Good job Cordova Neighborhood Church! Even in the middle of a pandemic, you took time to give to others. Kathy, Dan and Dona tell us that we collected 50 Operation Christmas Child boxes this year. Please pray for those children who receive the boxes.
Praise the Lord for answered prayer! The orality team in the Republic of the Congo writes: Thanks to all who prayed for a challenging situation involving the death of a little girl in the village of Youbi while in the care of a Christian family who are neighbors of her believing parents. She suddenly became ill; despite the family’s best efforts to obtain much-needed medical care, the girl died in the hospital. Her body was held by the morgue because neither family had the money to release it. From a traditional point of view, these families would have become enemies. Alliance workers spent a week counseling both of them, reviewing stories from the Word about grace, forgiveness, and trust. By the end of the week, the two families agreed that God was bigger than this crisis and they would not abandon each other. Then the miracle happened. Some believers from the United States, whom neither family knew, sent money so the girl’s body could be returned to the village for burial. According to Alliance workers, the ceremony was unlike anything anyone in this area had ever seen, with more joy and thanksgiving than grief. An orality team member reported that two of the little girl’s uncles and another observer, who had come with anger and grief, became believers. As the team member left, the villagers surrounded her and said, “Youbi is Jesus’ village.”