“You can tell what they are by what they do.”
~Matthew 7:16 CEV~
INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS PRAYERLINE
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
“’She will be given a wedding dress made of pure and shining linen. This linen stands for the good things God’s people have done.’ Then the angel told me, ‘Put this in writing. God will bless everyone who is invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb,’” (Revelation 19:8-9a, CEV).
Dear Intercessors, this is Eleanor Witcher of the Office of Global Prayer Strategy, celebrating weddings with you.
In May 2007, a Bihari believer S married another Bihari believer forming what is thought to be the first marriage of Bihari Muslim-background believers in India. S’s husband is going to go work in the United Arab Emirates, leaving S and their 2-year-old son in India. Many husbands make such a move to provide better incomes for their families. Still, the separation can be a great hardship on a family. The work contracts usually require two years abroad before the worker can return home. Please ask the Lord to provide other believers to encourage and edify S and her husband.
The Swirl people of East Asia are now celebrating the first-ever Christian wedding among their people group. All the new believers are very excited about the response of the 200 people who heard Scripture for the first time during the ceremony. Many of these 200 said that they were very moved by the service. The Holy Spirit has opened the hearts of the people–one young man has already believed!
Mr. C was always very defiant when the new believers tried to share the story of Christ. When they would start to speak, he would rise to his feet and sing a song that glorified self-reliance. Since the wedding, he has been asking questions about the Christian faith, saying, “That was the most meaningful wedding I’ve ever seen. Christians are good people.”
* Please pray for Mr. C, asking that the Holy Spirit will reveal to him that yes, there is a Savior of the world.
* Ask God to bless these young couples and help them model Christian love to others.
* Give humble thanks for the coming wedding feast of the Lamb.
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Have a wonderful Wednesday!