Daily Topic for December 22, 2016

Matthew 1:23, NKJV
Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, “God with us.”

God with “us” means God with the world’s peoples. Pray that our plans will be as big as the God who sent His son to Israel 2,000 years ago.

Libyan Arabs in Libya

by KH

Can a reached people become an unreached one? At one time all of North Africa, including Libya, had a church. Islam replaced Christianity in 624AD, near the very beginning of the advent of Islam.
Today there are almost no followers of Christ among nearly two million Libyan Arabs. Because of a pervasive network of secret police and a fear of betrayal that would lead to persecution, it is not possible for Libyan believers to gather publicly.
Congregations of expatriate believers are allowed to meet; however, they are closely monitored. A Libyan would not be able to attend a church for fear of being watched, betrayed, imprisoned, or even killed. The Libyan government allows only one church of foreign denomination per city.
Approximately one half of Libya’s population is under age 17. Young people often wear jeans and modern clothing. Women dress modestly and may or may not wear a headscarf in public. Education is compulsory for both boys and girls. Women usually work in certain jobs such as teaching or secretarial. They are considered inferior to men in the business world, but they may serve in the army.
The Bible has been translated into Libyan Arabic. However, there is no JESUS Film, no audio materials, nor radio broadcasts.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for bondservants filled with Almighty God’s love, grace, and mercy to reach this dark, but not forsaken people. Pray for a powerful disciple-making movement for Libyan Arabs wherever they live.

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