Don’t ever discount how God will use suffering, pain, trials and trubulations in your life as a platform for the gospel to be preached to a lost world. ~ Robby Gallaty, PhD
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me—to keep me from exalting myself! 8 Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. 9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
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 all countries. Pray that these people will openly confess their sins and their faith in Christ and that they will also follow Him openly.
Breaking News & Latest Headlines For The Week
Ethiopian PM sends condolences to Orthodox Church after 15 priests killed
Published August 21, 2018 - Another five people have been killed in the Barkin Ladi local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria. These individuals are believed to have been killed by Fulani Militants. This follows only a month after the slaughter of 230 in that same area by these militants...Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2018/08/21/five-killed-barkin-ladi-fulani-militants/
Coptic boy who saw father killed wants to join police ‘to protect Christians’
August 20, 2018 — A young Christian boy from a small village in Egypt’s Minya region, who saw his father killed by Islamic militants, dreams of becoming a police officer so he can prevent similar attacks. Mina was only ten years old when he and his brother Marco, aged 14, saw their father murdered... https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/08/coptic-boy-who-saw-father-killed-wants-to-join-police-to-protect-christians/
Nepali law criminalising ‘hurting of religious feelings’ comes into force
Published August 17, 2018 – A law criminalizing religious conversions and the hurting of religious feelings comes into force in Nepal today, a year after the bill was passed. As World Watch Monitor reported last year, Nepal’s Christian minority fears the new law will be abused by those seeking to settle scores – as has happened frequently in neighboring India.… Click here for more: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/08/nepali-law-criminalising-hurting-of-religious-feelings-comes-into-force/
Muslims Beat Group of Christians for Protecting Church Property in Pakistan
Published August 17, 2018 – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a group of Muslims beat a group of Christians, including children, for attempting to protect their church property in Kasur, a city near Lahore, Pakistan… Click here for more https://www.persecution.org/2018/08/17/muslims-beat-group-christians-protecting-church-property-pakistan/
Mexican pastor survives assassination attempt
Published August 16, 2018 — A Mexican pastor who survived an assassination attempt in the notorious border city of Juarez in June says he was targeted because his church’s work is seen to negatively impact upon the efforts of drug cartels. Click here for more: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/08/mexican-pastor-survives-assassination-attempt/
Another Chinese Church Destroyed in String of Demolitions
Published August 15, 2018 -- the communist party in china ordered 70 police officers to demolish the Liangwang Catholic Church in China. The demolition of the church was allegedly to make way for the construction of more housing and a railway station. This is yet another of many churches demolished by the Chinese government who claim that the land is needed for urban development…Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2018/08/15/another-chinese-church-destroyed-string-demolitions/
Special Prayer Request!!
• Pray for Wosene and Getenah for renewed physical and spiritual strength!
• 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 our persecuted brothers and sisters who are under attack. That they would know the hope God gives (Ephesians 1:18) and that the Holy Spirit will strengthen them (Ephesians 3:16)
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!