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THE 10/40 WINDOW REPORTER : April 2012

Saudi Arabia: The Long Winter

8 STUTI AND ARADHANA

10 10/40 WindoW Watchman

12 PRAYER POINTS FOR EVERY 10/40 WINDOW NATION

14 Punishing Girls for the Sins of the Fathers

28 Al-Qaeda In the Arabian Peninsula

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Victor Choudhrie of the Starfish Alliance ministry in Padhar, India has set aside Pentecost 2012 (May 27) as a day to be fruitful and multiply. He has issued a challenge to the Church around the globe to make disciples on that day – and to pray in the months leading up to this event. Pentecost, Dr. Choudhrie notes, is the birthday of the Church. It is also a harvest festival in the Jewish calendar. “Our Lord changed it into a harvest of souls. “Three thousand families were baptized, who immediately started meeting in homes where they had apostolic teaching, fellowship, prayer and broke bread. This resulted in signs and miracles, sharing of material blessings and daily addition of new souls. (Acts 4 | The 10/40 Window Reporter

2:37-47) Very soon, an additional 5,000 families were added (Acts 4:4). Soon the new believers became disciples and multiplied (Acts 6:1,7). “The best way to celebrate the birthday of the church is to replicate the original first Pentecost – i.e. to reap a huge harvest of souls. Aim at baptizing at least 3,000 souls. And why not! After all, you believe in a great and awesome God for whom nothing is impossible.” Dr. Choudhrie has seen God do the seemingly impossible in India: enabling the Starfish Alliance to baptize 1 million people between Pentecost 2009 and Pentecost 2010. “Every Christian is ‘ordained’ to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord. The best way to fulfill that Command is to bring forth lasting fruit (John 15:16).” www.WIN1040.com

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A Global Day of Harvest of Souls Pentecost — May 27, 2012

22 weeks of prayer (January 1

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the Lord to provide opportunities to share the Gospel with those in your sphere of influence. (The Bible, Colossians 4:6) Christians to be bold in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ. (The Bible, Ephesians 6:19) blind minds to be opened to see the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ. (The Bible, II Corinthians 4:4) Pentecost 2012 to truly be a harvest of souls. Ask the Lord to add to His church. (The Bible, John 4:35)

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April 2012

Praise Report

“ We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks! For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near.”–The Bible, Psalm 75:1 HARVEST OF SOULS On March 7, 2012, Window International Network held it’s quarterly Harvest of Souls internet prayer meeting. Intercessors from all over the globe (including several restricted access countries) spent nearly three hours praying for the 10/40 Window nations. Give thanks to the Lord for this. Ask Him to continue doing great and marvelous works and to bring forth a great harvest of souls in the 10/40 Window. ACCELERATING HARVEST Missiologists tell us that the harvest of souls is accelerating. Evidence can be seen around the world as laborers report

churches! Give thanks to God for responding to the prayers of His people. Pray for Christians around the world to realize how important prayer is and to intercede on behalf of the lost and unreacheds. PAKISTAN A Christian woman in Lahore, Pakistan was recently accused of blasphe-

The Lord’s name is very near, as the following praise reports testify.

greater and greater numbers of salvations. For instance, Every Home For Christ notes that in the year 2000, they followed up on 750,000 decisions and planted 1,500 new churches (Christ Groups) in about 100 nations. These are tremendous numbers. However, in 2011, they followed up on 13

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my. Security forces had to rescue her from an angry mob of Muslims who were demanding “swift justice.” Upon investigation, the Superintendent of Police found the accusation to be fabricated. The woman was released without being charged.

Praise the Lord for this. Pray for Him to protect this woman and her family. Ask the Lord to use this incident to draw Muslims into relationship with Jesus Christ. Sources: Prayer Connect, Compass Direct,

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Who will lead the country? Who will write the laws? Who will make the decisions? Will the voting be fair? Will there be violence? Will the outcome reflect the will of the people? Elections can change the course of nations. As you consider those scheduled to be held this month: Pray for fair elections free from rigging and manipulation. Ask the Lord to raise up men and women who will serve with integrity, righteousness, and justice. Pray for an end to corruption and graft. Invite the Lord to appoint those of His choosing and fulfill His purposes in the nations of the 10/40 Window.

April ELECTIONS April 1: MYANMAR — parliamentary April 29: MALI — presidential (first round) April 29: IRAN — legislative

“...[The LORD] changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.“ (The Bible, Daniel 2:21)


he Arab Spring that erupted in January 2011 swept across North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Middle East, toppling leaders and igniting civil wars. Even Libya’s infamous dictator, Moammar al-Qadhafi, was unable to survive it. Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Syria… all these nations were affected by the popular demand for reform. Which is why it is so interesting to note that Saudi Arabia somehow sidestepped the massive wave of protests. 8 | The 10/40 Window Reporter

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Is it because Saudis are so happy with their government? Or is there another reason? There are probably many reasons Saudi Arabia has not yet seen popular demonstrations. But one of the principle reasons could be fear. The absolute monarchy of King Abdullah rules the nation with an iron fist. A recent article in the Boston Review noted that some inside Saudi Arabia desired to join the protests and demand change. One case was a young Saudi man who posted a YouTube video “calling for democracy, human rights, and more jobs.” Just days before the “Day of Rage” dissidents had planned in Saudi April 2012

Arabia, the man was arrested by plainclothes security. “The message was clear. March 11 – the intended ‘Day of Rage’ – came and went without mass protest. [The young man] disappeared without a trace.” King Abdullah assumed the throne in 2005. His half-brother, Crown Prince Nayif, is in charge of internal security. Together, they are using force and intimidation to maintain control. “If the delayed Arab Spring eventually reaches Saudi,” a Saudiborn professor notes, “it will likely be a bloody affair.” Sources: The Boston Review,

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the salvation of King Abdullah, Prince Nayif, and the other members of the royal family. (The Bible, 1 Timothy 2:1-4) the Lord to accomplish His plans and purposes in Saudi Arabia. (Jeremiah 29:11) the growing sense of dissatisfaction to become more than a political movement. Pray for Saudis to become dissatisfied with Islam. Ask the Lord to give them a hunger and thirst for righteousness. (The Bible, Matthew 5:6) the hearts of men, women, and children in Saudi Arabia to be soft, fertile soil for the Word of God. (The Bible, Matthew 13:23) a great harvest of souls in this nation. Pray for Saudis to put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, John 4:35) The 10/40 Window Reporter | 9


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n July 2, 2011, something extraordinary occurred at Padhar Hospital in Madhya Pradesh, India. Two baby girls were delivered 6 weeks early by emergency C-section. Beyond the miracle of their birth, the two girls, Stuti and Aradhana, are conjoined twins. More specifically, they are thoracophagus – united in the sternum region (chest) with separate limbs. They also have separate hearts and lungs. According to a report from Padhar Hospital, Stuti and Aradhana are growing well. “Since no vital 10 | The 10/40 Window Reporter

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organs are shared,” the surgeon’s assessment says, “surgical separation of these twins seems feasible.” Two teams of specialists will perform this surgery in April 2012. It is expected to take 6-8 hours. “These special babies are abandoned girl children,” explains Padhar Hospital CEO, Dr. Rajiv Choudhrie, “who have this surgically correctable deformity. We seek your help in managing this and also ask that you keep the team and Stuti and Aradhana in your prayers.”

