"Sleep in peace. God is awake." - Victor Hugo
FROM THE DESK OF: the Director of Communications
One cool note from the Olympics - our president is in Rio this week meeting with different Olympic committee members and representatives from various countries where we work. He was given credentials and access to the hotel where many of these officials are staying. This is huge. Pray that this access leads to meaningful conversations and future partnerships.
For the Win[dow],
Bubby Bryan, DOC
VERSE OF THE WEEK: Psalm 27:5
"For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble, he will conceal me under the cover of his tent, he will lift me high upon a rock."
COUNTRY OF THE WEEK: Jordan
Following World War I and the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, the League of Nations awarded Britain the mandate to govern much of the Middle East. Britain demarcated a semi-autonomous region of Transjordan from Palestine in the early 1920s. The area gained its independence in 1946 and thereafter became The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The country's long-time ruler, King HUSSEIN (1953-99), successfully navigated competing pressures from the major powers (US, USSR, and UK), various Arab states, Israel, and a large internal Palestinian population. Jordan lost the West Bank to Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. King HUSSEIN in 1988 permanently relinquished Jordanian claims to the West Bank; in 1994 he signed a peace treaty with Israel. King ABDALLAH II, King HUSSEIN's eldest son, assumed the throne following his father's death in 1999. He implemented modest political and economic reforms, but in the wake of the 2011 "Arab Revolution" across the Middle East, Jordanians continue to press for further political liberalization, government reforms, and economic improvements. Jordan held a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term. (CIA World Factbook)
- Pray for current religious freedom to remain despite increasing pressure to suppress it.
- Pray for the multitude of refugees who have crossed into Jordan to clearly hear the true gospel.
- Pray for Christianity to be held in high regard so that God's work in this strategic part of the Middle East would not be thwarted.
- Pray for the Uttermost workers on the field.
- Pray for the US office.