“Every house is builded by some man;
but He that built all things is God.”
Joan Hagan asks us to pray for her cousin Kitty who continues to have serious health issues. As you pray for Kitty, pray for her mother, Mrs. Elaine Bennett.
Cliff Titus has pneumonia. Pray for him and his caregiver, Lauree.
Pray for these people who are having tests, procedures, or surgery soon:
Pray for these people who are still not 100% yet:
Mrs. Margaret Callihan
Mrs. Annie Bell Harrell
Mrs. Kathryn Sanders
Mr. Charley Kuss
Mrs. Paula Jean Wall
Mrs. Parmys Stegall
Mr. Bud Kliesch
Mr. Larry Watts
Mr. Orin Davidson
Ronald Putman is out of ICU. Please continue to keep him in your prayers.
Mrs. Linda Longoria passed away a few days ago. You’ll want to pray for her family as they continue their lives without her.
JAPAN. “This past summer, a volunteer student team came to Tokyo on a short-term mission trip,” writes the IMB Tokyo Team. “During this trip, one of students was detained by police because he was accused of stealing in a local store. The student was completely innocent, but the store owner refused to back down at the risk of losing face in front of the police. This student was able to share his testimony with one of the police officers. Once the student was released and declared innocent, this police officer expressed his desire to join the volunteer team in a worship time they were hosting at a local park. He was drawn to Christ by the incredible faith of this high school student. This student was able to continue sharing Christ via email once he returned to the United States. We recently heard that this police officer prayed to receive Christ and is now a believer! Praise the Lord for how He uses even difficult situations to get the gospel into places where it might not otherwise go. Pray for continued boldness for the volunteers who come to serve in Tokyo. Ask God to grow this officer in his faith, and pray that we will be able to follow up with him. Please pray that believers will be open to God doing whatever it takes to get the gospel to those people in whom He is already at work!” http://www.IMBTokyo.org/
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INTERNATIONAL MISSION BOARD
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
“I cried out to You, O Lord: I said, ‘You are my refuge . . .’” (Psalm 142:5a, NKJV).
Dear Intercessors, this is Eleanor Witcher of the Office of Global Prayer Strategy, interceding for people as they struggle through economic trials.
The world economic crisis continues to shake the foundations of life for many in Hungary, as it is doing across the globe. A Hungarian daily newspaper reports that as many as 100,000-150,000 people could lose their jobs, which would create a welfare disaster and “turn the national budget head over heels. A Baptist representative writes: “Bringing it down to the personal level, we just found out this week that some very dear Hungarian friends of ours have had their car repossessed, compounding the serious problems they are having due to debt and unemployment. Please join us in praying for Mr. and Mrs. R and their three young daughters, as well as for all the other families and individuals who are struggling to survive during these difficult days.”
Life is full of choices, but should they include which meal to skip each day or which child to send to school? These are the choices that more and more Kenyans must make. Economic problems are especially painful in the lower-income areas and city slums of Kenya. The daily news of the cost of oil is of little interest to these people, as few have cars and often a bicycle is a luxury, yet their lives are affected by the fluctuating cost of oil–which, combined with other problems, has led to milk, grains, beans, cooking gas, etc., doubling or tripling in price in the last year. As a result, many people are starving. Education is “free” in Kenya, but it does not include uniforms or supplies–which a starving family cannot eat!
* Please pray for the hungry in our world that they will be filled.
* Pray that ways can be found to create new jobs and offer better medical care and truly free education so that the cycle of poverty can be broken.
* Intercede for those in Hungary and Kenya to recognize God is their refuge.
Friendship Circle Sunday School Class is studying Men of the Bible. It is a wonderful study and helps us to know and understand the lives of Bible characters better as well as how to apply the lessons of their lives to our own lives. Our study Sunday was on Joseph. This devotional reinforces what we learned.