PRAYING FOR WOMEN REFUGEES
Many times, God answers our prayers in ways we never expected. For years, thousands of Project Hannah intercessors prayed that isolated women in the Arab world, Central Asia, and North Africa would have the opportunity to hear of God’s love for them. Millions of these once isolated women are now leaving their communities and countries and are looking for safety and hope in Europe. No longer isolated, many will finally hear about the Christian God who loves them and invites them to receive his gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, his son.
Worldwide there are more than 60 million refugees and internally displaced people who have been forced to relocate because of war, persecution, starvation, or natural disasters. While traveling to escape – and even once inside refugee camps – they are vulnerable to disease, rape, slavery, starvation, and death. They are afraid and traumatized, and they need Christian friends who can offer them hope.
Not only do these millions of refugees suffer physically, but the psychological trauma will haunt them for years. Most of them have left aging parents behind, watched loved ones die horrible deaths, or been brutally beaten and raped. They now must learn new languages, laws, and customs. Most are not welcomed in their new countries. Their presence will cause huge cultural changes in their new communities, with the result that many will fear or hate them.
TWR desires to speak hope to the refugees who have left everything in hopes of a better life. By partnering with churches and refugee ministries and equipping them with media devices that contain content addressing the life issues of these asylum seekers, we can share the good news of Jesus Christ in their own languages and in a way that is culturally appropriate and relevant.
“When an alien lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him.” Leviticus 19:33