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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 31, 2017 

 

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

Brazil

Praise God for a new group in the city of Campinas started by Igreja da Irmandade-Brasil (the Church of the Brethren in Brazil). The group of about 15 people gathers for Bible study and prayer, and Igreja da Irmandade leaders hope it will eventually develop into a congregation.

Pray that people will feel the love of God's presence through these gatherings of worship and fellowship. Pray for the equipping of leaders to lead the group.

Campinas Bible study
Marcos and Suely Inhauser, national directors for Igreja da Irmandade-Brasil, lead Bible study with the new group in Campinas. Photo by Alexandre Gonçalves.

 

South Sudan

Pray for the successful delivery of a vehicle to the Brethren Peace Center in Torit. The vehicle, which will greatly improve delivery of humanitarian aid and other supplies, was purchased through Church of the Brethren individual and congregational donations together with a grant from the Emergency Disaster Fund. The vehicle's delivery has been postponed to due to ongoing insecurity in the region and bureaucratic delays.

Pray for peace in South Sudan. Pray for Global Mission worker Athanasus Ungang.

Palestine and Israel

Pray for a group of leaders from the Church of the Brethren and the Christian Reformed Church taking part in a Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) delegation to the Holy Land. Representing the Church of the Brethren are Nathan Hosler, director of the Office of Public Witness, and Roy Winter, associate executive director of Global Mission and Service and Brethren Disaster Ministries.

CMEP executive director Mae Elise Cannon requests prayers "for our travels and our meetings with Israelis and Palestinians as we seek to listen, learn, and better understand how we can be more effective advocates toward a just peace in the midst of this conflict."

Churches for Middle East Peace delegation
Roy Winter (third from left) and Nathan Hosler (at right) take part in the CMEP delegation in Jerusalem. Photo courtesy of CMEP.

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