Today in our prayer time we’re going to pray for one of our missionaries serving in Northern Africa. We’ll call her Sarah Crew. Through our Cooperative Program giving, our church supports Sarah and her missionary husband, Ray, and their four children, as they live and serve in Northern Africa.
They hired a young woman named Aziya to tutor the kids. They taught Aziya about Christ, but she did not decide to follow him. Sarah lost touch with Aziya after she married a Muslim man. They heard later the two had divorced.
For 11 years, Sarah prayed for Aziya. But she had no news of her. One day Sarah met Aziya in a restaurant. Aziya was quick to tell about what had happened: she had felt a discontent that drew her to God. “I heard Him call my name,” she explained.
Sarah was so pleased that her years of prayer had been answered! Let’s pray now for our missionary, Sarah, who patiently prayed for a woman to find Christ. And let’s pray too for Aziya, that she will continue to grow in her new faith.