The holiday lights were taken down and the only glow came from the candles spelling out “Gaza” on the cobble stone.
Bethlehem: The holiday lights were taken down and the only glow came from the candles spelling out “Gaza” on the cobble stone.

Please be in prayer for our sisters around the world:

  • Esperance Nyirandayisenga, coordinator of “Life is Expensive,” our partner project in Rwanda, as she battles malaria.
  • Rana Al-Arja, coordinator of a (partner project) women’s radio show in Palestine, and all in Palestine, especially Gaza, throughout this recent escalation of violence. Rana writes: “To us there is no celebration with the horrible aggression going on in Gaza; our hearts are full of pain and sorrow. Everything is canceled in Bethlehem and with this situation I don’t think any more tourists will come to Palestine.” Unemployment is overwhelming throughout Palestine and the West Bank, and Bethlehem is fully dependent on tourism.
  • Please pray for all suffering in this world, and thank God for the blessing of the work these women are doing in their communities! May this new year be more peaceful than the last!

One thought on “Prayers for our partners and sisters

  1. May our sisters throughout the world find the courage and strength to persevere in 2009 as they seek justice in their communities. May all of us be willing to step out on faith and get out of our comfort zones in order to stand in solidarity with these precious sisters. May we be guided by the mother who made us all. Let it be.

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