North Africans in the Netherlands

Several refugees gather in the downstairs ballroom of an old hotel to partake in an art class. They grab some paints, find a picture of something they want to replicate, and spend the next two hours focusing their attention on what sits before them. Sometimes they chat, and sometimes they are quiet. Each of them knows a hard life, regardless of their age. The hardships they’ve faced are etched in the furrows of their brows, and one can almost see the weight of the invisible, but very real, sorrows and burdens resting upon their shoulders. None of them have the hope that only Jesus offers. Please pray for these refugees to have softened hearts to the good news, to experience dreams and visions of Jesus, and to be saved. Pray for the North African and European church to see their need and be the hands and feet of Jesus. “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (Matthew 9:36-38 ESV).