Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:3-5
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 and Latest Headlines
Terrorists Take Over Police Station in Yobe State
12/07/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – According to Sahara Reporters, militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), have taken over a police station in Yobe State, Nigeria. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2021/12/07/terrorists-take-police-station-yobe-state/
A Pentecostal Church in Chin State Burned Down by the Burmese Army
12/06/2021 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – According to Chin Human Rights Organization, the town of Thantlang once again came under an arson attack by the Tatmadaw on December 4, where 19 structures were burned down by the junta soldiers. Along with neighboring houses, United Pentecostal Church and its clergy quarter near the center of the town were set on fire. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/12/06/pentecostal-church-chin-state-burned-burmese-army/
Al-Shabaab Kills 2, Injures 10 in Kenya
12/05/2021 Kenya (International Christian Concern) Because Kenya is a Christian-majority nation, many people would find it hard to believe that Christian persecution exists there. However, Al-Shabaab, a Somali terror group, regularly crosses the border into neighboring Kenya to stage attacks. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/12/05/al-shabaab-kills-2-injures-10-kenya/
Two Christian Sanitation Workers Killed in Pakistan
12/05/2021 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – According to The Alabama Baptist, two Christian sanitation workers in Pakistan died in early October as they saved another Christian overcome by toxic fumes in a sewer. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/12/05/two-christian-sanitation-workers-killed-pakistan/
Uganda, Congo Military Operation Frees 27 Hostages
12/04/2021 (International Christian Concern) – According to DRC’s army, a joint operation with Uganda’s military allowed 27 hostages to escape last week, after being held captive by the Allied Democratic Forces, (ADF). The ADF terror group originated in Western Uganda, and have since moved the majority of their operations across the border into DRC’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces…the group regularly conducts attacks… frequently killing, kidnapping, and displacing Christians. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/12/04/uganda-congo-military-operation-frees-27-hostages/
Jihadists Terrorize Malian Communities
12/03/2021 Mali (International Christian Concern) – “Terrorists are using hunger as a weapon to force rural people to either join their ranks or abandon their land to be occupied by the extremists,” reported the news source, based off of interviews by anonymous locals. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2021/12/03/jihadists-terrorize-malian-communities/
Special Prayer Requests
• Pray for the disastrous war in Northern Ethiopia. Millions have been displaced, their belongings looted, women raped, elderly people and children put to death
• 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), Most importantly –– they will endure! (Romans 5:3--5)
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!