Global Mission Prayer Update: March 21st


Source: Global Mission and Service

 

“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

 

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

 

Vietnam

Pray for an initiative of South Saigon International School students to raise public awareness for blindness in Vietnam. Part of the Global Issues Network, the students are seeking to raise funds for infants and children in need of vision-saving surgeries.

Global Mission worker Grace Mishler also requests prayer for several Vietnamese families whose children need surgeries and other treatments to prevent total blindness. In one of these families, a grandmother is caring for a visually impaired infant after the mother abandoned him. Continue to pray for the obstacles to visual disability care in Vietnam, which include lack of resources and ongoing stigma.

Venezuela

Give thanks for multiple recent baptisms in two congregations of Iglesia de los Hermanos, the developing church in Venezuela. Pray for the burgeoning Brethren movement there, as it grows both in members and in its social outreach ministries such as distributions of clothing and medicine. Venezuela recently was approved as a mission project by the Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren.

Venezuela baptism
Pastors of a Church of the Brethren congregation in Venezuela baptize a new member. Photo courtesy of Joel Peña.
 

Rwanda

Pray for the continued work of Evangelistic Training Outreach Ministries of Rwanda (ETOMR). This ministry, led by pastor Etienne Nsanzimana, provides land access and agricultural supplies to families of the Batwa pygmy group whose traditional subsistence from hunting and gathering has been lost to forest destruction. The Batwa often face discrimination and lack of formal education. ETOMR facilitates collective farming to enhance a sense of community and provide training. The ministry receives support from the Global Food Initiative.

 

This message is published by Global Mission and Service, Church of the Brethren, 1451 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60120; 800-323-8039 ext. 362; www.brethren.org/partners Church of the Brethren. Church of the Brethren is a non-profit religious and educational organization recognized by the Federal and State governments. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

 

Source: Global Mission and Service


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