The city of Melilla is located on the Mediterranean sea coast, officially on Moroccan Land, but ruled from Spain.
This city is an open door for the Gospel, as well as being a way into North Africa, and, for a number of years, Melilla has been adopted by several groups world wide, who send in teams to evangelise and distribute Gospel material to North Africans.Lebanon is one of the countries that have adopted Melilla, and this year is the third year that teams from Lebanon have gone to Melilla to distribute New Testaments and share their faith amongst the people there.
Over the last 20 years much work has been done in Morocco, with many Jesus Film videos, Bibles and other literature taken into and distributed around the country. Many prayer teams have also criss-crossed the nation and saturated it with prayer.
This August, 11 college students will spend part of their summer in Melilla, sharing their faith and giving away Bibles and Gospel literature.
As yet, there has been no known harvest from the seeds planted in people’s hearts and minds, but the teams from Lebanon and other countries continue to be faithful in doing what God has told them to do: to pray and sow the seed.
The time of the harvest is in His hand.
- Give thanks for the many groups of Christians who have adopted Melilla, faithfully praying for the city and for the country of Morocco.
- Give thanks for the teams who go to Mellila each year, to share their faith and distribute the Bible. Pray for their protection whilst in Morocco.
- Pray for the hearts of people in Melilla to be softened as they hear the Gospel, and that many will come to know Christ.
- Pray for an Arabic speaking church to be planted in Melilla and to grow, and for a rich harvest for God’s Kingdom across North Africa.
Matthew 9 vs 37 – 38: “ Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’“
Source: http://www.cryoutnow.org/, http://us4.campaign-archive1.com