Native Christians face severe pressure in Mauritania and that is why Open Doors desires to help these Christians through the Standing Strong through the Storm (SSTS) training course.
“It was very interesting to see how serious they were with this training,” say one Open Doors trainer. “Our plan is to offer the course to small groups of Christians in the country, so we can strengthen the Mauritanian church. The lessons help the participants to have a Biblical view on suffering and persecution, so they can stand stronger in the midst of tribulation. They were very interested in the content and they asked me to repeat this training during the next services. They were very encouraged. We have prayed together and I suggested that they memorize some Bible verses.”
Besides the SSTS course Open Doors offers the church in this African country literacy courses. The literacy rate is very low in Mauritania. At different locations, Open Doors was able to teach the people how to read and write.
Please pray that the new trainees will be able to pass the lessons they learned on to the Mauritanian church.