Arab Gulf Shia

(SHEE-ah) – Farouk surrendered his heart to Jesus, and he has a desire to be an active, faithful servant to the Lord. However, he suffers from a disease that leaves him confined to a wheelchair. Although mentally sharp, his body often leaves him fatigued and in pain. His eyesight is not what it used to be, and his words do not always come out clearly. He struggles with not feeling useful in God’s kingdom. Pray for Farouk to be encouraged and not to lose heart. For though his “outer self is wasting away,” pray that his inner self will be “renewed day by day” (2 Corinthians 4:16 ESV). Pray, also, that Farouk will understand and believe that God has a special purpose for him and that through his weaknesses, Christ is magnified.