Daily Topic for March 30, 2016

Ruth 4:13-15, NASB
So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife, and he went in to her. And the LORD enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son. Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed is the LORD who has not left you without a redeemer today, and may his name become famous in Israel. May he also be to you a restorer of life and a sustainer of your old age; for your daughter-in-law, who loves you and is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.”

Algerian Arabs in Spain

by PD

“My business is legal!” shouted Asad, an Algerian Muslim who immigrated to Spain 20 years ago. He opened a kebab shop and a halal grocery store with his Spanish wife in the seaside town of Tarragona in northeastern Spain. Pressure was increasing from the local government as new laws were being passed to make local stores like his become more Spanish and less Islamic. Frustrated he railed at a city government official. “Do I need to sell pork to be a ‘traditional Spanish business’? Do I need to sell wine? I pay my taxes. I do not support any Islamic terrorist group. So what are you so worried about? This is discrimination, and it’s growing every day.”
Spain is home to about 60,000 Algerian Muslims. Lately there is a growing concern that some of these Algerians are supporting ISIS by sending them funds. Increased hostility has caused many Algerian Muslims to feel they are not wanted in Spain. This, however, has not stopped some Algerians from trying to get into Spain, often risking their lives at sea. Almost all Algerian immigrants are Muslims and rely on the Muslim community for support.

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Pray believers will be open to helping and befriending these Algerian Arabs. May Algerian Arabs accept Jesus, not just as a prophet, but as their only hope of salvation. Pray for grateful Algerian believers to spread His fame throughout Algeria.

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