The GDOP Team wishes you a prosperous and happy 2011.
Please join us in prayer for issues in:
Cote d'Ivoire (West Africa)
Sudan (Horn of Africa)
Pakistan (South Asia)
Presidential Elections in Cote d'Ivoire lead to dispute and violence.
On November 28, 2010 a presidential election was held aimed at reuniting the West African nation, split after a 2002-3 civil war, but both presidential candidates, Gbagbo and Ouattara have claimed victory and taken presidential oaths.
Gbagbo was sworn in as president even though the electoral commission declared Ouattara the winner, according to provisional results ratified by the United Nations.
As a result violence has erupted in many regions and clashes between security forces and rebels supporting Ouattara are ongoing.
Please pray for the mediators to have wisdom and that the outcome will be peaceful for all parties.
As the January 9, 2011 referendum vote approaches, tensions are running high in Sudan. (Window International Network)
Muslims in the North are vowing to attack if the South secedes. Christians in the South - and those from the South who are living and working in the North - fear a genocidal massacre.
"Knowing the history of persecution and violence in the past against Southerners or blacks in Khartoum and the rest of Islamic Sudan," one Christian Believer in Sudan writes, "we are apprehensive that this may be the case during or after the referendum. Many Southerners have already moved out of Khartoum and other parts of the North to the South, and we are told some are living as refugees in some cities in the South."
The United Nations will be monitoring the event and is asking that everyone involved work together to "ensure the credibility" of the vote.
"A peaceful vote is critical for the future of Sudan and surrounding nations.
Join us and many other prayer partners to pray and fast on 7, 8, 9 and 10 January, 2011 to prevent a blood bath or civil war in Sudan. We'll be praying for:
· an enormous voter turnout
· fair voting with no corruption
· a peaceful transition if the South decides to secede
· the Christians to be protected
· Muslims to hear the Gospel and know the love of Jesus Christ
Source : Window International Network
Christian Freedom International (CFI) request urgent prayer for Pakistan
The governor of Pakistan's Punjab's province was murdered today by his own security guard, angered by the governor's support of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy. According to CFI co-workers in Pakistan, "Governor Salman Taseer was murdered because of the blasphemy law as he tried to support Asia Bibi's case. The guard surrendered himself and said that he only murdered Taseer because he was trying to favour Asia Bibi."
CFI co-workers in Pakistan plead for urgent prayer. "There is a great havoc in the whole country and the condition here is so worse now for Christians. Please keep praying for Christians in Pakistan."