News for middle of May 2003
I reported on a lady called "Emma" a little while ago, who was under great duress as her husband became a Muslim and wanted to force his whole family to do the same.
I have just met the same lady.
Her prayer as she came to my house indicates that her Christian walk is
as strong as ever. I asked her about her husband, and she thanked me for
my prayers and said that he left Islam some time ago. It remains to pray
that he become a Christian. Emma is very happy, a very
active Christian and grateful for the many prayers that were offered up for her.
It appears that many people
left the Mosque that started here some time ago. I have not heard any
stories of those who left having been threatened or killed - presumably
because the Muslim population had not reached a critical mass. I gather
that the man who gave land to the Muslims for building has
since also gone back to his original (Nomiya) church, so the Muslims have lost their newly-built Mosque. They have built another Mosque in a very prominent place in Yala itself, where they apparently remain.
Our newly opened YTC classes had an attendance of 6, 3, 4, 6, & 1. Pray for us as we go ahead with teaching again this week. Pray for a young man who we hope may be a future YTC teacher. Please pray also for my prospective USA trip - that should be from 11th June to 2nd July.