Monday, October 12, 2015

Dominica and the Dominican Republic & OCC Prayer

This week will you pray with us for Dominica and the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Sea?

Dominica is an island country in the Caribbean Sea. Its population is just over 72,000. It is a hurricane-prone, rugged, mountainous island. It has 3 languages. 16% of the population is Evangelical Christians, while 91% claims Christianity as their religion. Most are only nominally (by name only) Christian, but only a small number actively follow Christ. Pray these socially deprived people, especially the Carbi Indians, that live on an isolated reservation will find their true identity and fulfillment in Christ. They are among the last indigenous peoples in the Caribbean. Specifically, pray for Dominica as the team builds a strategy for their second year.

The Dominican Republic shares the eastern two-thirds an island with Haiti. It has 18 different people groups and only 9% are Evangelical Christians. A challenge has been retention of those converted and getting them active in a local church. Pray for retention and pray for Biblical ethics--in this society corruption, violent crime, and promiscuity are alarmingly widespread. Praise God that the number of Dominican missionaries are growing! Pray for the Dominican Republic teams as they rise to the challenge of reaching rural areas. Pray for them as they will be stretched physically, emotionally and financially as the work to reach places previously unreached with Operation Christmas Child.

OCC General Requests:
  1. As we countdown to National Collection Week, we are praying and asking God to provide 10,200 Gospel Opportunities from NEA, 737,500 shoeboxes from the Mid-South Region (TN, AR, & KY), 8.6 million from the U.S., and 11 million worldwide.
  2. As millions of souls of children and their families are at stake, we know and have seen firsthand how the enemy tries to impede the plans for shoeboxes to reach their final destination. From now until the end of National Collection Week, we ask that you join in and mobilize prayer for all our volunteers, drop-off locations, and logistics network. 
You can impact whole villages and communities by praying for children in over 150 countries and regions across the globe who are waiting to receive a shoebox gift.

"Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14

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