A church service at 1:00 a.m.?

Written by a Cafe 1040 Student

One of the ladies from the house church we were visiting shared that in her husband's village, believers have to meet at 1 a.m., go home at 4 a.m., sleep until 7 a.m., and then be up and making breakfast by 7:30am.

This is because when the government walks around on Sunday mornings, everyone will be in their homes acting normal. After the government officials leave they sleep more.

Would we in America be willing to go to these lengths to still meet as the body if our situation was similar?

Many of the believer's family members were imprisoned and put through forced labor because they refused to sign a paper saying they renounced Jesus.

We were blessed by witnessing them worship and pray over us in their own language. They are family - even if they live on the other side of the world.

This body of believers asks for your prayers as they try to reach their community. There are villages near them that still practice black magic and witchcraft. They want nothing more than to see the name of Jesus spread and their land healed.

Let their story be an encouragement but also a challenge for both you and I.