Wednesday, January 18, 2012

When People Don't Trust You

I’ve written before about the crime in Colombia (another article). One of the nation’s leading newspapers even had tips for avoiding con men and thieves, including people who pose as priests or nuns in order to rob you.

As you would expect, this can inhibit the ability of foreign and local missionaries to reach people with the good news. Please pray for our missionaries, not only that they would be safe, but that they would be able to make inroads into the lives of others to share their faith.
COLOMBIA. Due to the size of a megacity in Colombia and security concerns throughout the country, the people are often suspicious and wary of others. In addition, work and school schedules require that people leave home early, get home late, and have very little free time. Often people do not know their neighbors and have little or no social contact with those outside their family, work, or personal social circles. For these and other reasons, it is often hard to make personal contacts and invite others to participate in a Bible study, a cell group, or a church. Pray that the people of that city will sense the urgency of their need to find their security in Christ. Pray that Christians and churches there will be willing and able to cross barriers that man often constructs that prohibit the sharing of the Good News of Christ. Pray that many Bible study/cell groups will be started, that non-Christians will be invited and willing to participate, and that many will come to know Christ as Lord and Savior.

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