MISSIONARIES IN AFRICA NEED YOUR PRAYERS!
Rolland and Heidi Baker have been missionaries for the past twenty-five years. In 1995, they moved to Mozambique, the poorest country in the world. The Bakers first home in their new country was a dilapidated orphanage with around 80 children.
After ten years in Africa, Rolland and Heidi ministry to children has grown to include almost 2,000 at their numerous centers with over 5,000 churches planted throughout Mozambique and neighboring countries.
Today, Rolland sent the following urgent letter asking for prayer:
- As you may imagine, Moslem leaders and the more Marxist and anti-foreign elements in Mozambique are very agitated about our growth and influence in this country
Today a major story appeared on the front page of [a local] newspaper, apparently instigated by people anxious for our removal from Mozambique. It was blatantly reported
that we are using North American religion to subvert the government, that we are anti-Frelimo (the political party now in power), that all our contacts with leaders are designed to undermine the party, [that] we're anti-black and anti-Africa, etc., etc.
Heidi has spent ten years becoming Mozambican in heart and soul, and has a permanent Mozambican visa. Everything she does is for 'her' country, Mozambique. But the article is describing her as deceptive and treacherous. She feels so attacked and devastated...
We are meeting with the editor [of the local newspaper], and want to write an article in response together with a Mozambican lawyer. Meanwhile, we are asking you our friends to have your networks pray for us... This is yet another critical hour...
Join Us in Prayer for the Persecuted Church:
- Almighty Father, PROTECT Rolland and Heidi Baker in this critical hour. STRENGTHEN their faith. Be their ADVOCATE. Bless them with Your SPIRIT OF COMFORT (Ps 43:all; 143:8; Jn 12:35-36, 46; 2 Cor 1:2-7; 1 Jn 4:2-4).
- AWAKEN the American Church to PRAY! Help us Pray for Your Missionaries around the world. In the Name of Jesus, Amen (Mt 25:31-46; Heb 13:3)