I have prayed often for my persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ. I have a difficult time even trying to imagine what life must be like for all of you. In my prayers I state “my will” that the persecution will stop but, I conclude with “Thy will be done”! I am well aware that persecution is a growing reality in the world and I also pray that the Holy Spirit will strengthen and guide all who are persecuted for Jesus’ sake. You stand with a mighty group of fore bearers and cross bearers. May the love of God, the peace of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit strengthen and guide you through these troubled days.