Golden Hills Elementary School in California is facing backlash from parents after promoting an after-school Satan club aimed at children as young as five. The controversial club is scheduled to hold monthly meetings starting in December. It was created by the Satanic Temple - not to be confused with the Church of Satan - as an antidote to the evangelical Christian groups cropping up in public schools. The organisation’s website states, ‘The Satanic Temple does not advocate for religion in schools. However, once religion invades schools, as the Good News Clubs have, the Satanic Temple will fight to ensure that plurality and true religious liberty are respected.’ In this instance, the after-school club was created in response to the Good News Club, a weekly Christian programme for 5- to 12-year-olds at the school. Many parents believe the Satan club is a Trojan horse to promote devil worship in schools.

Officials in Algeria are making it increasingly difficult for missionaries to evangelise or challenge Islam in any capacity. Algeria’s government-issued ordinances and restrictions on non-Muslim organisations attempting to attract Muslims to Christ are enforced with animosity, hefty fines, and the very real possibility of between three and five years in prison. Algeria’s population is 99% Sunni Muslim. The laws against blasphemy, proselytisation, and worship make ministry work extremely difficult and can come at a high price. They criminalise any individual offending the Prophet or belittling the precepts of Islam through writing, artwork, speaking, or other mediums. Laws regulating worship keep Christians confined to approved worship spaces made purposely in places difficult to attend regularly. Pray that church leaders will be strong and wise while enduring hardship, and for opportunities to distribute Bibles throughout the country, especially in the south.

The Anglican Church of South Africa has passed anti-Israel resolutions, including the call on members to observe Nakba (Catastrophe) Day, which effectively means believing that Israel has no right to be a nation. Nakba, the name applied by Palestinians to Israel’s annual Independence Day, is normally marked by protests. The approval by Anglicans of such behaviour is a challenge to God’s promises, as they allow themselves to be used as a mouthpiece of the ‘father of lies’. It also goes against the grain of the growing movement of reconciliation between Jews and Arabs who follow Jesus (most Messianic congregations in Israel are mixed). The apartheid regime was defeated mostly thanks to South Africa’s leading Jews: now clerics are accusing Israel of the same type of discrimination. Meanwhile, English Anglicans recently held a service of repentance in Oxford Cathedral for historic anti-Semitism perpetrated by Christians.

Governments in both Iraq and Lebanon struggle to function and pass legislation. Political parties tied to ethnic and religious groups vie for control. Iran-backed militias hold more power than the military. There are many parallels between Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq because the nation-state borders were drawn around them by colonial nations around a hundred years ago. Ethnic groups thrown together by these borders often find it difficult to make their own voices heard and cooperate. It is an ongoing process that is only successful if there has been a dictator or authoritarian government. There is government corruption. Young Iraqis are dissatisfied and  are opening their eyes to opportunities for truth. South Iraq is seeing a time of harvest among the Shia community.  Even though they face persecution by larger religious groups, they are boldly proclaiming the Gospel repeatedly to all peoples and all backgrounds or ethnic minorities or majorities in their communities. God is doing amazing things in the south.

In the second winter since the Taliban took over and foreign funds were frozen, millions are a step away from famine. Abdul says, ‘Our children keep crying; they can’t sleep. We have no food. So we go to the pharmacy to get them tablets to make them drowsy.’ Ghulam has alprazolam tranquilisers in his tunic - they are used to treat anxiety disorders. Others are giving tablets which treat depression and anxiety. Doctors say that when given to young children who do not get adequate nutrition, these drugs cause liver damage, chronic fatigue, and behaviour disorders. Five tablets cost ten Afghanis, the price of a piece of bread. Ammar had surgery to remove his kidney to repay money borrowed to buy food for his family. ‘I sold my five-year-old daughter for 100,000 Afghanis,’ Nizamuddin says. ‘That's less than half what a kidney goes for.’ He bites his lip, and his eyes well up.

Our nation is at a very important crossroad. One that will determine the direction and wellbeing of our nation in the years ahead. The next day (Wednesday) will be very important as our Yang Di Pertuan Agong (King) deliberates and decides on our next Prime Minister and the Coalition that will lead Malaysia.

