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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
June 19, 2018 

 

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

United States

Pray for the 19 people at the junior high workcamp at Harrisburg (Pa.) Church of the Brethren, both junior high participants and adult advisors. Workcampers will assist at a Vacation Bible School for community children, help the Brethren Housing Association with renovations and cleaning, and spend time in peace education activities with On Earth Peace.

United States/Mexico

Pray for the families affected by the government's unjust policy of separating children from parents at the Mexico-United States border. Pray for the nearly 2,000 children who have been removed from their parents over the past six weeks, who are dealing with the trauma of separation and living in government centers or with foster families. Pray for an end to the administration's practice of separating families.

Yemen

Pray for an end to the violence and suffering in Yemen, which is in its fourth year of civil war--what many consider the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Some 8 million people are on the brink of famine and more than 1 million have been infected in a cholera epidemic considered the worst in history. The aid group Save the Children estimates that in just one year in 2017, more than 50,000 children died of starvation, malnutrition, or disease.

The situation has worsened in recent days, as fighting has centered around the city of Hodeida. This large port city serves as the only remaining major entry point for humanitarian aid, after a blockade closed other access points. Two-thirds of Yemen's population depends on the supplies coming through this port. Additionally, thousands of the city's people are at risk from intensified fighting.

Spain

Give thanks for Carol Yeazell's visit with Iglesia de los Hermanos — Una Luz En Las Naciones, the Church of the Brethren in Spain. Along with visits to congregations, Carol led ethics training for approximately 25 pastors and leaders preparing to be pastors.

Ethics training in Spain
Carol Yeazell leading ethics training for Church of the Brethren leaders in Gijon, Spain. Photo courtesy of Santos Terrero.

This message is published by Global Mission and Service, Church of the Brethren, 1451 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60120; 800-323-8039 ext. 362; www.brethren.org/global
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