Monthly Archives: March 2016

Young North African ManOne day, a young man from my village walked by a well-dressed stranger who asked him where the church was located. It was a weekday. Chérif told him where it was but the stranger insisted that Chérif go with him. Chérif gave in to the request and accompanied him up to the door of the church. When they parted ways, Chérif turned around to see if the stranger went into the church but there wasn’t anyone. Chérif was surprised because there was nowhere else he could have gone. This made Chérif want to come by on a day of worship to see the stranger, but he did not find him. At the end of the worship service, he asked the pastor: “Was there a man who came here on such day at such time?” The pastor and other servants responded that no one came on that day. Chérif was all shaken up, saying to himself maybe God was behind this incident. He came back on the next worship service to listen. God touched his heart and at the end of worship, he gave his life to Christ and shared his testimony.

In conclusion: It was God that sent his angel to bring Chérif to church because it was his day, said Chérif.

Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!

prayer

“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is My Word that goes out from My mouth: It will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it” —Isaiah 55:11

Father God we thank you for the promise that Your Word does not return empty and we thank you for the new ways technology is bringing your Word to the people of Algeria. May it continue to yield fruit and flourish.

Pray for Mauritania: Wednesday, March 30

Mauritania: Ban Ki-moon in Nouakchott to praise country’s support to UN

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania, – UN chief Ban Ki-moon began an official visit to the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott late Thursday, as part of a tour of West and North African countries, Mauritania’s official AMI news agency said.

He plans to hold talks Friday with President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and Prime Minister Yahya Ould Hademine, his programme showed.

Before flying to Mauritania from Burkina Faso, the first stop in his tour, Ban had expressed “concern” over a string of jihadist attacks in Africa’s Sahel region.

“I am deeply concerned by the terrorist attacks in the (Sahel) region,” he said in Ouagadougou.

“The response to terrorism must be global,” he said, urging “a strict adherence to human rights and international humanitarian law.”

Burkina Faso was struck on January 15 by a string of coordinated attacks that left 31 dead, including 28 in Ouagadougou, where jihadists attacked a hotel and a nearby cafe popular with foreigners.

“I returned to the region to ensure the international community continues to support the Sahel region. This evening I will go to Mauritania to continue my work of awareness-raising,” Ban said.

In Mauritania, Ban is due to hold talks “about the relationship of cooperation between Mauritania and the United Nations”, chiefly “the growing role and the support given” by the country to the UN’s peacekeeping missions, particularly in Africa.

Some 1,000 Mauritanian nationals are deployed as UN peacekeepers in missions across the world, including Ivory Coast, the Central African Republic and Darfur in Sudan.

Source: www.portalangop.co.ao

How to pray:

  1. Pray for the Mauritanians serving as peacekeepers. May the Lord keep them safe.
  2. Pray that Mauritania will remain peaceful and stable despite the unrest in neighbouring nations.
  3. Pray that the government in Mauritania will grow in commitment to restraining any growth in Islamic extremism in the region.

Pray for Morocco: Tuesday, March 29

One Moroccan house church reports that they normally hold a baptism service once every two years, but in 2015 they held three baptism services.  This is a big increase which shows a clear increase in the number of people coming to faith in Jesus Christ in Morocco.  Praise God for this.  Give Him the glory and honour for building His Church in North Africa!  Pray for new believers to be discipled well.  Pray that a new generation of Believers in Morocco will be set free from past history in the Church. May they seek after unity, grow in boldness, be free from fear, and filled with a desire to share the Good News across Morocco and North Africa.

And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hell will not overcome it. —Matthew 16:18

EASTER 2016 – EASTER MONDAY

The Resurrection of Jesus

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. —Matthew 28:6

We pray for Libyans to stop worshipping dead spirits, adhere to superstitions and visit shrines, but worship a living God.

LENT 2016 – GOOD FRIDAY
On Easter Friday, when Jesus died, the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. Thank you, Father for giving us access to the Holy of holies at your throne. May many Tunisians enter in, we pray. (Matthew 27:51)

LENT 2016
“I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; with my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations.”

Holy Father we praise Your name and say with deep gratitude our thankfulness that Your mercies are new and fresh every morning and never ending. May Your people in Algeria make known Your faithfulness to the generations.

Sharing the Gospel of Luke

jesus film morocco

A worker in the middle east has completed a social media advertising campaign where the opportunity to watch the Jesus film was offered to more than 10 million people in 11 different middle east and north african countries, stretching from Somalia to Mauritania. Of those 10 million people who received invitations 750,000 started watching the video and 8,000 finished the video based on the Gospel of Luke.

The results were encouraging: Feedback was received from seekers, even in Mauritania, a desert country generally considered completely unreached.

  • Pray for the ministry producing these online campaigns, the potential for reaching people with the gospel through online ministries is tremendous.
  • Pray for their funding, running campaigns requires a financial commitment.
  • Pray for followup workers who will be fielding the questions campaigns such as this one. Pray for a patient and gentle spirit as they shepherd seekers to Christ.
  • Pray that these teams would wield and re-weild the tools available to them for maximum kingdom impact.

Pray for Mauritania: Wednesday, March 23

Pray for plans for a prayer gathering that will focus on praying for Mauritania and Morocco.  May God bring plans together in His way. Pray protection, covering and hiddenness over this gathering.  Pray that the Holy Spirit will lead those who are preparing for it. May they know what is on His agenda to pray for.  Pray that great spiritual fruit will come forth as a result of the prayers. Ask God to increase faith among the Believers in Mauritania that God is indeed the Lord of the Harvest and will bring forth the harvest in Mauritania.

For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
    and streams on the dry ground;
    I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring,
    and my blessing on your descendants.
    —Isaiah 44:3

Mobile Ministry Opportunity in Morocco

Libyan on Cellphone
Workers in-country claim the this quartz report is not accurate, that in some circumstances whatsapp, viber and skype are still functioning.

However, in the same report they cite third-party statistics indicating that 140% of Moroccans have a smartphone. What?! Thanks to Telecom economics in country many Moroccans actually keep two phones in their pockets to be able to make cheap calls to their friends on distinct networks.

This is a great opportunity! The Moroccan dialect New Testament in written and spoken form is available to 140% of Moroccans through the bible.com mobile app. Moroccans have access to YouTube and Facebook through the privacy of their hyper-personal mobile phone.

PRAY for ministries to capitalize on this golden opportunity! There is growth in this sector, one ministry is reporting 50,000 weekly views of their evangelistic videos on Facebook, but there is always room for growth.