Today in our missions prayer time, we are going to pray for two of our missionaries serving in Southeast Asia. We won’t be more specific on their location because of the security involved. We’ll call them Justin and Camille Franssen. Our church supports them through our Cooperative Program giving.
Justin and Camille work with refugees who have come here from Afghanistan, Iran, Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia. They are hoping to get resettled somewhere else in the world — somewhere safer than their home countries. Our missionaries have set up small groups, usually family groups who know each other. This is how they teach the Bible and introduce the refugees to Jesus Christ.
It’s estimated that about 500 refugees from Afghanistan have committed their lives to Christ in the past five years. That response was through the work of Justin and Camille, other missionaries, and local believers. Since missionaries are not allowed in Afghanistan, this is a wonderful result.
Let’s pray now for our missionaries, Justin and Camille, in their difficult ministry. Let’s pray that thousands of homeless refugees will find salvation and refuge in Jesus.