Sunday, January 6, 2008

Prayer Requests

From Mark Alphin (Finland):
Please pray for Sammy Blomerus in Finland. We are writing to you because we know that you understand how to intercede and touch the throne.

We have been in near-daily correspondence with the only apostolic man living in Finland; his name is Sammy Blomerus. He sent us an email this morning, asking for urgent prayer. His family has been threatened because of their faith; they have been told to “move from the neighborhood, or that ‘they’ would break in and move them.” A friend/neighbor was severely beaten (several days ago) by a group of Nazis that live in his neighborhood, simply because he associates with Sammy; he has expressed an interest in Jesus’ Name baptism.

Sammy is asking for wisdom; he has a family to protect (wife, 5 children). They need safety, peace, wisdom, and provision. We will be calling him today, and will provide an update when it is available. Thank you in advance for your prayers.


From Stanley Scism (South Asia/United Kingdom):
Please pray for safety of the Christian in Orissa, India. Because it is sensitive to India's image in the world, the news media has not covered all the atrocities against Christians in Orissa.

We received a telephone call from reliable sources in Orissa that more than 30 churches were burned down, many pastors and laymen were killed. The rest of the news was not received because the communication was cut off. Bro. Paul, who has initiated a lot of evangelism in that area, says, 'The affected areas are where Hindu activists are jealous of many Hindus because they are coming to the Lord.'The violence is continuing.

Please:1. pray that saints in Orissa will be safe, will be courageous to witness (we know that in times like this, the church can grow even more rapidly) and that they'll be anointed--signs will follow.

2. tell your congressman/woman that India says it's a democracy and has religious rights, and that it wants good relationships with America, but we want religious freedom not simply proclaimed, but practiced and protected.


From Bev Lawrence (FMD):
Please pray for my pastor, Tim Dugas, and his family at the passing of his wife, Mary.

December 30, 2007 At 4:30 this Sunday afternoon, a special treasure was called home. Sister Mary Dugas passed from this life peacefully at home after a year-long battle with cancer. She exhibited the grace of God throughout this journey.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Sister Dugas' honor to Gateway College of Evangelism. A special learning center will be remodeled there in her memory. Please hold the Dugas family, and their church family at THE SANCTUARY, in your prayers during this difficult time.

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