Saturday, April 19th is "89ers Day" in Guthrie OK. For many years Guthrie Gospel Chapel has passed out Gospel Tracts for the thousands who come for the parade at this yearly event. Prayer will be held 10 am that morning at the Chapel, then instructions for distribution prior to the noon parade will be given. A fellowship lunch will be provided afterwards. Pray for the
Word sown, the souls receiving it and boldness for those who participate.
On behalf of the assembly,
Please pray for a major gospel effort with Good News on the Move and the Waterbury, CT assembly. The dates are June 1-8. The GNOM team along with other believers are seeking to evangelize the Lower Naugatuck Valley just south of Waterbury. For more information and to learn how you can be involved, visit http://www.goodnewsconnecticut.com/
It's hard to believe, but a full year has passed since the brutal murder of three believers in Malatya, Turkey. Friday, April 18 is the anniversary of the murders and special services have been planned. Please pray for the widows, Suzzane and Semsa, and their children, also for the believers as they commemorate the lives of these martyrs.
Also pray for the ongoing court case. Hearings continued this past Monday. There are several serious concerns:
- The judges seem to be heavily biased against the Christians.
- The five accused (two of whom gave their fabricated stories on Monday) have accused the murdered men of insulting Islam and are trying to link the believers to a Kurdish terrorist group, a preposterous allegation.
- The main lawyer acting on behalf of the believers has had death threats for defending Christian missionaries.
- Two believers, Hakan and Turan, have also been charged with some very serious crimes. Their next hearing is on June 24 in the town of Silivri, near Istanbul.
These are all matters for prayer. Especially pray that these court cases will be used by the Lord to show the spirit of Christianity to the Turkish people, and provide the legal right of believers to meet freely, and speak of their faith in Turkey.