Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. Psalm 130:7
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints. Ephesians 1:18
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Philippians 8:18
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6
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 & LATEST HEADLINES
Christian Convert in Uganda Killed
1/11/2021 —Uganda (International Christian Concern) – Yusuf Kintu, a 41-year-old former Imam of Macca Mosque in Dolwe Island, Mayuge District was killed on December 7, 2020 by a Muslims mob. This attack came just a week after Yusuf converted to Christianity. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/01/11/christian-convert-uganda-killed/
Boko Haram Murdered 12 in Northern Cameroon
1/09/2021 —Cameroon (International Christian Concern) – On January 8, 2021, a suicide bomber blew herself up in the middle of crowded park. Boko haram had raided the village of Mozogo in the Mayo Tsanaga, Cameroon. Many of these villagers ran to a local park for hiding. As they entered the town, they shot sporadically throughout the area, scaring the villagers to all run. Unbeknownst to them, Boko Haram had a small girl hide among the villagers while wearing a suicide vest. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2021/01/09/boko-haram-murdered-12-northern-cameroon/
Floggings Reported in Iran Against Religious Minorities
1/09/2020 – Iran (International Christian Concern) – The flogging sentence of 80 lashes each was carried out against two Christian men named Mohammadreza Omidi and Zaman Fadaii. Both were issued this sentence for drinking communion wine during a church service. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2021/01/09/floggings-reported-iran-religious-minorities/
Dozens of Civilians Killed in Eastern DRC Attack
1/07/2021 — DRC (International Christian Concern) – It is believed that the attack was conducted by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), one of the more than 100 rebel groups that live and operate in Eastern DRC. This group is currently the strongest and most prolific of the groups, and has recently tied itself to the Islamic State (ISIS). The 25 people killed in this attack were farmers who were working their fields at the time. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/01/07/dozens-civilians-killed-eastern-drc-attack/
Nearly 100 Civilians Killed in Niger
1/06/2021 – Niger (International Christian Concern) – As Niger continues its election season, violence by unknown gunmen took the lives of nearly 100 civilians in two villages…at least 70 civilians, though the number may have been as many as 90, had been killed in simultaneous attacks by suspected fighters on the villages of Tchombangou and Zaroumdareye. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/01/06/nearly-100-civilians-killed-niger/
Special Prayer Requests
• Pray for the communities experiencing continued murder, violence, and unrest in Ethiopia.
• 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 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!