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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Antigua and Barbuda

1 BWA Member Body
Antigua Baptist Association
  • 4 Churches
  • 250 Members

Pictured is UNESCO World Heritage Site Nelson's Dockyard, home to many of Antigua's sailing and yachting events.
Praise:
Join us in thanking God for the natural beauty of creation and the growing economy spurred on by tourism.

Prayer:
Please join us in praying for open doors for the churches as they share Christ’s love with their communities.
Bahamas

1 BWA Member Body
The Bahamas National Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention
  • 400 Churches
  • 78,000 Members

Pictured are 2015-2020 BWA President Paul Msiza, Caribbean Baptist Fellowship President William Thompson, BWA Director of Global Events and Fellowship Carolina Mangieri, and BWA General Secretary Elijah Brown expressing appreciation to The Bahamas National Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention leaders for hosting the 2019 BWA Annual Gathering.
Praise:
Join us in thanking God for the warm hospitality of the Bahamian people and for the convention's gracious ministry as hosts for the 2019 BWA Annual Gathering in Nassau.

Prayer:
Join us in praying for the Bahamian people as they continue to respond and rebuild from the impact of Hurricane Dorian last year.
Barbados
1 BWA Member Body
Barbados Baptist Convention
  • 4 Churches
  • 250 Members

Pictured is Tony Cupit, former BWA Director of Evangelism and Education, during a foot-washing ceremony at a BWA Living Water Conference in Barbados in 2009.
Praise:
Join us in thanking God for the beauty of creation in this nation.
Prayer:
Join us in praying for revival among the churches and for opportunities to connect with and engage the next generation.

Cuba

4 BWA Member Bodies
Baptist Convention of Eastern Cuba
  • 672 Churches
  • 43,506 Members
Baptist Convention of Western Cuba
  • 538 Churches
  • 27,620 Members
Fellowship of Baptist Churches in Cuba
  • 41 Churches
  • 1,934 Members
Free Will Baptist Convention of Cuba
  • 43 Churches
  • 2,650 Members
Members of the BWA General Council gather for a moment of fellowship before meeting in Havana, Cuba, in 2000.
Praise:
Join us in thanking God for the faithful Gospel witness of Baptists throughout Cuba.
Prayer:
Join us in praying for opportunities to minister in innovative ways in the face of opposition and restrictions.

Dominican Republic

1 BWA Member Body
Dominican Baptist Convention
  • 5 Churches
  • 350 Members

Pictured are members of the Dominican Baptist Convention gathering for an assembly in Puerto Plata.
Praise:
Join us in thanking God for the work of the Dominican people on behalf of thousands of undocumented immigrants and refugees. 

Prayer:
Join us in praying for opportunities to share the Gospel in remote areas that have been largely unreached.
Grenada
1 BWA Member Body
Grenada Baptist Association
  • 5 Churches
  • 510 Members

Pictured is General Secretary Emeritus Neville Callam on a visit to Grenada in 2015.
Praise:
Join us in thanking God for the democracy that exists in Grenada and the freedom of religion afforded to its citizens.
Prayer:
Join us in praying for job opportunities and educational resources for the many struggling with poverty.

Guyana
1 BWA Member Body
Baptist Convention of Guyana
  • 27 Churches
  • 2,106 Members

Pictured is a women's gathering in February 2019.
Praise:
Once a primarily Atheist nation, Christianity has grown substantially over the last twenty years. Join us in thanking God for the spread of the Gospel throughout Guyana.
Prayer:
Join us in praying for provision for churches as they continue to serve their communities and for open doors to share Gospel witness.
Haiti

4 BWA Member Bodies
Association of Conservative Baptist Churches of Haiti
  • 360 Churches
  • 22,400 Members
Connection of Haitian Baptist Churches for Integral Mission 
  • 150 Churches
  • 45,000 Members
Evangelical Baptist Mission of South Haiti
  • 488 Churches
  • 60,000 Members
Haiti Baptist Convention 
  • 112 Churches
  • 50,000 Members
Pictured is General Secretary Emeritus Neville Callam during a ministry visit to Haiti in 2013.
Praise:
Join us in thanking God for the leadership of Jules Casseus, 2015-2020 BWA Vice President, and Joel Dorsinville, current CBF Vice President and BWA Vice President for 2020-2025.

