The challenge: Ministering where terror strikes

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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man praying at sunsetChristian organizations continue to respond to the recent terrorist attacks by Islamic jihadists.

The Baptist World Alliance, which represents 232 conventions and unions in more than 120 countries, has reached out to those in need in Paris, Beirut, and other areas that have been terrorized recently. BWA spokesman Eron Henry says the Alliance is representing those whose hearts go out to the victims.

"We were absolutely shocked by what has happened in both Lebanon and France, as well as in Nigeria, because there was also some serious bombings in Nigeria just around the same time that have not gotten the global attention that they should,” he tells OneNewsNow.

“First, we want prayer. We are asking for prayer for the persons - do pray for peace. Prayer does help. A request for prayer is not an idle request."

Henry says Baptist World Alliance is responding to the attacks through partners on the ground who are in touch with families directly impacted by the attacks. "For instance, the churches in France are currently providing assistance to anyone who needs it at this time," he says.

Henry says the instability around the world at this time is greatly affecting the work of Baptists, especially Baptist missionaries.

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