Monthly Archives: December 2011

Colombia

Natural Bridge

Today, I found out something about a country not very far away.  I found out there are people in Colombia who have never heard of Jesus.  Colombia isn’t far away.  I could fly there by airplane in just a few hours.  But, there are tribes of people who live in some places that are hard to get to that still haven’t heard about Jesus.  And, they have lived there for so long!  They were there when the Spanish came to Colombia in the 1500s.  They were there when Colombia became a country in 1831.  But, they won’t be there forever.  Hundreds of people not very far away are living and dying without knowing Jesus.

“Dear God, please help the people of Colombia.  Please send people to the places that haven’t heard about You yet.  Please make a way for Christians to get there, and please help the people they talk to come to know You as Savior.  Help them believe in You before it’s too late.  Thank you.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.”

Afghanistan

Afghanistan—I’ve heard about it on the news my dad watches.  I know the United States has had people working and fighting over there for many years.  But, what I didn’t know was how many times there have been wars in Afghanistan.  Clear back as far as Darius the Great in the Bible, empires and countries have fought for Afghanistan.  Alexander the Great, the Persians, and even Genghis Khan have fought there.  There were times the people fought civil wars with themselves.

In 1747, almost 30 years before America became free from Great Britain, a man named Ahmad Shah Durrani pulled a lot of the people together and formed a great empire.  But later, there was more fighting.  Russia ruled for a while.  Then, the Taliban took over.  It seems like the people in Afghanistan have never really known peace.

“Dear God, please help the people of Afghanistan to know You.  You’re the only one who can bring peace to their hearts and their nation.  Please help them serve You and each other instead of fighting.  Thank You.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.”