The Arabian Peninsula Partnership
The Gospel for every person and a church for every people in the Arabian Peninsula amongst indigenous peoples
27 April, 2011
A Heart for Preaching Jesus
Easter is a good time to share our faith, because it is natural to tell people that we have a celebration (festival of resurrection) - they will then often frown and ask what that is, giving an opportunity to tell what Easter is all about. Praise the Lord for the opportunities to share that story to people around us.
We would hope that you would watch and pray through the following video. It is based in Yemen, but the thought behind it is over the Arabian Peninsula. We desire that Families would come to Christ, just like Cornelius and his relatives and close friends. Acts 10
PrayerPray that the people of the AP will see the need for inner change in their lives. Peace comes through the Son and what He did on the cross.
I had a divine appointment in the park. A single local man came up to me and started speaking to me in English. He was in his late 30s and not married yet. He said that he was wondering what life was all about. I had the opportunity to share with him. Pray for him, that he will come to know the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Please pray for secret believers who earnestly desire to live for God within their families & workplaces. Many are on their own, blazing the path with no role models, Christian books, or fellowships to support them. May God "fill them with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding" and also fill them "with all might in the inner man, by His Spirit."
I go weekly to a far outpost to disciple a local believer. On the way back, it has been my habit to stop for a bite to eat at a fast food restaurant. In getting to know the Filipino workers there, one of them prayed to receive Christ with me. On a slightly later date, we studied the Bible together in his apartment, and his roommate also trusted Christ for his salvation. Pray for the growth of RJ and Ricky. We aim at some nationalities, but God is no respecter of persons.
A few days ago, I entered my class and greeted my students. Before beginning the lesson, I took the attendance. I started calling each student's name. After a few names, I got to "Mohammed's" name. As I called it out, one of the students regrettably said, "He is in prison." "Really?" I responded. "Yes, really teacher," was the answer. I knew that some of our students were taken, but it is very different to actually know them personally. Please pray that these students will be released from prison and returned to their families.
'Ahmed' has a heart for preaching Jesus. As he came to a taxi station to complete the last leg of the ride to another city, he felt inspired to choose a certain taxi. The conversation transitioned to include a visit to the taxi driver's home. 'Ahmed' shared about the death and resurrection of Christ. That Jesus paid the penalty for our sins and we receive new life in Him by faith. The taxi driver was so inspired and believed so much that he disregarded culture and asked both his wife and neighbour to come to listen all together. He said to them "Listen to this man! I have never heard such good news!" One the second day, as the taxi driver listened, he said to 'Ahmed', "I will no longer trust anyone who does not believe that Christ died and rose again.