[fusion_text]November 1 and 8 are set aside for us to remember those who are persecuted for their faith in Christ.
Pray with us on these International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
“God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’” Hebrews 13:5 NIV[/fusion_text][fusion_text]
From Timothy Olonade, Jos, Nigeria, Vice President of LMW, International Training
“As we approach the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church we urge our friends and partners to please pray for our protection as we continue to live and minister within a volatile environment. Pray that the protective hand of the Lord will cover us in the midst of danger, trials, and toils.
More people have been killed in my country in the last 6 months than in the previous 30 months, although there has been very little international reporting about our situation under a pro-Islamic government.”
Timothy has just completed pastoral training sessions in Nigeria and Malawi. This week he is in Singapore with Christian leaders from 54 countries who are dedicated to serving God by mobilizing resources and training to reveal Christ to the world.
Pray for Timothy as he travels to and from his home in Nigeria, throughout Africa and the world, training and mentoring those who faithfully serve Christ in spite of danger, hardship and trouble.
Christians worldwide are persecuted daily for continuing to follow the Savior. In fact, Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world. Some estimates say that over 100 million Christians worldwide are persecuted for their faith.
We invite you to partner with us in prayer this week as we lift up those who suffer for their faith.
For more information about the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, visit these websites: idop.org, opendoorsusa.org, persecution.com.[/fusion_text]