Posts Tagged ‘prayer’

At the heart of it all, a supernatural life

In Uncategorized on September 12, 2009 at 1:01 am

Let us not deceive ourselves. Everything we say about unity and mission, about drawing all nations into the one household of God, about being Christ’s witnesses and servants to the ends of the world, remains mere clap-trap—except on one condition: that there is at
the heart of it all a supernatural life lived here in this twentieth century in the form of the Holy Spirit, a life that has its roots deep down in a discipline of secret prayer and self-denial, and its fruit in a strong and cleansing charity.

—Lesslie Newbigin
“The Pattern of Christian World Mission”


Praying for Sudan

In Uncategorized on October 20, 2008 at 11:22 pm

Today is the day Operation World designates for prayer for the country of Sudan, where Trinity has new friends living. The situation in Darfur continues to require enormous prayer, but OW also calls attention to a lesser-known contemporary situation:

“Sudan’s leaders proudly boast that they are the leaders of the Islamic Revolution in Africa.”

Michael and Karen Masso [blog] and their three children have just moved into Sudan to open a new field for World Harvest Mission. The Massos were formerly members of the World Harvest Mission team in Bundibugyo, Uganda, where Trinity supports the Myhre family and Ashley Wood. If you pray for Sudan, remember the Massos and all the challenges they face as they settle in Sudan and begin to live at the fault-line of Islam and Christianity in Africa. Pray too for Bishop Bismark Avokaya, a Sudanese Anglican bishop with whom they are partnering. (Some of his prayer requests are listed here.)