Daily Topic for May 25, 2011
We should lift up this prayer for fellow believers, and also for those like the Muslim Eritreans who are not part of Christ’s body. We can pray for them to have joy and peace, but it will require them to trust Him, and put their faith in Him alone. It is not enough to believe that there is a God of creation; we must put our faith in the Son who paid for our sins.
Pray for the Eritreans both in Eritrea or the diaspora. Pray that they will put their trust in Him so that they can experience the joy and peace promised in His Word.
Eritrean refugees in Dallas are mostly subsistence farmers with few skills useful for an urban environment. As such, they find Dallas confusing, bewildering and even deadly, as one of them discovered when he walked across a freeway one night! Many speak little or no English; and sometimes they cannot communicate with other Eritreans due to language differences.
Eritrea is a multi-ethnic, multilingual country in East Africa. It is almost equally divided between Christians and Muslims due to its location between Muslim Yemen and Orthodox Christian Ethiopia. According to Operation World, Eritrea has known mostly war during the past century. Out of those struggles came a refugee diaspora that spread to Europe and North America.
There are a number of Eritrean churches and mosques in Dallas. The churches are of various denominations such as the Gospel of Christ Eritrean Church. The churches seek to minister across ethnolinguistic and generational lines in an effort to build up a united church of Christ whose members can succeed in their new land. Muslim Eritreans are not easily convinced that Jesus has the answers to all spiritual problems.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for Eritrean fellowships such as the Gospel of Christ Eritrean Church to help Christians and Muslims adjust to Dallas’ confusing urban reality. Pray for a large outreach to Eritrean Muslims by all churches in Dallas.