Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
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
Breaking News and Latest Headlines for the Week
Missionary in Mali Killed after Years in Captivity
10/20/2020 — Mali (International Christian Concern) – This past week, Switzerland confirmed that an evangelical missionary named Beatrice Stockli has been killed in captivity. Beatrice, from Switzerland, has been an evangelical missionary in Mali since 2000. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2020/10/20/missionary-mali-killed-years-captivity/
Church in Southern India Burned Down Following Threats by Local Extremists
10/20/2020 — India (International Christian Concern) – Last month, a church in India’s Andhra Pradesh state was set on fire by suspected religious extremists. According to the church’s leadership, extremists had issued several threats against the church if the church was not closed down. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2020/10/20/church-southern-india-burned-following-threats-local-extremists/
Iranian Christian Receives 80 Lashes
10/15/2020 – Iran (International Christian Concern) Yesterday, Iranian Christian convert Mohammadreza Omidi (Youhan) received 80 lashes... He is currently serving two years of internal exile in the city of Borazjan… He had previously served two years in prison because of membership in a house church…This is the second time he received 80 lashes for the same charge. https://www.persecution.org/2020/10/19/millions-west-africa-face-starvation-hands-extremists/
Millions in West Africa Face Starvation at Hands of Extremists
10/19/2020 – Africa (International Christian Concern) – The United Nations will meet tomorrow, seeking to raise $1 billion in aid for Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, three countries “at the center of a humanitarian crisis.” Due to the operations of extremist groups, families face starvation, children face malnutrition. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2020/10/19/millions-west-africa-face-starvation-hands-extremists/
Boko Haram Kills 14 Farmers in Borno State
10/15/2020 — Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 14 farmers in the village of Ngwom, a small town about 14 km outside of Maiduguri. The terrorist had taken the farmers from their fields in the village and cut their throats. They had also grabbed and slashed a fifteenth farmer, but he survived the attack and is in a hospital in critical condition. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2020/10/15/boko-haram-kills-14-farmer-borno-state/
Ten Christian Families in India Mercilessly Beaten by Radicals
10/14/2020 – India (International Christian Concern) – Ten Christian families in India’s Chhattisgarh state were violently attacked by radical Hindu nationalists after they refused to recant their Christian faith. As a result, several Christians were severely injured with some suffering bone fractures, head injuries, and hearing loss. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2020/10/14/ten-christian-families-india-mercilessly-beaten-radicals/
Special Prayer Request
• Pray for our brothers and sisters in Somalia where persecution is on the rise.
• Continue to pray for Bob Fu, his family and his ministry, China Aid, during this troubling time.
• Pray for frontline pastors, workers and their families in countries hostile to Christianity.
• Continue to pray fervently for our Nation and for all those affected by COVID-19 virus.
• Pray for the believers who are persecuted, imprisoned and 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!