Pray for Christians in Zamboanga

Government troops conduct clearing operations in Zamboanga City

Government troops conduct clearing operations in Zamboanga City

By Pastor Glem Melo

Zamboanga is still a danger zone because of civilian symphatizers of the defeated Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) who set off bombs outside ground zero. The dangers and troubles that our Christian brothers and sisters there face everyday is vividly depicted in a message that I recently received:

Zamboanga is still unsafe because of the MNLF symphatizers. They bomb communities outside ground zero. This poses more dangers to regular citizens, and necessitates more caution and alertness from us.

APTOPIX Philippines Rebel Standoff

Long lines in business establishments

Little by little, it’s “back to work” in our city. Yet we are all a bit paranoid. When messages are received about suspected bomb threats, people run away immediately. Banks and fast food stores are open until 12:00 noon only. By 3:00 pm there are no more people on the streets, and establishments like hospitals and drug stores are closed. This is why we endure standing and waiting in long lines when we need to buy medicine.

Thank you for your prayers. We hope that all these fightings and bombings will be over soon. We still cannot trust our Muslim neighbors. But we must pray for them to open their minds, and that they would hear the gospel and accept Jesus as the true and only son of God who can save us.

Muslim evacuees during their prayer time

Muslim evacuees during their prayer time

We trust that God has plans and that something great is going to happen in our city. Christians here show patience and continue to help evacuees, 99% of whom are Muslims.

Let us pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in Zamboanga:

  • That the Lord will protect and preserve them and their children for His kingdom and glory
  • That the Holy Spirit will continue to use them to share Christ’s love in word and deed to the 99% Muslim evacuees in the city
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About Glem Melo

I am a believer and follower of Christ, happily married, and have 3 wonderful kids. I am the founder and CEO of Open Eyes Mission, under the care of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) Chicago Metro Presbytery, pastoral intern at Faith Church in Dyer, Indiana, and studying Master of Divinity at Mid-America Reformed Seminary. The Bible teaches that God is real, man is sinful, hell is real, and Jesus is our only hope of salvation. I believe these truths with all of my heart, and I hope to help others learn of them as well. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16) May God give you grace and peace. Glimar "Glem" Melo www.glemmelo.com www.openeyesmission.org
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2 Responses to Pray for Christians in Zamboanga

  1. Reblogged this on Glimar | Glem | Melo and commented:

    “Pray that the Lord will protect and preserve our Christian brothers and sisters in Zamboanga for His kingdom and glory. Ask the Holy Spirit will continue to use them to share Christ’s love in word and deed to the 99% Muslim evacuees in the city.” – Pastor Glem Melo

  2. Reblogged this on KAGAY-AN REFORMED CHURCH and commented:
    “Pray that the Lord will protect and preserve our Christian brothers and sisters in Zamboanga for His kingdom and glory. Ask the Holy Spirit to continue using them to share Christ’s love in word and deed to the 99% Muslim evacuees in the city.” – Pastor Glem Melo

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