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All of them were trying to make us afraid, saying, “They will be discouraged, and the work won’t get finished.” But now, God, strengthen me! - Nehemiah 6:9 (CEB)

In December 2003 I was a missions worker in Liberia during the United Nations disarmament process following a 14-year civil war. Upset and fearful, the child soldiers were refusing to turn in their arms.

At the seminary where I worked, gunshots from AK-47s could be heard right outside our office...

Today's Prayer
God of all strength, when we are afraid, help us to trust you and to know that you will help us to complete any task you give us. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Nehemiah 6:1-15

Thought for the Day

Even in the gravest situations, God will give me courage.

Prayer Focus

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