Monday, July 8, 2013

Raising My Girls to Have a Heart for Missions: Praying Through Ramadan


I'm back today with another post on Raising my Kiddos to Have a Heart for Missions.




For those of you who don't live near a substantial Muslim population, you're probably unaware that Ramadan starts this week.
Living in a country where a third of the population is Muslim, Ghana not only observes "Christian" holidays such as Christmas and Easter, but also the Islamic holidays, too.
This week Muslims all over the world will begin fasting for their sins.
They will fast from sun-up to sun-down every day {and feast at night!}
At the end of the thirty days, they will many times sacrifice a sheep or goat and feast together.

This month (July 9th - August 7th) our family will be praying for Muslims and their need of the gospel.
What better time to specifically pray for their salvation?

Would you like to join?
Here are a couple of ideas to get you started...

1.   Choose a specific time each day to pray {as a family or with your kiddos}.
2.   Choose a specific way to pray for Muslims ~ you can pray by country, by people group, by      geographical area, by missionary.  Our family is praying for Muslims in West Africa ~ while I don't agree with everything written, this website has some great resources, including an information and prayer booklet. 
3.  Learn more about the people who follow Allah ~ the same website {on the sidebar} allows you to look up Muslims by area and many of the posts have videos that will tell you a bit about them. {Please make sure you preview before showing to your kiddos!}
4.  If possible, try to reach out to a Muslim family in your community. Be friendly. Introduce yourself. If you know a Muslim family, try to plan a time to see them this month. Invite them over for coffee or dinner.

In short, teach your children that Muslims are not enemies. They are people who need the gospel, too!










4 comments:

  1. Thanks for this. We will definitely be praying!

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  2. Beautiful photos of beautiful people! Loved looking at the pics and appreciate this post. We too have Muslims here in Russia and we strive to be friends with them. It is a great opportunity be it very small baby steps in order to share God's love and forgiveness with them.

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  3. Great ideas! We will definitely be praying with you!

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  4. Jackie's JournalJuly 9, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Love the pictures. Thanks for the reminder that we need to pray for them. So many times we just pass them by and don't give it another thought.

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