February GAP newsletter

January 30, 2017 at 6:00 AM

The streets of Moyobamba, Peru, are becoming more dangerous with crime on the rise. Political troubles seem to be happening everywhere.

February GAP newsletter

By Nathan Stob

Politics seem to be on many people’s minds this past month. The United States had a change in presidents. It is also of note that many political issues impact Luke Society ministries around the world.

Here are a few that come to mind:

Moyobamba, Peru is becoming less stable as crime is on the rise. The ministry recently experienced a robbery at gun point.

Senegal borders the African country of Gambia on three sides. The Gambian presi­dent refused to step down last month after the elections. He did finally step down, but stole many of the nation’s financial reserves on his way out.

D.R. Congo is having significant political disturbances and financial troubles. Many have been closed up in their homes to avoid violence. A number of people have been killed. Violence and crime related to drug trafficking are on the rise in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Colombia.

These situations can cause tension and make it difficult, and sometimes scary, to min­ister in these environments. Pray for the ministry directors who have chosen to stay and minister to the hurting in these difficult places.

Praise God that He is in control of world leaders: “The king’s heart is a stream of wa­ter in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will” (Pr. 21:1).

Pray that the peace of Jesus will reign and political leaders, drug lords, and those who commit violence will come to know and fear God: “Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling” (Ps. 2:10-11).

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