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& Pray for Stuti and Aradhana to remain healthy and strong in the days leading up to the surgery. Pray for the surgery to go well, without complications. Ask the Lord to minister His healing to these girls and provide for a swift recovery. (The Bible, Exodus 15:26) the doctors performing the surgery. Petition the Lord to give them clear, alert minds on the day of the operation. Pray for Him to guide their hands and direct their decisions. (The Bible, Psalm 25:5) the Lord to continue to bless the staff at Padhar Hospital and use them to fulfill their mission statement: “to provide physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing in the Spirit of Christ to all in general but especially to the poor and needy regardless of caste or creed.” (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 5:20) April 2012

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The nation gained independence from Indonesia in 2002 and has continued to struggle economically since that time. It has the lowest Human Development Index (a ranking that takes into account life expectancy, education, GNP‌) of all the Asian nations. The majority of citizens are Catholic and the Constitution provides for freedom of religion. 12 | The 10/40 Window Reporter

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Prayer Points

East Timor, Southeast Asia ÌÌ Population: 1,154,625 se Ramos-Horta

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4 Pray for terrorist groups to avoid East Timor. Pray for God’s Kingdom to evict the elements of darkness that are generating plans of violence. (The Bible, Jeremiah 1:10) 4 Pray for God to expose groups such as al-Qaeda and cause their evil schemes to come to nothing. (The Bible, Psalm 52:5) 4 There are three primary ethnic groups and 20 different languages in East Timor. Pray for unity and patience as their young country develops. Pray for the cross of Christ and His blood to be the balm that brings healing and binds East Timor together (The Bible, Ephesians 4:3)

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According to “Operation World,” the Catholic Church was established in this nation as a “symbol of national resistance.” Thank God the Protestant Church has “gained a foothold” in recent years and is steadily growing. Pray for all branches of the Church to put their faith solely in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Sources: 24-7 Prayer, Operation World, Wikipedia, Country Reports on

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P O I N T S April 2012 Day 1

AFGHANISTAN, SOUTH ASIA

Day 2 INDIA, SOUTH ASIA

A new report issued in February 2012 states that “further attacks in India by extremists trained, equipped, and based in Pakistan, can be expected, making another crisis likely.” Pray for the Lord to give leaders in India wisdom and strategies for combating terrorism. Pray for their salvation. Ask the Lord to continue to draw men, women, and children in India into relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Petition the Lord for a great harvest of souls. (The Bible, John 4:35)

MAURITANIA, NORTH AFRICA

According to the United Nations, “Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has begun to form alliances with drug traffickers and other criminal syndicates. Such alliances have the potential to further destabilise the region.” Pray for the AQIM to be defeated. Pray for the salvation of leaders and members. Ask the Lord to protect the people of Mauritania from the influence and operations of terrorists and drug traffickers. Pray for the Gospel to be proclaimed throughout this nation. Ask the Lord for multitudes of Mauritanians to put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Psalm 12:7) 14 | The 10/40 Window Reporter

North SUDAN, NORTH AFRICA

South Sudan has accused North Sudan of stealing 120,000 barrels of oil each day. This accounts for 75% of South Sudan’s total oil production. Pray for the salvation of President Omar al-Bashir. Ask the Lord to tear down the strongholds of greed and Islam. Pray for Muslims to hear the Gospel and put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Pray for the Kingdom of God to come to North Sudan. (The Bible, I Timothy 2:1-4)

South SUDAN, NORTH AFRICA

As leaders work to build an infrastructure for their new nation, they face many challenges: threats from North Sudan, the temptation to engage in corruption, tribal conflict, and expatriate business people taking advantage of the country’s current situation. Pray for the Lord to grant wisdom to those in government, as well as leaders in the Church. Pray for them to cry out to the Lord for guidance and for the strength to accomplish all He has for South Sudan, without compromise. Ask the Lord to protect the people from attacks from the north and also bring peace between warring tribes. Pray for a revival in the Church of South Sudan. (The Bible, John 14:27) www.WIN1040.com

The Taliban is using the burning of Qur’ans by NATO members to incite the people of Afghanistan and to recruit more terrorists. They are also calling on Afghan soldiers to betray their NATO partners. Pray for the Taliban to be defeated and for their efforts to inflict terror to fail. Pray for the salvation of Taliban leaders and members. Ask the Lord to restore peace in this war-torn nation. Pray for an end to corruption in the government. Petition the Lord to send workers who will make the Gospel known throughout Afghanistan. Pray for the Kingdom of God to come to th The government of North Sudan is “starving, massacring, raping and bombing its people in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan,” reports the Seattle Times. Some are now comparing these atrocities to the genocide that took place in Darfur. Pray for an immediate end to these attacks. Pray for Christian humanitarian agencies to be allowed to provide food, medical care, and clean water to the people of South Kordofan. Pray for the Gospel to be presented throughout North Sudan. Pray for the salvation of President Omar al-Bashir. Ask the Lord to move powerfully in this nation, pouring out His Holy Spirit and drawing men, women, and children into relationship with Jesus Christ. (The Bible, I Timothy 2:1-4) is nation. (The Bible, Matthew 6:10)

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Day 3 KUWAIT, ARABIAN PENINSULA

Authorities in Kuwait arrested a man who was involved in terror financing and recruiting youths for jihad. The man is also believed to have been actively recruiting in Iraq, Yemen, and Afghanistan. Give thanks to God for the capture of this terrorist. Pray for the government of Kuwait to continue to fight against the financing and recruiting of extremist organizations. Pray for the salvation of those involved in Islamic jihad. Ask the Lord to open the minds and hearts of Kuwaitis so that they can see and receive the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (The Bible, Matthew 6:10)

BANGLADESH, SOUTH ASIA

Terrorist groups have been officially banned in Bangladesh, but some militant organizations have simply changed their name and continue to operate. Funding of terrorists by Islamic NGOs is also an ongoing problem. Pray for the government of Bangladesh to take a strong stand against all terrorist groups and to work to cut off financing. Pray for the salvation of militants. Pray for the Gospel to be made known in Bangladesh and for multitudes of Muslims to put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Psalm 9:16)

