If you remember, a few months ago I introduced you to a man named Sayed Mossa and asked you to pray for our brother facing serious persecution in Iraq. It seems as though your voices have been heard not only by our God, but through your writing our government officials, God has moved on Sayed's behalf and it appears as though he's received a public acknowledgement: hello NY Times. This by no means ensures his release or safety, but it is a positive step.
Please continue to pray for Mr. Mossa, his family, and for our other brothers and sisters in Iraq who are facing serious religious persecution.
Want to take action? Here are some things I listed in November that you can do for our brothers and sisters.
(1) Pray for the persecuted church. A few great resources areInternational Christian Concern: www.Persecution.org and theInternational Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church: www.idop.org
(2) Pray specifically for Sayed. Pray that he will stand strong in the face of persecution and that the Lord will free him from his captives.
(3) Pray for the salvation of those who are torturing Sayed. I love the story of Paul in Acts 16 when Paul's jailer came to know Christ. I pray that the same scenario will be said of Sayed and his persecutors.
(4) Write your Congressman and the White House!!!!!!! Seriously folks, it's way too easy to be lazy. Go to this websiteWrite Your Representative and this one to Write the White House.It takes just a few seconds to make a request. Less than five minutes and you don't even need a stamp.
Psalm 10:17-18: "You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror."
Much love yall - Brit