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When the dust settled everybody thought that the rebel was dead; surely no one could have survived the massive bomb blast. The Christian community refused to mourn the passing of this man who had tormented them for so long. Instead of killing the Colombian rebel, however, the explosion shot him out like a human cannonball, injured by alive.
Most people who drove to IDOP Camp Peniel, in the hills of Central Arkansas, drove through rain, until about the last 7 miles. One man said, "It's as if God was holding His hand over this place to keep it dry for us." There was a buzz about the place as the crowd arrived. God was there too listening to each word, each song, and each spoken and unspoken prayer. God was enjoying each hug and collecting every tear. These children of God gathered to pray, just like hundreds of groups around the world; coming alongside those brothers and sisters in Christ who are persecuted for their faith.
Christian Couple Continues Their Ministry with Your Help
Agus and Tina were determined to continue their fruitful ministry among marginalized Muslim HIV patients in Malang, East Java, but the meager salt egg business they operated out of a small stall did not even provide enough income to support their own needs. Their vital ministry was in danger of being cut off.
"Count it Right"
Kasr el dobara, the biggest evangelical church in Egypt and among the largest Arabic speaking churches in the world, recently hosted an evangelistic event appropriately named "Count it Right." Approximately 31,000 people from different denominations, age groups and backgrounds attended the event held in the Wadi el Natroun desert north of Cairo. A pastor from the church leadership team said, "After each performance, we extended a call to give their lives to Jesus; each time about 60 to 100 people prayed and committed their lives to the Lord." Over the course of the weekend, around 15,000 expressed a desire to give their lives to Christ, and over 5,000 others completed follow-up cards requesting literature about growing in faith.
Join us in thanking God for Michael’s freedom in Kenya! After more than four years of waiting, he has finally been declared innocent.
Thank you for praying for Michael over the years. Michael spent 18 months in prison and was wrongfully convicted for a crime he didn’t commit. We celebrated when he was released on bail (and able to join us for the 2012 Global Prayer Gathering!), but the past 18 months have been full of uncertainty as we advocated for his appeal.
This week, a Kenyan court overturned the conviction and declared Michael innocent of the criminal charges. We echo Michael’s humble praise: "I have joy in my heart because I know the victory belongs to the Lord." Read more about Michael’s miraculous story and see how God is glorified through it.