So, in my efforts to be more aware of what is going on in the world (as well as to "recharge" my prayer life), I figured I would research the countries and find more information on what is happening. I think this is very important. The world doesn't revolve around me or you - compared to other Christians, we have it pretty easy. I need to be reminded of how blessed I am to live where I do and to have the life I do.
Today's country is Libya. Libya's ruler is Muammar al-Qadhafi. In an attempt to keep the peace in his country, he has tried to keep the Muslims happy. 96% of Libyans are Muslim while only 3% are Christians. While Christianity hasn't been outlawed, they aren't allowed the same freedoms as Muslims and much has to be done in secret. Only 1 church is allowed in each city and evangelizing just is not allowed.
Right now, a war is going on Libya and many Christians are forced to leave their country because of it. Many Christians have been tortured for their beliefs and for leaving the Islam religion.
Pray that the war in Libya will end soon. That belief in Christ will grow. That the Christians that are living there now will not give up and will not waver in their faith. That they will one day be allowed the same freedoms we have here in America.