If one member suffers, we all suffer together, if one member is honored, all rejoice together. –I Corinthians 12:26
Over 100 million Christians worldwide face persecution for their faith in Christ, and the numbers are on the rise. In countries such as Eritrea, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Sudan and Sri Lanka, Christians face daily threats of imprisonment, violence, destruction of church buildings and even death. No matter what the physical outcome, when Christians are stripped of their ability to follow Christ in safety and freedom, we all suffer together.
Freedom of religion in the U.S. allows us the opportunity to stand in the gap on behalf of our brothers and sisters who face persecution because of Christ. Join us in prayer! During this coming weekend’s services (October 29th & 30th), we will have a table set up in the mall to bring awareness for this international event.
During the weekend of November 5th and 6th, please pray for protection and that the persecuted church will see God in deeper ways. Also, pray for God to soften the hearts of those who persecute Christians.