A MANGER AT THE ALTAR REMINDS WORSHIPPERS OF CHRISTMAS
Meridian, TX – The missionary to China, Lottie Moon challenged churchmen at the turn of the 20th century to support Baptist Missions in all nations by writing hundreds of letters entreating their donations.
To commemorate that time of the birth of Christ and the gifts of the Magi bestowed upon Him with the permission of his mother on the day of his Nativity, the young people of the church answered the challenge of Lottie Moon by praying around the clock on December 1, in 30-minute intervals, by assignment.
- One prayer request is for a South Asian woman of Chinese extraction, a Muslim named Naomi, whose disfigured face brought disfavor from her family. A Christian invited her to church, and she is in fellowship with His followers.
- Food baskets for the people of Meridian and Morgan, Texas, are prepared and distributed by the Church, and prayers went out for their friends in those communities.
- A mission trip to San Lorenzo, Honduras, to see Pastor Osvaldo Herrera and his wife Rosie generated the prayers of the congregation.
- The Islamic theocracy of Afghanistan is especially dangerous for Christians, “who are all essentially converts unable to safely express their faith, even in private.” Baptists prayed for their steadfast ability to resist “strong pressure” from their families, friends, and neighbors to recant their Christian faith.”
- In their schools, Chinese children have been forced to renounce their faith – “Pray that all these children remain humble, unafraid, and assured of the truths of the gospel…”
- “Each month 255 Christians are killed; 104 are abducted; 1,020 were raped or sexually harassed; and 793 churches were attacked…”
- “Hebrews 13:3 reminds us: Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.
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