Day 4 JAPAN, EAST ASIA

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characteristics of modern-day Japan, according to Reuters. In the aftermath of last year’s earthquake and tsunami, the nation continues to struggle. Pray for the people of Japan to cry out to the Lord for help. Pray for Christian humanitarian groups to assist in recovery efforts and proclaim the Gospel. Ask the Lord to speak to the hearts of the Japanese and draw them into relationship with His only Son, Jesus Christ. (The Bible, John 6:44)

GUINEA-BISSAU, WEST AFRICA

The government of Guinea-Bissau has been urged by neighboring nations to partner with them against terrorism. Pray for leaders to be open to this and take the threat of terrorism seriously. Ask the Lord to move powerfully in GuineaBissau. Pray for the salvation of government officials and members of terrorist groups operating in this region. Ask the Lord to strengthen and encourage Christians, giving them boldness to witness. Petition the Lord for a great harvest of souls in Guinea-Bissau. (The Bible, Ephesians 6:19)

Day 5 BHUTAN, SOUTH ASIA

Christians in Bhutan, while tolerated, are not officially recognized. They are also not permitted to participate in evangelism. A new clause to the penal code is intended to “deter conversion” because it is “the worst form of discrimination.” Pray for Christians in Bhutan to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Pray for them to be bold in sharing their faith. Pray for the

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Gospel to be proclaimed throughout Bhutan. Ask the Lord to prepare hearts and minds to receive it. Pray for the people of Bhutan to respond by putting their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Matthew 13:23)

SAUDI ARABIA, ARABIAN PENINSULA

“It is only a matter of time,” reports the Guardian, “before the revolutions that have swept the Arab world in the past year reach the Saudi kingdom.” Pray for the oppression of the Saudi people (especially women) to end. Ask the Lord to bring political and spiritual freedom to this nation. Pray for Saudis to become dissatisfied with Islam. Petition the Lord to reveal Himself powerfully, drawing multitudes of Saudi men, women, and children into relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Romans 10:13)

Day 6 GUINEA, WEST AFRICA

According to the United Nations, “A rise in transnational organized crime, drug trafficking and piracy are threatening peace and stability across West Africa.” Pray for the Lord to give leaders in Guinea wisdom and new strategies for fighting these activities. Pray for them to call on God to protect and guide their nation. Pray for their salvation. Ask the Lord to send more workers to this harvest field. Pray for those already laboring in Guinea to be encouraged and for the Lord to give them His heart for the people of this nation. Ask the Lord for a great harvest of soul. (The Bible, Luke 10:2) The 10/40 Window Reporter | 15


THAILAND, SOUTHEAST ASIA

Human trafficking is now the fastest growing criminal business on earth, according to a western government. Humantrafficking.org reports that international syndicates operate in Thailand, trafficking women and girls all over the world for prostitution and labor exploitation. Pray for the government to take action against this. Pray for the Lord to arise on behalf of the Thai women and girls. Pray for their protection. Pray for the salvation of syndicate leaders. Ask the Lord to send workers to share the Gospel with the people of Thailand. Pray for the Church to be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. (The Bible, Ephesians 6:10)

Day 7 NIGER, WEST AFRICA

Conflict between Malian security forces and Tuareg rebels has caused a “mass exodus” into Niger. Observers estimate 23,000 people have crossed into northern Niger and are now living in refugee camps – most of them without adequate food, water, or medicines. Pray for this to be an opportunity to reach Malian and Nigerien people with the Gospel. Ask the Lord to open doors for Christian humanitarian agencies to provide physical and spiritual aid. Pray for the people in this region to hunger and thirst for righteousness. (The Bible, Matthew 5:6)

KYRGYZSTAN, CENTRAL ASIA

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campaign against corruption may be fueling a dangerous rivalry” between the nation’s police and secret service. Pray for corruption to be exposed in Kyrgyzstan. Ask the Lord to raise up Christian leaders who will govern with integrity and in the fear of the Lord. Pray for Muslims in Kyrgyzstan to question Islam and become restless with this false religion. Ask the Lord to draw men, women, and children into relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Daniel 2:21)

Day 8 IRAN, MIDDLE EAST

Unrest continues to simmer in Iran. Members of the middle class say that the internet, satellite television, and trips abroad have caused them to question the government and even their culture. Pray for this desire for greater social and political freedom to expand into a hunger for spiritual freedom. Ask the Lord to tear down the strongholds of Islam and corruption. Pray for the Lord to continue adding to the Church in Iran. Pray for Christians to be strong and courageous. Invite the Kingdom of God to come to Iran with great power, signs, wonders, miracles, dreams, and visions. (The Bible, Joshua 1:7)

BURKINA FASO, WEST AFRICA

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water, medicine, and shelter for these refugees. Pray for them to have the opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel. Petition the Lord for a great harvest of souls in Burkina Faso. (The Bible, Romans 10:14,15)

Day 9 MALI, WEST AFRICA

Government forces began an offensive against Tuareg separatists in January. Thousands have fled the region into neighboring Burkina Faso and Niger – many of them struggling to survive in the open. Pray for the Lord to restore peace in this nation. Ask Him to provide food, clean water, medicine, and shelter to those who have been displaced. Pray for Him to use Christian humanitarian agencies to offer physical and spiritual aid to the Malian people. Ask the Lord to draw them into relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ. (The Bible, Romans 1:16)

AZERBAIJAN, SOUTHWEST ASIA

In February 2012, Azerbaijani security forces arrested terrorists linked to Iran and Hezbollah. “The group’s members were gathering intelligence and had acquired a large number of weapons and explosives.” Praise the Lord for the capture of these criminals. Ask the Lord to continue exposing the plots and plans of terrorist organizations. Pray for the Gospel to be proclaimed throughout this mostly Muslim nation. Petition the Lord to draw men, women, and children into relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Psalm 1:1)

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Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Psalm 119:134)

Day 10 BENIN, WEST AFRICA

According to the United Nations, piracy off the coast of Benin and other West African nations is “increasing and becoming more violent, sophisticated and systematic.” There were 10 reports of piracy in the first two months of 2012. Pray for the Lord to give the government of Benin wisdom and strategies for combating this problem. Pray for the salvation of those involved in piracy. Ask the Lord to pour His Holy Spirit out on Benin. Pray for a great harvest of souls in this nation. (The Bible, Proverbs 1:7)

