Please pray for
... and consider this observation by a pastor in Wisconsin:
“We are too comfortable.
The sin which so easily entangles in America is comfort, apathy, and a perpetually high expectationfor convenience.
This hit home when I sat in Dunn Brother’s (a very, very comfortable coffee place) with a dear brother from Eretria.
This brother had just returned from suffering severe persecution in Eretria. Comfort was no entanglement there! Apathy? Relatively unknown. The expectation is not convenience but rather incarceration.
Don’t you ever wonder why our experience of the Holy Spirit’s power seems so small? The believers in the first centuries experienced His power amidst the trembling of persecution and death threats (Acts 4:31). The believers in Eretria model such experience today.
I want to stretch out further in faith, past convenience, and place myself in positions where I need to feel the greatness of His power.”
Posted August 23, 2007 by Rev.Spencer DeBurgh at http://www.racinebible.org
Dean’s note: After a call to Voice of the Martyr’s I learned that the religious prisoners in Eretria are often imprisoned in metal freight boxes stacked one on the other. This has been mentioned at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3663654.stm (see below)
Please pray for Girmay Ambaye (see above photo), using the prayer guide at the link below
On May 11, 2005 Evangelist Girmay Ambaye: was arrested by security police in Eritrea for witnessing about Christ to people on a city bus.
Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the United Nations
800 Second Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Reference to the metal containers used to incarcerate Christians:
Some background on the country: