This Weeks Prayer Update for August 20, 2010
August 20, 2010
Every week we send out a few prayer requests that we ask you to join us in prayer over. This week I've chosen two of the three we send out in our weekly email. To sign up for that email, please visit here to sign up.
Here's a quote I found on prayer, that may spur you on to pray.
AFGHANISTAN -- Christian Aid Workers Killed -- The New York Times
Ten members of a Christian aid team were murdered in northern Afghanistan on Aug. 5 after spending three weeks providing medical care to villagers, according to The New York Times. Six Americans, a Briton, a German and two Afghans were ambushed when they stopped to eat lunch in Sharrun Valley, in the Hindu Kush mountains of northern Afghanistan. The Taliban, who have claimed responsibility for the killings, have accused the team of being Christian missionaries and spies. However, local police think the team was robbed and killed by local criminals. Pray for all Christians in Afghanistan, and pray for God's protection of the many relief workers risking their lives to rebuild Afghanistan and help its people. Pray that God will comfort the families of the aid workers killed in this attack. Praise God for their faithfulness to serve others for his glory.
INDIA -- Police Arrest 12 Believers -- VOM Contacts
On Aug. 15, police in Mandya district, Karnataka, India, arrested a pastor and an evangelist with India Campus Crusade for Christ, along with 10 other believers, according to The Voice of the Martyrs contacts. Pastor Satish and evangelist Ravi were conducting a service in a believer's home when about 30 people entered the home and started attacking them and accusing them of forcibly converting locals. Police arrested the 12 Christians after the attack, and at last report they were still in detention. Pray for the pastor, evangelist and other believers in detention. Pray that their testimonies will draw non-believers into fellowship with Christ.