Today we are going to Africa, to the country called the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is a country that has had years of war and still has many problems. It is a hard and dangerous place to serve.
That's why we won't use the real names of our missionaries we are going to pray for today. We'll call them Jeff and Barbara. But we're also going to think about Benin, a country in West Africa where Jeff and Barbara served for 24 years before transferring to the Congo.
In 2018 Jeff and Barbara were in a car accident in the Congo that left them severely injured. When the Baptists back in Benin heard what had happened to their beloved missionaries, they united as never before to pray for them and to take up an offering. The offering was not for Jeff and Barbara - rather it was for missions.
Our church helps support Jeff and Barbara as we give each month through the Cooperative Program. That includes medical coverage for traffic accidents. The Benin Baptists knew that, for Jeff and Barbara, the most encouraging thing they could do was support missions for which Jeff and Barbara have committed their lives.
Today let's ask for continued healing and future safety for Jeff and Barbara as they serve in the Congo. And let's ask the Lord to guide and nurture the new missions commitment of Baptists in Benin. Let's pray that many thousands will come to Christ in both countries!Download PDF