has forsaken Africa?
Unfortunately, too many Western Christians - caught up in a secular culture
that blames victims for their problems, a culture which has generally
consigned Africa to the “too hard” basket – have themselves forsaken the
believe God is powerfully at work in Africa. The signs are everywhere, from
a vibrant church to the growing number of saints who are battling the evil
that pervades the continent.
Paul Sharpe of Christian
Monitor, in an editorial “Africa
– Continent of Dark Despair” (and an acknowledgement to Paul for some of
the above information):
Even though the world
looks on in despair and disinterest, we as Christians know that there is
something that we can and should do: PRAY. Prayers of faith (and not of
false hope) should always be our first response. We should pray for the
needs, deliverance and salvation of those who are destitute and abused. But
we should also seek God on how we can help.
We should be prepared
to ask God to open doors to areas where we may serve and we should be
obedient to that calling. Perhaps the call will be to become a missionary in
living a life of sacrifice, or maybe it would just be a call to donate
money, food and clothes.
Whatever the call, the
Christian should follow the working of God, knowing that no matter how
insignificant their contribution is, God can magnify it into a meaningful
I hope in
future to use this website to seek out where God is at work in Africa.
May 27th, 2003