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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 29, 2018 

 

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

Burundi

Pray for the nine participants of the young adult workcamp in Gitega, Burundi. The group is working with staff and volunteers of THARS (Trauma Healing and Reconciliation Services) to make progress on the kitchen and library of the THARS center. Through programs such as trauma healing, conflict transformation training, and sexual violence rehabilitation, THARS serves thousands of people from Burundi and surrounding countries who have been affected by the region's genocide and violence.

Pray for health and safety for the American and Burundian volunteers. Pray for a time of mutual learning and service.

Nigeria

Praise God for the interfaith peace conference organized by Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN, Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) and held on May 19 in Yola, the capital city of Adamawa state. The event, which brought together Christian and Muslim scholars, was titled “Religion as Resources for Peace: Towards Improved Interfaith Relations and Peaceful Co-existence.” Among the approximately 120 participants were representatives from Adamawa State government, the Christian Association of Nigeria, the Muslim Council of Nigeria, Mission 21, and EYN leadership, with most of these groups represented among the conference’s presenters. Mission 21 sponsored the conference.

EYN peace conference leadership
Peace conference leadership. Photo provided by Zakariya Musa.

Vietnam

Pray for the continued work of Global Mission worker Grace Mishler as she, along with other volunteers and medical staff, provide care for Vietnamese babies with ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity), an eye disorder that can lead to total blindness if not promptly treated. Grace provides case management for the poor families from rural areas who have difficulty getting adequate treatment for their babies.

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