Thursday, December 3, 2009

Praying for the nations

Twice a year OMF missionaries wherever they are gather together for a special Day of Prayer. Today was the day for us in Sapporo. Around 50 of us were there for a time when we were able to come apart from our busy lives to engage in the work of praying for the work of OMF in the different places we work. It was a powerful time and great to be able to lift up to God lands, people groups and situations which are very different to those we face in Japan. One of the features of life in the 21st century is that many Asian people now find themselves scattered round the world, in the cities and towns of the West and Australasia and increasingly in Africa too. There are huge opportunities to reach out to Asians of all nationalities without even having to leave your own country, or even your own town. As we took time today to focus on prayer for others, we are all the more thankful for those who pray for us here, for the land of Japan and for the start of the new church in Hiragishi - just a small part of the amazing things God is doing round the world.

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