Libya a Field Ready for Harvest

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Libya - A Field Ready for Harvest

Matthew 28:19-20 says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Is it our responsibility to go to the Muslims for Christ? What if the culture is so different from your own? Two hundred years ago, mission leaders began to dream of how the great commission of our Lord might be fulfilled and the Gospel spread to the entire world. Partners International has been called to serve in Libya. Furthermore Libya is country that is less than 3 percent Christian ("Libya"). Although the Bible talks about each of us being a missionary, it can be frightening to think of going to a different part of the world to share the Gospel. The Bible tells us that the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. God’s call to missions is evident in Libya with Partners International.

Do you know the number of Libyan believers are few? They keep their faith a secret because of the potential hardships that they would face for practicing a religion that is not Islam? Basically, “97% of the population of Libya are Muslim” ("Libya"). In Libya, the people live very simple lives. The one-pot dishes that are made reflects this lifestyle. Their diet consists of fruit, vegetables, grain and milk. Since mealtime is so important symbolically, guests are often invited for the main meal. In fact, all meals are eaten out of a communal bowl (Dalton). “Islam is a religion founded by an Arabian named Mohammad. He received visions from God and he believed that he was to restore the ancient faiths of Christianity and Judaism” (...

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