Text Messages Threaten Indonesian Mission Worker.
In Indonesia, a mission worker, Lina* (name changed) takes every opportunity to share the Gospel with those around her.
Whilst Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world, the most predominant form of Islam practised there tends to be, mostly, tolerant of other religions. However, there are also areas where Islam is much stricter and more intolerant.
It is from within one of these regions that Lina has recently received two anonymous texts, claiming that villagers are aware of her evangelistic ministry. The text messages claim that evidence is being collected on her and will be reported to the Muslim officials.
The anonymity of the text messages strike specific fear because these texts could be from anyone, even those close to her, or one from her team.
Although she is scared of being followed and watched by those who threaten her, Lina continues to spread the gospel and has not stopped her missionary work. Her workers also still continue to work with her.
- Pray for the safety of Lina and her team, and for courage in the face of these threatening texts..
- Pray that they can continue to spread God’s love to their community, and for courage as they reach out to those around them.
- Pray for discernment while dealing with these threats, and that those threatening Lina would, themselves, come to know the love of Christ.
- Pray for many people in Indonesia to hear the Gospel and come to know its truth for themselves.
Acts 4 vs 31: “When they had prayed, … they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God with boldness.”