Pray for India on Sunday, January 15, 2017

Lectionary Selection: John 1: 29-42

india_2016_sarah_williams_Mungeli_05.jpegPrayers for India:

God of love, thank you for your presence in our lives. You know we are not perfect yet endlessly you grant us grace and mercy. At times it becomes challenging not to unintentionally question our faith as we see so many injustices that affect our brothers and sisters in Mungeli and around the world. Often it becomes hard to process causing us to wonder why there is such a india_2016_sarah_williams_Mungeli_06.jpegdivide between gender, geographical location, and many other factors. Unfortunately, in India the lack of care for women is profound. Many have children in their teens, are not allowed an education, and are used as laborers from childhood. Countless women are rarely if ever treated as valuable members of society, many rural women don’t believe they are valuable and are content with their place in society. Lord, as we come across moments of question, when we ask why things like this are happening around the world, and why we are so fortunate; please direct us away from questioning why, and lead us to serving where we can. Let us realize that by questioning why or how you could allow so many injustices to take place around the world we in turn accidentally affect our faith in negative ways. Help us have the trust of John and the disciples who had complete faith in Jesus, following him wherever he led and did his works without question. Be with us as we see and hear so many things that may leave our faith shaken. Guide us down paths that will lead us to best help our brothers and sisters and let us not be afraid to go down the road that you have set forth for us. In your precious name we pray, Amen.

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india_2016_sarah_williams_Mungeli_04.jpegMission Stewardship Moment from India:

As we think and pray about giving, often times we find ourselves in a place of uncertainty as to how we can contribute and where we can be of the most assistance. Giving can be challenging since the world constantly seems in distress and populations are needing help. At Christian Hospital Mungeli, a portion of the funds go to our growing nursing program. This program allows india_2016_sarah_williams_Mungeli_08.jpegyoung women to further their education and become role models for others in an area of the world where too often an educated woman is not seen as an asset. Another portion goes to helping with the cost of patient care as the need for skilled care in rural India is ever growing. As there are endless needs throughout the world, Global Ministries is doing phenomenal work serving through partners and offering help to the marginalized and at risk populations in a variety of areas. So, as you give, whether it be funds or time, give with your heart and follow where the Lord leads you.

(Prayer and Mission Moment by Sarah Williams)

Mission Partners in India:

More information on India: http://www.globalministries.org/india

Global Ministries Missionary in India:
Sarah Williams serves as a Global Mission Intern with the Christian Hospital in Mungeli, India. 
Her appointment is supported by Week of Compassion, Our Church’s Wider Mission, Disciples Mission Fund and your special gifts.

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  • commented 2017-01-13 13:17:15 -0500
    First Christian Church in Vahermoso Springs, AL is remembering the good work of Sarah and other missionaries in our prayers and giving this Sunday. May the Lord bless and keep you Sarah and prosper your work for the Lord.