FROM THE DESK OF: the Director of Communications
It's the World Series 2015, and I'm reminiscing ... growing up as an Astros fan, I enjoyed watching the Mets struggle. And although the 'Stros are in a different league now, part of me still wants them to get beat. However, I'm stuck because the Royals ended our season - so I'm not exactly rooting for them either. Paradox. The cool thing about this year's Mets team is that they came from out of nowhere. No one thought they would be in the World Series. You just never know...
For the Win[dow],
Bubby Bryan, DOC
VERSE OF THE WEEK: Colossians 1:15-16
"The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him."
COUNTRY OF THE WEEK: Iraq
Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, Iraq was occupied by Britain during the course of World War I; in 1920, it was declared a League of Nations mandate under UK administration. In stages over the next dozen years, Iraq attained its independence as a kingdom in 1932. A "republic" was proclaimed in 1958, but in actuality a series of strongmen ruled the country until 2003. The last was SADDAM Husayn. Territorial disputes with Iran led to an inconclusive and costly eight-year war (1980-88). In August 1990, Iraq seized Kuwait but was expelled by US-led, UN coalition forces during the Gulf War of January-February 1991. Following Kuwait's liberation, the UN Security Council (UNSC) required Iraq to scrap all weapons of mass destruction and long-range missiles and to allow UN verification inspections. Continued Iraqi noncompliance with UNSC resolutions over a period of 12 years led to the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and the ouster of the SADDAM Husayn regime. US forces remained in Iraq under a UNSC mandate through 2009 and under a bilateral security agreement thereafter, helping to provide security and to train and mentor Iraqi security forces. (CIA World Factbook)
- Pray for evil and terror to be overcome by the power and love of Christ and His people.
- Pray for the Gospel message to break through hearts hardened by longstanding divisions and intense rivalries.
- Pray for believers to courageously stand firm in their faith despite persecution and terror.
- Pray for the Uttermost workers in the field.
- Pray for the US office.