"Satan is a lion on a leash. Don't underestimate the lion. He devours. Don't underestimate the One who holds the leash. He wins." - Matt Smethurst
FROM THE DESK OF: the Director of Communications
Difficult week. Another difficult week actually. Black men shot then policemen shot. Headlines that are too familiar.
How long O lord?
For the Win[dow],
Bubby Bryan, DOC
VERSE OF THE WEEK: Psalm 13:1
"How long O Lord..."
COUNTRY OF THE WEEK: Laos
Modern-day Laos has its roots in the ancient Lao kingdom of Lan Xang, established in the 14th century under King FA NGUM. For 300 years Lan Xang had influence reaching into present-day Cambodia and Thailand, as well as over all of what is now Laos. After centuries of gradual decline, Laos came under the domination of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the communist Pathet Lao took control of the government ending a six-century-old monarchy and instituting a strict socialist regime closely aligned to Vietnam. A gradual, limited return to private enterprise and the liberalization of foreign investment laws began in 1988. Laos became a member of ASEAN in 1997 and the WTO in 2013. (CIA World Factbook)
- Pray for house church leaders who are singled out as targets of persecution to persevere with grace.
- Pray for Lao seekers to toss aside the social pressure to practice Buddhism and place their hope in the one true God.
- Pray for believers to unashamedly proclaim the Gospel to their neighbors despite close government monitoring.
- Pray for the Uttermost workers on the field.
- Pray for the US office.