Daily Topic for May 07, 2011
Imagine how busy Paul must have been. He was a premier missionary, a spokesman for the Church, and a frequent traveler. He must have had many things to pray about, but he prayed for the churches he had planted as well as the ones he hadn’t planted. Even more significantly, he prayed for people he had never seen. One of the purposes of this Global Prayer Digest is to help you to pray for people you have never seen—the world’s unreached peoples.
Pray that some who read this prayer guide will also, like Paul, be led of God to go as missionaries to these people.
“Texas A&M has a long history of partnership with Saudi Aramco, including knowledge transfer between faculty and employees, sponsored graduate students, programs and scholarship contributions and joint research. There are also a number of graduates that have been employed by the company.” A professor at Texas A&M was addressing a special honors ceremony for Mr. Khalid A. Al-Falih, leader of Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest petroleum company, “…this embodies the global reach and quality of the academic experience at Texas A&M.” Al-Falih, had also just received another recognition from King Adulaziz in Saudi Arabia because he developed King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
There are only about 200 Saudis who reside in Texas, and most of them are connected with Saudi Aramco. Saudis do not want to live outside their country because Saudi Arabia provides them with many luxuries and a pure Islamic lifestyle. The oil business has brought a number of Texas and Saudi businessmen together. In the past, there had been more Saudi students in the U.S., many of them at Texas A&M. When new universities were developed in Saudi Arabia offering advanced education in engineering and science, the number of Saudi students in the U.S. dropped. The Saudis who still study at Texas A&M often isolate themselves from other students.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray God will open the way for those who follow Christ to reach out to the Saudis through business and education opportunities. Pray that Saudis will be open to God’s truth in the Bible.