25 Miles to Persecution

29 Jul

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Find Ethiopia on the map.  Look at its surrounding neighbors.  Look to the west, northwest, north, northeast, east and finally southeast.  Six of eight compass points.  You will find countries where religious tolerance for Christianity is rare to nonexistent.  In the center horizon of this photo, approximately twenty-five miles in the distance is Eritrea.  It was part of Ethiopia before a civil war 1998/1999 and provided coastal access.  After that war it became independent.  Now it is 98 percent Muslim and has one of the strongest records of Christian persecution in the world today.  If religious tolerance fails in Ethiopia, its refugees have to travel south or southwest. As politics of the region stand right now, it would be their only hope.  Please pray for the Horn of Africa.

One Response to “25 Miles to Persecution”

  1. Klint July 29, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    Thanks for the snapshots of life in Africa. Praying for God’s hope!

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