Wednesday, July 5, 2017

God is Love

We spent the week in a little town about 2 hours away from the city we are based in. We went into the markets and villages praying for the Lord to open doors so we could build bridges to the gospel. He opened doors, we shared and the people listened until they had to go pray. 

One of the five pillars of Islam is prayer. They pray five times a day to earn favor with allah so they might be granted passage into heaven. They pray out of fear of damnation. They fast out of fear. They give to the poor out of fear. They have no assurance of salvation and they are doing everything they can so that they might earn the ability to get into heaven. They serve their god out of fear, as followers of Jesus we serve God out of love because of His love. 1 John 4:18-19, "There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us."  

Without fear,

Please pray:
•for the fear in the people of West Africa to be cast out by perfect love.
•for our team to love each other, the full time workers, and the nationals as we enter into the second half of our summer.
•for our team to fearlessly pursue our purpose of sharing the gospel.