A man I have met is living in the midst of very troubled land in the Middle East. I am not allowed to give his location or any details. Suffice it to say we probably wouldn’t go there…particularly now. He is hearing, more and more, from Christian, and the muslims he works with in this area, that “if America wanted to stop ISIS, they could…why aren’t they?” I felt this was important to share with you all. These are muslims who want the muslims in ISIS defeated completely.
Also, as a “secret” missionary and secular healthcare adviser, he meets many muslims who say that the Bible has been ‘corrupted’….These are friends of his and they are curious of Christianity but can’t get past certain thinking they’ve been trained to believe. They’re very kind to him, supportive of his work in other areas (he’s obviously living in various levels of danger most of the time), and some are coming to faith, but I also wanted you to hear this “corrupted” stuff because it’s in need of prayer. This man asks for prayer for the safety of his family but, mostly, for the winning of souls.
“In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1: 13-14
Please pray for my acquaintances in the Middle East….May God bless this little family….and may they be able to help them trust in the Bible. Keep them safe and help them spread the word……a word that could, in comparison to islam, lead to true peace on this earth.
And, also, from here at home: Please pray for the family and friends of Officer Garrett Swasey, the Policeman and Co-Pastor at a local church in Colorado Springs who was shot in the terrible situation on Saturday…for his wife and two small children in their horrible grief.
Have a good Sunday…….Let’s be mindful of all that we have.