INDONESIA, SOUTHEAST ASIA

An estimated 100,000 children and women are trafficked each year in Indonesia, according to the United Nations. Pray for an immediate end to this illegal and destructive practice. Pray for the freedom of those who are enslaved. Pray for the salvation of traffickers. Ask the Lord to send more workers to Indonesia and to encourage those who are already laboring in this harvest field. Pray for multitudes of Muslims to put their faith in Jesus

Day 11 LAOS, SOUTHEAST ASIA

Laos is part of the Golden Triangle – a part of Asia known for producing opium. The United Nations now reports that drug trafficking in this region is on the rise – especially “speed” drugs such as methamphetamine. Pray for traffickers to be arrested and prosecuted. Ask the Lord to protect the people of Laos from the destructive effects of drugs. Pray for the salvation of drug lords and addicts. Ask the Lord to encourage and strengthen the Church in Laos. Pray for the Gospel to be made known in every city and village. (The Bible, Joshua 1:7)

WESTERN SAHARA, NORTH AFRICA

Western Sahara officials believe “the strategy of the Moroccan regime is to starve the Saharawi refuges into accepting the Moroccan position.” Many Saharawis are reportedly becoming impatient with the United Nations and are considering breaking the ceasefire to achieve independence. Pray for the Lord to

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move powerfully on behalf of the Saharawis – leading them back to their homeland and leading them into relationship with Jesus Christ. Pray for them to have the opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel. Ask the Lord to pour His Holy Spirit out on the Saharawi people. Pray for the Kingdom of God to come to Western Sahara in power. (The Bible, I Corinthians 4:20)

Day 12 EGYPT, NORTH AFRICA

The Muslim Brotherhood won 58% of the available seats in Egypt’s upper house of parliament. Approximately 25% of the seats were taken by Salafist Al-Nour (an extremist group). Pray for the Lord to accomplish His plans and purposes in Egypt. Ask Him to raise up Christian leaders to govern the nation with integrity, humility, and in the fear of the Lord. Pray for the Gospel to be proclaimed in Egypt and for men, women, and children to put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Daniel 2:21)

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Uzbekistan (IMU) was founded in 1991 by two extremists who wanted to overthrow the government and establish an Islamic state. The IMU is now active internationally – in Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and in the West. Pray for an immediate end to this demonically-inspired organization. Pray for the salvation of leaders and members. Ask the Lord to disrupt their activity and protect the young people of Uzbekistan from recruitment efforts. Pray for more laborers to be sent to this nation. Ask the Lord to encourage and strengthen those who are currently at work in this harvest field. Pray for the Kingdom of God to come to Uzbekistan as it is in heaven. (The Bible, Matthew 6:10)

Day 13 NEPAL, SOUTH ASIA

A terrorist bombing killed three people and injured many others in Nepal in February 2012. A journalist noted, “Nepal is again being victimized by terror and corruption in the name of politics.” Pray for terrorists in Nepal to be defeated. Pray for their plans to fail. Pray for the salvation of members of these groups. Ask the Lord to move powerfully in Nepal, adding daily to the Church. Ask Him to raise up leaders to disciple new believers. Pray for a great revival in Nepal. (The Bible, Psalm 85:6)

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, ARABIAN PENINSULA

The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates made a surprise visit to Iran in February 2012. The United Nations is “pressing the UAE to fully apply sanctions imposed April 2012

on Tehran in a bid to force it to halt its controversial nuclear programme.” Pray for the government of the UAE to take a strong stand against terrorism. Ask the Lord to tear down the strongholds of Islam and set Muslims free to follow Jesus Christ. Pray for a great harvest of souls in the UAE. (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 10:4)

Day 14 ALBANIA, SOUTHEAST EUROPE

There are approximately 31,000 orphans under the age of 14 in Albanian orphanages. When they reach 14 they are forced by law to leave. “In about 80% of cases, they were abandoned by their parents.” Pray for the Lord to provide families for these children. Pray for the salvation of orphans in Albania. Ask the Lord to use Christian humanitarian organizations to minister to their physical and spiritual needs. Pray for the Gospel to be proclaimed throughout Albania. Ask the Lord to draw Muslims into relationship with Jesus Christ. (The Bible, Psalm 68:6)

MOROCCO, NORTH AFRICA

For the first time in history, reports one news source, an Islamic party now controls the coalition government. Pray for the salvation of leaders in the Moroccan parliament. Ask the Lord to pour out His Holy Spirit on this nation. Pray for the strongholds of Islam to be torn down. Petition Him to open spiritually blind eyes and reveal the glory of His Son. Pray for a multitude of men, women, and children to put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 4:6)

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Day 15 IRAQ, MIDDLE EAST

Al-Qaeda terrorists “unleashed a wave of terror across Baghdad and 11 other Iraqi cities” in February 2012. At least 60 people were killed. Pray for the Lord to bring peace to this war-weary land. Ask Him to protect the Christians who have chosen to remain in Iraq. Pray for them to boldly share their faith. Petition the Lord for a great harvest of souls in this nation. Pray for Muslims to turn away from the lies of Islam and choose to follow Jesus Christ. (The Bible, Mark 1:17)

SRI LANKA, SOUTH ASIA

The nation of Sri Lanka is being hailed as a “model of post-conflict security.” Observers say increased surveillance and intelligence gathering have helped maintain security in the aftermath of the war with the LTTE terrorist group. Pray for the Lord to preserve the peace in Sri Lanka. Ask Him to pour out His Holy Spirit on every people group in this nation. Pray for the salvation of leaders in the government. Petition the Lord to keep young people from being deceived by terrorist recruiting efforts. Pray for the Kingdom of God to come to Sri Lanka. (The Bible, 1 Timothy 2:1-4)

Day 16 ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST

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down ballistic missiles in space before they can reach the ground. Pray for the Lord to maintain peace in the Middle East. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and all of Israel. Pray for the Gospel to be proclaimed throughout this nation. Ask the Lord for a great harvest of souls. (The Bible, Psalm 122:6)

TAJIKISTAN, CENTRAL ASIA

The government of Tajikistan is cracking down on corruption. “Widespread corruption, particularly among the country’s security forces,” writes the Asia Times, “aids the narcotics trade.” Pray for corruption to be exposed and for drug trafficking to be stopped. Ask the Lord to raise Christians into positions of leadership. Pray for Christian humanitarian groups to minister to the many Tajiks who live in poverty. Pray for them to have the opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel. Petition the Lord to draw multitudes into relationship with His only Son, Jesus Christ. (The Bible, Romans 10:13)

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awakening taking place in this nation. Pray for Him to raise up leaders in the church and provide discipleship for new believers. Pray for the Kingdom of God to come in power to China. (The Bible, I Corinthians 4:20)

