Operation World


One of my favorite daily apps is “Operation World.” Each day I am sent a short an update about a country. I am given statistics about the country and 4-5 prayer requests for the people. It does not take me more than a minute or two to review the information and then say a prayer for the people.

On Friday June 14 the information and request were from Haiti. First, I had totally forgotten that it shared and island with the DR (which has been in the news for the multiple and strange deaths to American tourists stay there). When I looked at it I at first thought, “How can they share and Island?” Then I quickly thought, “We all have to share the world.” Just that moment was worth engage in the geographical prayer movement started years ago by Brother Andrew. I learn new lessons every time I review one of the countries.

Early in the week the emphasis was on Guinea-Bissau. Honestly, I don’t ever remember ever hearing about this country. Nearly two-million people live perched on the Western Edge of Africa. Most do not believe in Jesus. (just under 11%). Last SaturdayI opened it up and prayed for Guatemala. it also happened that on that day my Tyler family was headed there for admission trip.

If you download just one pray app this would be the one I would recommend. It helps us fulfill the Great Commission and the commands of the Bible, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you.” (2 Thessalonians 3:1, TNIV). pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.” (Colossians 4:3, TNIV).

The desire for the world forms first in our heart. There is nothing like starting each day remembering that everyone I see needs to know the Gospel. “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. Mat 28:19-20.