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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
July 10, 2017?

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

Democratic Republic of Congo

Recent fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo between opposition and government forces is affecting members of Eglese des Freres au Congo (Church of the Brethren in Congo). Emails from Ron Lubungo, head of the church there, indicate that several villages are under opposition control, including at least one that has a Brethren congregation. Lubungo reports that many are fleeing the violence.

Please pray:

  • That the hostilities and violence would be resolved.
  • That citizens would be unharmed.
  • That church members would not be swept up in the violence and would be a witness to the love and peace of Jesus Christ.

United States/Nigeria

Pray for the congressional briefing, organized by the Church of the Brethren Office of Public Witness, on the crisis of famine and violence in Nigeria. The event is intended for policy makers and their staff members, to give them background knowledge on local solutions, U.S. policy, and interfaith organizing happening in regards to Nigeria. Leaders from Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) have been participating in several advocacy meetings in Washington D.C. and will be present at the briefing.

Pray that US Congress members and their staff attend the briefing and work toward meaningful policy to lessen violence and suffering in Nigeria.

Click here for information on how to invite your legislators to the Nigeria briefing.

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