We so value – and absolutely need – your prayers for us in these critical days. As the darkness seems to be ever-increasing in the earth, we know the Light of Truth will shine even brighter through those who are ready to declare with boldness the Gospel of Jesus Christ and make disciples of all nations! (Matthew 5:14-16; 28:19; Philippians 2:15)
Political and social unrest are escalating as the fight continues for who will be the acting president of Venezuela. In recent years, under socialist and corrupt President Maduro, the once prosperous nation has greatly deteriorated. Millions have fled the country, while those who remain suffer from skyrocketing inflation, starvation, crushing poverty, joblessness and despair. Desperation has led to rioting and violent clashes in the streets.
Recent elections were riddled with fraud, so Juan Guaido declared himself as acting president. Global tensions are on the rise as many nations are taking sides as to who should be recognized as the current president, Maduro or Guaido. There is pressure for Venezuela to hold a new and more fair election to try and resolve the standoff.
Please pray for:
- Stability, peace and calm to be established.
- A righteous resolution to the political battle for power.
- Order to be restored and practical aid swiftly given (food, medicine, etc)
- Christians to raise their voices as influences for righteousness, and to be bold to share the Gospel in the midst of the despair.
- God’s purposes to be restored for the nation of Venezuela.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
There is a recent outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo. More than 680 cases of this deadly disease have been reported, with 400 deaths.
The outbreak is concentrated in a heavily jungled area in the north. Primitive conditions, poor roads and rebel forces make it difficult to access and treat those infected, and to help contain the spread of the disease.
There is also a shortage of the vaccine that would help contain the spread of the highly-contagious Ebola virus.
Please pray for:
- Effective containment strategies to stop the spread of Ebola
- Adequate medical staff and safe transportation solutions
- Swift provision of more Ebola vaccine
- The cooperation and assistance of the local population, including rebel forces
- The Gospel to be preached and practical help to be ministered in Jesus’ name to those affected
To be a true child of God is to have His heart and His perspective. Are you willing to have your heart broken for what breaks God’s heart? To rise in glorious hope, knowing there is nothing impossible with God? To persistently pray with faith believing that He will answer your prayers?
He invites us all today, and every day, to join Him in this greatest of all adventures into eternity – partnering with God to see His Kingdom come and His will be done!
Praying with you,
Dr. Frank and Wendy Parrish