The Bible also teaches us to respect our leaders.“Give to everyone what you owe them: if you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.” Romans 13:7“The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.” 1 Timothy 5:17So, there it is — having respect for one another seems to be a big deal for God — it should be a big deal for us as well.Well, you can number us among those who honor their Presidents — especially those four up on the mountain chiseled into stone! But just between you and me — I still wish I had a Mount Rushmore T-Shirt!
🙏 Prayer Requests 🙏
Let’s continue to lift up our government leaders in prayer.
Leaders around the world are facing the unpleasant experience of having their authority challenged. Many are rapidly losing credibility in the eyes of their followers. Most have only themselves to blame for losing their standing in the public arena. Many, however, are facing the full force of a new spirit of disenchantment with a government that is sweeping the world. Leaders will need to relearn the truth about the importance of earning their approval through selfless service.
- Please pray for Thailand as it seeks to ease up on its emergency rules.
Thailand has now lifted all in-country travel restrictions. The official word is that there have been no new cases of Covid-19 reported during the past month. Restrictions on inbound travel from other countries are still in place.
- Please join us in praying for the families who lost loved ones in a mudslide that occurred in northern Myanmar last week.Reports coming out of Myanmar indicate that nearly 200 people died in a major mudslide that took place in the Hpakant jade mines of Kachin State. The mining operations in this area use backhoes to remove entire mountains. Any jade that is extracted from the earth is kept for sorting. Everything else — dirt, stones, and boulders are loaded onto trucks and dumped over previously excavated hillsides.These debris fields are extremely susceptible to mudslides during the rainy season. In spite of this danger, people by the hundreds pick through these mounds for the off chance of finding a piece of jade that may have been accidentally discarded. Many have made their fortune by scavenging for jade in this way — thus the total disregard for the risks involved!