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"That is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”
—2 Corinthians 5:19-20

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 Global Mission Prayer Guide
May 8, 2018 


In the prayers for this week from Global Mission and Service Office, we lift up:

South Sudan

Carolyn and Roger Schrock
Carolyn and Roger Schrock. Photos by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford and Kendra Harbeck.

Pray for Carolyn and Roger Schrock as they travel to South Sudan for two and a half months of volunteer service with the Brethren Peace Center in Torit. The Schrocks will train agronomists and work with the Eastern Equatoria Farmer's Association, an organization seeking to fight the region's pervasive hunger by encouraging farmers to pool resources and leverage assets.

Pray for the Schrocks' health and safety as they serve. Pray for the efforts of all working to ease the hunger crisis in South Sudan.


Pray for families of the more than 125 people who died in India's violent dust storms last week. Most of the deaths came from high winds and intense lightning bursts that collapsed houses and walls, with victims buried underneath. In addition to the deaths, at least 200 people have been injured, electricity is disrupted, and families face loss of livestock.

Pray for those who mourn, those who are injured, and those who have lost homes or livelihoods.

Puerto Rico

Pray for a recovery planning session between Roy Winter, associate executive director of Global Mission and Service and Brethren Disaster Ministries, and the recently appointed recovery team of the Puerto Rico District of the Church of the Brethren. The group will do training and then focus on guidelines and goals for the long-term hurricane recovery program. Pray for wisdom and energy of this group as they serve Puerto Ricans still suffering the effects of last fall's Hurricane Maria.

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