Founders Day 2016
“I am calling on all of SIM, in accordance with our Founders’ Day practice, to set aside Monday, December 5, as a Day of Prayer. This year, this day is devoted to celebrating and praying for our Missionary Kids.
Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko, International Director, SIM
· Pray for renewal and a refreshing presence of the Lord in their lives today and always.
· Pray that the light of the gospel may shine radiantly in them and that the Lord will fill their hearts with joy as they remember their life’s path and the outcome of their sacrifice.
· Pray for God’s victory in life and in all their endeavors.
· Pray for God’s lavish blessing today and always.
· Pray healing for the hurts that some may have suffered or still suffer.
Pray to End Ebola
Please join SIM, along with many of its church and ministry partners, to pray God would stop the Ebola virus in West Africa. While many organizations and nations are currently responding to the Ebola crisis, let us set aside time to pray especially for the people of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea who are facing the greatest outbreaks.
Let us as individuals and churches especially lay hold of God for these African countries ravaged by Ebola. We encourage you to pray individually, with a friend, in groups and as families, and pray as entire churches.
The fight against Ebola in West Africa has been going on since the beginning of 2014. As the final quarter of the year approaches, the spread of this deadly disease is escalating out of control. The infection rate and death toll continue to rise; hundreds of health workers serving on the front lines to fight the disease have been taken by it; and the resources brought to bear still pale in comparison to the desperate needs. What seems to us to be a desperate situation is not impossible for God. May our prayers be heard and used by God to accomplish the impossible.
Therefore, as brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, let us join together around the world for prayer. Our desire is for prayers to be raised continually on behalf of those infected and affected by the Ebola virus, for the sick and dying, for the courageous health workers, for grieving families, for pastors trying to serve their churches and communities, for government officials and decision makers who formulate policies and responses, for protection for those working in educating communities, and for all those waking up each day to the devastation of Ebola.
Though we are troubled, we do not despair. Though we grieve, we are not without great hope. For two millennia, the Church has prioritized the sick and marginalized. We are called to do no less today.
May the God who answers prayer, the God to whom we pray, the God who walks with us through the valley of the shadow of death so that we may fear no evil, may this God turn His face towards us and by His power and wisdom guiding all those involved, bring an end to the spread of Ebola. May He bring many who live without the knowledge of Jesus into relationship with Him. Updated prayer requests and other resources can be found at www.praytoendEbola.org.
For His glory and because of His unfailing love,
Joshua Bogunjoko Bruce Johnson