Imagine preparing for your club night when at the last minute you need to cancel. In the U.S. this would probably be because of the weather and the safety of those traveling. But imagine it is because of riots in the streets. Hard to imagine isn’t it, but it could happen. What would you do?
This is happening right now in Egypt. You have probably seen the riots on the news and you may have seen the reports about how the media are being taken into custody, are in fear for their lives and have to take extraordinary measures to stay safe. But one thing you won’t hear is how Christians are being treated during this time and what they may face with a new government.
Last Monday Awana International posted on their FaceBook Page the following, “Urgent prayer request – please pray for our workers, Awana churches, clubbers and parents in Egypt in this time of unrest. All Awana activities have been suspended until further notice. Due to safety concerns one of our workers and his family are confined to their home, so we would appreciate your interceding on their behalf that God would give them peace and meet their needs during this difficult time.
Here is some info on Awana in Egypt…
- Church Almost Triples in Size – Written by an Awana Leader in Egypt
- There are 2,018 kids a week attending Awana at 39 churches in Egypt
- Watch a video of clubbers in Egypt singing during council time
God has been doing great things in Egypt through Awana (and I believe He still will). I’m asking you to join me in prayer for Awana in Egypt, they are in great need of prayer during this time.
This is also a great time to teach your clubbers about Acts 1:8, reaching your community and the world for Jesus. Have them pray for Awana in Egypt and for the children who have had to have Awana canceled due to the unrest. Ask how they feel when Awana is canceled and how they would feel if it was canceled indefinitely. How would they learn the Word of God?
How can we help the Awana Clubs in Egypt as they go through this time? We can start with prayer. I’ll be praying for the Awana Missionaries there, Alber and Akram, as well as for all of the leaders and clubbers.
Will you join me? If so, please leave a comment below so they can see the support they are receiving.