The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9
Everybody is called to pray. Please pray for the following!
The UNREACHED in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, and South Sudan
Pray for the m.ost 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. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Breaking News & Latest Headlines
Myanmar Junta Destroys a Chin Church after Failing to Set it Ablaze
10/19/2021 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – In the midst of intense fighting between the Burmese Army (Tatmadaw) and the local defense groups in Christian-majority Chin state, another church was vandalized by the Tatmadaw. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2021/10/19/myanmar-junta-destroys-chin-church-failing-set-ablaze/
Authorities Search for 17 Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti
10/18/2021 Haiti (International Christian Concern) – The group of missionaries was returning home from building an orphanage and were abducted by the 400 Mawozo Gang in Ganthier, a community east of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. The gang controls the area and is well-known for extortion, abductions, and carjackings. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/10/18/authorities-search-missionaries-kidnapped-haiti/
Boko Haram Terrorists Kill Two Christians in Chibok, Nigeria
10/17/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Boko Haram militants descended onto the Shikarkir community in Borno state, shooting sporadically and setting homes ablaze. A source close to ICC reported that the militants were dressed in Nigeria army uniforms and traveling in two vans owned by the Nigerian army. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2021/10/17/boko-haram-terrorists-kill-two-christians-chibok-nigeria/
Thirteen Attacks Against Christians in a Single day in Northern India
10/15/2021 India (International Christian Concern) – In one instance, 30 Christians were gathered for worship in Maharajgani, Uttar Pradesh, when a mob of Hindu nationalists broke into the service and physically attacked the churchgoers. Immediately following the incident, a Christian girl was physically assaulted by Hindu nationalists in the same area. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/10/15/thirteen-attacks-christians-single-day-northern-india/
Tururkish Military Campaign Seemingly Targets Syrian and Iraqi Christians
10/13/2021 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – Turkey’s supposed fight against terrorism in Syria and Iraq coincides with their bombing of Christian and other minority communities. The long-standing fight against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a designated terrorist organization by Turkey, the EU, and the US, has spilled beyond Turkey’s own borders and even PKK territory. The most recent campaign that began at the end of August has killed at least a dozen civilians. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/10/14/turkish-military-campaign-seemingly-targets-syrian-iraqi-christians/
Special Prayer Requests!!
• Continue to PRAY for our brothers and sisters in AFGANISTAN!!
• Pray for the communities experiencing continued murder, violence, and unrest
• Pray for frontline pastors, workers and their families in countries hostile to Christianity
• Pray for the believers who are persecuted, imprisoned and even killed for their faith
• 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!