DJIBOUTI, EAST AFRICA

Climate scientists expect drought to return to Djibouti over the next three months. This warning was issued just a few weeks after the United Nations issued a statement saying the drought and famine were over. The UN is now calling preventative action to save livestock and help people prepare. Pray for the Lord to send rain to Djibouti and all of the Horn of Africa. Pray for Christian humanitarian agencies to be ready to provide food, clean water, shelter, and medicine to those in need. Pray for the people of Djibouti to have the opportunity to hear the Gospel. Pray for many men, women, and children to put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, John 7:38)

of the Lord. Ask Him to encourage Christians in Yemen and give them boldness to share their faith. Pray for Muslims to hear the Gospel and put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Jeremiah 29:11)

VIETNAM, SOUTHEAST ASIA

“Vietnam, like many other impoverished countries with a growing population of young people,” writes one journalist, “has become a major supply country, where vulnerable young women and girls are in high demand on the international market.” Pray for an immediate end to this illegal and destructive activity. Pray for the government of Vietnam to crack down on human trafficking. Pray for the salvation of traffickers and victims. Pray for Christians in Vietnam to be strong and courageous. Ask the Lord to add daily to His Church. Pray for the Kingdom of God to come to Vietnam in power. (The Bible, Ezekiel 18:23)

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Day 18 CHINA, EAST ASIA

China is considering amending a criminal procedure law to “allow police to secretly detain suspects for months without informing their families.” One Chinese activist calls this the “KGB clause.” Pray for the secret, abusive tactics of the authorities in China to be revealed and outlawed. Ask the Lord to protect and encourage Chinese Christians. Pray for them to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Petition the Lord to continue the great spiritual 20 | The 10/40 Window Reporter

YEMEN, ARABIAN PENINSULA

According to Reuters, “Hundreds of Yemeni soldiers staged protests at several military institutions across the country” in late February 2012, “demanding the departure of their chiefs, whom they accuse of corruption.” This comes just days after President Saleh finally stepped down after 33 years in power. Pray for the Lord to accomplish His plans and purposes in this nation. Pray for Him to raise up leaders who will govern with integrity and in the fear www.WIN1040.com

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in sharing their faith. Pray for a great harvest of souls in this nation. (The Bible, John 4:35)

BAHRAIN, ARABIAN PENINSULA

The government of Bahrain “imposed restrictions on groups trying to monitor reforms,” Reuters reporters. They also postponed a visit by UN human rights officials. Pray for the Lord to work powerfully in this nation. Ask Him to expose corruption and raise up leaders of integrity. Pray for the current dissatisfaction to lead many Bahrainis to seek God. Pray for the Lord to lead them into relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Psalm 14:2)

Day 20 BRUNEI, SOUTHEAST ASIA

According to Forbes magazine, Brunei is the fifth richest nation in the world. This is largely because of its oil and gas reserves. Pray for the Gospel message to break through this prosperity. Ask the Lord to soften hearts and enable the people to consider eternity. Pray for their salvation. Petition the Lord to move powerfully in Brunei, drawing many into relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Matthew 13:23)

LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST

Syrians are continuing to flee into northern Lebanon in an attempt to escape the deadly military attacks being ordered by President Bashar al-Assad. More than 7,000 Syrian refugees April 2012

are now in Lebanon. Pray for the government of Lebanon and the people to receive these victims of war. Pray for Christian humanitarian agencies to gain access to refugee camps and minister to their physical and spiritual needs. Pray for the Gospel to be preached throughout Lebanon to every people group. Ask the Lord to draw men, women, and children into relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Psalm 146:7)

Day 21 QATAR, ARABIAN PENINSULA

The Taliban is using Qatar as a base from which to hold “peace talks” with western governments. A major demand in the talks is the release of imprisoned members of this terrorist group. Pray for the Taliban to be defeated. Pray for the salvation of Taliban leaders and members. Ask the Lord to give the government of Qatar wisdom in dealing with this organization. Pray for the Gospel to be presented to the people of this nation. Petition the Lord to give Christians – expatriates and nationals – boldness in sharing their faith. Pray for a great harvest of souls in Qatar. (The Bible, Psalm 21:11)

TURKMENISTAN, CENTRAL ASIA

Turkmenistan is now considered one of the most oppressive nations in the world. “It seems like the Central Asian region has never been able to fully free itself from the authoritarian structures that it inherited from its Soviet past,” noted journalist, Viet-Chi Phm. Pray for the

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Lord to transform Turkmenistan. Ask Him to pour out His Holy Spirit on this nation and bring a spiritual awakening. Pray for the hearts of the people to be open to receive the Gospel. Petition the Lord to send more workers into this harvest field. Pray for Christians in Turkmenistan to be encouraged and strengthened. (The Bible, Matthew 9:37,38)

Day 22 ETHIOPIA, EAST AFRICA

The government of Ethiopia took a strong stance against radical Islamic group, al-Shabaab, in March 2012. An agreement was signed to boost cooperation with Kenya in military engagements against the terrorist group. Pray for leaders in Ethiopia to make good on this pledge. Pray for the Lord to give them wisdom and strategies for defeating alShabaab. Pray for the salvation of these terrorists. Ask the Lord to send a revival to Ethiopia. Pray for the Kingdom of God to come to Ethiopia. (The Bible, Proverbs 1:7)

MYANMAR (BURMA), SOUTHEAST ASIA

According to one news source, “Myanmar has undergone dramatic changes since polls in 2011 that saw the election of a nominally civilian government as the regime surprised observers with a series of reforms.” Praise the Lord for this. Pray for the salvation of Myanmar’s leaders. Pray for the strongholds of Buddhism to be torn down. Ask the Lord to draw men, women, and children into relationship with His only Son, Jesus Christ. Pray for a great harvest of souls in Myanmar. (The Bible, Romans 10:9)

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Day 23 CHAD, CENTRAL AFRICA

Although the drought in the Horn of Africa has officially ended, the United Nations says millions in Chad continue to be at risk of famine and malnutrition. Pray for the Lord to supply the needs of the people of Chad. Ask the Lord to send Christian humanitarian agencies to this nation to provide food, clean water, and medical care. Pray for the Gospel to be proclaimed throughout Chad and for Muslims to put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Psalm 37:4)

ALGERIA, NORTH AFRICA

In February 2012, the Algerian military began targeting al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) strongholds. At least 17 terrorists were killed and a dozen of their hideouts were destroyed. Praise the Lord for this. Pray for AQIM to be totally defeated. Ask the Lord to give the government and military of Algeria wisdom in combating this security threat. Pray for the salvation of AQIM leaders. Pray for the people of Algeria to have the

opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel. Pray for multitudes to put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Romans 10:14,15)

Day 24 LIBYA, NORTH AFRICA

According to the United Nations, al-Qadhafi troops and opposition forces both committed war crimes in the 2011 conflict. The UN also says, “Human rights abuses by former rebels are continuing.” Pray for the Lord to establish peace in this nation. Ask for the salvation of government and former rebel troops. Pray for justice in Libya and for the Lord to lead this nation into the special future He has for it. Ask the Lord to send more laborers into this harvest field. Pray for the Gospel to be preached in Libya and for multitudes to put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Jeremiah 29:11)

MALAYSIA, SOUTHEAST ASIA

Women are being lured to Malaysia under the false pretense of being hired for well-paying jobs. In reality, they become sex slaves.

