TWR’s President Lauren Libby has asked us to pray for the safety of TWR staff and their families in Côte d’Ivoire and for wisdom in initiating any protective measures to ensure their wellbeing.
As I write this, violence in Côte d’Ivoire is escalating and the situation is deteriorating dramatically for the people of this West African country and our TWR staff, friends and their families who reside there. Our TWR-Africa brothers and sisters are asking us to pray for a peaceful resolution to the political impasse and for the salvation of every man, woman and child in this time of crisis.
According to the March 11, 2011, U.N. Dispatch, “…displacement from the Côte d’Ivoire crisis has reached alarming proportions.” More than 450,000 people have been displaced by the conflict, including 300,000 in the Abobo district of Abidjan alone. Humanitarian intervention has been hampered and “…Ivoirians are experiencing increasing levels of violence and insecurity.” An added concern is the angry and armed youths who are “completely out of control.”
Despite lessening communication with the outside world, lack of access to needed funds, and transportation difficulties, our TWR staff in Abidjan courageously continues to produce programs so that the people of Côte d’Ivoire and West Africa can hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. This is their passion and desire.
Thank you, dear friends, for your prayers!
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