Thank you for joining us this week as we at the Baptist World Alliance pray for our global Baptist family and for God's work around the world. If you pray along with us weekly, you will pray for every country in the world each year!

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3 BWA 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 (GGBI)
  • 648 Churches
  • 45,450 Members

Pictured is BWA President (2015-2020) Paul Msiza during his visit to Indonesia in 2019. Click here to see a video featuring more from his trip.
Please join us in thanking God for the distribution of needed medical supplies to the Baptist Hospital and Clinic. This distribution is the fruit of a partnership of the GGBI COVID-19 Task Force with Asia Pacific Baptist Aid, Transform Aid International, and Rebana Indonesia.

Let us lift up prayers for opportunities to build strong relationships with surrounding countries in the region. May the love and support of Indonesian Baptists be felt beyond their borders.


5 BWA 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 & 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

Pictured here is a recent baptism service from a Baptist church in Placer, Masbate.
Jeff Carter, BWA Director of Horizons, speaking at the Asia Pacific Baptist Youth Conference in 2019.
We give thanks for the support of a second Covid grant to help provide food, hygiene supplies, and health education for 10,000 people who have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 in the Philippines.
Join us in continued prayers for all of those working in the taxed healthcare system. Pray for protection and ongoing improvement of medical resources.
We also join in prayer this week for the people of East Timor (Timor Leste).
"Atmospheric River" Causes Flooding in Canada
and Northern United States

A weather phenomenon called an "atmospheric river" has occurred in southern British Columbia and northern Washington state with precipitation falling to such a level (up to 12 inches/300mm in 24 hours) so as to create overwhelming flood conditions. The rainfall and the flooding have broken all historical records and created catastrophic mudslides. Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) is cut off by rail or highway from the rest of the country. Untold agricultural devastation will further disrupt the region's food security and increase pressure on the region's already strained supply chain. Jeremy Bell, General Secretary of North American Baptist Fellowship, asks Baptists worldwide to join him in prayer for those who are currently cut off from access to homes and for those who will need to assess and recover from the damage done in the weeks ahead. 
Pray for Ethiopia

Pastor Beletew Kebede, General Secretary of Ethiopian Addis Kidan Baptist Church, seeks our prayers for the challenges faced by tens of thousands of Ethiopians who have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in the Tigray region. Fuel and food are scarce and safety is threatened. Please pray for the Lord's protection and provision and for the pastors seeking to minister within this challenging context.
Stand Against Domestic Violence Initiative Lunch
Tuesday, November 23, 8 am EST (Washington DC Time)
Did you know 18% of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner in the past 12 months? The Baptist World Alliance and Baptist World Alliance Women believe this breaks the heart of God, and it breaks our hearts as well. 

In response, we have created an online resource hub to inform and equip individuals, churches, and communities to stand together against domestic violence. Baptists worldwide are invited to join us as we gather for a virtual launch of this initiative.
Pictured with Texas Baptists Executive Director David Hardage, his wife Kathleen, and 21 Wilberforce President Randel Everett.
This week we enter a season of gratefulness. It is my hope and prayer that we would spend this week in gratitude for our families, one another, and the goodness of the Lord. I stand in thankfulness for each of you, our global Baptist family, and the impact we are making together for Christ.

This past week was spent connecting with partners and fellow Baptist leaders at the Texas Baptist Annual Meeting. The event included the celebration of David Hardage's 10th Anniversary as the Executive Director and spending time with Randel Everett, BWA Vice President Albert Reyes, and many other friends.
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, p. 174)