Week of 8/20
In Matthew chapter 28, verses 16-20 it says:
“Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
As we transition into the fall season, we want to take a moment to silently pray for the presence of Southeast Christian Church to grow; grow in the neighborhoods and schools of our members and grow in the neighborhoods surrounding Southeast.
Vietnamese nationals, ‘Mai Bao’ and her husband, spent years seeking healing for her illness before finally asking a Christian to pray for her. After she was healed, Mai Bao decided to give her life to Jesus. But the rest of her Hmong community saw her change of faith as a rejection of their values.
Both the villages and the village leader tried to pressure her to give up her new faith, but Mai Bao refused to deny Christ. Finally, her husband beat her and kicked her out of her home. She and her sister-in-law, who she had also led to Christ, were forced to live with a relative on a farm outside the village.
Vietnam is one of the few remaining communist nations in the world. The government maintains tight control on political expression and has recently expanded its control over all religious activities.
Week of 8/13
We would like to pray now for Back to Church Sunday, which is a week from Sunday! We hope and pray for the people ion the valley to know that we are here for them and that we would love to serve them as a part of our church family. Our neighbors need Christ so let’s pray that Back to Church Sunday can be a starting point for them. Let’s pray that God would use our efforts to furthers His kingdom in their neighborhood.
Dr. Glen Barden is a 78-year-old orthopedic surgeon serving at the Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Field Hospital outside of Mosul, Iraq. As the injured from Mosul continue to pour in, Samaritan’s Purse surgeons have performed as many as 14 surgeries a day. Saeed’s son was injured while playing with a piece of explosive ordinance he found outside his home. One of his family members was killed and 9 others were injured in the blast. Please pray for Dr. Barden, Samaritan's Purse, and the children and their families in this region.