BWA Standing Together sponsors global prayer services

  |  Source: Baptist World Alliance


As part of its Standing Together at Pentecost initiative, the Baptist World Alliance is sponsoring virtual global prayer services featuring praises and prayers from around the world.

The services at 7 p.m. on May 29 and 1 p.m. on May 30 will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

Individuals from 34 countries already have registered for the global event, BWA General Secretary Elijah Brown said.

“We invite Baptists around the world to join together in a unified movement of prayer, praise and response that helps us stand together with a global church that is suffering. Imagine the mountains God will move if every Baptist church in every region of the world stands together at this critical time,” Brown said.

BWA launched its Standing Together Global Baptist Response Plan in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and its impact on some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

“Over the last eight weeks, BWA has sent more aid grants than at any other point in the 100-year history of Baptist World Aid. Since mid-March we have sent 131 emergency grants to Baptist conventions and unions in 81 countries,” Brown said.

The Standing Together initiative is a collaborative effort among all six regional fellowships within the Baptist World Alliance: All Africa Baptist Fellowship, Asia Pacific Baptist Federation, Caribbean Baptist Fellowship, European Baptist Federation, North American Baptist Fellowship, and Union of Baptists in Latin America.

“COVID-19 respects no boundaries, borders, race, or color; therefore, it is our responsibility now to be united and battle this pandemic together as one Baptist family,” said Vesekhoyi Tetseo, general secretary of the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation.

“May this Pentecost gathering remind us of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, giving the disciples the power to be his witnesses. As the church and as Baptists, let us then ‘Stand Together’ again as powerful witnesses to the world.”

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