the World Around
We believe in the power of prayer at First Baptist Harlan and are committed to praying for our church, our community, our state, our nation and our world. Each month we will focus on a different nation to pray for. The third Sunday of the month, we will focus our corporate prayer on that country and would ask others to remember it in prayer throughout the month.
I Thessalonians 5:16-18 says "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
April's Nation - Eritrea
Eritrea, officially the State of Eritrea is a country in the Horn of Africa, with its capital at Asmara. It is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast. The northeastern and eastern parts of Eritrea have an extensive coastline along the Red Sea. The nation has a total area of approximately 117,600 km², and includes the Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands. Its toponym Eritrea is based on the Greek name for the Red Sea, which was first adopted for Italian Eritrea in 1890.