Pioneers in Europe has several teammates ministering in Manchester—not far from the arena where 22 died Monday night, the victims of a terrorist attack carried out as fans were exiting an Ariana Grande concert. The attack, which claimed the lives of many young people, has put Manchester’s population on high alert.
One of our teammates lamented this morning, it seems that Manchester and urban centers all over the United Kingdom and Europe “are attracting the attention of the enemy who seeks to steal, kill, and destroy…[But we need Christians to] join us in prayer, bringing Kingdom awareness so that we don’t cede territory to the domain of darkness.” Please join the teams in Manchester in pushing back the darkness by praying for these specific needs:
- While it’s clear that the bomber was an extremist, Manchester does have a high Muslim population—about 16% of the greater city is Muslim and there are 62 mosques in the urban area. Pray that Muslims in Manchester would grow discontent with Islam, that they would question their religion, and seek the Truth.
- Pray for our teammates in Manchester, some of whom are from Arab backgrounds themselves. They have deep relationships in the community and have seen much spiritual fruit in the last couple years. Pray our members would be seen as sources of comfort and truth.
- Our teams in Manchester report that they have been receiving interest in Christianity from Pakistanis, Saudis, Iranians, Jordanians, and Kurds. They have been thrilled to see roughly 50 Muslim-Background believers attending Discovery Bible Studies each week.
These are tense days for Manchester residents—whether they are British, Arab, missionaries, Muslims, or Christians. Please join our teams across Europe as we pray that what the enemy intends for harm, would be used of God “to accomplish…the saving of many lives” (Genesis 50:20).