The Arabian Peninsula Partnership
The Gospel for every person and a church for every people in the Arabian Peninsula amongst indigenous peoples
A hospital visit
Praise God for Mohammed's response to the Gospel. Although he disappears from fellowship for extended periods, his desire for Christ seems real and he seems unable to stay away too long, eventually returning with a desire to study the Bible. Pray that the matters which cause him to retreat will be openly confessed, leading to regular growth.
Pray for a worker and his family who are embarking on a significant trip through the AP. Ask for the Lord’s protection and direction and that He would speak to them clearly during this time.
This year’s Intern Program came to a close a couple of weeks back. Pray for Ryan as he is seeking to become the first full-time staff in a country with over 500,000 university students. Pray for our interns from a country nearby as they return home to encourage the underground groups and train leaders there.
Pray for workers who are facing sickness or medical issues at the moment. Pray for God's grace and healing, for provision of good doctors/specialists. Pray that the enemy will not reduce our effectiveness in this way. Pray for good health and the ability to sustain a ministry here in the Gulf.
Continue to remember the national believers as they grow in their faith. Some are very lonely and get discouraged. Ask that they will be bold in sharing their journeys with their families. Pray especially for one whose family has heard her news but still does not believe.
Pray for the worker who is under investigation for activities that the state deem illegal. Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's.
A few months ago, Irene had the opportunity to visit the wife of a local Muslim man who had been visited by one of the male members of her team. This woman had just given birth to her forth son. While in the hospital, Irene had met her mother, who was pleased to have someone visit her daughter. Visiting her in the hospital opened the door for visits to their home – previously they had been resistant to home visits – partly because they live in a small space under the watchful eye of the parents.
Her mother was there when Irene visited with one of her children – in fact she was very warm and welcoming. The team is encouraged by the opportunity to meet with these women who have no contact with Christians. Pray for more frequent open doors and for wisdom to weave in the story of Jesus, the Redeemer, into conversations.