Recent praise reports and prayer requests from NCN News, Nazarene Missions International, and JESUS Film Harvest Partners include:
JESUS Film - Guatemala
“After the team leader prayed, my heart began to have a normal beat,” said Randy in Guatemala. “I was in a JESUS Film gathering and began feeling discomfort in my heart. I felt terrible and wondered if I should leave the service to get some medical help, but I decided to stay. The leader started talking about God's great power and how He could save a person and heal them too. I believed what I heard. God healed me right then and there. I thank God for what He did for me.”
JESUS Film - Nepal
“They found a tumor in my head,” said a viewer in Nepal. “I was very frightened. As I contemplated surgery, I was invited to a gathering. When I arrived, they were showing the JESUS film. I saw how Jesus healed people and I said, 'Lord, I believe in you. I ask you to heal me in this moment. Here is my life and my heart.' I left the service believing I was saved and healed. A short time later, I went to the doctor and the test results showed the tumor was gone — I was healed! To God be the glory!”
Fort McMurray fire
Ambrose University recently hosted more than 600 people who were forced to evacuate from their homes due to the Fort McMurray fire in Alberta, Canada. The fire has destroyed more than 1,633 square miles, causing more than 9 billion in damage and displacing 90,000 people.
South Sudan attack
Earlier this month, more than 200 people were killed in the Gambella Region of Ethiopia during a cross-border raid by the South Sudanese Murle community. According to the BBC, the Nuer ethnic group of South Sudan and Ethiopia were targets of the violence. In addition to the dead, more than 100 people — mostly children — were kidnapped and taken back over the border into South Sudan. Because it borders South Sudan, Gambella is a common place to find South Sudanese refugees. The Church of the Nazarene has a strong presence in this area.
After some time, Nazarene leaders in Ethiopia were able to get into Gambella and assess the situation and how the Church of the Nazarene was affected. Here are their findings:
Total adults dead = 14
Total children dead = 6
Total children abducted = 9
Total adults wounded = 8
Total people with property vandalized and/or stolen = 73
"Please let us lift-up our churches and church members in prayer during this difficult time of unrest and uncertainty. Some families are missing children right now. Let us also pray for other people in that area who are vulnerable to this kind of violence."
-- Church of the Nazarene Africa
For more global concerns and continued requests, see the NMI Prayer Mobilization Line by clicking here or JESUS Film Harvest Partners by clicking here. To share additional praises or prayer requests, please use the comment section below or see the Prayer Mobilization Line's Facebook page.