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Praying for Kazakhstan

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We love stories about churches in China praying for their brothers and sisters world-wide. This one, in the mainland site Christian Times is about a special prayer time held at a church in Beijing for the people of Kazakhstan.

Beijing Gospel Missionary Church Prays for Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is located in Central Asia. It has a Muslim population of 54%, and there are only a handful of Christians there. During the worship service on February 23, 2014, the church had a special prayer for Kazakhstan.

Brother Yao appealed to the congregation to pray that the problems of alcoholism and broken families in Kazakhstan will be eliminated.

He also urged them to pray that the church in Kazakhstan will grow amidst tribulation and for the protection of missionaries there, so that the good news of God's might will be spread to more people.

Following the appeal, the congregation of the Gospel Missionary Church eagerly raised their hands and offered their prayers for Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan has recently experienced a blizzard, and on January 29 there was a large earthquake.

Finally, the congregation committed to continue the practice of praying for families in Beijing.

Original Article:  北京福音宣教教会会众为哈萨克斯坦祷告

Image Source: president palace astana kazakhstan, by Mariusz Kluzniak

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