“The traffickers brainwash their victims into believing they may die if they quit,” reports Fox News. Pray for the government to enact laws and take action to stop this activity. Pray for the victims to be set free and for the Lord to minister healing to them. Pray for the salvation of the traffickers. Ask the Lord to move powerfully in Malaysia, drawing men, women, and children into relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, John 6:44)

Day 25 OMAN, ARABIAN PENINSULA

Oman is a destination country for human trafficking. Women are tricked into traveling to Oman under the pretense of being offered good jobs. Pray for an end to this deceptive and illegal practice. Pray for these women to be set free and allowed to return to their homes and families. Ask the Lord to pour out His Holy Spirit on Oman. Pray for a great harvest of souls in this nation. (The Bible, Acts 2:17)

KAZAKHSTAN, CENTRAL ASIA Five men were sentenced on

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terrorism charges in Kazakhstan in February 2012. They were convicted of “creating an illegal armed group and organizing and conducting a bombing.” Give thanks to the Lord for the capture of these men. Pray for the government of Kazakhstan to continue to be aggressive in combating terrorism. Ask the Lord to send more workers into this harvest field and to strengthen the Christians who live there. Pray for a great harvest of souls in Kazakhstan. (The Bible, Joshua 1:7)

Day 26 TUNISIA, NORTH AFRICA

In February 2012, Tunisian security forces dismantled a terrorist cell linked to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) that was “planning to establish an Islamic emirate in Tunisia,” reports Magharebia. Praise God for this. Pray for any other terrorist plots to be exposed and defeated. Pray for the salvation of members of AQIM. Ask the Lord to raise up Christian leaders in Tunisia who will govern with integrity and in the fear of the Lord. Pray for Muslims in this nation to put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, 1 Peter 2:9)

CAMBODIA, SOUTHEAST ASIA

According to a human rights group, “At least 100 Cambodians have escaped from forced labor conditions on Thai fishing boats over the past year.” Give thanks to God for this and ask Him to reveal other human trafficking rings. Pray for the salvation of the victims and the traffickers. Pray for April 2012

the Church in Cambodia to grow and serve the Lord in unity. Ask Him to encourage and strengthen Christians in this nation and use them mightily to preach and demonstrate His Kingdom. (The Bible, Psalm 37:28)

Day 27 TURKEY, SE EUROPE & SW ASIA

A terrorist bomb attack in February 2012 injured more than a dozen security officers. The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is suspected of being responsible. Pray for an end to all terrorist groups in Turkey. Pray for their plans to destroy and inflict fear to fail. Pray for the salvation of members of the PKK. Pray for Christians in Turkey to be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. Ask Him to give them opportunities to share their faith. Pray for a great harvest of souls in Turkey. (The Bible, John 10:10)

NORTH KOREA, EAST ASIA

In February 2012, North Korea agreed to suspend its nuclear activities. However many analysts are skeptical. North Korea has a record of “back-tracking previous agreements,” they say. Pray for this promise by the North Korean government to be kept. Pray for the salvation of Kim Jong-un. Ask the Lord to minister healing and hope to Christians in North Korea. Pray for an end to the torture, abuse, and persecution they face. Ask the Lord to pour His Holy Spirit out on North Korea and for multitudes of people to put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Colossians 1:27)

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Day 28 SOMALIA, EAST AFRICA

In February 2012, African Union troops captured al-Shabaab strongholds outside of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. This comes just a month after al-Shabaab announced it was formally partnering with al-Qaeda. Give thanks to God for this and pray for al-Shabaab to be totally and completely defeated. Pray for the salvation of leaders in this terrorist organization. Ask the Lord to restore peace in Somalia. Pray for those who have been displaced to have enough food, clean water, shelter, and medical care. Ask the Lord to open the door for Christian humanitarian groups to provide for these needs and also share the Gospel. Pray for Somali Christians to be encouraged, protected, and for them to grow in the Lord. (The Bible, Colossians 1:10)

PAKISTAN, SOUTH ASIA

“Gunfights, military airstrikes and a large suicide bombing on Friday (February 24, 2012) killed as many as 70 people in the tribal agencies bordering Peshawar.” Pray for the Lord to comfort those who lost loved ones. Pray for this time of violence and death to cause the survivors to consider eternity and to seek the Lord. Ask the Lord to set Muslims free from the false religion that keeps them in darkness. Pray for the salvation of terrorists – including members of Lashkar-e-Islam. Petition the Lord to strengthen and encourage Christians in Pakistan. Pray for their safety and for the Lord to enable them to love their enemies. Pray for the Kingdom of God to come to Pakistan in power, with signs, wonders, miracles, The 10/40 Window Reporter | 23


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dreams, and visions. (The Bible, Matthew 5:43,44)

Day 29 NIGERIA, WEST AFRICA

Boko Haram, the terrorist group operating in Nigeria, is considering teaming up with al-Shabaab and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, “The three groups represent the greatest threat to security in the region, and all three have strong ties to al-Qaida.” Pray for the end of all of these terrorist organizations. Ask the Lord to cut off their funding and cause their recruitment efforts to fail. Pray for Christians in Nigeria to join together in prayer for their nation. Petition the Lord to equip them to take the Gospel to every region of this nation. Pray for multitudes of Muslims to put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Psalm 37:40)

MALDIVES, SOUTH ASIA

According to The Times of India, Islamism is on the rise in Maldives. This is of special concern after Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed was overthrown in February 2012 in a military coup. Pray for the stronghold of Islam to be torn down in this nation. Pray for this time of political instability to be an open door for the Gospel. Ask the Lord to draw multitudes of Muslims into relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ. Pray for the Kingdom of God to come to Maldives in great power, with signs, wonders, miracles, dreams, and visions. (The Bible, Acts 2:17) 24 | The 10/40 Window Reporter

