Praise & Prayer

Praise: “10,000 Missionaries Set to Spread Gospel from Nagaland”—Nagaland, one of the world’s most mysterious lands, tucked in the mountainous, jungle-covered northeastern corner of India, has 10,000 missionaries poised to take the gospel to nearby nations, said Nagaland’s Christian president, Isak Chishi Swu, while visiting California in August. “We want to penetrate China, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, and Nepal with the gospel,” he said. “We have 10,000 missionaries who are ready to go.” Swu said the outreach is being held up by the finalization of peace talks between the Indian government and the 4 million people of Nagaland, an Indian state established in 1961 which borders China, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. He said that 95% of the Naga people today are Christian. “We want to request the whole world to pray for us that the peace process with India will be successful so that God will then release us to preach the gospel around the world, particularly in the neighboring countries.”

Assist News Service
via MissionNet

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Praise: Judge Moore Offers 10 Commandment Statue to Congress—Now that embattled Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore can no longer display the granite block engraved with the 10 Commandments at his court house, he has offered it to the U.S. Congress for display in the Rotunda of the Capitol—if Congress will accept it. According to Pat Mahoney, of the Christian Defense Coalition, Judge Moore is simply calling on Congress to abide by its own resolutions: Both House and Senate passed resolutions in 1998, by overwhelming majorities, which called for the 10 Commandments to be posted in public buildings and the U.S. Capitol.

From a report by Citizen Link

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Pray: Vietnamese Refugees Are Trapped on Cambodian Border—The Montagnard Foundation, an organization dedicated to assist and support the persecuted people from the hill country of Vietnam, has recently received information on over fifty refugees hiding in the jungles of the Vietnam/Cambodia border. According to the foundation’s report, the refugees—men, women and children—are sick, starving, and exhausted as they are being pursued by Cambodian authorities who would hand them over to the Vietnamese government for cash bounties. If returned to Vietnam, they face imprisonment, torture, and possibly death.

For several years, the Montagnard people, many of whom are Christians, have faced systematic and brutal persecution from the Vietnamese government. Pray for protection for these people who are fleeing for their lives. Pray that the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) will get involved soon to protect them. We encourage you to politely express your concerns to government and UN officials. For contact information, go to http://www.persecution.net/links.htm.

Via MissionNet

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Praise: Aid Groups Reach out to Ex-“Child Soldiers” in Uganda—Christian missions and aid organizations are reaching out to former “child soldiers” with The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a violent cult-militia that has been terrorizing the predominantly Christian population of northern Uganda for the past 17 years. The ministries provide care and counseling for escaped and rescued child soldiers and assist with their reintegration back into society. The organizations also run orphanages, schools and clinics, and provide safe havens for children afraid of being abducted. More than 20,000 children have been abducted by the LRA for use as child soldiers and sex slaves in the past 17 years. Eighty-nine percent of all the girls who have been rescued have AIDS. The Sudanese army is allegedly supplying the LRA with safe haven, intelligence, and arms.

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