This Sunday, our church spent a considerable amount of time in consideration of and prayer for Sayed Musa, a brother imprisoned and awaiting execution in Afghanistan. He was arrested last May, tried (without legal representation or a knowledge of the charges against him) in November, and was told recently to expect execution. His crime: converting from Islam to Christianity.
I first heard Sayed’s name several days ago, but it was not until Sunday morning that I read his story. At first, I just wanted to bring him to the attention of the congregation, but as the morning passed, I felt a burden in my spirit to do more than that. I did not know what shape it would take, but I felt that God was calling me to something more than a passing announcement. What ended up happening was this: we gave the time normally dedicated to preaching over to learning about Sayed, looking at what the Scriptures say about those who suffer for the faith, and praying for our suffering brother.
Below you will find the audio from the service. During the service, the picture you see on this page of Sayed was displayed for the congregation to see.
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