Benin is a country known for artifacts of culture and occult practices. The British Colonial forces had forcibly taken a number of them from Benin 125 years ago. Nigeria Ambassador to Germany, Yusuf Tuggar, has urged the German authorities to fast-track the process of returning 96 pieces from the Benin cultural properties. Progress has been made in the negotiations with both the German government and museums and all look forward to signing agreements for their return in the very near future. Pray for the people of Benin practicing multitudes of worshiping forms and objects. Pray for the people to see that the idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them (The Bible, Psalm 135:15-18).
One Christian ministry has a particular focus to reach the Sundanese people, which is the second-largest people group in Indonesia with 45 million people. The Sundanese people also remain stubbornly unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Divorce is unusually high among the Sundanese people. Pray for restoration in families. Pray for a breakthrough among the Sundanese that their hearts may be softened towards Jesus. May the Holy Spirit intervene and bring new and abundant life (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 3:6).
Source: Christian workers in Indonesia