Today ENGAGE THE NATIONS interns from across the Antioch Movement are heading out for three months to 16 different locations. In the coming weeks, many of them will be joined by short-term teams, with the goal to love, serve and share the Gospel with the people in each nation.

Whether you are jumping in with ENGAGE THE NATIONS this summer or you’re staying in Waco, you can still be a part of the work God is doing. We believe prayer lays the foundation for God to move! So, throughout the summer we encourage you to commit to praying for a different location each week.

Take a look at how you can be praying for each team:
  • The Arab Peninsula // Interns will participate in church planting initiatives and start Discovery Bible Study groups as part of the team’s strategy to catalyze global culture house churches.
    • Pray for more house churches to be established
    • Pray for fruitful Discovery Bible Studies
    • Pray for church-planting initiatives in neighboring cities to be established

  • Bangkok, Thailand // This team will be a part of facilitating strategic prayer times and participate in dynamic outreach opportunities using street dramas and park outreaches.
    • Pray for fruitful outreaches
    • Pray for the team’s village outreaches
    • Pray for the team to find creative opportunities to share the Gospel

  • Brussels, Belgium // Interns will help develop and pioneer a church-planting movement among Europeans and engage in social justice initiatives, including serving refugees, feeding the homeless, caring for orphans and widows and working with women and men trapped in the red-light district.
    • Pray for locals to be stirred and receptive to the Gospel
    • Pray for the vulnerable to be protected and empowered
    • Pray for refugees to find their hope in Jesus and not a location

  • Budapest, Hungary // The long-term team has found younger Hungarians to be open and drawn to social justice work, creating an entry point for the team to serve alongside locals, sharing the Gospel in the process. Interns will have a unique opportunity to develop strategies to reach students in the area and invite them into a bigger vision for their lives.
    • Pray for Hungarians to find their hope in Jesus
    • Pray for strong relationships to be built with locals
    • Pray for hunger to be stirred in the locals

  • Cape Town, South Africa // Interns will take part in fulfilling Jesus’ command to care for the least of these in our city while investing in others to see house churches planted in the area.
    • Pray for the house churches planted within the townships to thrive
    • Pray for spiritual and practical needs to be met for people living in the townships
    • Pray for those living in poverty to be empowered and encouraged

  • Cusco, Peru // Interns will have the opportunity to pioneer church-planting initiatives in the villages through exploration and building organic relationships with locals.
    • Pray for local children to know the love of the Father
    • Pray for the unengaged and unreached to be receptive of the Gospel
    • Pray for the team’s village outreaches to be fruitful

  • Detroit, Michigan // The team has been given a unique opportunity to serve refugees within the city. Interns will also have the opportunity to teach ESL classes, serve in women’s gyms and safe houses, develop urban agriculture and run sports camps.
    • Pray for crime and violence to end in the city
    • Pray for the refugees to be welcomed and cared for
    • Pray for unity in the city

  • East Java, Indonesia // The team is looking to seek out local believers to disciple and train in hopes of creating a sustainable disciple-making movement in the region.
    • Pray for breakthrough within the house churches
    • Pray for the team to be filled with boldness as they share throughout the city
    • Pray for the team to encounter people of peace

  • Jakarta, Indonesia // Interns will share the Gospel broadly with the goal of pioneering a disciple-making movement among the ninety-percent of the population that has never heard the true story of Jesus. They will also work with at-risk youth and care for refugees from the Middle East.
    • Pray for refugees to be cared for and to be open to the Gospel
    • Pray for the unreached to be reached and filled with hunger
    • Pray for the youth programs our team will be starting

  • North Africa // Interns will be a part of scouting locations throughout the nation, and help lay the groundwork for church planting in the future.
    • Pray for the underground church to continue to grow and be protected
    • Pray for the team to have fruitful Discover Bible Studies
    • Pray for God to give our team wisdom and clarity as they seek to lay the foundation for future work in this nation

  • Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic // Interns will get to be in on the beginning of a disciple making movement while having the opportunity to engage in increasing awareness and prevention of sex trafficking.
    • Pray for trafficking to end and for victims to find healing
    • Pray for the spirit of religion to be broken off, and for people to be invited into relationship with Jesus
    • Pray for discipleship relationships to be established

  • Sicily, Italy // Interns will offer assistance to refugees who have recently arrived, provide practical and immediate needs, host sports outreach events, take part in a food and clothing aid program and share the love of Jesus in the process.
    • Pray for the refugees’ hearts to be softened toward the Gospel and for every need to be met
    • Pray for the new ministry center the team will be opening in the city
    • Pray for trafficking in Sicily to end and for the vulnerable to be given a voice

  • South Asia Epicenter // Interns will be a part of church-planting and have the opportunity to serve with their talents in either a justice, ministry or business track.
    • Pray for those trapped in slavery to be set free
    • Pray for the unreached to have the opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel
    • Pray for businesses to serve as a place of outreach

  • Thessaloniki, Greece // Interns in Thessaloniki will work in refugee camps to meet practical needs, build relationships and share the love of Jesus.
    • Pray for the team to be filled with wisdom and direction, as things in Greece are constantly shifting
    • Pray for the practical and spiritual needs of the refugees to be met
    • Pray for hope to be restored and for the vulnerable to be protected

  • Tijuana, Mexico // Interns will develop relationships and lead discipleship groups as the team contends for the younger generation and invests in the lives of orphaned children.
    • Pray for the people of Tijuana to be set free from addiction
    • Pray for the children in the orphanages our team will be working in
    • Pray for feelings of hopelessness and fear to be broken off the people

  • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia // Interns will not only experience city life, but will also travel to the center of the country- sharing the Gospel and starting churches. Interns will experience Mongolian nomadic life, of which little has changed for thousands of years.
    • Pray for the work of UnBound Mongolia and for trafficking to end
    • Pray for the discipleship relationships to be established
    • Pray for unity among each of the house churches

In addition to praying for our teams throughout the summer, join us in praying for each of our teams as they travel to their new homes today.