Today, November 6, 2016, is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. If you were in study two weeks ago for Acts 7, you will recall that I asked you to begin praying for those who are persecuted because of their faith. In particular, I requested prayer for those Christians who are living in areas where Islamic extremists are in control, like Syria.
While driving in the car on Wednesday of this past week, I heard a news report on K-Love regarding what God is doing in Syria. I followed up by going to K-Love's website and reading the full article. This is one piece from the article:
“In a new church plant, a woman had been coming to the church for a couple months and she was always covered and was obviously Muslim, Sunni. After a couple months, she came to one of the leaders in that church and she told him her story. “She said, ‘I used to be an al-Qaeda fighter. I had an AK-47 and I used to go fight with them and nurse the injured as well. But I came and I heard the Gospel and I started coming and came to know Christ. I was afraid to tell you because I was afraid you would report me and then I would be arrested. Brother Michael remarks, “This is just a beautiful image of what God is doing.”
God is doing great things because of your prayers for those who are under daily attack for their faith. Please do not grow weary in lifting them before the Lord. Change happens because of prayer! Don't let the enemy tell you any differently.
If you would like to read the full article you can click here.
With much love,