One pastor recently visited a village in a region governed strongly by military soldiers. He shared the Gospel extensively and distributed MP3 players loaded with the Gospel stories. Twenty people chose to follow Jesus as a result of his ministry. The military officials expelled him and told him never to return. Still, the pastor remains convinced that God wants him to return with Bibles for the new Believers and more MP3 players for them to share with others. Pray for his safety and for the new Believers to grow strong in the Lord and the Word of God. As they celebrate Christmas for the first time, may the Holy Spirit fill them with joy and wonder (The Bible, Acts 2:4).
The Security Council adopted two separate resolutions to renew the mandates of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara. The resolution emphasizes the need to achieve a realistic, practical, enduring, and mutually acceptable political solution to the question of Western Sahara based on compromise. It calls on the parties to resume negotiations under the auspices of the UN secretary-general without preconditions and in good faith to achieve a just, last, and mutually acceptable political solution, which will provide for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara. Pray for the UN-organized referendum on self-determination of the people of Western Sahara. Pray that the people will be liberated through the work of the Holy Spirit (The Bible, Matthew 12:18).