FROM THE DESK OF: the Director of Communications
Last week Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach, Monty Williams spoke at his wife's funeral. His eulogy has gone viral. This gospel centered message in the midst of personal sorrow is powerful. We hope it encourages you.
Word of Thanks - Monty Williams eulogy
For the Win[dow],
Bubby Bryan, DOC
VERSE OF THE WEEK: Psalm 3:3
"But you O Lord are a shield about me, my glory and the lifter of my head."
COUNTRY OF THE WEEK: Ethiopia
Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule with the exception of a short-lived Italian occupation from 1936-41. In 1974, a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (who had ruled since 1930) and established a socialist state. Torn by bloody coups, uprisings, wide-scale drought, and massive refugee problems, the regime was finally toppled in 1991 by a coalition of rebel forces, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front. A constitution was adopted in 1994, and Ethiopia's first multiparty elections were held in 1995. A border war with Eritrea in the late 1990s ended with a peace treaty in December 2000. In November 2007, the Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Commission (EEBC) issued specific coordinates as virtually demarcating the border and pronounced its work finished. Alleging that the EEBC acted beyond its mandate in issuing the coordinates, Ethiopia has not accepted them and has not withdrawn troops from previously contested areas pronounced by the EEBC as belonging to Eritrea. In August 2012, longtime leader Prime Minister MELES Zenawi died in office and was replaced by his Deputy Prime Minister HAILEMARIAM Desalegn, marking the first peaceful transition of power in decades.
- Pray for supporting nations to be wise in their programs and not cause diminished work ethic among Ethiopians.
- Pray for a resurgence of the deep Christian beliefs held by this nation from the earliest Church history.
- Pray for militant Muslims to know the truth of Jesus Christ and to stop persecuting believers.
- Pray for the Uttermost workers in the field.
- Pray for the US office.