I also write weekly for The Center for Great Commission Studies at Southeastern Seminary (www.thecgcs.org). In the last two weeks, I have written 2 posts that give some prayer points for two of the most unreched countries in the world.
Below I have listed the links to these two posts:
PRAYING FOR IRAN -
The Islamic Republic of Iran dominates the US news cycles again. There are conversations about sanctions, gas prices, and debates about political posturing. At Southeastern, Iran has a special place in our hearts for different reasons.
The first ever Southern Baptist missionaries to Iran, Dr. George, and Joanne Braswell were students on our campus and later came back to teach missions. Southern Baptists appointed George and Joanne in 1967 and sent them into Iran where they worked until the time of the Islamic Revolution. The book To Ride a Magic Carpet is a fascinating memoir of their time. The Braswells continue to be friends of the seminary and of our Center for Great Commission Studies.
SEBTS also has an initiative dedicated to the training and education for Iranians around the world. This initiative provides theological education in Farsi, the mother tongue of Iranians. As far as we can tell, this is the only opportunity in the world for Iranians to receive this type of training. You can find out more about our Persian Leadership Training Initiative here: https://www.sebts.edu/academics/gti/persian-initiative.aspx
As I read the news and listen to people talk about Iran, I thought it would be good to challenge Great Commission Christians to commit to pray for Iran for the next several weeks.
READ THE REST OF THE POST HERE: http://www.thecgcs.org/2018/05/praying-for-iran/
PRAYING FOR KOREA
If you are like me, you have been stunned and elated by the news that the leaders of South and North Korea have signed declarations of peace and have stepped across the DMZ to shake hands. This truce ends one of the most protracted and most public civil wars in recent history. The signatures and handshakes are indeed significant steps. We can hope that this ends the military build-up and even the loss of life that has resulted from this war.
I am sure there are hundreds of details that need to be worked out. There are questions about travel restrictions, economic ties, and human rights. However, one question we need to ask is, What does peace on the Korean Peninsula mean for the Great Commission?
READ THE REST OF THE POST HERE: http://www.thecgcs.org/2018/05/what-does-the-peace-on-the-korean-peninsula-mean-for-the-great-commission/