Pray for wisdom for our Agong (King), the right Prime Minister and Coalition to be confirmed and also a peaceful transition. Proverbs 21:1

Righteousness guards the person of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner. Proverbs 13:6
The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm. Proverbs 12:7

Please Pray for Malaysia with us 1

Pray with us…

  1. For the grip of darkness, witchcraft and shamanism to be broken.
  2. For the church in Sarawak & Sabah to speak up and not be silent.  Sarawak & Sabah must shake off their fear of man. Let them be filled with the fear of God. Let them be filled with the spirit of love, of power and of sound mind.
  3. For the Esther anointing to come on the Anak Sulong (natives) to approach the king. If they perish, they perish. Like Esther, she spoke up after the 2nd banquet. The Agong / King has given Sarawak a 2nd chance to speak.
  4. Let them see the vision of Sarawak & Sabah rising up to take back what the enemy has stolen, their land, riches, salvation and inheritance for their children and children's children.
  5. That if they do not speak out, God will raise another.
  6. Hear the collective cry of the church in Malaysia - Sarawak, Sabah & Peninsula Malaya. Lord, deliver us and our children from the fowler and the destroyer of our souls, the thief and robber.  In Jesus name, silence the enemy.
  7. That He will raise up righteous, God-fearing leaders whom He wants raised up and take down the wrong ones. Romans 13:1, Psalm 75:6-7, Proverbs 14:34, Proverbs 29:4

Please Pray for Malaysia with us 3People like Cyrus who will help the people of God. Isaiah 45:1 “Thus says the Lord to His anointed, To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held - To subdue nations before him and loose the armor of kings; To open before him the double doors; So that the gates will not be shut.”

Break down walls of enmity.  Ephesians 2:14-15  
Raise up those who love mercy and are humble.  Micah 6:8
Pray for who He raises up.  1 Timothy 2:1-2  
The church to change the land not politicians.  2 Chron 7:14
Pray for peace in the cities.  Jeremiah 29:7
Pray for God to transform, renew and bless the nation of Malaysia!   Malaysia will be saved!

Watch the Video Operation World Pray for Unreached People Groups News NECF - Malaysia

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Our nation is at a very important crossroad. One that will determine the direction and wellbeing of our nation in the years ahead. The next day (Wednesday) will be very important as our Yang Di Pertuan Agong (King) deliberates and decides on our next Prime Minister and the Coalition that will lead Malaysia.

Pray for wisdom for our Agong (King), the right Prime Minister and Coalition to be confirmed and also a peaceful transition. Proverbs 21:1

Righteousness guards the person of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner. Proverbs 13:6
The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm. Proverbs 12:7

Please Pray for Malaysia with us 1

Pray with us…

  1. For the grip of darkness, witchcraft and shamanism to be broken.
  2. For the church in Sarawak & Sabah to speak up and not be silent.  Sarawak & Sabah must shake off their fear of man. Let them be filled with the fear of God. Let them be filled with the spirit of love, of power and of sound mind.
  3. For the Esther anointing to come on the Anak Sulong (natives) to approach the king. If they perish, they perish. Like Esther, she spoke up after the 2nd banquet. The Agong / King has given Sarawak a 2nd chance to speak.
  4. Let them see the vision of Sarawak & Sabah rising up to take back what the enemy has stolen, their land, riches, salvation and inheritance for their children and children's children.
  5. That if they do not speak out, God will raise another.
  6. Hear the collective cry of the church in Malaysia - Sarawak, Sabah & Peninsula Malaya. Lord, deliver us and our children from the fowler and the destroyer of our souls, the thief and robber.  In Jesus name, silence the enemy.
  7. That He will raise up righteous, God-fearing leaders whom He wants raised up and take down the wrong ones. Romans 13:1, Psalm 75:6-7, Proverbs 14:34, Proverbs 29:4

Please Pray for Malaysia with us 3People like Cyrus who will help the people of God. Isaiah 45:1 “Thus says the Lord to His anointed, To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held - To subdue nations before him and loose the armor of kings; To open before him the double doors; So that the gates will not be shut.”

Break down walls of enmity.  Ephesians 2:14-15  
Raise up those who love mercy and are humble.  Micah 6:8
Pray for who He raises up.  1 Timothy 2:1-2  
The church to change the land not politicians.  2 Chron 7:14
Pray for peace in the cities.  Jeremiah 29:7
Pray for God to transform, renew and bless the nation of Malaysia!   Malaysia will be saved!

Watch the Video Operation World Pray for Unreached People Groups News NECF - Malaysia

Download PDF

It has been another year of remarkable progress in Bible translation activity. Many areas of the work have seen significant acceleration. We see the favour and hand of God on translation projects and teams, enabling them to help create a world where everyone can know Jesus through the Bible. The number of language programmes that Bible translation teams are working on has seen its biggest leap on record, with new programmes starting at a rate of one per day. Also, Bibles and New Testaments have been launched at a rate of almost one per week. There is so much to be thankful for and be encouraged by. More people have God’s word in their language. More languages have a Bible than ever before. More languages have a New Testament than ever before. All this means that God’s word is available to millions of people in their own languages for the first time.

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