Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 2:3
for which I suffer to the extent of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God cannot be chained! For this reason I endure all things for the sake of the elect, so that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. 2 Timothy 2:9-10
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. –2 Chronicles 7:14
Latest Headlines and Breaking News
North Korean Christians Sent to Remote Village for Possessing Bible
2/8/2022 North Korea (International Christian Concern) – Open Doors UK recently shares the story of Bae*, a Christian leader who had her Bible destroyed and forced to live in exiled place yet refuses to abandon her underground church inside North Korea. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2022/02/08/north-korean-christians-sentremote- village-possessing-bible/
Boko Haram Continues to Terrorize Northern Nigeria
2/7/2022 —Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – The terrorist group seeks to implement strict Islamic law in the region and oppose any who disagree with their interpretations of Islam. Due to their violent acts, at least 2.4 million Nigerians have been displaced. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2022/02/07/boko-haram-continues-terrorizenorthern-nigeria/
Syria’s Christian Population Dwindles to Nearly Nothing
2/6/2022 — Syria (International Christian Concern) – Idlib’s last Christian, 90-year-old Michel Butros al-Jisri, recently recalled the strife and war he faced over the past years that have pushed out the other Christians that used to live alongside him. The majority of the city’s residents left in 2015 when the opposition took control. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2022/02/06/syrias-christian-population-dwindles-nearly-nothing/
Widho Attack Survivors Tell About Night of Terror
2/5/2022 – Kenya (International Christian Concern) – The al-Shabaab terrorist group staged an attack on Widho Village, Lamu West, Kenya. The onslaught lasted over six hours, leaving a trail of deaths and much destroyed property. Six Christian men were killed during the night of terror, four of them tied, shot and burnt. The other two were butchered. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2022/02/05/widho-attack-survivors-tell-night-terror/
Iran Forces Islamic Re-Education Classes
2/4/2022 Iran (International Christian Concern) – Ten Iranian Christian converts previously cleared of all accusations are being forced by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to participate in “re-education” classes led by Islamic clerics. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2022/02/04/iran-forces-islamic-re-education-classes/
Four Travelers Killed in Kenya After Vehicle Hits an Explosive
2/2/2022 Kenya – Four people died in Kenya on Wednesday morning when their vehicle drove over an improvised explosive device suspected to have been planted by al-Shabaab militants. Click here for more information:https://www.persecution.org/2022/02/02/four-travelers-killed-kenya-vehicle-hits-explosive/
Special Prayer Request !!
• Pray for peace in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, and South Sudan
• Pray for the underground church and pastors we support in East Africa
• Pray for frontline pastors, workers and their families in countries hostile to Christianity
• 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!