JORDAN, MIDDLE EAST

According to the Middle East Channel, “Jordan has the best reputation for welcoming refugees.” Give thanks to God for this and pray for it to continue. Ask the Lord to minister to the people of Jordan, as well as the Syrian refugees. Pray for Christians in this nation to demonstrate the love of God to them. Petition the Lord to draw Muslims out of the spiritual darkness of Islam, into the Light of Christ. Pray for a great harvest of souls in Jordan. (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 4:6)

SENEGAL, WEST AFRICA

The first round of presidential elections held in late February 2012 in Senegal was met with violence. Critics say incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade’s bid for a third term is unconstitutional. They also say corruption is rampant. Pray for the Lord to accomplish His plans and purposes in this nation. Pray for Him to raise up a leader who will govern with integrity and the fear of the Lord. Ask Him to send more laborers into this harvest field. Pray for Muslims to put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Luke 10:2)

Day 30 ERITREA, EAST AFRICA

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transitional government.” Pray for the salvation of leaders in Eritrea. Pray for them to take a stand against terrorism. Ask the Lord to comfort and encourage Christians in this nation. Pray for Him to help them love their enemies and bless those who persecute them. Invite the Kingdom of God to come to Eritrea. (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

TIBET, SOUTH ASIA

Self-immolation is on the rise as Tibetans seek independence from China. According to the International Business Times, “[Buddhist] Monks and nuns are killing themselves in protest across Tibet in alarming frequency. Pray for the Lord to reveal Himself to the Buddhists of this nation. Ask Him to show them that He has conquered sin and death. Pray for the salvation of men, women, and children in Tibet. Ask the Lord to draw multitudes into relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Romans 6:23)

SYRIA, MIDDLE EAST

The massacre of civilians in Syria continues. The death toll has risen above 8,000 with no sign of ending. In March 2012, 17 men were beheaded after attempting to escape the bloodshed in the Homs district. Pray for an end to this slaughter. Pray for the salvation of President Bashar al-Assad. Pray for him to stop killing his own people. Ask the Lord to give Christians the opportunity and the courage to share the Gospel with those who are being assaulted and displaced. Pray for His plans and purposes to be accomplished in Syria. (The Bible, Romans 1:16)

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MONGOLIA, NORTH ASIA

The Church in Mongolia has grown at an incredible rate. According to “Operation World,” there were only four known Christians in this nation in 1989. Today there are tens of thousands. Every Home for Christ describes this as “an unstoppable wave of church growth.” Give thanks to the Lord for this. Pray for this growth to continue. Ask the Lord to continue pouring out His Holy Spirit on Mongolia. Pray for an even greater harvest of souls in this nation. Petition the Lord to enable Christians to grow strong in the Word, prayer, and fellowship. Pray for everyone in Mongolia to have the opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel. (The Bible, Hebrews 4:12)

Day 31 EAST TIMOR, SOUTHEAST ASIA

With United Nations peacekeeping troops scheduled to leave East Timor this year, President Jose Ramos-Horta says the nation will be able to enforce its own security. Pray for this to be true. Ask the Lord to give President Ramos-Horta and his government wisdom and strategies for maintaining peace. Pray for the Lord to accomplish His plans and purposes for this nation. Pray for revival in the Church. Ask the Lord to strengthen and encourage Christians. Pray for them to be bold witnesses. Invite the Kingdom of God to come to East Timor. (The Bible, Jeremiah 29:11)

THE GAMBIA, WEST AFRICA

Yahya Jammeh, president of the April 2012

Gambia for the past 17 years, has been characterized as an “ironfisted dictator.” At his inauguration to a fourth term in office, animals were sacrificed to the god Jolla. Pray for the Lord to tear down this idolatrous stronghold. Pray for the people to be set free from this dictator. Ask Him to raise up Christians to lead this nation. Pray for a great spiritual awakening in which multitudes put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, II Corinthians 10:4)

GAZA STRIP, MIDDLE EAST

Fuel shortages in February forced the Gaza Strip’s only power plant to shut down. This caused blackouts and endangered hospitals. Pray for the Lord to bring relief for this impoverished region. Pray for Christian humanitarian organizations to be allowed access to the Gaza Strip to provide food, clean water, shelter, and medical care. Ask the Lord to use them to share the Gospel. Pray for many men, women, and children to put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Psalm 9:18)

Window International Network Pray for the Lord to guide and direct the WIN Team. Ask Him to give them His heart for the 10/40 Window. Pray for them so be sensitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit and surrendered to His will. Petition the Lord to equip them to exalt His name throughout the 10/40 Window. (The Bible, Proverbs 1:7) Sources: The Washington

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WEST BANK, MIDDLE EAST

Hamas is becoming more active in the West Bank. Observers are concerned this could lead to an increase in the frequency and intensity of terrorist attacks in the region. Pray for the wicked plans of Hamas to be exposed. Ask the Lord to give leaders in the West Bank wisdom in dealing with this rising threat. Pray for the salvation of government officials in the West Bank. Pray for the Gospel to be preached and for a great harvest of souls. (The Bible, I Timothy 2:1-4)

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two-year-old girl is traded away to settle a sexual dispute. The two families involved are satisfied with the deal and peace is restored.

The problem with this arrangement is simple: the girl traded to defuse the situation suffers greatly. She not only must leave her home and parents to live with another family, but she is often abused.

The tradition of “baad” sounds outrageous to most people. But to the Pushtun tribes of Afghanistan, it is a common practice. In fact, it is believed that baad prevents murder, revenge killing, and even wars.

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sheep or a cow. But the standard penalty for a serious crime is for the offender’s family to part with a girl, who is given to the victim’s family.” Baad is illegal in Afghanistan and goes against the teachings of Islam, the majority religion in this nation. Yet it is “almost universally accepted.” Sources: Refworld, NY Times

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Pray for administering baad. Ask the Lord an immediate end to this to open their spiritual eyes and barbaric practice. Pray for the bring conviction to their hearts. government to take a stronger (The Bible, 1 Timothy 2:1-4) stand against baad. (The Bible, Proverbs 18:5) the Gospel to be preached to every tribe in Afghanistan. (The the Lord to comfort the victims Bible, Romans 1:16) of this injustice. Pray for their freedom. (The Bible, John 8:36) a great harvest of souls in this the salvation of the tribal judges

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Arabia—and that prayer will initiate and sustain that move. “Pray4Saudi—Preparing the Way for the Gospel of the Kingdom” (Pray4Saudi.com) will begin on March 15, 2012 and will continue until the very foundations of Islam have been shaken and Saudi Arabia is open to the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. As members of WIN’s network of intercessors, you will receive monthly updates and prayer points for Saudi Arabia. Please forward this email to prayer networks, friends, small groups, and churches. They can sign up to receive Pray4Saudi information at Pray4Saudi.com. “Like” Pray4Saudi on Facebook and follow it on Twitter (PrayforSaudi). April 2012

