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For Wednesday, August 30
th , 2017

Pray for the Sunday school teachers in Togo

We are recognized by what we do, the titles, positions, jobs we hold - and are known by them. "That person over there is my doctor." She's a nurse. He's a construction foreman. She's my banker. On and on. Often there are symbols, icons that represent those functions. When we see those icons, we attach and relate those symbols to people. Sometimes we become so familiar with certain symbols that we might overlook the significance of what they represent in our community.

When we look at the cross, we see the person and work of Jesus Christ. We attach the icon of the cross to Jesus because of who He is and what He has done for us on that cross. All our sin was dealt with when He took our sin to the cross that the just sentence might be served - a job we are incapable of doing. Today, as we trust Jesus as our Savior from that sentence, we see the cross as an icon of incredible and infinite love. That icon compels us to thankfulness and praise and for all who trust in Him.

One thing we need be mindful of - we need to focus on what we see when we see the cross. We must not allow it to be an icon we overlook with "familiarity", but one which causes us to see Jesus who owned our sin on that cross.

As you pray and praise God this week, please pray for the French speaking world - that they too might trust in Him who owns that cross in love, that they too might joy in the forgiveness and the person and work of Jesus Christ.

For BLF Canada ...

- Pray for BLF Canada missionary Jael Kenney as she helps teach at a Vacation Bible School this week.

- Pray that God’s kingdom will advance in Quebec. An application has been submitted to the government for the establishing of 100 Christian radio stations across the province of Quebec. Pray that the application will be approved with minimal delays so that God’s word can be broadcasted across the province.

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For BLF USA ...

- Please pray for a group of teachers in Togo that will be meeting through September 3rd. Please pray they can get enough money collected to pay the cost to ship 2 pallets of much needed BLF Sunday school curriculum to them. Their order has been packed and ready to go for some time, but there have been multiple issues with securing payment thus far. Thanks to the generosity of donors, BLF is able to offer the books at no cost and they only have to pay for shipping.

- From Russ and Mary Ann Miller - BLF USA Representatives
Many thanks to those who have been praying for our travels and speaking occasions as we share what God is doing with BLF. We've been in the Tulsa area and praise the Lord for the speaking opportunities He has provided for us and the good conversations we've had with many different people. Please continue to pray as we go to Nebraska for several days, then into Missouri.

- This week we are praying for Mauritania and its leaders, President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and Prime Minister Yayha Ould Hademine. With only about 1% of land able to be farmed in this increasingly arid land, one-third of children are malnourished. Divorce is widespread, leading to many social problems. New discoveries of oil could bring wealth, but also increased corruption and a greater divide between rich and poor.

All Mauritanian peoples are unreached for Christ and very few expatriates live in Mauritania. For more than 1,000 years, Islam has dominated this area. Few know a Christian or receive Christian media. Believers in Christ face prison, beatings, or rejection by their family or tribe. Pray for protection for those who dare share their faith and a greater openness and curiosity to know more about The Way, The Truth, and The Life!

John 14:6 “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

[Source: Pray for the World. Wall, Molly and Operation World. Intervarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL, 2015. Pages 45 and 46.]

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Please click HERE to learn how to pray for the leaders and people of the Mauritania. For more information on Mauritania, please visit the Joshua Project to learn more ways to pray for the peoples (and people) of Mauritania.


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