Unreached Network

Friday Prayers: Orissa

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Once a month, we have the unique privilege of joining our church family across the world to listen, to hear their stories and to pray.

We can’t always talk about where we go, who we meet and the stories we hear, but at these monthly prayer meetings, we always come away inspired, humbled and honoured to be able to meet with and partner with sisters and brothers all over the world.

Last month, we were joined by Dilip and Lucky from Orissa, India who gave us permission to share their story.

Dilip is from a rural village in Orissa that only received electricity and communication 3 years ago.  Dilip now lives in a large city and is a third generation follower of Jesus from a Hindu background family.  He shared the great joy he had in taking the gospel back to his village, the difficulty of persecution and the hope that  are starting to reach these rural villages with the good news of Jesus, along with education, healthcare and other basic essentials.

As a child Lucky joined Love the One, he was one of the first children in the project along with his brothers and sisters. However as a young adult Lucky got lost in the wrong crowd, drinking and crime took over. In a miracle experience Lucky saw the power of Jesus and he came running back to God. Now a transformed man, lucky asks us to pray for young people who appear stuck in a cycle of addiction, poverty and serious crime.

Prayers followed in small breakout rooms, with a communal burst of prayer at the end, a chance to bring prophetic words that brought life, refreshing and encouragement.

Psalm 107: 35-38 He turns a desert into pools of water, a parched land into springs of water. And there he lets the hungry dwell, and they establish a city to live in; they sow fields and plant vineyards and get a fruitful yield. By his blessing they multiply greatly, and he does not let their livestock diminish.

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Love the One (UK) and Love the One India  exists to stand alongside poor, abused, orphaned, exploited and marginalised children in India. One child at a time.