Prayer:
Join us in praying for continued recovery and infrastructure-building after earthquakes have destroyed homes and taken the lives of more than 200,000 people during this decade.
Jamaica
1 BWA Member Body
Jamaica Baptist Union
  • 388 Churches
  • 40,200 Members

Pictured is Burchel Taylor, who has served in full-time pastoral ministry in Jamaica for more than fifty-four years, speaking after being awarded the 2019 Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award at the 2019 BWA Annual Gathering.
Praise:
Join us in thanking God for the many faithful leaders in Jamaica, including Jamaica Baptist Union General Secretary Karl Johnson who is currently serving as First Vice President of the BWA.

Prayer:
Join us in praying for the ministry of those seeking to end human trafficking in the area as well as the ministry of churches who are providing needed support during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
St. Kitts-Nevis
1 BWA Member Body
St. Kitts Baptist Association

Lincoln Connor, President of St. Kitts Baptist Association and Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, is pictured in worship with his congregation earlier this year. 
Praise:
We thank God for the opportunity to welcome St. Kitts Baptist Association in 2020 as the newest member of the global Baptist family.
Prayer:
Join us in prayer for Baptist churches in the area as they seek to be source of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

St. Vincent and Grenadines
1 BWA Member Body
St. Vincent Baptist Convention
  • 6 Churches
  • 1,500 Members

Pictured is Sylvester King, President of the St. Vincent Baptist Convention, during a time of prayer for their convention at the 2018 BWA Annual Gathering in Zürich, Switzerland.
Praise:
We thank God for the opportunity to welcome the St. Vincent Baptist Convention into the BWA in 2018 and for their faithful partnership with the global Baptist family.

Prayer:
Join us in praying for Sylvester King and the other ministry leaders who are seeking to share the Gospel throughout the nation during these challenging times.

Trinidad and Tobago
1 BWA Member Body
Baptist Union of Trinidad and Tobago
  • 24 Churches
  • 3,888 Members

Pictured is a Baptist Youth Conference in Trinidad and Tobago in 2006.
Praise:
Join us in thanking God for the commitment to education and the 99% literacy rate. We also thank God for the leadership of 2015-2020 BWA Vice President Anslem Warrick. 

Prayer:
Trinidad and Tobago has one of the highest incidences of HIV/AIDS in the world. Please continue to pray for quality healthcare options to serve those living with this disease.
Turks and Caicos

1 Member Body
Turks and Caicos Islands Baptist Union Inc.
  • 13 Churches
  • 645 Members

Jeff Carter, BWA Director of Horizons, was part of the 2019 Caribbean Baptist Youth Festival in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Praise:
Join us in thanking God for the launch of Horizons in this region. During his visit in 2019, Jeff Carter was able to facilitate Horizons training for children and youth ministry leaders within the region and issue 22 BWA Horizons Certificates to mentors who will initiate the Horizons program in their respective countries. 
Prayer:
Join us in praying for the Horizons mentors as they continue to implement the program and invest in the next generation of leaders.
We also join us in prayer this week for the people of Aruba, Curaçao, Dominica, Puerto Rico, Sint Maarten, St Lucia, and Suriname.
As we pray collectively for Caribbean countries this week, we also join in celebration with Caribbean Baptist Fellowship (CBF) in celebrating their 50th anniversary. CBF Leaders will gather this week for their Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 22. Join us in praying for CBF Executive Secretary-Treasurer Everton Jackson and the CBF team as they lead this gathering. In reflecting on needs within the Caribbean, Rev. Jackson has shared the following requests:

  • Prayer for peace and resources to prevent violence
  • Pray for economic growth, stability, and justice
  • Pray for protection of children from abuse
  • Pray for protection from the spread of the coronavirus
Please join me in prayer this week for two of our regional fellowships who will be gathering virtually for their annual assemblies. North American Baptist Fellowship (NABF) will gather on Wednesday, October 21, and the Caribbean Baptist Fellowship (CBF) will meet on Thursday, October 22. Pray for those leading these times of fellowship and planning and for those attending to be encouraged and equipped.
Prayer of Thanksgiving

Creator God,
how could we possibly not thank you
for the earth you have given to us!
With joy we praise you
for the high mountains and their trees,
for the rushing waters of Caribbean rivers
which give the breath of inspiration
and the joy of fruitfulness,
for the forests so luxuriant in foliage,
the glorious tall trees
and the abundance of temperate climes.
Still more, we praise you
for the wisdom for living,
and the commitment which our dignified
and courageous ancestors taught us,
the neighbours in whom we became acquainted with you.

(© 25th anniversary service of the Caribbean Conference of Churches)