Recently, Fulani herdsman attacked a funeral convoy in northern Nigeria. One hundred cars full of mourners were returning from the burial when suddenly the attackers rushed from the bush and started shooting. The father of one of our team members was a part of the convoy, and he barely escaped with his life. Fortunately, my friend’s dad screamed at his driver, “GO! GO! GO!”
While those in his car escaped with their lives, the death toll from this incident as well as other attacks that took place that weekend has now reached 206 lives lost due to these vile assaults. Hundreds more were injured, and thousands of others have been displaced.
Violent persecution of Christians is on the rise in several regions of the world, and we are issuing a global call for prayer to stand against evil in every form.
Specific places in the world that need your prayers right now include:
Jesus taught that we should always pray and not lose heart -Luke 18:1-6, so please join us in prayer that evil will be defeated in every form. Then, take some practical action to help end persecution of Christians.
If you have a story of persecution to share or want to submit a request prayer, then write me here or post a comment.
Dare to Ask God,
Many of us see needs around us, but few actually feel those needs! Read this week's Dare to Ask God to hear how you can move from seeing to feeling!
What is the first step to discovering God’s vision for your life? Find out here!
Nehemiah felt as though all the odds were against him. He was powerless, but he knew he served a powerful God. Do you feel powerless? Have you turned to the One who is all powerful?
What is vision and how do you need it in your life today? Check out these three examples of vision!
Have you taken the first steps towards discovering God’s vision for you life? Are you ready to go through the journey of discovery?
Do you know your life’s purpose or are you still searching? Pray this week for God to reveal His plans for you.
Will you put the irreparable past in God’s hands? How can you take a step out into the irresistible future with God?
Mary trusted God in a BIG way! Where is God showing you to trust BIG in Him?
Mary and Joseph’s obedience changed the world! Will you be obedient to what God has called you to?
It is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose. Ask God to reveal Himself and His purposes for your life.
Are you facing difficult obstacles in life? Remember John 16:33 Jesus tells us to take heart for He has already overcome the world!
God wants men and women who are bold and unashamed to spread the Gospel. Will you be on mission?