Please pray for the Asia-Pacific Islands — World Vision’s work with communities in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea.
Why World Vision is in Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste (East Timor) gained independence from Indonesia in 2002, after a disputed declaration in 1999. The ensuing clashes destroyed much of the country's infrastructure, including homes, water supply systems, and schools. A fragile state, Timor-Leste experienced instability and delayed recovery due in part to a military strike in 2006 and a rebel attack in 2008, but the country is now enjoying one of its longest periods of peace post-independence, with successful elections held in 2012. Timor-Leste is one of the only Christian nations in southeast Asia (the other being the Philippines).
We never give up on people
With so much happening around the world, it can be hard to decide where your money can have the greatest impact. With your help through the Where Most Needed fund, we can respond quickly to urgent needs of the world's most vulnerable children and families. And, thanks to grant funds and donated products, your monthly gifts multiply 4 times in impact.
Prayer Requests from Timor-Leste
World Vision's staff in Timor-Leste are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
Pray that churches continue to grow in their ability to work together, focusing on their common belief in Jesus rather than denominational differences that divide.
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