Friday, June 13, 2008

two things

Thing One:
You can now click here to go to devozine's Web site to read my "I Dream of Africa" series of articles and blogs. One article and one blog are online now. The remaining six stories will be added over the next few months. Devozine is a teen devotional magazine published by the Upper Room.

Thing Two:
A Facebook group I joined is organizing a prayer vigil of sorts for Zimbabwe as they approach the June 27 presidential run-off election. Reports coming from the country are describing increasingly desperate and terrible acts being committed against people to keep them for voting against the current leadership. Whether you "officially" join the vigil or not, please pray for God to intervene in Zimbabwe. What I heard while I was in Zimbabwe last fall is that the people of Zim really don't want a war. The current administration continues to commit physical atrocities, though. How are people to defend themselves? There are many Christians in Zim. Please support them by praying for their country, praying that they will get good leaders. The message below offers some specific ways for praying.

We are inviting you to join us in the Zimbabwe Global Prayer Network for the Zimbabwe Presidential Runoff Election. The purpose of this network is to mobilize God's children to set aside time to pray and intercede for the nation of Zimbabwe. The prayer network will start on 8 June 2008 until 27 June 2008. To be part of the spiritual movement all you have to do is follow 3 simple steps:

1. Choose any time of the day which you will pray.
2. Specify your 5 minute interval of prayer.
3. Send us your details - Our goal is to have 1 million people praying for Zimbabwe all over the world at any given moment in time. In order for us to keep a record of all those committed to this movement we need to know:
1. Your name
2. The interval of prayer that you have committed yourself to
3. Your location
So please email this information to us at or ors us on +27 78 323 3579.

Please encourage your friends and family to set aside time and pray for restoration to be brought to the nation of Zimbabwe.

1. Successful, peaceful and conclusive presidential runoff elections (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
2. Economic and social restoration and prosperity of the nation of Zimbabwe (Jeremiah 29:11)
3. Reconciliation of all tribes, races and political parties leading to all Zimbabweans living in harmony (Psalms 133:1-3)
4. A spirit of forgiveness where the lives of the people are rebuilt in a constructive and empathic manner to achieve national unity (Luke 4:18)
5. restoration of human dignity and respect for human life (Genesis 1:26)
6. The ability for every individual to have the choice and access means and resources to achieve their God given purpose. (Philippians 4:13)
7. A peaceful transition after the elections (1 Thessalonians 5:23)

1 comment:

Melanie said...

When I first saw your post and looked at "Thing One" and "Thing Two", I immediately thought of "The Cat in the Hat." =D