Sunday, 2 March 2014

Please Pray for Malakal and the Rest of South Sudan

Dear BGC Prayer Partners,
The situation in Malakal is horrific. The rebel White Army have again taken control and the rapes, murders, looting and destruction continue. They have taken no notice at all of the agreement to cease hostilities signed in Addis Ababa. We are told over and over again that they do not respect the church, aid workers or the UN. In fact churches have been targeted and women raped and murdered in them.

  • Please keep praying for Malakal and the whole of the country. The tensions are high. Things are not improving, rather the reverse.
  • Please pray for the over 700,000 displaced people and those seeking to help them.
  • Please pray for Christians and Christian ministers of all denominations trying to care for people and teach the message of love.
  • Please pray for the international community which, in seeking to try and remain neutral, earning the disapproval of both sides.
  • Please pray for expatriates in the country working to help the humanitarian efforts who are put at risk by the negativity felt towards the international community.
  • Please continue to pray for the staff and students at BGC struggling to keep the college alive despite the tensions and lack of sufficient resources.

  • Give thanks for those who are hear about daily who care deeply and keep themselves informed, irrespective of insufficient reporting.
  • Give thanks for those who have and are giving generously to BGC, and the support of the work of the churches with IDPs and in the area of reconciliation.
  • Give thanks for the courage and dedication of the Christian leadership in South Sudan.
  • Give thanks for the way God speaks to us so powerfully through the Scriptures and the example of Christ's people in the face of such suffering. God is with us. Never has Romans 8:31-39 felt so true.

Dear Prayer Partners, thank you!!
Trevor Stubbs (This report contains a video clip).

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