Jan Rush writes:
Thank you for interceding for this dear servant of God. We know God is able. Jan
Giving Praises, Our AEBM team came back safely and with incredible stories. God has been faithful, thanking you all for your prayers and support, you made it happen again.
THOUGHTS FOR PRAYER
Throughout February, members of the largest Christian minority in the Middle East, the Copts, were slaughtered. The Islamic State released a video in mid-February depicting 21 poverty-stricken Coptic Christians being decapitated in Libya, where these men had gone to find work. While holding their victims’ bodies down, Islamic State members shoved their fingers in the Christians’ eyes, craned their heads back, and sliced away at their throats with knives — all in the name of Allah and Islam, even as the slaughtered called out to the “Lord Jesus Christ.” Continue Reading…
THOUGHTS FOR PRAYER
We are called to help the refugees
Today’s media seems to be consumed with images of countries rattled by explosives, people dying of hunger, families fleeing from their homes holding onto mere ounces of hope that they will live to see tomorrow. As Americans, many of us have started to become desensitized to these tragedies, as we are not experiencing them first hand. It is easy to say that refugees are terrorists and, as a recourse, are not welcome in our country, but what if the shoe was on the other foot? What if we were the refugees seeking a safe haven to protect our families and our livelihood?
Unfortunately, the refugee crisis that is shaking the globe is something that most Americans are not well educated on. Media coverage shows only one side of the story. The Syrian refugee crisis is a direct result of the violence surrounding the Syrian civil war, the country’s shattered infrastructure, and fear for the well-being of Syrian families. Millions of Syrians are displaced and lacking basic needs all while living in compact, unsanitary desert camps with their families in spaces much too small for them. Continue Reading…