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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
November 14, 2017 


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

United States/Nigeria

Pray for Samuel and Rebecca Dali as they take part in several meetings with governmental and advocacy organizations regarding continued needs in Nigeria. The Dalis served on an expert panel for Congressional staff and are participating in meetings with the Council on Foreign Relations and the State Department. Additionally, the Dalis are visiting Manchester University in Indiana, the Brethren Heritage Center in Ohio, and a few Church of the Brethren congregations.

Samuel is the former president of Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN, Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). Rebecca is the founder and president of Centre for Caring, Empowerment and Peace Initiatives (CCEPI) aiding victims of the Boko Haram insurgency.

Campinas Bible study
Rebecca and Samuel Dali share their experiences and knowledge with Congressional staff in Washington D.C. Photo by Pat Krabacher.



Pray for a gathering of leaders from Asociacion Iglesia de los Hermanos Venezuela (ASIGLEH), the Church of the Brethren in Venezuela. Members of ASIGLEH's board of directors and council of elders will meet November 19-21 in Caracas. Their goals include establishing processes for maintaining unity and order, clarifying the goals and vision for the body, and making future plans for agricultural programs, children and youth ministries, and the licensing and ordination of ministers.

Pray for the Holy Spirit's rich presence to fill these leaders with wisdom, grace, and energy.

Iran and Iraq

Pray for everyone affected by a powerful earthquake that struck along the Iran-Iraq border on Sunday, killing at least 530 people and injuring 7,460 more. Aid agencies report that 70,000 people are in need of shelter. Damage to a main hospital in the area has left it difficult to treat the wounded, and landslides have hampered rescuers’ efforts to reach rural areas.

Pray for healing of bodies, minds, and hearts. Pray for provision for those needing food, water, shelter, and other assistance. Pray for strength.

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