I received this email tonight and found it sobering, though, as he said, God IS in control, very much in control! Yet, read this email and then pray!
Statistics show that in order for a culture to perpetuate itself, it
must have a birthrate of 2.11 children per family. Civilizations with a
fertility rate of 1.9 irreversibly decline. As of 2007, the European
Union has a fertility rate of 1.38. Canada’s is 1.6. The United States’
rate is 2.11. In contrast, the fertility rate for Muslim families is 8.1.
*Within the next 40 years, it is believed that France will become an
Islamic Republic; Germany will follow by 2050. Within 30 years, the
United States will have a population of 50 million Muslims.*
I watched a video recently on YouTube describing the growth of the
Muslim population called, ‘Muslim Demographics.’ It is sobering.
However, God is in total control. He’s using willing people just like
you and me to reach Muslims with the Gospel. Because of radical elements
in their faith, many Muslims are looking for truth. *NOW is the time to
reach out to them with the Gospel. *
Prayer is needed NOW.
Muslims will be praying and fasting during Ramadan (Aug 22 – Sept 20)
and Mission Network News would like you to pray that Muslims around the
world will come to know Christ during their holiest time of the year.
Many Christians want to participate in Muslim evangelism, but don’t know
where to begin. World Christian has produced the *30-Days Muslim Prayer
Guide* to help you on your prayer journey. Each day focuses on a
specific area of the Islamic world. As you pray, you’ll gain knowledge
and understanding of the Islamic culture and a heart for the people that
transcends the headlines.
In His grip,
Greg Yoder, Anchor & Executive Director
Mission Network News