Pray for Peace, Change a Nation

Just a reminder that this Saturday at 7 pm we are going to meet for a time of worship and prayer for the people of Southern Sudan, who are facing a potential return to civil war after a referendum for independence which will take place January 9th.  For a good overview of what this referendum is about, and why it carries the threat of violence, there is a fairly accurate Wikipedia article HERE.

The Satellite Sentinel site (which George Clooney has been promoting) provides a way that you can participate in making a difference.  Satellite Sentinel

Why do WE care, you may wonder?  Well, the answer to that should be obvious in light of Christian love, but there are other, deeper reasons that this is meaningful to us as a fellowship.  We actively support In Deed and Truth ministries, pioneered by Sabet and Suzy Kuj.  Dave Pierce, Tom Randels and I all went to work there last November, and Tom stayed behind to serve as a doctor at the medical clinic.  That means a part of our fellowship lives, moves and has his being over there.  If you’re not familiar with our trip, you can read about it here, here, here, here and here.

I made some serious commitments to pray for my brothers and sisters over there…and I hope you’ll join me.  Saturday night, 7pm at Eastgate in the big room, or if only a few show up, we’ll move to the youth room.

“Let Your kingdom come, let Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

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