Pray for Persecuted Christians.

It is the case that Christians are now the most persecuted religion around the world, We should stand up against persecution of Christians and other faith groups wherever and whenever we can.

Prime Minister, David Cameron


I recently read this prayer, written by Open Door, a mission and watchdog group for the persecuted church. As buildings designated for Christian worship become targets, it is not unlikely that congregations will be forced underground out of necessity. Pray that these involuntary house churches will flourish in the shadow of intense persecution.


nigerian churchesFather, we thank You for the persevering faith of these Christians in Nigeria and Sudan. We pray for those who mourn the loss of loved ones, that You would bring comfort to their grieving souls. We pray for congregations whose church buildings are no more. In this season of rain, we pray for places of shelter in which to worship. We pray for protection from violence and for wisdom for church leaders as they shepherd the people in responding in ways that honor You. Where Satan would use these circumstances to destroy Christ’s church, we pray boldly that You will not only protect Your church, but that You will even cause the church to grow and flourish in the midst of persecution. And during this month of Ramadan, as the Muslim world watches on, whether they are sympathetic neighbors or extremists, we pray that they will see You and turn their hearts from spiritual darkness to the light of the gospel of Christ. In the name of Jesus, who is gathering His church from all nations and peoples, Amen.

82nd Avenue Prayer Walk

Feet for Freedom

Well, they did it! On Independence Day, members of Gathering 242 Summit Fellowship walked and prayed the full length of Northeast 82nd Avenue in Portland, one of the most active streets for the sex trade in the Northwest.

Feet for Freedom

The reason was because Sarah, one of the members or G242, decided that the best way to celebrate her birthday was to give to somebody else. She chose the victims of sex-trafficking because there was no safe place for the adult victims to go to make their escape. So far she has raised about half of her goal of $3500.00 by walking to help The House of Engedi* prepare to receive refugees from the mean streets of Portland.

Do you want to help? Here is a link to her fund raising page.


* The House of Engedi web site features a video explanation of the mission of the house.

Vintage and Second Hand Sale

Our friends from the Church of the Servant King in Gardena, CA are partnering with our friends at Community of Adsideo for a blow out sidewalk sale. Here are the details:

SONY DSCVintage ‘Clothes-Out’ Sale

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July 4th & 5th8am-4pm,  6th12pm-5pm

 8050 SE 13th Ave  near Tacoma St. (Community of Adsideo)

All items Name brand, Secondhand, and Grand!

“Great deals on everything!”

BOOTS & SHOES - western, hiking, military, work, dress,   casual, athletic, sandals, running, golf, collectible, etc.

JACKETS & COATS - leather, wool, varsity, military, dress, sports, collectible, etc.

ODDS n’ ENDS - motorcycle clothes, Hawaiian shirts,    western hats & fedoras, camping stuff, (new)Freestyle Watches, briefcases, handbags, collectibles, sports items,

Wear, Gift, or Resell

Major credit cards accepted.                                sbkjos@sbcglobal.net

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