Monday, February 11, 2008

Prayer Requests

Dear interceding saints

A few matters for prayer, if you feel exercised:

We continue to press ahead with plans for gospel teams in Canada. Lord willing, the teams will be in place by mid April. We are still praying for at least 8 more committed men to invest six months in on-the-job preparation for a lifetime of personal and united evangelism. This needs much prayer.

A recent earthquake has devastated the island of Nkombo, off the east African coast of Rwanda. All of the homes were either ruined or severely damaged. The school and two assembly buildings (in process of construction) were also severely damaged. Eight people died and another 80 are
hospitalized from this community of 460 homes. We understand Echoes has sent some financial relief.

The war-torn country of Pakistan has national elections slated for Feb 18. Please pray especially for safety for the believers there, and for a measure of religious liberty to be maintained in that often troubled Muslim country.

Kenya, once a relatively calm place in central Africa, is now in a state of emergency. Across the country at least 255,000 people have been displaced, and nearly 1,000 have been killed, creating an urgent humanitarian crisis. Most of those in dire need are women and children, many suffering because of exposure to unsafe water. Please uphold those who are seeking to minister in both demanding and dangerous conditions.

Brother Roy Hill has informed us that Cyril Hocking was called to glory on Feb 5 after a lengthy illness. We are deeply indebted to our brother Cyril for his many helpful contributions to our libraries, especially his co-editing of the Treasury of Bible Doctrine and a similar work on the
Church (two volumes every serious student of the Word should read). He and his wife Jean ministered for almost 30 years in Israel (73-01). Please remember the family in prayer.

"Pray without ceasing" (1 Thess. 5:17).

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