A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. I John 4:16
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3
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. 2 Chronicles 7:14
BREAKING NEWS & LATEST HEADLINES
70 Christians Released from Prison in Eritrea
2/08/2021 Eritrea (International Christian Concern)- There are an estimated 500 Christian prisoners of faith in Eritrea, a country ruled by a military dictatorship which outlawed every form of religion except Islam, Orthodox Christianity, Roman Catholicism and the Lutheran Church. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2021/02/08/70-christians-released-prison-eritrea/
6 Christian Soldiers Reportedly Executed by Nigerian Military
2/07/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – The Christian Post reported that on January 25th, 6 Christian Soldiers were framed, tried, and secretly executed by the Nigerian Government. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/02/07/6-christian-soldiers-reportedly-executed-nigerian-military/
Five Churches Burned Down in Kenya
2/06/2021 Kenya (International Christian Concern) – Apart from setting the churches ablaze, the arsonists also committed the heinous acts of scooping human feces onto the buildings to discourage the faithful from attending their ruined churches,” a source told the Morning Star News. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2021/02/06/five-churches-burned-kenya/
Nigeria Crisis Calls for Strong and Coordinated International Response
2/05/2021 – Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – In the years since Buhari promised to stamp out the violence in Nigeria, tens of thousands have died or been abducted and hundreds of thousands have been displaced from their homes. 1,900 civilians and government employees were killed by Boko Haram and Fulani militants in 2020. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2021/02/05/nigeria-crisis-calls-strong-coordinated-international-response/
Pastor Killed by Suspected Fulani Herdsmen
2/03/2021 Nigeria – Pastor Amos Arijesuyo was shot and killed when suspected Fulani Militants ambushed his vehicle while on route from Ibadan to Akure. Pray for the victims of these brutal attacks, especially the wife, children of Pastor Amos Arijesuyo. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/02/03/pastor-killed-suspected-fulani-herdsmen/
Sudan: Three Churches Burned Down Twice Within One Month
2/03/2021 Sudan (World Watch Monitor) – The Sudan Internal Church, Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church in Bout town, near the border with South Sudan, were set alight, said the Human Rights and Development Organization (HUDO). The incidents were reported to the police and did not investigate further. The three churches were restored with local materials, only to be set on fire again by unidentified arsonists. Click here for more: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/coe/sudan-three-churches-burned-down-twice-within-one-month/
Special Prayer Request
• Pray for Getaneh, Wosene, and Fikru as they travel to Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, and Djibouti to visit projects and visit with coordinators Feb 11 Kenya, and Djibouti to visit projects and visit with coordinators Feb 11 – Mar 12.
• Pray for Mohamed and his wife Hayat were arrested in Hargeysa and facing 3--5 yrs prison.
• Pray for a future Pastor training in Dire Dawa for the believers in Somaliland.
• Pray for strength, endurance, and encouragement for Somali believers in Somalia.
• 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!