In a country where the government restricts the activities of Christian churches and there is a lot of societal bias against Christianity, one local Christian Believer has found social media is an effective way of sharing his faith. He regularly posts words from the Bible, and people respond with curiosity to ask where the words come from. When he shares that they come from the Bible, people are surprised that a Tajik person reads it. This encounter opens the doors for further conversation. Praise God for creative ways to share faith. Pray that Christians will not feel restricted by fear but that God’s Psalms 91 protection gives them peace, confidence, and courage (The Bible, Ezra 10:4).
The horrific sudden terror attack by Hamas militants on Israel left many hundreds killed and thousands wounded. Apart from the Israelites killed, many foreign nationals also were gunned down. The country of Israel has announced a full-fledged war and started retaliatory attacks, pounding the terrorist hideouts. Israel’s military has given a deadline for the Gazans to relocate. The bereaved families asked the Government to take all possible steps to bring back home those kidnapped and kept hostage by the terrorists. A complete siege is underway to eliminate the terror cells. Pray for Israeli sympathizers as well as those who sympathize with Palestinians to refrain from causing more violence in their demonstrations in both America and Europe (The Bible, Psalm 11:5). Pray that Israeli and Palestinian Christian believers to be protected in these bombardments by both the countries (The Bible, Daniel 12:1).