want to share with you, my dear European sisters, for what our Heavenly
Father opened my eyes, from the prayer requests in this year. Year
after year I know it better and better what prayer means for each
other. When I went through difficulties, needs, and I knew that people
prayed for me – it gave me strenght to carry my burdens. I know,
I am not alone in this experience. Each of you, who came together to
pray, did it from conviction. In this year there also were some
painful, sad, difficult topics. At this time I want to repeat some
prayer subjects from two different continents, because as I see, these
are quite current in Europe, too. Let us continue to pray for these
continents and take these topics to refer to our needs.
of North America are often abused and neglected. Pray that God will
protect the children and that wholesome homes will be established where
parents can nurture their children."
shifting demographic patterns of North America mean upheaval for
families as they seek to establish a home and security for their
families. Pray for these families."
add a prayer request from our sisters in Lebanon
about the increasing secularization of both Australia and New Zealand
– politicalcorrectness, harassment laws, vilification laws and
the right to free speech have in some cases been pushed to the extreme
and used to try and squash the Christian ethos and spirit."
With sadness in my
heart I regret to inform you that we will not be able to hold our
meeting in November. We have already cancelled two meetings: last May
and one in September that we have planned to have for the Pastor's
wives. The reason is the political situation. The month of November is
the month for our President's election and that is going to be done in
a very bad political atmosphere as you might be hearing on the news.
Lebanon is now situated on the top of a volcano and it remains to be
seen what will the outcome be and the economy is going from bad to
worse. We are praying hard that God intervene and no civil war break
out. Could you please pray for us too.
(Notes from the editor)