Monday, December 7, 2009


"Afghanistan is no stranger to struggle. The Soviet invasion in 1978 brought about disaster, but their pull-out a decade later did not bring peace. When the Communists lost power, Muslims took their place and engaged in a civil war- an Islamic jahid, or holy war- which degenerated into a cruel contest for religious and political supremacy between Islamic factions. The Afghani people are now left to pick up the shattered pieces of their lives. The current Taliban leadership set up stringent rules- women are no longer allowed to attend school or hold jobs, and men must adhere to a strict Islamic code in which they all have beards. Non-muslims are denied freedom of assembly," (like church) "and open profession of of faith in Chirst among refugees has often led to death. Christians make up only 1/100 of 1 percent of the population. There are still 88 unreached people groups in this nation." ~ from Jesus Freaks: Martyrs Prayer Requests:
  • for the leaders of the Taliban: that there would be, somehow and someway, a Christian there to help them see the light and freedom offered by Christ
  • for those who are oppressed and restricted from gathering legally for church or Bible study
  • for the 88 unreached people groups, that they too would see the saving, redeeming light of Christ and put their faith in Him
  • for the 1/100 of 1 percent of the population that are Christians, saved by grace. Pray for boldness and peace in times of trial, and growth spiritually. For their numbers to multiply daily, and more to be freed for bondage and brought to freedom in Christ.
  • for those who are being held because of their faith in Afghanistan

Kaye Ann Silver