Mission Moment

Missions Moment: Burkina Faso

UPDATE ON THE PERSECUTED CHURCH IN BURKINA FASO (AFRICA)

Militants continue to hunt for and persecute believers in the small African country of Burkina Faso. While Burkina Faso isn’t listed in the top 50 persecuted countries, it has seen an alarming increase in 2019.

PRAY FOR:
Healing from emotional trauma.
Provision for survivors.
The government to be able to secure the region.
Wisdom, courage and hope for the body of Christ as they continue to face these threats!

SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 1:15-18, 3:16-19

Missions Moment: May Focus

MAY FOCUS IN THE MISSIONS CAFE: YOUTH FOR CHRIST (YFC)

Youth for Christ in Strathroy continues to develop relationships with the young people in our town!

Under the leadership of our own Dave Berdan YFC is making its presence known. 

Continue to pray for a permanent location to gather!

DONATIONS in the Cafe will go towards buying sports equipment for events like Block Parties etc.

SCRIPTURES: Romans 10:14, 1 Timothy 4:12

Missions Moment: PRAYING FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH - (TOP 10 con't)

#3 - ERITREA

Eritrea has been dubbed 'the North Korea of Africa'. The nation is under an absolute dictator who sees Christians as 'Agents of the West'.

PRAYER POINTS:

For  comfort for imprisoned Christians, many who have been in captivity in horrific conditions for many years.
For provision and protection for Muslim background believers who are rejected by their communities and targeted by extremists.
For thousands of refugees who risk the dangerous journey to Europe - especially women and children, who are particularly vulnerable to human traffickers. 

SCRIPTURE - Psalm 94: 16-19 (ESV)

Missions Moment: Praying for the Persecuted Church...

#4 - AFGHANISTAN

There is no visible church in Afghanistan; all Afghan believers are secret converts from Islam.

PRAYER POINTS:
For protection for believers as Islamic extremism increases. Converts to Christianity bring shame on their family, will be arrested and tortured/killed.
For wisdom for Christian parents who do not want to send their children to a Madrassa (Islamic school) for fear of being revealed if they share their faith with their children. 
For comfort and strength for isolated believers.

SCRIPTURE: Deuteronomy 31:6 (NKJV)