  • 18,000 Members
Luzon Convention of Southern Baptist Churches, Inc.
  • 508 Churches
  • 49,501 Members
Jeff Carter, BWA Director of Horizons Leadership Training and Congress Mobilization, speaking alongside Vee Tetseo, Regional Secretary of the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation, at the Asia Pacific Baptist Youth Conference in the Philippines earlier this year.

Join us in thanking God for the incredible work of those who planned and hosted 2,000 attendees from 22 countries at the Asia Pacific Baptist Youth Conference in Baguio this year.
Join us in prayer for those impacted by the recent earthquake in Mindanao and for the resources for long-term restoration.
We also join together in prayer this week for the people of East Timor (Timor Leste).
Let us join together in prayer for the people of Hong Kong. Harry Lucenay, longtime BWA supporter and current member of the BWA Commission on Human Rights Advocacy, served for almost 13 years as pastor of Kowloon International Baptist Church in Hong Kong and visited the area earlier this month. He writes: "Today, Kowloon International Baptist Church and the churches in Hong Kong, as well as many of the 7.4 million people of Hong Kong, are under siege. Roads are impassable. Food resources will soon be unavailable to most of the city. Beatings, burnings, and destruction of property lock people indoors. We traveled these streets last week. We conversed with people who voiced deep concerns about the future. We prayed with pastors who see the division in marriages, families, small groups, and their congregations. We know 'God is our refuge.' We continue to pray for the peace of Hong Kong."
Pray for members of the BWA Team this week as they attend and lead a breakout session at the Baptist General Convention of Texas Annual Meeting in Waco, Texas, USA.
A Prayer from the Philippines

Lord, make us realize that our Christianity is like a rice field:
when it is newly planted the paddies are prominent,
but as the plants take root and grow taller,
these divided paddies gradually vanish,
and soon there appears only one vast continuous field.
So give us roots that love,
and help us grow in Christian fellowship and service,
that your will be done in our lives, through our Saviour, your Son, Jesus Christ.

(© From the Philippines.  A Procession of Prayers: Meditations and Prayers from around the World,  comp. John Carden, WCC and Cassell, London, UK, 1998, p. 174.)