Prayer Points 14 Jan 2024
Brother S. Rai – We praise God that brother S, our local field director in India was ordained this past week as a Minister of the Gospel. Pray for God’s clear leading as he seeks the Lord’s will for his future ministry. In addition, may the Lord empower brother S with His strength for the journey ahead, whether in India, Nepal or the UK.
SA & J – On 31 Dec, we had a prayer point for this newlywed couple, who are preparing themselves for gospel work in the Philippines. Praise God that the knee injury J sustained in early Dec is now healing well, after surgery in the Philippines on 22 Dec. In addition, we thank God for His provision of all the finances needed for their medical expenses.
Emmanuel BP – Do pray for Pastor David Leong and Pastor Dev as they preach every Sunday morning at Emmanuel BP through the book of Hebrews, over the next 5 months. May God’s Word minister to the saints. Continue to pray that more of our members will go over to support the church there on a regular basis.
Japan – (Reuters, 2 Jan) A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck Ishikawa prefecture in central Japan on New Year’s day’s afternoon, killing at least 55 people and causing nearly 100,000 people to evacuate from their homes in wintry conditions. On 2 Jan (Tue), a coast guard aircraft en route to deliver aid to the quake-hit region collided with a commercial airplane in Tokyo’s Haneda airport, killing five coast guards on board. Pray for all who were displaced or suffering, that they will be able to find adequate shelter, provisions, and help.
Indonesia – Our partner reported in his annual report for 2023 that 2973 people heard the gospel, with 209 who made decisions to follow Christ and 106 baptisms. Praise God for the 55 house churches formed and the 108 discovery groups formed this year. A story was also told of reconciled relationships through the transformation that the gospel brought to a family here. May the Lord of the Harvest continue to bring His light and peace to a world in darkness and brokenness, especially to the unreached in Indonesia.