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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
October 24, 2017 

 

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

Puerto Rico

Pray for the residents of Puerto Rico as they continue to recover from Hurricanes Irma and especially Maria, which caused widespread flooding and damage to homes, infrastructure, and the agriculture industry. The majority of homes remain without power, and most people still do not have cell service.

Pray for Church of the Brethren members and congregations in Puerto Rico. Amid their personal recovery, they are seeking to serve their communities in the midst of disaster. Pray for the response effort co-led by Brethren Disaster Ministries and the Puerto Rico District.

Read more on the Puerto Rico Brethren and the hurricane response.

Kathy & Jose Otero, Roy Winter, Lillian & Rafael Ramos
BDM associate executive director Roy Winter (center) recently traveled to Puerto Rico to visit Brethren and evaluate the damage, together with Jose Otero (2nd from left), district executive for Puerto Rico. Joining with them were Jose’s wife Kathy (left); Lillian Ramos (2nd from right), pastor of the Bayamón congregation; and Lillian’s husband Rafael (right), chair of the Puerto Rico District board.

 

Honduras

Kay and Alan Bennett
Global Mission workers Alan and Kay Bennett in Honduras. Photo courtesy of the Bennetts.

Pray for Global Mission and Service workers Kay and Alan Bennett as they conclude their service in Honduras and return to the United States. Alan has served for more than six years with Proyecto Aldea Global (PAG-Project Global Village), working primarily on a pipeline to provide water for a remote village. For the past three years, Kay has served in various capacities in their resident village of Belen Gualcho, focusing especially on education and health care. They have both received support from the Church of the Brethren, through the office of Global Mission and Service.

Give thanks for Kay and Alan's efforts to benefit the people of Honduras. Pray for blessings as they re-settle in the United States and Kay begins her doctoral program in nursing science.

In turn, Kay and Alan "lift up in prayer all those church members that intentionally give to the mission work of the church without knowing exactly where it might end up. We're here to say a big thank you to them because that giving matters to real people in real situations to make a real difference in neighbors' lives."

United States

Give thanks for the continued work of the Death Row Support Project (DRSP), a Church of the Brethren ministry that organizes pen pals for people on death row. These pen pals bring human relationship and glimpses of humanity to people who often spend 23 hours a day in solitary confinement.

DRSP lifts up the story of Kate, a pen pal who, because of her years of correspondence and personal visits, was able to serve as a character witness for her pen pal, John, in Nevada at his re-sentencing hearing. Likely through her help, John received a life sentence instead of a renewed death penalty.

Pray that our government end its sinful practice of putting people to death.

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