“Walk in obedience to all I command you” Jeremiah 7:23
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments” John 14:15
“This is love for God: to keep His commands” 1 John 5:3
True devotion will express itself in every area of our lives.
“Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it, the Lord is His name, ‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’” ~ Jeremiah 33:2-3
Everybody is called to pray. Please pray for the following!
The UNREACHED in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, and South Sudan
Pray for the most important leaders of these countries – that the Holy Spirit will take away their spiritual blindness (2 Cor. 4:4). Pray for supernatural/extraordinary manifestations of God through dreams, healing, revelations and visions, etc. among the unreached of these countries (Acts 2:19; 4:30; Heb. 2:4). Pray that the Spirit of God will raise people from these countries to build a strong church among their own people. Pray that God’s Name be glorified and honored wherever the Truth is suppressed or denied. Pray that God’s Kingdom come and rule and His will become effective where it is defied and where it is opposed by His enemies! (Matthew 6:9-10)
The CHURCH of the UNREACHED and all over the World
It is the task of the church of Jesus Christ to take the Gospel of Salvation to the nations of the World. Pray that the Church of Christ will take the Commission in Matthew 28:18-20 literally. Pray for the church to gain a new vision for mission work. Pray for the Church to persevere despite persecution. Pray for unity among the small groups and against false doctrines that often come and destroy the young congregations. Pray for outpouring of the Holy Spirit on them (Acts 4:31).
For the SALVATION of the people from the UNREACHED
Pray that whole families will become converted – it makes it easier for the converts to remain standing. Pray that the Holy Spirit will work in their hearts in a divine way and urge them to search for the True God in Jesus Christ. Pray especially for the redemption of individuals who are leaders or who are in positions of authority in these countries. Pray that these people will openly confess their sins and their faith in Christ and that they will also follow Him openly.
If my people who are called by name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. – II Chronicles 7:14
News & Latest Headlines For The Week
Linda Boni boss accuses health centres of treating wounded al Shabaab in secret
Published January 23, 2018 --Breaking Shiden* was young and full of optimism for the future when he was imprisoned for his Christian faith. For the next 13 years he was exposed to torture of different kinds, including months in a very small cell in solitary confinement, and even his eventual release failed to bring about the future he had hoped for…Click here for more: https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/01/23/linda-boni-boss-accuses-health-centres-of-treating-wounded-al-shabaab_c1701685
Indian Christian complained of threats before he was hanged
January 23, 2018 — The body of Rev. Gideon Periyaswamy, 43-year-old pastor of the church of Maknayeem in Adayachery village, in India’s southern Tamil Nadu state, was found hanging from the roof of his house on 20 January. Church congregation members who discovered his body described his knees bent to the floor and his body hanging abnormally… Click here for more: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/01/human-rights-watch-report-2018-features-attacks-on-minorities-in-india/
Damascus bombing kills 9 in Christian districts
January 22, 2018 -- Damascus, Syria, Jan 22, 2018 / 06:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An estimated nine people were killed in a bombing on Monday afternoon in Damascus. The shelling targeted the Bab Touma and al-Shaghour districts, which are historically Christian areas, and several churches were damaged as well. Click here for more: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/damascus-bombing-kills-9-in-christian-districts-94609
Two Minya churches obtain legal recognition, officially open
Published January 20, 2018 -- Earlier in January, al-Azraa (Virgin Mary) Church and Mar Girgis Church in the village of Sheikh Alaa at Minya officially opened their doors as legally-recognized churches for the first time, despite being built in 2015… http://www.egyptindependent.com/two-minya-churches-obtain-legal-recognition-officially-open/
Egypt: Copt thrown out of village and fined over ‘attack’ he denies
January 19, 2018 -- An Egyptian Christian has been thrown out of his village after it was alleged that he had attacked a Muslim woman. The Coptic community has also been forced to pay the equivalent of nearly 3,000 US dollars to the woman’s family, though they say the allegations are baseless... Click here for https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/01/egypt-copt-thrown-village-fined-attack-denies/
Catholic priest stabbed as violence continues in Central African Republic
January 17, 2018 -- Catholic bishops in the Central African Republic have condemned a recent upsurge of violence in the country and called on armed groups to lay down their weapons. Fighting between rival armed groups erupted in the north-western town of Paoua and its surroundings at the end of December, while in the eastern town of Bangassou… Click here for more: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/01/catholic-priest-stabbed-as-violence-continues-in-central-african-republic/
Special Prayer Request!!
• Pray for the believers who are persecuted, imprisoned & even killed for their faith.
• Pray for the underground church and pastors we support in East Africa.
• Pray for the upcoming mission trip to East Africa in April 2018
Weekly prayer insights from the heart of Pastor Getaneh. It is time to pray, let us pray that your will be done. Have your way!