This week we’re praying for one of our North Carolina church planters, Dustin Gillespie, who is starting a new church in Teachey, North Carolina. The new church is called Redemption Fellowship Church. They have been meeting in one of the schools in the area. This church wants to reach lost people and help them come to know Jesus Christ as Savior, and then develop their faith as His disciples. Redemption is doing this through worship, teaching and small groups, along with contemporary music and informal dress.
This week, we are also praying for the Gajjar people of Pakistan. There are approximately 2.3 million people in this group. There are no known Christians among this people group and they do not have the Bible available in their language. 100% of the population believes in Islam. Centuries of commitment to a religion that denies the deity of Jesus is not quickly overcome. Pakistani Christians are the 5th most persecuted in the world. Pray for the availability of Scripture in their language as well as the missionaries that may already be there ministering to the Gujjar people.