Merry Christmas: Hearts will be changed
At the beginning of November, as Laura Reece* sat and thought about what prayer needs she might be sharing in December, the headline news surrounding West Africa was a little overwhelming. There was an outbreak of cholera, peacekeepers killed in Niger, a coup in Burkina Faso, political unrest in Togo, and, of course, Ebola outbreaks, not to mention all kinds of heartbreaking news in other parts of the world.
December should be a month filled with joy, love and peace on earth, not one spent doing training on Ebola prevention. However, Laura understood that Christmas is a time for us to realize that sin did come into this world, and it brought with it a lot of what we see and read in the news: killing, diseases and unrest. Christ came down to free us from all this.
Laura asks you to join in her in praying that she will keep her focus on the One who is in control and who brought us healing, eternal life and peace. Pray for the world, for West Africa, and for her people group, the Samogho, that Christmas will be a time when hearts will be changed and many will receive the gift of salvation. *Name change