Today we want to pray for one of our missionaries in the Middle East. Of course we understand what a dangerous area that is and so we cannot name him. But we want to pray for him, because we are supporting him through our Cooperative Program giving. We also want to thank God for his ministry.
Recently a Syrian man arrived at a refugee camp with his wife and three children. The man was angry and upset, because he had lost everything because of the war. He had lost his house, his shop, his job. They had nothing. But our missionary there talked to the man, showed him love and urged forgiveness instead of vengeance. As the two talked, the Syrian man came to faith in Christ. He was baptized with his wife and three children. Here’s what the man said: “God saved me from the war to bring me here, to know Him and His love through His Son, Jesus.”
Folks, if we Baptists and other evangelicals would just send enough missionaries, we would not need to send so many soldiers overseas! Can we pray for this missionary now? Even though we do not know his name, the Lord knows and is blessing his ministry. And let us pray for this family who are now our brothers and sisters in Christ, that God will bless them in the days ahead.