In Acts, Philip receives a specific instruction to go to a specific place where he meets someone who wants to understand more about the Bible. Pray for the Christian Believers in Afghanistan that they will have the wisdom and boldness to share their faith. Pray for divine appointments with people who want to understand the Bible more. Pray for those involved in media ministries from outside of the country, who continue to connect with Afghans within. Pray for protection over internet access. Praise God that His heart is to see the Church multiply in Afghanistan despite the Taliban regime that controls the nation (The Bible, Acts 8:26-32).
Source: Pamir Ministries
Afghanistan is perhaps best known as the birthplace of the Islamic extremist group, the Taliban. Originally a group of radical Islamic scholars, the founders of the Taliban intended to bring political and economic stability to the nation after nearly two decades of conflict. However, its radical practices brought oppression and the country’s poverty worsened. The subsequent 20 years of military intervention from international troops protected the development of an elected government. However, troop withdrawals in mid-2021 saw a rapid collapse and a return of the Taliban to power, prompting one of the most extreme large-scale evacuations of foreigners and vulnerable national staff. More than 2 million refugees have sought shelter in neighboring nations. Since the Taliban returned to power, the economy has failed to recover. Combined with the global food and fuel insecurity as a result of Russia’s war in Ukraine, Afghanistan is now on the brink of famine.