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Lectionary Selection: John 2:1-11
Prayers for Democratic Republic of Congo:
We thank you for answering so many prayers on December 30, 2018, Election Day in DR Congo. A day spared from widespread violence and upheaval. We thank you for protecting all of the volunteer election observers serving under the Churches of Christ in Congo (known by its French acronym, ECC), one of three Global Ministries’ partners in DR Congo. We are grateful that most ECC election observers were mostly young adult leaders in the church, a sign that you are raising up a generation ready to embrace peaceful change and transformation in DR Congo.
We pray for resolution of the ebola crisis in DR Congo’s eastern provinces, now the second most deadly outbreak of the disease on record. May the violence that continues to hamper the response cease so that health workers can reach villages cut off by armed militias.
We praise you for pastors in the Community of Disciples of Christ in Congo (CDCC) who labored for decades teaching and preaching the Gospel and also worked to bring improved healthcare, clean water, food security, and other development priorities to their faith communities.
Finally, we thank you for the example of Dr. Mugweli, a Congolese obstetrician and recent winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, for his transformative work with women traumatized by sexual violence. May his call for unity and democracy be heard in DR Congo and the world as well.
In Jesus name, AmenRead more
From the All Africa Conference of Churches
January 8, 2019Read more
Lectionary Selection: Luke 2:41-52
Prayers for Kenya:
The restoration work of the Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC) in the restoring the earth in a massive tree planting throughout Africa and giving communities alternative cooking sources so that trees are not cut for charcoal.
The restoration work of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) as the reach out to Anglophone Cameroon and offer Church leadership a room in their guesthouse to come and rest/reflect/rejuvenate.
The restoration of a staff member of the Programme for Christian Muslim Relations in Africa who is from Anglophone Cameroon. Her brother waskidnapped a week ago and they had to pay a ransom to get him back. (He was not been retuned) Pray for the people of Cameroon.Read more
Founded in 1979, Theological Education by Extension in Zambia (TEEZ) is an ecumenical program of nine churches aimed at providing extension-based theological training to church leaders and lay members in order “to prepare all God’s people for the work of Christian service” (Ephesians 4:12).Read more
Christian Care Zimbabwe has a long history of working with marginalized people throughout the country, dating back to 1967. The organization has successfully implemented a variety of humanitarian and community development programs. These programs have assisted in the areas of food security, garden production, water and sanitation, child protection, HIV/AIDS, and more.Read more
The Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) Church, Ghana began the Girls Empowerment Club project in 2013 with the overall goal of empowering girls to reduce gender-based violence. The project is now in six schools across three regions, and over 300 girls benefit directly from the club. To date, 18 teachers and community members have been trained as facilitators of the program. The Africa Executive of Global Ministries visited the Girls Empowerment Club programs in Ghana, and shares that there has been a tremendous increase in participation and services provided through the programs.Read more
The Council of Churches in Sierra Leone (CCSL)
The Council of Churches in Sierra Leone is appalled and dismayed to learn of the recent violent sexual act committed on an innocent five-year-old girl. This recent act is indicative of the endemic rise of such violent abuse on our girls!Read more
It was a hot day. Well, let’s face it, in Ghana every day is hot. On this day, however, the electricity had gone out rending any cooling effect our fans might give - void. The house heated up as the day continued and to seek some relief, we made a move to the front porch.Read more