Pray for Christians around the world to join their voices in crying out to God on behalf of Saudi Arabia. Ask the Lord to raise up prayer warriors all over the globe to intercede for this nation and its people. (The Bible, Matthew 18:19) the Pray4Saudi movement to go viral. (The Bible, Matthew 28:18-20) the Lord to guide and direct the staff at WIN and their partners as they carry out this God-ordained mandate. Pray for the Lord to give them strategies and show them how to proceed. (The Bible, Proverbs 1:7) Christians in Saudi Arabia to be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. (The Bible, Ephesians 6:10) more laborers to be sent into this harvest field. Pray for Christian materials to be made available in

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the heart language of the Saudis. (The Bible, Matthew 9:37,38) the Spirit of God to move powerfully in Saudi Arabia. Pray for the Gospel to be proclaimed in this nation and to all those in diaspora (Saudis living in other nations). Pray for multitudes to put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, Romans 1:16) the WIN team and its partners to be protected as they carry out this assignment. Ask the Lord to give His angels charge over them, guarding them emotionally, physically, and spiritually. (The Bible, Psalm 91:11) the Kingdom of God to come to Saudi Arabia in power with signs, wonders, miracles, dreams, and visions. (The Bible, Acts 2:17) The 10/40 Window Reporter | 31


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t was like something out of a movie: twenty-three prisoners escaping through a 140-meter tunnel. But this wasn’t fiction. And the prisoners who tunneled out weren’t ordinary criminals. They were terrorists. All twenty-three of the men who escaped from a detention facility in Sana’a, Yemen in 2006 were al-Qaeda operatives. Some had been involved in the attack on an American destroyer, the USS Cole. In 2009, many of these escapees joined operatives from Saudi Arabia to form a new terrorist organization: al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). According to the National Counterterrorism Center, “Yemen-based al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula since 2009 has orchestrated high-profile attacks and expanded its activities outside of Yemen.” Imam Anwar al-Awlaki is believed to have been one of the main leaders of AQAP. He was described as the “bin Laden of the Internet” by the Saudi press. Officials say he was involved in the 9/11 attacks and preached to both the Fort Hood shooter and the Christmas Day bomber. Al-Awlaki was the regional

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commander of AQAP before his death from a drone attack in 2011. According to experts, Yemen is the perfect base for AQAP because of its political instability and the popular support radicals receive from citizens. “Weapons, training, crossing points and the launch of operations have all come from Yemen,” says a terrorism specialist. Yemen is now “the third-largest haven” for al-Qaeda. AQAP is considered to be the best-funded al-Qaeda affiliate and is increasingly active. In a statement released after the Christmas Day bombing attempt, AQAP said, “We call on all Muslims… to throw out all unbelievers from the Arabian Peninsula by killing crusaders who work in embassies or elsewhere… a total war on all crusaders in the Peninsula of Muhammad.” Sources: The Guardian, The National

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an immediate end to this demonically-inspired organization. Pray for AQAP’s recruiting efforts to fail, their plans to commit acts of violence to be exposed, and their funding to be cut off. (The Bible, Psalm 17:13) the Gospel to be preached to AQAP and their potential recruits. Petition the Lord to use the internet, satellite television, radio, and personal witnessing to reach them. (The Bible, Romans 10:14,15) the salvation of leaders and members of AQAP. Ask the Lord to open their blind minds and allow them to see the Light of Christ. Pray for Him to draw them into relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 4:4) the Kingdom of God to come to the Arabian Peninsula in power, with signs, wonders, miracles, dreams, and visions. (The Bible, Acts 2:17)

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Turkey Tarjah: Merhaba WindowKids! Greetings from Turkey!

April is an exciting month in my country. In April we celebrate International Children’s Day. It has been an official national holiday in Turkey since the 1920s. Each year on April 23, children from schools across Turkey organize and participate in week-long ceremonies. They often give performances in large stadiums and the entire nation takes time to watch! On April 23, children also replace government officials. Even the President, Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers, and governors turn over their positions to child representatives! These young people come together to sign executive orders relating to education, the environment, and other issues impacting children. Don’t you think that would be fun? Are you wondering why it’s called International Children’s Day? That’s because the holiday isn’t just for Turkish children. It’s for children all over the world. Children from many nations celebrate this special day. On April 23, we take time to let the country— and the world—know that children are important. They are the future! Sources: www.turkishnews.com/DiscoverTurkey/

Did you know that many Jews and Christians around the world will be celebrating a Biblical holiday called “Passover” this month? It is a very special time to remember God’s deliverance of the Hebrews from Egypt thousands of years ago. It also reminds us of Jesus the Messiah, the ultimate Passover Lamb. Passover was first mentioned in the book of Exodus. On Passover, God delivered the Hebrews. It has been celebrated ever since. The story of the Passover in the Bible is read every year during a special meal called a Seder. The story of the Passover includes: 1) The birth and life of Moses in Egypt 2) The evil plans of the Pharaoh to kill Hebrew children 3) Moses fleeing to Midian 4) The story of the burning bush 5) Moses returning to Egypt to command Pharaoh to let the Hebrews go 6) The Ten Plagues 7) The Hebrews leaving Egypt to escape slavery As Christians, we celebrate Jesus the Messiah as our Passover Lamb. During this season, we need to remember how God delivered us and brought us into relationship with Himself!

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April 2012


Enjoy this time of celebration with your family!

Every April, Tarjah’s family takes time to pray for Turkish children. They pray for them to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. WindowKids, please join me in prayer.

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The following Scriptures are part of the Passover story. Take some time this month to read these verses with your family and classmates. Remember, Passover is an eight-day celebration, so here are eight days of Scripture readings!

Pray for these children to know the love of Jesus Christ.

Ask the Lord to give Christian children boldness to share their faith with friends and family.

Pray for their protection. “Lord, let this be a generation that knows Jesus and shares His love with the people of Turkey.”

Day 1 Exodus 12:21-51, 32:11-34:10 Numbers 28:16-25 Joshua 5:2-6:1

Day 5 Exodus 34:1-26

Day 2 Leviticus 22:26-23:44 Numbers 28:16-25 2 Kings 23:1-9, 23:21-25

Day 7 Exodus 13:17-15:26 Numbers 28:19-25 2 Samuel 22:1-51

Day 3 Exodus 13:1-16

Day 8 Deuteronomy 15:19-16:17 Numbers 28:19-25 Isaiah 10:32-12:6

Day 4 Exodus 22:24-23:19

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Day 6 Numbers 9:1-14, 28:19-25

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