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Sichuan province: The province of Sichuan in South West China has been at the forefront of the country’s unrelenting economic development. Everything from tea to cars is produced here in the ‘Land of Abundance’, so called due to its rich natural resources, temperate climate and fertile soils. 14 million of its 90 million population live in the capital, Chengdu. But the greatest challenge facing Sichuan’s growing church seems to be the enormity of the task of reaching their neighbours. It is directly connected to Yunnan, Tibet, Qinghai and Xinjiang - home to some of the least reached peoples in the world. Large portions of this population are ethnic minorities with little or no witness in their language. Pray for the miraculous spread of the Good News to the unreached people. (AsiaLink)
Forgiveness, mercy and love: The brother of two of the 21 Coptic Christians murdered in Libya used live television to thank their killers for including the men's declaration of faith in the video of their execution. Christian channel SAT-7 ARABIC has become a mouthpiece for the families of the young men over the last six weeks since they were first abducted. Please pray that the martyrdom of these men will have significant impact on those who hear about it. Pray for their families as they display forgiveness showing the love and mercy of Christ in the face of persecution. (SAT-7)
Temporary marriages: Marriage is in a mess in Iran. Divorce ends one in three marriages in Tehran. Under-30s make up 55% of the population. But most cannot afford marriage, and brief flings have become prevalent: ‘temporary marriages’ can last for as little as an hour. Over 300 ‘Western-style’ dating websites have sprung up of late to facilitate young people meeting. Christians have a role to play in this matrimonial mess. Pray for Christian couples in Iran as they seek to model healthy, committed, and self-sacrificial marriage to their friends and neighbours. Let’s pray for pastors as they guide and counsel couples in their churches. If marriage is given to mankind by God primarily as a picture of Christ’s covenant love for his church, let’s pray that as Christians seek to live out godly marriages, many more Iranians would be drawn to Christ. (Elam Ministries)
Student ministries without restrictions: Lebanon has maintained a Christian identity – around 40% of the population is Christian. Freedom of religious practice, speech and human rights are protected under the Lebanese constitution. Religious freedom allows LIVF to work with students without any restrictions. They thank God that they are seeing new students committing their lives to Christ and new leaders stepping forward to serve the Lord through the movement. They are also grateful for the continuity of the ministry over many decades, a result of hard work and prayer. Their major challenge is that graduating student leaders have a tendency to leave the country to work abroad so the movement loses out on their experience and support. Pray for the continued growth and discipleship of students coming to faith and for the equipping of student leaders to minister to the next generation. (IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students))
Steeped in Hindu values: Communities in the mountainous region of Bajura are deeply steeped in traditional Hindu values and the hierarchies of the caste system, which has the power to keep people locked in long established roles. The gospel is seen as a threat to the existing social order and there is resistance to change. There is also opposition to baptisms in local streams as it is believed to spiritually pollute the water. Give thanks that in the harsh, barren region of Bajura the spiritual soil can be made fertile for the gospel. Pray that fear of Christianity would be transformed into freedom through the gospel.  (International Nepal Fellowship)
Shing Kachin refugee camp: The Shing Kachin refugee camp in Myanmar burned down back in December. Over 180 families displaced by the ongoing conflict in Kachin State were living in the camp. No one died, but the one church in the camp and more than 100 temporary shelters were destroyed along with food and personal belongings. The refugees face severe difficulties as winter in this region near the Chinese border is cold. Please pray that food, warm clothes and rebuilding materials would be delivered to them despite the government’s blockade of aid to these camps. (AsiaLink)
As darkness descends: As the sun sets and the darkness descends, fear of violence drives people off the streets of the CAR capital. More than 2,000 of them arrive at a theological college known as FATEB, where classrooms become dormitories for dozens of frightened people. In a year of conflict following a coup, thousands of people have been killed in the CAR and some 714,000 have been made homeless. Another 250,000 have fled to neighbouring countries such as Chad, Cameroon and Congo. Pray for an end to the violence and for the efforts to provide food and shelter for people living in fear. (Tearfund)
Abuses against Christians: When bands of balaclava-wearing gunmen seized government administration buildings in eastern Ukraine, many local Christians prepared for the worst. It became evident that religious freedom was not valued by the self-proclaimed leaders of the new so-called ‘people’s republics’. When abuses started, thousands of Christians began to flee separatist-controlled regions, and churches from around the country began taking in suffering believers from the occupied territories. It has been a wonderful expression of brotherly love on a significant scale. Please pray that through the abuses, persecutions and suffering, the work of Lord will happen. Pray that thousands of Ukrainians will come to know Jesus and put their trust in Him, and that in time, Ukraine will send forth many missionaries to lands still in need of Him. (Operation Mobilisation)

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