January 27, 2015

Church of the Brethren Global Mission Prayer Guide

 Global Mission Prayer GuideJanuary 27, 2015 
In this week’s global prayers, we lift up:
United States
Praise God for the more than $500,000 raised for the Nigeria Crisis Fund, meeting a matching challenge issued by the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board. Pray for continued generous giving to meet the needs our hurting sister church, Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), as it in turn seeks to aid the broader traumatized community.
Brazil
Pray for the gardening project of the Rio Verde congregation of Igreja da Irmandade-Brasil (Church of the Brethren in Brazil) that works with 32 inmates of a local prison to supplement prison meals as well as provide fresh vegetables to several charities throughout the city. This project will be expanding with support from a Global Food Crisis Fund grant.
Rio Verde gardening project

Photo courtesy of Alexandre Gonçalves
Nigeria
Pray for God's peace and protection for those in Maiduguri, Michika, and other communities in northeast Nigeria where the Boko Haram insurgents have launched attacks in the past few days. Pray for the trauma workshops and food distributions to be held this week by the Crisis Response Team of EYN.
*To connect with Nigerian sisters and brothers in daily prayer, follow the EYN devotional guide.
 This message is published by Global Mission and Service, Church of the Brethren, 1451 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60120