Missions Prayer Focus: Middle East and North Africa

By IET Communications

For nearly four years, Navigator leaders who support pioneering efforts in the Middle East and North Africa have prayed fervently for open doors in a country stricken by war and economic collapse. A year ago, a revolution erupted in that country causing a wave of refugees to pour into neighboring countries. As tensions eased, many have been able to return to their homes, but others remain in exile.

Two of our key Navigator laborers are reaching these exiles. With compassion, love, and a holistic evangelism approach, these two dedicated Navigator workers are seeing God advance the Gospel. Four young families in exile have responded to the Gospel. Unsure of when the exiled families would be able to return home, the small Navigator team started a concentrated disciple-making effort with them. They have spent extensive times with the families, studying our Navigator Calling, Core Values, Vision, and ministry strategies from the Scriptures.
 
Recently, the men of the families each found work in their home country. The wives and children expect to join them soon. The Navigator team is keeping contact with the men through Skype and plan to make personal visits after the families are reunited back home.
 
International Navigator leaders place a high priority on shepherding believers until they can advance the Gospel through their own relational networks. To better accomplish this, the Navigator team is asking God to open a door so that they can move to the country where this fledgling community of families lives.
 
Over the next three months, the International Executive Team and leaders of the region ask you to pray for these four families according to the promise in Isaiah 60:22. "The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation. I am the LORD; in its time I will do this swiftly." Pray daily that through these families many generations of national laborers and leaders will emerge in this unreached country.