May 27, 2018 | Reflection
Prayer of the Week
Our missionaries this week are Fred and Annette Farrokh. Fred, who was raised Muslim in an Iranian-American family, travels widely to train pastors, missionaries, students and laypersons in reaching Muslim peoples for Christ.
Words from Fred: “The nature of our ministry entails a great deal of spiritual warfare. We live in an exciting time in which Muslims are coming into the Kingdom of God. It is also exciting to see people throughout the world wanting to participate in missions to Muslims. Yet sometime we feel like those D-Day soldiers that stormed the beaches of Normandy. We celebrate them at heroes, but most gave their lives in the struggle.”
- pray for the Farrokhs and their colleagues as they focus on training Latino missionaries this year
- thank the Lord that 160 Cubans were trained in sharing the gospel with Muslims
- praise the Lord that these Cubans, who have suffered much, are burdened for Muslims in their country and in the Middle East
- ask God to give Fred and Annette renewed strength and power as they begin the first of two 3-day intensive training sessions in El Salvador on Thursday
The meaning of life is discovered in relationship. With God, our family, and with ourselves. Because we’re broken people, fallen sinners, relationships are difficult. Some would say impossible. But in Christ (and as a church) we’re given the opportunity not only to succeed but to discover life and love as God designed. Join us Sundays, April 23−June 4 as we take a deeper look into relationships and discover why This Is Us.