Read this article. A source says that Sudan could be flooded with over 200,000 refugees due to fighting in Ethiopia. Peace is a result that comes through the Gospel. Pray that the Lord would send more gospel proclaimers to this needy area of the world. You can read more here.
On August 18th, Mali underwent a Coup that overthrew the sitting leader, President Ibrahim Keïta Boubou. President Keita resigned and dissolved the existing government after gunshots were shot in the town of Kati. Former President Keita was recently released from prison. The country is currently being ruled by the military. Once the Covid crisis passes, the nation has been promised a fair democracy.
What could this mean for World Evangelism?
Mali is a country of over 1.2 million people, predominantly Muslim. As Africa’s 8th largest country, Mali cries out for the gospel truth.
Now that the government system is changing, it is time for the gospel to infiltrate this nation.
Here are a few ways that we can pray for Mali.
PRAY FOR THE NEW GOVERNMENT.
We don’t know what Mali’s new government is going to look like, but we do know that God has all the control. Let’s pray that the leaders, laws, and systems put into place will be in favor of allowing missionaries in.
PRAY FOR MEN TO GO.
If nobody is willing to go, an open door won’t do much. We need men who are willing to give their lives for the people of Mali. Let’s pray that God would mercifully prepare laborers for this nation.
PRAY FOR THE HEART OF THE MALIANS.
If God gives us an open door and the men to go through it, it will be up to the Malians whether or not they accept salvation. Currently, they are spiritually blinded. Islam has overtaken their lives. Will you pray that God would open the eyes and the hearts of the people of Mali to the Gospel?
WOULD YOU PLEASE PRAY FOR MALI?
What in the world is happening in Nigeria? With persecution seemingly on the rise in Africa’s largest nation, read this article to keep up with what is going on in that area. Pray that the Lord of the harvest would send more laborers into the harvest. READ HERE
You can get more information here. In south Niger, a country in West Africa, a second generation missionary was kidnapped this week and is being held for ransom. Please be praying for missionary Philip Walton and his family. Please be praying for this needy area as it needs the Gospel. Read more from this article too.
Read the article here. Sudan has normalized relations with Israel. This country in Eastern Africa, which is predominantly Muslim, is making steps as it seeks to be removed from the United States’ terrorist list. Be praying that the Gospel will bring the true change that Sudan needs.
In January 2016, Beatrice Stockli was kidnapped from Timbuktu in northern Mali. After being held prisoner for four years by Islamic extremists, she was recently executed.
News of her execution comes from a French aid worker who was freed on October 8 and who had held by the same or linked Islamist militia group.
Though she was captured once before in 2012 and released, Beatrice was determined to return. She was reported as saying, “It’s Timbuktu or nothing!”
Please pray for the country of Mali and other west Africa countries that have a strong and growing Muslim presence. Pray for more people like this woman who are willing to give their lives to reach people.
Though it is unclear what type of missionary she was, clearly her dedication and commitment are an inspiration to us all.