FROM THE DESK OF: the Director of Communications
Another example of the power of sports: Last week, a black graduate student began a hunger strike in protest of the way the administration dismissed the serious nature of racial issues on their campus. This matter was considered only of local interest and was limited to the campus... until the Missouri football team stood in solidarity with the hunger strike and pledged to boycott all football activities until the president was fired or resigned. This is now a national headline. And just moments ago, the Missouri President resigned. Sports is a powerful vehicle.
For the Win[dow]
Bubby Bryan, DOC
VERSE OF THE WEEK: Philippians 2:3
"Do nothing from rivalry or conceit but in humility count others more significant than yourselves."
COUNTRY OF THE WEEK: Chad
Chad, part of France's African holdings until 1960, endured three decades of civil warfare, as well as invasions by Libya, before peace was restored in 1990. The government eventually drafted a democratic constitution and held flawed presidential elections in 1996 and 2001. In 1998, a rebellion broke out in northern Chad, which has sporadically flared up despite several peace agreements between the government and insurgents. In June 2005, President Idriss DEBY held a referendum successfully removing constitutional term limits and won another controversial election in 2006. Sporadic rebel campaigns continued throughout 2006 and 2007. The capital experienced a significant insurrection in early 2008, but has had no significant rebel threats since then, in part due to Chad's 2010 rapprochement with Sudan, which previously used Chadian rebels as proxies. DEBY in 2011 was reelected to his fourth term in an election that international observers described as proceeding without incident. In January 2014, Chad began a two-year rotation on the UN Security Council. (CIA World Factbook)
- Pray for the Church to be both burdened and equipped for evangelism among an increasing Muslim majority.
- Pray for pioneer missionaries to persevere in difficult places in order to reach the unreached.
- Pray for integrity and honesty to rule the nation and displace government corruption.
- Pray for the Uttermost workers on the field.
- Pray for the US office.