14 FEBRUARY 2020
Please Join Us Today in Prayer
We believe in the power of prayer to heal sickness, to provide for families, to surround believers with a hedge of protection, and to change lives for the better. God’s Word tells us that all believers can go boldly unto the throne of grace in times of need, whether those needs be our own or those of others. Please join us in praying for others around the world.
Who We’re Praying For Today
Nigeria: Pray for the five widows who lost their husbands to Boko Haram: Zuana, Dalia, Rikitya, Victoria and Hannah (all aonymized).
China: Pray for Pastor Hao Zhiwei, who is facing charges carrying a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. Hao is a preacher for a house church operating under a legal Chinese church. She began her ministry in 2001 after graduation from seminary and joined a Three-Self Church, one of the primary legal churches in China. Anyone who desires to serve as a pastor or clergy of these churches must legally receive training and ordination from the government.
Because Hao did not agree with these regulations she was not an officially recognized pastor. She continued to preach under the umbrella of her original Three-Self Church. However, in July 2019, Hao was issued a notice requiring her to “understand, support and cooperate with the government’s administrative decisions from the perspective of ensuring the safety of the lives and property of religious people”.
As a result, Hao was arrested in July and her church was demolished in August according to a ChinaAid report. Her arrest charges were based on the church tithes given to her, which the Chinese government claiming that due to the Hao’s illegal status a preacher, these amount to fraud charges. Read more on International Christian Concern.
NIGERIA: THE FEAR IS THERE
Paul is reaching Muslims — even terrorists — in Nigeria for Christ. He says it is his passion to see people come to know Jesus that overcomes any fear he might have ministering in dangerous places. He also discusses a special ministry to widows whose husbands were killed in persecution.
THE NIGERIAN PERSECUTION NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT
CHINA: THE NARROW PATH OF THORNS
Bob Fu is founder and president of the China Aid Association, and he’s one of the most knowledgeable people in the world on the Christian persecution in China. He’ll help explain why the Chinese government is cracking down on churches—even registered, “legal” churches— and how it is demanding Christians’ first loyalty be to the Communist Party and President Xi Jinping.
CHINA: WHY IT'S #23 ON THE 2020 WORLD WATCH LIST
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