Calling For A Time of Fasting and Prayer

For those who don’t know, I am David Zimmer. As an elder of River of Life Church here in Doylestown, PA, my focus is on missions. One of my duties is to keep you informed concerning missions here and around the world.

As we enter this New Year, a time of new beginnings, we as a church enter a week of prayer. As I was reading this past week, this particular passage popped out and I thought I would share it with you.

In Isaiah 58:6 – 9, the Lord states: Is this not the fast which I choose, to undo the bonds of wickedness, To tear to pieces the ropes of the yoke, To let the oppressed go free and break apart every enslaving yoke? Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, that you cover him, and not to hide yourself from the needs of your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break out like the dawn, and your healing, restoration and new life will quickly spring forth; Your righteousness will go before you leading you to peace and prosperity, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; You will cry for help, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’”

This passage is the heart of missions. This passage is the heart of the Christian message. This passage is the heart of God to a lost and dying world. Pray that the Lord will send laborers into the fields to those who need salvation, food, clothing and hope.

I want to thank you for your continued support of our missionaries around the world. We receive letters from our missionaries of the great work Christ is doing because of your generous donations. I am glad to say you generous people have pledged to support our many missionaries and you have not backed away from those pledges. We elders review the church’s financials monthly and I am glad to report the missionary donations is equal with the pledges. As a result, we support God’s work here in the United States of America, as well as, around the world. Currently we support 36 missionaries. Praise Be To God.

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