Highlights of 2016

We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. (John 9:4 ESV)

This was our verse for 2016. It has a feeling of urgency – John is essentially saying, Do not waste time.

We began the year with a sense that in the chaos and suffering of war and upheaval, God was providing his church with an unprecedented opportunity to bring the good news to Arab Muslims. We did not know how long this would last (we still don’t!) and wanted to make the most of it.

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Breakthrough February 2017

Breakthrough is a monthly call to pray for the Arab world. In each edition we focus on a different country of the region, praying for ‘breakthrough’ over a particular stronghold.

In this edition of Breakthrough, we’re praying for the country and people of Qatar. We last prayed for them in December 2015, so it’s been a while. As you will read, the people of Qatar are rather resistant to the gospel. There are fewer than ten known believers among the small population of Qatari nationals.

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Follow Me 2017

Our initiative for 2017

If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. (Matthew 16:24 NLT)

Jesus used the phrase follow me a number of times. It comes as both a warning of potentially hard times (see above verse) and a promise of blessing (see Matthew 4:19).

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I have never touched a Bible

Jad* from the Gulf shared his testimony with Mira* on WhatsApp in late 2016. This is a translation from Arabic…

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Breakthrough January 2017

Breakthrough is a monthly call to pray for the Arab world. In each edition we focus on a different country of the region, praying for ‘breakthrough’ over a particular stronghold.

Welcome, whether you are joining us for the first time or whether you’ve been with us since the beginning. This is our first edition of 2017 and the first time we have published directly on the website. This month, we pray for the people of Egypt. We follow our usual pattern of key Bible verse, country info, stronghold and prayer requests.

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