"Faith is not primarily a function of how you feel. Faith is living out, trusting and believing what truth is despite what you feel." - Tim Keller
FROM THE DESK OF: the Director of Communications
From all of us in the Uttermost office... we hope you have a sweet Valentine's Day!
For the Win[dow],
Bubby Bryan, DOC
VERSE OF THE WEEK: Matthew 17:20
He said to them, because of your little faith, for truly I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, move from here to there and it will move and nothing will be impossible for you.
COUNTRY OF THE WEEK: Chad
Chad, part of France's African holdings until 1960, endured three decades of civil warfare, as well as invasions by Libya, before peace was restored in 1990. The government eventually drafted a democratic constitution and held flawed presidential elections in 1996 and 2001. In 1998, a rebellion broke out in northern Chad, which has sporadically flared up despite several peace agreements between the government and insurgents. In June 2005, President Idriss DEBY held a referendum successfully removing constitutional term limits and won another controversial election in 2006. Sporadic rebel campaigns continued throughout 2006 and 2007. The capital experienced a significant insurrection in early 2008, but has had no significant rebel threats since then, in part due to Chad's 2010 rapprochement with Sudan, which previously used Chadian rebels as proxies. In late 2015, the government imposed a state of emergency in the Lake Chad region following multiple attacks by the terrorist group Boko Haram throughout the year; Boko Haram also launched several bombings in N'Djamena in mid-2015. DEBY in 2011 was reelected to his fourth term in an election that international observers described as proceeding without incident. In January 2014, Chad began a two-year rotation on the UN Security Council.
- Pray for the Church to be both burdened and equipped for evangelism among an increasing Muslim majority.
- Pray for pioneer missionaries to persevere in difficult places in order to reach the unreached.
- Pray for integrity and honesty to rule the nation and displace government corruption.
- Pray for the Uttermost workers on the field.
- Pray for the US office.