Hope For Orphans: To Love Orphans and Share the Hope of Christ with Them
The Korean government is considering the elimination of adoption altogether in Korea and to keep all orphans in institutionalized orphanage care. This change is due to some poor experiences for Korean adoptees who struggled growing up within their respective families. While we definitely feel for the pain they went through, we also know that many lives have benefited because of adoption, and it would be heartbreaking to think that path towards gaining a family would be blocked completely. To sway the decision of the Korean government 200,000 Korean citizen signatures are needed. Please if you are a Korean citizen sign the petition, and if not let your friends who are know. The link provided below is where you can sign: https://www1.president.go.kr/petitions/103182
• For the 200,000 signatures needed to petition the government to stop this legislation
• For healing for past adoptees who had difficult experiences
• For every orphan to find a loving home
We will be having prayer meetings on the last Saturday of each month at 10:30am. Robin and Angela have opened up their home for leaders, servants, and others who would like to pray for our church as we prepare for our new pastor to arrive. The first meeting will be on January 27, 2018.
With the Korean tax season approaching, those who need receipts of your donations to CMC, please contact email@example.com. Please include: Full Name, ID #, Home or Work Address.
North Korea: Worst Place to be a Christian in the World
North Korea has topped Open Doors’ yearly list of worst states for Christians for 16 years running. The Open Doors report said, “North Korea remains the most dangerous place in the world to be a Christian. Believers are forced to worship in secret - if they are discovered they are taken to labour camps. An estimated 70,000 Christians are believed to be in these camps where they face appalling conditions and are subject to torture, and may die.
Life Groups are an important part our ministry at Crossway as we grow in Christ together through community.
UPDATE: Sign-ups for the current life group season are now closed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Myanmar is a country primarily devoted to the Buddhist religion(94.95%), with a smaller muslim religion, and an even smaller Christian influence (0.35%). Currently the country is under a military dictatorship, and undergoing what the UN defines as an ethnic cleansing, which means that one ethnic group by means of terror and violence is removing another ethnic group from the geographical area. Since August 25, 2017, 210 muslim villages have been burned to the ground, about 400 dead, and mass exodus of 400,000 people have sought refuge in neighboring countries.
-Ask the Holy Spirit to soften the hearts of the Burmese towards Christians so that they will be receptive to the Gospel.
-Pray that fleeing civilians may find Christian refuge and thus the gospel.
Handle With Care's informational meeting on expat adoption has been pushed back to January 20. Same time and place: 11am at the Urban Collective next to Vatos in Itaewon.
Help spread the word and see you there. Please RSVP at email@example.com
A year after facing persecution for the eighth time, 90-year-old Jatya is prepared to suffer yet again. Despite fierce opposition, the elderly Christian man remains eager to share the good news of the Gospel to all who are willing to hear. The frail yet energetic believer lives in a village of southern India that's heavily populated with paid informants for the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a national volunteer organization that aims to intimidate and even force Christians into returning to their nation's "Hindu roots."
For spiritual, physical and emotional strength for Jatya.
For God to open the ears and hearts of those who listen to the Gospel.
For God to soften the hearts of the oppressors.
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