Today it is Indonesia in the news. Indonesia is the world’s fourth largest country. It is a Muslim country. An earthquake has shook the country and many have died without the gospel sending them to a Christless eternity.
Could God be using this to cause you to consider going to Indonesia as a missionary? Will you pray for them right now?
At Least 529 Die as Quake Hits Indonesia Island
PADANG, Indonesia â€” Padang was in chaos on Thursday â€” fires burning, sirens blaring, dazed residents wandering the streets, hundreds of people reportedly trapped beneath collapsed buildings â€” after a powerful earthquake struck just 30 miles off this city on the island of Sumatra.
The quake, which struck Wednesday evening with a magnitude of 7.6, has killed at least 529 people, according to the Social Affairs Ministry. The death toll was almost certain to rise, officials said, as rescuers dug further into collapsed hospitals, offices, homes and a school.
On Thursday morning, just as the airport was reopening and rescue teams were setting to work, the city was rattled by another quake, this one registering 6.6. The epicenter was 140 miles southeast of the Padang quake, according to the United States Geological Survey.
So many places in the world need the gospel message. We as a church must be motivated to love, honor, and glorify our God getting the gospel to the world.
Pray for Indonesia, the Samoan Islands, and the Philippines right now!