Daily Topic for April 10, 2017

Acts 23:6, NET
Then when Paul noticed that part of them were Sadducees and the others Pharisees, he shouted out in the council, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. I am on trial concerning the hope of the resurrection of the dead!”

Pray for those ministering to Muslims to remember that the resurrection is a key part of our faith and theirs.

Albanians in the Netherlands

by TP

Why would Albanians want to live in a country so different from their own? They come from southeastern Europe seeking to live in the Netherlands where the climate and the language are far different from Albania. They can be Catholics, Orthodox, or Muslim, but they are seeking to live in a Protestant country. The Albanians are really looking for employment, yet unfortunately, they usually lack employable skills.
Thanks to the First Balkan War in 1912-13, the Netherlands promised to provide internal policing for Albania, a new nation that had just gained its independence from the Ottoman Empire. In 1970, Albania entered diplomatic relations with the Dutch. In 1999, the Dutch began an education program to teach the ways of democracy to the Albanians following the collapse of communism.
Today some 600 Albanians reside in the Netherlands. According to the Joshua Project, two percent of these are Christian, one percent evangelical, and 92 percent are nominally Muslims. They need job and language skills. Some also need legal help to remain in the Netherlands. They need friends who follow the ways of Christ.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that Dutch believers will befriend them and help them learn Dutch and get jobs. Pray that Dutch churches will reach out to the Albanians so that many will become followers of Jesus. Pray that Albanian Muslims in the Netherlands will obtain Bibles and have dreams and visions of Jesus.=


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