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February Prayer Focus - Missions

This is love: not that we loved God, but that God loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.  Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
I John 4: 10 & 11

February is traditionally known as the love month because of St. Valentine’s Day.  A priest in 3rd century Rome, Valentine sought to comfort those being persecuted for their faith.  The result, he was arrested, beaten, and ultimately beheaded.  Not a sweet story to recall … yet because of his great love of God he was willing to risk his life, worldly position and possessions to help others know God’s love.

Take time to pray for missionaries – those willing to sacrifice and serve, often in places and situations way beyond their comfort zones.  Because of faithful witnesses many come to know and experience God’s love.  Specifically, pray for missionaries our church supports: Helen Roberts-Evans in Liberia, and Mark and Eszte Landerholm in Hungary.  And also pray for those who have or are considering serving on mission teams – Puerto Rico; Guatemala; YSP ….

God sends missionaries into all the world so all the world will know God!

God provides the path to life abundant and full, and sends leaders to help show us the way.