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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, 2017 

 

In this week's global prayers, we lift up:

South Sudan

Pray for an end to the continued violence in South Sudan. Fighting recently broke out near Torit. Initial reports state that government military forces looted the compound of the Brethren Peace Center, taking various supplies.

Friends at L'Arche Belfast community
BVS volunteer and core member at the L’Arche community in Belfast. Photo by Kristin Flory.

Northern Ireland

Pray for the L'Arche Federation Assembly meeting this week in Belfast. L'Arche communities bring together people with and without disabilities to try to live together in the spirit of the Gospel. The Assembly, which takes place every five years, brings together 500 members from the 151 L'Arche communities from around the globe. Participants will make decisions and discuss issues that affect the global communities, such as welcome, solidarity, and unity.

Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) has partnered with L'Arche for the past 30 years. BVS volunteers can currently serve with seven L'Arche communities throughout Europe as well as the Chicago, Ill., community.

United States

Pray for participants in this week’s locations of the Church of the Brethren Workcamp Ministry. Pray for health, safety, and valuable learning for all the participants and those with whom they serve. Pray that they sense the heart of God in service to others.

Thirteen senior high youth and their advisors will serve Navajo families through Lybrook Community Ministries, a current Brethren Volunteer Service project site and a mission originally formed by the General Board of the Church of the Brethren in 1952. Lybrook Community Ministries is now an independent non-profit organization called to revitalize the Lybrook Mission within the Navajo community, striving to create positive relationships and support the Navajo people.

Fifteen senior high workcamp participants are living and working at the Church of the Brethren’s Camp Wilbur Stover in Idaho. Projects center around the cleaning and upkeep of the camp’s cabins and other buildings.

Vietnam

Pray for Global Mission worker Grace Mishler as she travels from Vietnam to the United States for home leave. Grace will spend time with family, participate in Annual Conference and National Older Adult Conference, and share about her work with congregations and individuals.

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