Persevering Amidst Crisis in Côte d'Ivoire

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"Real rest is found in trusting the Person who is in control of the things you don't understand."1 The West African nation of Côte d'Ivoire is in a desperate situation which we don't understand, so we are trusting the Lord while we come alongside our family, friends and staff in that country in the midst of uncertainty and unrest.

There is no easy solution to the stalemate, short of a miracle of God's grace. So, please pray for a peaceful resolution to the political impasse, and also for the salvation of every man, woman and child as that resolution is worked out. Estimates state that the death toll has reached 4002 and over 450 000 people have been displaced.3 77 000 have registered as refugees in Liberia already.3 Many are stuck where they are and have nowhere to go. Many are suffering.

As this situation deteriorates, TWR continues to broadcast radio programmes that bring hope through Jesus Christ to the afflicted. While our medium wave transmitter in Benin broadcasts to the whole country of Côte d'Ivoire, our programmes are also heard over the Frequency Vie FM station in Abidjan.

Some of these programmes include, Women of Hope (a Project Hannah production in French), The Way of Righteousness (evangelism in Songhai and Tamasheq), Witness at the Water II (evangelising children in French), Thru the Bible (systematic Bible teaching in French and Bambara), The Word Today (weekly devotional in French and Baoule), AIDS Challenge (in French), Africa Challenge (development and social welfare issues in French), and many more.

This is no small feat as our TWR staff in Abidjan persevere to produce these programmes amidst escalating unrest, lack of access to sufficient finances and transport difficulties. Please keep them in your prayers. We are asking God to strengthen them in their spirits and give them His peace which surpasses all understanding.

If, as you pray for Cote d'Ivoire, you would like to support our radio ministry in West Africa, please {click here}.

1. Paul Tripp

Published: 17 March 2011