Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day, friends!

So many people today have taken to the streets to celebrate this great man’s life; those who advocate for social change revere him highly.

But today, angry protests seem to be the only kind of protesting there is. Yet, this man was just like you and me. Led by the Truth that all humans are made in God’s Image (Genesis 1:27), he was unafraid to do Jesus’ will in making people of all colors equal.

May we look past the politics of the day, similarly inciting only anger and rage, and may we remember who has come before us in compassionate action. May we learn from them!
-Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY

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The “Little” Victories

It is with great happiness that I am reporting the Nigerian soldiers have captured

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Babagana Abubakar. Photo credit: HQ Nigerian Army. Source: UGC, Naij.com: https://www.legit.ng/1214725-troops-arrest-wanted-boko-haram-terrorist-photo.html

 

not one, but two prominent figures in Boko Haram! Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno) was found January 10th with voter identification cards and military gear. A suspected military leader for Boko Haram, called Umar, was also caught on December 20th, 2018 (source). The capture of these two men is incredibly promising, as it shows even the “smaller” victories that the Nigerian government and military is making against Boko Haram!

Our God is a God who hears our prayers; this shows that while He hears our prayers, these “little victories” will happen in His time, not our own. And in the end, He has won for us the greatest victory of them all!

With these truths in mind, may we continue to lift up the Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu, and the Nigerian military! Our God is moving, even if we cannot see Him!

“Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for the victory that You have brought! Not only against Boko Haram, but for all who believe in You! You have brought us victory over the enemy and the grave, and we can live with Your Power in our everyday lives!
We now pray that You would move in this war between Boko Haram and Nigeria. Continue to give the soldiers morale and strength, and please keep those who are held captive safe, so that they may be freed and reunited with their loved ones!
In Jesus’ Mighty Name we pray,
Amen!”


Learn more about Jesus, and the victory He has won forever and ever, here!

Good News: Taking Care of the Earth

Gratefully, not all news is bad news!

At a small farm in Lasalle, Colorado, thousands of baby chicks have been saved. The farm could no longer financially keep the chicks, and so called many nonprofits in to help save the chicks.

They have done so much to ensure the health of these chicks, and it warmed my heart. While it seems very random, I thought it was a sweet, clear picture of who we are to be as humans who are to “subdue the earth” as Genesis says:

Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’ …God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’”
(Genesis 1:26, 28, NIV)

While mankind is the only being made in God’s Image, and is therefore higher above than any animal, it is important to take care of the creatures and plants in our world. Those who are faithful in doing this show some of God’s attributes: that He cares for the plants and animals He has made.

Do you have any pets or creatures you take care of? How does it make you feel to know that God has told us to take care of the earth?


Learn more about Jesus, and how much He loves you and I, here.

Praise Report: Christmas is made an official holiday in Iraq!

I am more than happy to announce that Christmas has become an official holiday in Iraq

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Christians in Iraq (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images, found in the article at FaithWire.com)

(source)! Christians in the majority Muslim population can now celebrate Christ’s birth!

In such a place where it can sometimes be difficult, and even deadly, to be a Christian, this is welcome progress! But it could also anger many Muslims who believe that Christians don’t deserve to live, much less celebrate their Savior.

satan is not happy about this, and I am sure he will do all he possibly can to rip away this amazing gift. Please pray with me, giving thanks to Jesus for this victory, and for protection over these brothers and sisters as they now celebrate Christ in the years ahead!

“Dear Lord Jesus,
We thank You for coming down to earth and humbling Yourself as a man, all so that we could be saved from our sin! We thank You that our brothers and sisters can now celebrate Your birth officially, as acknowledged by their government.
We pray now that they would be able to have Joy, Peace, and Safety as they celebrate Your birth now and in the days ahead.
May more Muslims come to faith in You because of this, Jesus!

In Jesus’ Name we pray,
Amen.”


Do you know Jesus?

Jesus came to earth, and died the most horrific death possible, so that you and I could come to know Him and be saved from going to hell. Learn more about Jesus, what He did, and what it matters, here.