The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed to welcome East Timor as the 11th member. ASEAN meetings held in Cambodia recently granted East Timor immediate observer status until it can be formally accepted at next year’s summit. Continue to pray for East Timor as it emerges as a nation, looking to have a voice in the Asia region. Pray that the Lord will open doors for this nation to grow and develop. Pray that the Church in East Timor will also grow in size and maturity (The Bible, Psalm 31:24).