Prayer for the Nations: Andorra
Demographics:Population – 87,000 It is a small country in the mountains between France and Spain. It is about 3 times the size of Washington D.C.
Religious – 78,000 claim to be Christian, but only about 300 claim to be evangelical Christians.
American Church Planting:
Boston, Massachusetts area
Prayer for the Nations: Algeria
Demographics:Population – 35.5 million (34.5 million of which are Muslim – over 97%); 41 people groups, (85% of which are unreached)
Praise:The growth of the Algerian church over the past decade is an answer to prayer. A long road of tearful sowing by a tenacious succession of missionaries and intercessors is bearing beautiful fruit – while impossible to assess accurately, some believe that the number of believers far exceeds 100,000. The large majority are Kabyle Berber in background, but faith is growing among Arabs and almost every other people as well. New fellowships are popping up all over the country. This is in part due to the commitment of Berber believers to move into unreached, Arab areas in order to sow the seeds of the good news.
Prayer:1. The spiritual and psychological legacies of a land fraught with bloodshed - Fear of murderous attacks by terror groups has lessened, but the violence has never ended. Many people are war-weary and wish for the upheaval to end, but that seems a distant dream.2. Human rights abuses are widespread - Change to some laws opened the door for further abuse. The Charter for Peace and National Reconciliation is more lenient to the perpetrators of civil war crimes than to the victims; few will be brought to account for the terrible crimes committed (by both terrorist groups and state security forces), and the media will be subject to greater state control. Most vulnerable are non-Muslims3. Courage and boldness of the church to spread the truth of the gospel – Pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ to seek to expand His kingdom even in the face of intense persecution.
Stateside Church Planting:San Francisco – Oakland area
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