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This Month’s Prayer Points
Democratic Republic of the Congo
In late February, three people were killed as they were travelling through a national park near Goma City. One of those killed was the Italian ambassador to the DRC. It’s suspected that this was a failed kidnapping attempt. This kind of violence has been common for decades in the eastern provinces of the DRC. Please pray for a cease in these violent attacks and for peace to prevail.
Please also pray that the deadly Ebola virus would not spread in the DRC. Four people have died from the virus in the project area of our local partner, the Baptist Church of Central Africa. Please pray for their safety and for their work in preventing the spread of the virus.
In Ethiopia, there are about 78 million people who make their living as small-scale farmers. That’s more than double the population of Canada! As we enter the month of March, pray that the spring rains would come so that crops can grow and these farmers could feed their families. Please also pray for stability across the country, especially in the province of Tigray where violence erupted in late 2020.
The country of Guinea has officially declared an outbreak of the Ebola virus. So far, there have been seven cases reported. Pray for the Red Cross and the World Health Organization (WHO), who are managing the emergency. Please be praying that the outbreak is contained and that the virus doesn’t spread to neighbouring countries like Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Over 200 people are either missing or dead after two hydro dams burst open in northern India. Pray for comfort for those families who have lost loved ones, and for those hoping that their loved ones will be found alive. Please also pray that the COVID-19 vaccine would roll out soon in India. There have been over 160,000 recorded deaths from the virus so far, with case spikes throughout the country.
On February 19th, a suspected Ebola virus case was detected in Liberia. Pray that the virus would be contained and that it would not spread beyond the hospital where the patient is being treated. Pray for the work of our local partner, the Association of Evangelicals of Liberia. Pray that they could continue their projects despite the fears of Ebola and COVID-19.
This year, an estimated 8.3 million people will require humanitarian assistance in South Sudan. That’s nearly 70 percent of the entire population. With the COVID-19 pandemic, severe flooding, violent conflicts and chronic hunger, South Sudan desperately needs your prayers. Pray especially for the 1.4 million children aged five and under who will experience hunger and malnutrition.
As we approach the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, we praise God for our donors and supporters who have stuck with us through this hard time. We’re thankful for your partnership in prayer, and truly believe that we could not do this work without the power of your prayers. Our programs and projects have continued on through the pandemic because of you. Thank you!