August 31 | Tunisia – Reem (not her real name) and her sister have both met Jesus in a vision. This encounter gave them a deep desire to learn more about Him. They have just received a Bible.
Pray that the precious words of Jesus will come alive to them and that they will surrender their lives to Him, being the firstfruits of an even greater harvest in their family.
Wikipedia describes life for the 23,5000 Christians in Tunisia -
“Since the revolution of 2011, religious violence has increased in Tunisia, primarily consisting of Muslim attacks on Christians and members of other non-Muslim groups. Tunisian journalists and human rights activists were harassed and faced surveillance and imprisonment under harsh conditions. Others were dismissed from their jobs or denied their right to communicate and move freely. The authorities had also prevented the emergence of an independent judiciary, further compounding the problem. Islamist groups have also violently repressed artistic expression that is viewed to be hostile to Islam.”
Tunisia (population 10.6 million) is the smallest country in North Africa with a fascinating history. The self-immolation of a frusrtated Tunisian street vendor was the catalyst that ushered in the “Arab Spring.” For more information, click here.
Open Doors describes expands on the prayer needs of believers in Tunisia – click here.
“I have no greater joy than to hear my children are walking in the truth.” (3 John 1:4)