These posts to our prayer blog are actually e-mail messages that we send out every Tuesday to our prayer team.
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Fasting every day from sunrise to sunset
Tue, 26 Sep 2006
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic year. Fasting during this month is the fourth of the Five Pillars of Islam. Fasting requires no food or water every day from sunrise to sunset during the 30 days of Ramadan. One problem, that you might not imagine, is that everyone who is fasting is in a great rush to get home for supper at sunset. Here in Abidjan, and around the world, that means traffic jams and flared tempers for a month. John said that he is observing the same behavior in Iraq.
Heavenly Father, motivate Christians of the world to actively share the love of Christ with their Muslim neighbors during this unique month.
The Muslim month of prayer is fast approaching. Ramadan begins September 24 through October 23, 2006. You are invited to lovingly pray for the Muslim world. God will use your prayers to touch hearts and homes for eternity. It will be an exciting experience for you. For more information and downloads, go to our 30 days of prayer page.
Heavenly Father, give Muslims dreams and visions that will lead them to Jesus the Messiah. Open our hearts to lovingly pray for Muslims.
Toxic waste report
Thu. 14 Sep 2006
What is the cause of this toxic waste? We still don't know the source country. The press only tells us that it was unloaded off a ship at the port. Evidently, they were unable to unload it in Europe, so they tried several countries in West Africa. They were given permission to unload it here! Many government officials are in big trouble. More than 17,000 people have been treated at hospitals. Seven people have died.
The waste was unloaded as a black liquid, but the dangerous chemicals are hydrogen sulfide gas and caustic soda that affect the lungs and sinuses. It seems like a flu with runny nose and headache. I had some symptoms, but it could have been the flu. We are avoiding the affected areas.
Toxic waste report
Tue. 12 Sep 2006
How many are ill? As of Saturday, more than 7,000 have been treated at the Abidjan hospitals. Patrick, a Lebanese friend, shared with me today that he woke up in the night two weeks ago with blood on his pillow. He thought he must have had a bloody nose in his sleep. The blood actually came from his sinuses via his ears. Most people experienced flu symptoms: headache, runny nose, nausea, etc.
Dear Heavenly Father, continue to heal those that are ill. Help the government to continue taking the best steps to resolve this issue.
Toxic waste report
Sun, 10 Sep 2006
So far more than 7,000 people have been treated at local hospitals for illnesses apparently caused by the toxic waste spilled in Abidjan. Keep praying for the government to get the waste cleaned up. Pray for those that are ill.
Cluster bombs and toxic waste
Tue, 5 Sep 2006
I just returned home from visiting with Mohamed. His brother died today in Lebanon. Somehow, he came in contact with a cluster bomblet near their family home. The United Nations reports that there may be more than 100,000 unexploded bomblets scattered throughout southern Lebanon. There is also major concern here, in Abidjan, about what appears to be toxic waste from a foreign source. Two children died. Many people are hospitalized for lung and skin damage.
Heavenly Father, please protect people from these cluster bombs in Lebanon and toxic waste in Abidjan. Heal those who are already wounded in Lebanon and sick in Abidjan.
"For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes..." Romans 1:16