Praying for Your Missionary
How Prayers from Home Can Reach the Nations
Being a missionary is a noble calling, but it’s also a difficult one. Missionaries face many challenges, whether adjusting to a new culture, learning a new language, or guarding against spiritual attacks. They need the support of the church and a faithful covering of prayer. But for many Christians, missionaries are out of sight, out of mind. How can we effectively intercede for the missionaries in our lives? Eddie Byun provides a handy guide to praying for missionaries. He shows the vital connection between prayer and missions, how our prayers are connected to both the well-being of missionaries and the fruit of their work. This book offers ways to pray for the various needs that missionaries have on the mission field, to prevent burnout and protect them from harm. We can partner with our missionaries as individual intercessors and as sending churches. The fields are ready for harvest. Your prayers for the workers and their ministry can make a difference.
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by Eddie Byun
Eddie grew up in Hoffman Estates (a suburb of Chicago) and studied Speech Communication at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. While in undergrad, he received his calling into pastoral ministry and upon graduation, studied at Regent College in Vancouver for his Masters of Divinity (M. Div) degree. After graduating from Regent in 1998, he began his full-time pastoral ministry and taught at Handong Global University in South Korea. He has also pastored in Sydney, Australia where he founded New Life Worship in 2002. While in Australia, Eddie also completed his Doctorate of Ministry (D. Min) in Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. In 2008, God led Eddie back to Korea to be the Lead Pastor of Onnuri English Ministry (OEM). While in Korea, he also planted a church called Crossway Mission Church, taught practical theology at Torch Trinity Graduate University, and fought for the freedom of the enslaved through HOPE Be Restored. He is author of the 2014 IVP Reader’s Choice Award Winner Justice Awakening, Praying for Your Pastor, and Praying for Your Missionary. He is also the executive producer of Save My Seoul, which is a documentary on sex trafficking in South Korea. Save My Seoul won “Best Documentary” at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival. Currently, he is the missions and teaching pastor at Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, CA.
Eddie and his wife, Hyun, have a one daughter Emma who went to be with the Lord and one son, Enoch Justus.