Prayer Points 30 January 2021
English as Second Language (ESL) Ministry –After stopping classes in July last year due to the pandemic, the ministry plans to resume in a few weeks’ time on 14 Feb. Pray for all 17 volunteers as they serve, that the ladies attending may see the love of Christ through them. Uphold Dn Chew Meng in prayer as he coordinates the ministry.
Hokkien Service Lunar New Year Outreach – The Hokkien service is organizing an outreach event on 12 Feb. Pray for courage and boldness as members invite their loved ones, relatives and friends to this event, and for open hearts to receive the gospel during this season of gathering and festivities.
Celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year –The Chinese Lunar New Year is well celebrated by the Chinese in Singapore as well as other Asian countries around the world. It is customary for families to visit their relatives’ homes and exchange greetings and gifts like Ang Baos (red packets), oranges and new year goodies. As brothers and sisters in Christ celebrate this cultural tradition, pray that they will also reflect Christ in their hospitality, generosity, and graciousness to their loved ones, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Central Asia – Central Asia is a vast region that includes the countries of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and much of Xinjiang province in western China. Pray for the work of the gospel among various least-reached people there by our ministry partner who visits the few churches in the region and does engagement with the harvest through various youth and adult programmes. May the Lord unite and encourage the small but growing number of believers in this region.
India – Brother B who lost part of his leg due to a bus accident last year, has suddenly fallen ill and been hospitalised (kidney is damaged due to diabetes). He tested positive for COVID and has thankfully recovered. Pray particularly for wise decisions to be made regarding the treatment for his failing kidney.
Brother S Thulung – Pray for Brother S, who is caring for his terminally ill father and mother who has dementia in Nepal. It has been particularly hard as caregiver in recent days. His father is now bedridden and eats very small amounts of soft food each day. His mother is often confused and agitated, so it has been both physically and emotionally very draining for Brother S and the other caregivers in his family. He has requested personally for strength to minister to both parents at this crucial time.