"Hope has two beautiful daughters: anger and courage. Anger at the way things are and courage to see that they do not remain as they are." - Augustine
FROM THE DESK OF: the Director of Communications
It feels like this weekly office blog has become simply an update on the latest terrorist attack. Yesterday a Catholic priest in Normandy was murdered during mass by two men inspired by ISIS. This is just weeks after an attack in France left 84 dead. Continue to pray that God would end ISIS and that Uttermost would be part of the solution in turning Sauls into Pauls.
For the Win[dow],
Bubby Bryan, DOC
VERSE OF THE WEEK: Psalm 27:1
"The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid?"
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. (CIA World Factbook)
- 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.