The Arabian Peninsula Partnership
The Gospel for every person and a church for every people in the Arabian Peninsula amongst indigenous peoples
04 August, 2010
Way, Truth and Life
A new initiative of the UN to combat human trafficking was welcomed in our Gulf country. They recognise human trafficking is a problem here and this will enable those who are exploited to seek help. Praise the Lord that the bad things in the society are slowly being brought to the light.
Pray with us for God's spirit to move in this country and this region - for an outpouring of His grace - that through His Spirit, people's eyes and hearts would be opened to eternal Truth in His word and in the person of Jesus Christ.
Pray for "Hassan," who lives alone in the desert, except for the companionship of a believing servant. He is there partly because of an estrangement from his family because of his faith in Christ. However, his married son has now believed in the Lord also. Pray that Hassan will be encouraged by God's perspective of what He wants to do in his life and that of his family.
Ask God to be with those who are struggling with poverty - that they will know that God loves them.
Pray for many to find Christian sites on the internet and discover God's truth. Pray for them to enter chat rooms and hear the gospel explained. Pray they will download the Word and read it. Pray for a time of sowing - something much bigger than we can do ourselves on a personal level. God is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine. Eph 3:20
One of our workers, "Michelle", answers questions from Muslims about our faith on-line. Pray that God will lead her to those who are sincere in their search, and that her answers will be stepping stones to faith in Christ.
While the ladies in their abayas (black coats) leave to go home with their husbands or other "guardians", young men 16 or older stream into the Mall. Security prevents them from coming earlier during family time in the Mall. These young men stroll past the shops in small groups, dressed in carefully selected clothes and with hairstyles that must have taken hours of work. The religious guardians have been able to forbid certain hair styles and wearing jeans, but it is clear from this crowd of guys, that their words do not have the same authority as before.
Pray that the move away from strict adherence to Islam among some groups will lead to them searching for the only Way, Truth and Life, and not to a "Western" style of life.