FROM THE DESK OF: the Director of Communications
You still sore from the first week back at the gym? You still hanging in there? Just a friendly reminder from Bubs that Jesus loves people who break resolutions, fail to meet their goals and constantly fall behind. Its true. Jesus loves under achievers.
For the Win[dow],
Bubby Bryan, DOC
VERSE OF THE WEEK: Isaiah 55:8-9
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."
COUNTRY OF THE WEEK: China
For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, MAO's successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight. Since the early 1990s, China has increased its global outreach and participation in international organizations.
- Pray for continued Church growth and pure biblical teaching amid ongoing persecution.
- Pray for Jesus' teachings to take deep root in the culture and expose all false religions.
- Pray for a renewed value for life to abolish abortion, suicide, abandonment, and human trafficking.
- Pray for the Uttermost workers on the field.
- Pray for the US office.