Pray for Guinea

Capital: Conakry Population: 10,323,755 Official language: French. Local languages like Fulbe and Malinke are also widely used. Guinea is a multi-ethnic republic on the West African coast. 90% of the population is Muslim. Prayer Needs Pray that the vast Muslim population be awakened to the claims of Christ and be released from the spiritual bondage…

Pray for Ghana

Capital: Accra Population: 24,332,755 Official language: English Located along the Gulf of Guinea, Ghana is a West African economic powerhouse. Ghana is blessed with a geographical diversity which mirrors the religious diversity in the country. Prayer Needs Praise God for growth in the Ghanaian church. Indigenous churches are increasingly taking on the evangelization of unreached…

Suffering: A Christian Perspective

  According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, suffering implies “conscious endurance of pain or distress”. In this state, one develops feelings of pain, discomfort, and displeasure, and suffering could also expose one to depression. Christian Suffering There are numerous views concerning suffering, and some even consider a believer’s suffering as punishment from God. Preachers of the…

A Perfect Redeemer

The narrative in the Biblical books of 1 and 2 Kings is a depressing cycle of decline, judgement, and restoration. We are brought to see the recurring apostasy of God’s people, the Israelites, under godless leaders. The pattern was somewhat like this. A godless king would come to the throne. Under him, the people generally…

Pray for The Gambia

Capital: Banjul Population: 1,750,732 Official language: English A narrow, 400-km long stretch of land which surrounds the Gambia River. It is the smallest country in mainland Africa. Prayer Needs Over 80% of the country is Muslim. Please pray for an awakening among them to Christ. Pray for grace, resources, and support for struggling workers seeking…

A Picture of True Conversion

‘Where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.’ For generations, the story of Ruth and Naomi has been treasured in Christian circles and beyond. It has been rightly seen as a beautiful narrative of sacrifice, kindness, and dedication. And aside…

Pray for Gabon

Capital: Libreville Population: 1.5 million Official language: French A coastal state in Central Africa, Gabon has been a stable country since it gained independence from France in 1960. Prayer Needs Despite being over 70% Christian, spiritist beliefs and practices are widely practised in Gabon. Many within government, the army, and other elites are heavily involved….

Book Note: Not By Bread Alone, by David Broughton Knox

Thinking biblically about contemporary matters is a vital need for Christians. While there is an abundance of ministries teaching some aspect of the Christian life or another, there are not so many resources providing a biblical understanding of modern social challenges and topics. This book is one of few meeting such a need. At less…

The Good Shepherd

Ezekiel 34:15-16 When Christ described himself as the Good Shepherd (John 10:11), he was alluding to Ezekiel’s prophecy about God restoring the Israelites to their own land. A shepherd is one who tends sheep. He leads them to pasture and provides water for them. He also protects them from harm. And God promises to do…

Pray for Ethiopia

Capital: Addis Ababa Population: 102,403,196 (2016 estimate) Official language: Amharic (spoken by a majority of the population). English is also widely taught. A landlocked, fertile, mountainous country in the northeastern part of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea, Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan. Prayer Needs With about 40 million members, the Ethiopian Church…