"Outside of the Bible, no book has had a greater practical impact on my personal prayer life than Operation World,” says David Platt, author of Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream.
Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) November 19, 2010
Operation World’s global prayer movement officially launched with two live global webcast celebrations on Tuesday November 9, 2010. Each webcast was hosted by Operation World author Jason Mandryk and Biblica’s Publishing Marketing Director Mike Dworak. Over 4,000 individuals, groups, and churches gathered as ministry leaders, pastors and authors endorsed the new edition of Operation World and called on Christians to pray for the nations. Users of resource can join the movement at operationworld.org. Participants will receive daily emails featuring a different country each day and a snapshot of its prayer needs, country specific information to focus your prayers and a video produced by Prayercast to watch, hear, and join with in prayer.
For more than 40 years, Operation World has been the primary global resource encouraging readers to pray for world missions and evangelism. Not only does it encourage awareness of and sensitivity to global missions, it also serves to foster a desire for more involvement in hands-on missions. Operation World’s easy-to-follow summaries of every nation include timely challenges for prayer and specific answers to prayer; updates on church growth, population, people group and language statistics; charts and maps; and explanations of major currents in economics, politics, and society.
"Outside of the Bible, no book has had a greater practical impact on my personal prayer life than Operation World,” says David Platt, Senior Pastor at The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham, AL and author of Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. “God has used this book to open my eyes and the eyes of the church I pastor to the needs of the world and the greatness of the God who desires to make His glory known in the world. I eagerly welcome this new edition and wholeheartedly recommend it."
Anne Graham Lotz, author and speaker and the daughter of Billy Graham, shared how she uses Operation World: “I’m getting ready to accept an invitation to an African country. I’ve already looked up the country in Operation World to find out the background of the people…and some of the issues they face so I can pray for them in advance before I go. I heartedly recommend without any reservation the revised edition of Operation World. It will be a very valued volume on my shelf.”
For more information on the 60 Day Prayer Experience, and the 2010 edition of Operation World, visit operationworld.org. Operation World is available in paperback and hardcover, eBook, CD-ROM, and DVD.
The webcast, featuring global ministry leaders and authors such as authors David Platt, Anne Graham Lotz, and Max Lucado, can be viewed in its entirety on the Operation World website. Operation World is brought to you by partners WEC International, GMI (Global Mapping Int’l), and Biblica.
Celebrating more than 200 years in ministry, Biblica provides God’s Word to people through translation, publishing, and Bible engagement. Biblica’s ministry extends worldwide, with outreach in 55 countries. Biblica has translated the Bible in more than 100 languages and is the translation sponsor and ministry publisher of the New International Version® (NIV®) of the Bible, the most widely read and trusted contemporary English translation. Through its worldwide reach, Biblica engages people with God’s Word so lives are transformed through a relationship with Jesus Christ. For more information, visit Biblica.com.
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