Sunday, April 13, 2014

World Watch List | Libya

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This is a story of an amazing encounter from a Libyan Christian:

"Good to hear from you. I am still in Libya and I am doing very well. I am in the desert some hours away from Tripoli, and I think it is very safe here, praise the Lord", shares John.

"This morning I had an amazing experience. We were travelling by Jeep from one location to another as part of our plans to come out of this country. We were supposed to meet up with a local driver, and then he would escort us through the desert to our next location. We arrived in good time, and our escort had not arrived yet, so we waited for him."

We kept waiting and hoping our contact person would show up, because otherwise we would have to head the dangerous route back to our previous location and wait there for an opportunity to get out. Finally, our contact shows up, coming out of the desert. As he stops his car, we head to greet him. As he opens the Jeep's door, I think I recognize the music from his car as being Christian worship songs, but I cannot believe it. I try to listen better, and indeed, Samy was listening to a cassette of Christian worship. Songs like "Jesus, only you" and "Blessed are those who dwell in the house of the Lord". You can just imagine how happy and hopeful I got. I asked Samy what the music is about, and he replies, "Yes, we are free now!"

Indeed, this is deep in Libya, and may these people really experience in the coming days or weeks not only political freedom, but also personal and religious freedom. May they indeed be freed from the grip of Islam on their life, and respect a person's freedom to choose their faith. Keep praying for us. God be praised."

*Names, photographs and other information have been changed for security purposes

 
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Quick Facts on Libya

Rank: 13
Previous Rank: 17
Leader: Chairman Nouri Abusahmen
Government: Provisional government
Religion: Islam
Population: 6.5 million (35,000 Christians)
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism
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