I, even I, am he who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mere mortals, human beings who are but grass. Isaiah 51:12
For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:5
Everybody is called to pray. Please pray for the following!
The UNREACHED in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, and South Sudan
Pray for the 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
Persecution—and deep faith—in Nigeria’s violent COVID-19 crisis
3/08/2021 Nigeria The Open Doors team recently spoke with two widows in Nigeria about their experience with violence in the Middle Belt of the country. Their story is tragic—and shows how much Christians are suffering in the midst of both persecution and the COVID-19 crisis. Click here: https://www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-persecution/stories/episode-5-persecution-and-deep-faith-in-nigerias-violent-covid-19-crisis/
Kidnapped Pastor Set Free Hours Before Scheduled Execution
3/06/2021 – Nigeria (International Christian Concern) Boko Haram Terrorists released Pastor Bulus Yikura on Wednesday, March 3rd, the day of his scheduled execution. “The pastor was dropped off in the evening at the outskirts of Maiduguri, the birthplace and epicenter of Boko Haram.” Stated This Day news agency. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/03/06/kidnapped-pastor-set-free-hours-scheduled-execution/
Suspected Islamist Terrorists Kill Nine in Mali
3/05/2021 Mali (International Christian Concern) – On Sunday, suspected Islamist extremists killed nine people in three separate attacks in central Mali, reports Reuters. The insurgents, armed with machine guns and riding on 4x4s, “attacked, set fires and stole cattle,” deputy major Yacouba Kassogué told the news agency. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/03/05/suspected-islamist-terrorists-kill-nine-mali/
21 Christians Released From Prison in Eritrea
3/04/2021 Eritrea (International Christian Concern) – 21 female Christian prisoners, all of whom are young mothers, were freed after spending four years in an Eritrean island prison, reports Christian Today. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2021/03/04/21-christians-released-prison-eritrea/
Kachin Christians Beaten by Police before Release
3/03/2021 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – 11 Christians in Myanmar’s Shan state (previously reported as 14 Christians) who were taken away during a police raid at Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) in Lashio. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/03/03/kachin-christians-beaten-police-release/
Sudan: Three Churches Burned Down Twice Within One Month
3/03/2021 – Sudan Three churches in Sudan’s southern Blue Nile state, rebuilt after arson attacks in December, were burned down again in January, reports a Sudanese rights organization. Click here for more: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/coe/sudan-three-churches-burned-down-twice-within-one-month/
Special Prayer Request
• Pray for Getaneh’s health for healing and strength
• Pray for God’s favor with their visas and pray for travel mercies for Wosene and Fikru as they they continue to minister in Uganda, Kenya, and Djibouti without Getaneh
• 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!