Dr. Richard had been planning a September trip to the Middle East to encourage pastors there. However, because of rapidly changing circumstances in that region, he has had to postpone that trip.
Please pray for:
- Guidance as RREACH considers how to minister to pastors in the Middle East.
- For the needs of Middle Eastern pastors and their families.
- That RREACH’s Pastor’s Family Care Fund projects, which are continuing despite the changes to Dr. Richard’s travel plans, would meet needs and encourage the Middle Eastern pastors.
(RREACH’s Pastor’s Family Care Fund provides specifically for Gospel proclaimers and their families during times of extreme need. Dr. Ramesh Richard has noted over the years that wherever relief is needed, pastors are often the ones administering it. They and their families sacrifice to help others. Click here for more information.)
For His glory,
Greetings on behalf of Dr. Ramesh Richard. You have no doubt heard of the violence taking place in Egypt, a country in which RREACH has been blessed to minister over the years. We have received requests from some of the pastors there, which are listed below.
Please join Dr. Richard, the RREACH board and the RREACH staff as we pray for Egyptian pastors and Christians – including those who have touched and been touched by RREACH (550 pastors from 19 denominations at a pastors conference a few years ago and 18 young, lead pastors at GPA Egypt last year.)
Amidst protests by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, churches and Christian businesses and homes are under attack in multiple cities in Egypt. Protestors are throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at churches, and there are reports that Christians’ homes have been burned.
The police and army are trying to maintain safety for all people and to disperse the protestors peacefully. In some areas these protests have been going on for up to six weeks, blocking roads and causing a great amount of suffering for people in those neighborhoods and those who commute through those neighborhoods.
That the situation will calm down and violence would cease
For wisdom for the police and army
For the safety of all churches and congregations
For strength and protection for Christians in Egypt, especially for pastors there
For His glory,
RREACH Prayer Coordinator