Day 2 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado
Today we pray for Attendees: Eshinee, Michelle, Mendall
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. (Deuteronomy 31:6)
Our world is full of hurting, needy people facing unimaginable challenges. Our guests coming to the retreat have responded to those needs by saying, “Here am I. Send me.” They feel the stress of living in the middle of in a hurting world and feel far away from all that is dear and familiar to them.
As they prepare to come to the retreat, may they be reminded You know right where they are, You see their comings and goings and know their highs and lows. There is nothing that they feel that You do not know or understand. May they receive this retreat as an invitation to come away with You and get some much needed rest.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Attendee Country of Service Prayer Focus Nation: Cameroon
Challenges for Prayer:
The growing missions vision and networking are bearing fruit:
a) Greater evangelical cooperation to reach the unconverted. Specific initiatives:
i Christian Missionary Fellowship International (CMFI) is a Cameroonian mission with remarkable ministries in prayer, missions and publishing, all having a global impact.
ii Cameroon for Christ, launched in 1996, involves many denominations and churches in research and evangelism of the 2,400 villages of the north.
iii Mission BINAM is a network targeting the idol worshippers of West Cameroon – especially the Bamiléké. It remains very active in evangelism and works with Inserv and GMI to train researchers for church and mission needs in Cameroon.
b) The growing involvement of Cameroonians in cross-cultural missions. Dozens of indigenous denominations and churches send missionaries to the north and to neighbouring lands. CMFI has sent and supports dozens of missionaries in 60 countries. CCCI and the Full Gospel Mission send Cameroonians abroad as missionaries, and the Baptist Seminary has a training track for Cameroonian students in Bible translation.
Excerpts taken from Operation World
About the author
Linda Swanson serves with Paraclete as a member care provider, retreat speaker and spiritual director. She comes alongside global workers to help them be effective in life and ministry. Via Skype, Linda provides spiritual direction for global workers. With her husband, Kevin, Linda served for 28 years with MAF, both overseas as a pilot/mechanic family and at headquarters in administration and member care. During eight of those years, she helped direct Fairhaven Ministries, a retreat center for clergy and global workers. Now, Linda lives in Englewood, New Jersey where her husband is a pastor with the Evangelical Covenant Church. Their two children are married and they have two grandsons.View all articles by: Linda Swanson
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