Wishing you a Blessed Happy New Year!
“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
May the favor of the LORD our God rest on us ~ Psalm 90:17
Praying God gives you a year of favor full of His unending LOVE!
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 For The Week
Al-Shabaab Attacks Military Checkpoint in Somalia on Christmas
Published December 27, 2017 --Al-Shabaab conducted an attack on a military checkpoint in the lower Shabelle Region of Somalia late Christmas night, killing 2 people and injuring a third. The attack was done in their bid to gain influence and power over the region. They have conducted many such attacks throughout Somalia as they try to regain control over areas that they have been expelled.
A Merry Saudi Christmas and the Flight From Egypt
December 25, 2017 — Saudi Arabia: Migrant workers challenged to live Christmas every day. No, really – although building churches, displaying crosses or meeting for Christian worship is outlawed in the oil-rich Sunni kingdom, many of its foreign workers – especially Indians and Filipinos – are Christians and, far from home and family, they find a way to meet and worship in secret. There are estimated to be between 1.5 and 2m Christians among the migrant workers across Saudi Arabia.
Church Bombing Marks Another Christian Holiday in Pakistan
Published December 25, 2017 — One day after the third anniversary of the Army Public School (APS) Peshawar massacres, Christians became the latest target of terrorists. It was a Sunday morning when terrorists targeted the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church, Zargoon Road Quetta, where about 400 Christians were gathered together for the nativity service. This is a special service held during the Christmas season, which is a time of year when churches are packed everywhere in the world.
Aid Rushed To Thousands Of Egypt Christians After Attacks
December 23, 2017 -- CAIRO, EGYPT -- Christian aid workers say they are supporting thousands of Christian families in Egypt where many still struggle with mental and physical pain after more than 40 people died and countless others were injured in this year's deadly Palm Sunday attack in the Nile Delta area.
‘Muslim Militants Kill 90 Christians In Nigeria’
December 23, 2017 -- ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in central Nigeria face a tense Christmas after the deadliest sectarian violence in the country's recent history killed at least 90 people, aid workers and Christians say.
Kenya coastal region on alert for Christmas attacks by Al-Shabaab
December 21, 2017 -- Police in Kwale in the coastal region of Kenya have found a haul of weapons from the gunmen suspected of an attack in September on a local church. The find coincided with government warnings that Al-Shabaab militants might be planning attacks in the area during the Christmas season. Click here for more:
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.
May you shine the light of Christ in the New Year!
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!