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Friday, September 12, 2014

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“I want to give this last man the same as I gave you. Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my business? Are you jealous because I’m generous?” (Matthew 20:14b-15, HCSB)

Hi, this is Eleanor Witcher of IMB’s prayer office, joining you in prayer for those seeking jobs.

People around the world are looking for work, and most of the time they have to leave the area where they live to find a job. The Chuabo churches of Mozambique are facing that problem right now. Many church leaders have been going to other places to look for work, which has left their church without a leader.

Many young North African men come to Belgium filled with dreams of a better life. When the realization hits them that finding a job is difficult--especially for those without papers--their dreams quickly fade away. Without money to buy a ticket home, they take whatever work they can find, and some end up living on the streets.

A believer in Northwest China shares, “In one of my Uighur language classes, I was learning a specific term meaning ‘to be angry because of injustice.’ A story that Jesus told came to mind (see Matthew 20:1-16), and I told it to my tutor: ‘A man went out in the morning and hired some men to work in his field. In the evening, he hired some more. At the end of the day, he paid the men he hired last a full day’s wages. Then the men he hired in the morning came forward and were paid the same amount. Being angry because of the injustice, they complained to the farmer. The farmer said, “Why are you angry because I am generous?”’

* Please pray that this tutor will think of this story often and will desire to know more about Jesus.

* Ask God to bring the Gospel to these North African men in Belgium, praying that they will see His love and find their worth in Jesus.

* Pray for the Chuabo churches that are without a leader or a pastor, asking that the people will remain strong in their faith.

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