If you have been watching the news, you know that parts of North Africa are in chaos. Hundreds of thousands of people are joining in on protests against current political regimes. Our heart goes out for these countries, and we ask you to join us in praying for them.
Not too many years ago this region was out of sight and out of mind for us. But a few years ago God drew us to focus on this region of the world. Since then we have been there to visit the region and to meet the people who live there. We have met them as moms, dads, sons, and daughters whom have only known the environment in which they have grown up. These personal experiences, as well as just trying to see the world and the people of the world more the way that God does, have created in us a real heart and connection with these people.
Thus, again, we ask you to join with us in praying for them during these tumultuous days.
Honestly, there are some days like today that are very hard for us to be in America. We wish we could be in North Africa now. We know that sounds crazy to many, but our hearts are heavy wishing that we could be there, wishing the best for the people, and longing for the day when the fullness of the Kingdom of God is restored on Earth.
As the Bible tells us, one day things will be different. It says:
“Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Again, we invite you to join with us in prayer.
- Pray that the people can have a government that isn’t oppressive or corrupt.
- Pray that the violence and loss of life will be minimal.
- Pray that the people won’t throw off the government for an even more oppressive master.
- Pray that somehow through this process the ways and teachings of Jesus will be embraced so that a true, positive, and lasting transformation can happen.
Global Outreach Team