"God will only give you what you would have asked for if you knew everything He knows." - Tim Keller
FROM THE DESK OF: the Director of Communications
This week we've spent a lot of time preparing a quarterly report for our financial supporters. Given the location of many of our workers, security is a major consideration and we are extremely cautious about disseminating information that might compromise their identity and work. So while we have multiple technological outlets (e-newsletters, social media, blogs, etc.) to inform the general public about our work - we go old school snail mail to the select few who's investment allows them a more intimate look into the inner works of our global organization. Want to join them? Check this out and consider joining the 300: https://uttermostsports.org/give/.
For the Win[dow],
Bubby Bryan, DOC
VERSE OF THE WEEK: Romans 5:6
"For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly."
COUNTRY OF THE WEEK: Libya
The Italians supplanted the Ottoman Turks in the area around Tripoli in 1911 and did not relinquish their hold until 1943 when defeated in World War II. Libya then passed to UN administration and achieved independence in 1951. Following a 1969 military coup, Col. Muammar al-QADHAFI assumed leadership and began to espouse his political system at home, which was a combination of socialism and Islam. During the 1970s, QADHAFI used oil revenues to promote his ideology outside Libya, supporting subversive and terrorist activities that included the downing of two airliners - one over Scotland, another in Northern Africa - and a discotheque bombing in Berlin. UN sanctions in 1992 isolated QADHAFI politically and economically following the attacks; sanctions were lifted in 2003 following Libyan acceptance of responsibility for the bombings and agreement to claimant compensation. QADHAFI also agreed to end Libya's program to develop weapons of mass destruction, and he made significant strides in normalizing relations with Western nations. Unrest that began in several Middle Eastern and North African countries in late 2010 erupted in Libyan cities in early 2011. QADHAFI's brutal crackdown on protesters spawned a civil war that triggered UN authorization of air and naval intervention by the international community. After months of seesaw fighting between government and opposition forces, the QADHAFI regime was toppled in mid-2011 and replaced by a transitional government. Libya in 2012 formed a new parliament and elected a new prime minister. (CIA World Factbook)
Pray for God's protection of His children in the midst of political upheaval.
Pray for a new government favorable to religious freedom.
Pray for increased availability of Bibles and accelerated translation of the scriptures into Libyan Arabic.
Pray for the Uttermost workers in the field.
Pray for the US office.