Conakry, Guinea

(KON-ah-kree) – April 9 will mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. Muslims around the world have been spending this month abstaining from all food and drink (even water) from dawn to dusk, praying, and refraining from immoral behavior. They have focused their efforts and attention on Allah to experience acceptance from him as they practiced self-restraint. Conakry, Guinea, is a city where roughly 90% of the population is Muslim, so this holiday directly affects almost everyone in the city. Many people fast simply because it’s required and part of their culture, but others are seeking and following what they have learned and believe to be true about God, yet they’re on a path that does not lead to Him. Pray that God will reveal Himself to those who are seeking and that the veil covering their eyes will be removed so they can see truth. As they are more spiritually open this month, pray that they will come to understand and believe that Jesus is the only way to God the Father. Pray also for Guineans like Abe and Isabelle, former Muslims now walking with Christ, as they face persecution this month for not fasting with everyone else.