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The challenges of ministering in a highly restricted country had led ‘Ali’ to sell his house and possessions, with the intent of seeking refugee status in the West. After meeting with other Christian leaders for training in another country, however, he reconsidered his plan.

One topic discussed at the meeting was the decision of whether to continue ministering in a difficult situation or to leave for the West. After a discussion of Matthew 28, including Jesus’ command to make disciples of all nations and His promise to be with His followers to the end, Ali decided to return to his country and persevere through whatever challenges he might face.

Ali’s wife, who had not wanted to leave, was excited about his decision. Please pray for Ali and his family as well as the other Christian leaders who attended the training.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

Prayer Points

  • Thank the Lord for giving Ali and his family the courage to stay and minister.
  • Pray the Lord’s protection will be on Ali, his family and fellow workers for the Gospel. Pray they will be equipped by the Lord to be effective in ministry.
  • Pray Ali will be enormously blessed by seeing the Holy Spirit at work in strengthening the faith of believers and drawing others to Himself.

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