Post Christmas Thoughts
At Christmas we just celebrated the birth of Jesus who came into the world and transformed our lives.Then often, as many others do,we read the news and wonder what our world is coming to!
In Acts 4, in response to the threats from the elders, religious leaders, and the governing rulers of that time, the believers prayed for courage and for boldness in preaching the word! They acted upon the knowledge that He who has come into the world is ultimate Truth and He has the power and authority to transform of men's hearts and challenge the world's many philosophies.
Psalm 2 is repeated 7 times in the New Testament,
whenever the church was under pressure. It was referenced in Acts 4 verses 25 & 26 by Peter and John. Today this Psalm is certainly relevant and it requires from believers the same response as it did then.
In 2016 we begin welcoming believers/interns and missionaries to Nhop to pray and actively demonstrate to our government that Christians do care for them and the daily decisions that face them. Please pray for us that as we enter this year with many new people in government, that God will "open a wide door for effective service."
Thank-you for your faithful prayers and partnership with us. We are continually grateful to hear many tell us of how they appreciate our prayer points and perspectives.
serving you in Ottawa
Rob and Fran, and the Nhop team