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Church of the Brethren's Global Mission and Service in action

 

"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 18, 2017 

 

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

Global

Give thanks for the traveling mercies that allowed 16 global Church of the Brethren members to attend Annual Conference and return safely home. Representatives were present from our sister churches in Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Spain. Give thanks for the hospitality of United States Brethren who hosted the guests before, during, and after the conference.

Nigeria

Praise God for continued growth of Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN, Church of the Brethren in Nigeria)! A new district has been commissioned and several new churches have been granted autonomy, including LCC Kwagu. Pray for the Holy Spirit to bless these new churches with wisdom and energy.

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A. A. Ndamsai, vice president of EYN, presides over the granting of autonomy to LCC Kwagu. Photo courtesy of EYN.

 

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 for those with whom they serve. Pray that they sense the heart of God in service to others.

Sixteen senior high youth and advisors serve this week at Heifer Ranch, a working farm of Heifer International in Perryville, Ark. In addition to helping with farm and animal projects, participants will experience Heifer’s Global Gateway and Global Village, which create meal and living conditions that could be found throughout the world.

Twenty-four junior high workcamp participants are serving with Baltimore County Christian Workcamp, a church-run organization dedicated to improving the lives and homes of impoverished residents in the Baltimore, Md., area. Work is focused on repairing homes in Baltimore’s neighboring communities.

Junior high participants are also serving this week in Roanoke, VA., hosted by First Church of the Brethren. The youth and their advisors are volunteering with three different agencies that serve low-income and homeless individuals and families throughout Roanoke.

An intergenerational Brethren Revival Fellowship workcamp is serving the community of Lewiston, Maine, this week. Participants work with Root Cellar and the Good Shepherd Food Bank to provide food and other resources for those in need.

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