North Africa/Middle East Refugees in the Diaspora

In May, you were asked to pray for Saabira, a refugee who was open to hearing more Bible stories from a believer after they’d had a good conversation about the meaning of Easter. Give thanks that the Lord has answered your prayers! The believer was able to meet with Saabira recently, and they talked about the story of Abraham sacrificing his son. The believer was encouraged by Saabira’s genuine interest in the story. Saabira said that she really enjoyed learning stories about history, further validating that she believed what the believer was sharing. When the believer tried to make connections to Jesus and the gospel, however, Saabira would brush the comments away and quickly change the subject. Please pray that as these conversations continue, the Lord will soften Saabira’s heart to the good news. Pray that the believer will be able to explore deeper why Saabira takes the other Bible stories as truth, but not the truth about who Jesus is. Pray that Saabira will believe the truth through faith and understand what Jesus said about Himself: “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone” (Matthew 21:42 ESV).