Libya is still trying to recover from the popular revolution and fierce civil war, which lasted from February to October 2011, against Colonel Muammar Gadhafi who had ruled for over 40 years. Now the influence of Islamic State is growing in the country. In addition to Libya’s ongoing security challenges related to the demobilization, disarmament and reintegration of local militias throughout the country, it also faces increasingly complex difficulties related to the smuggling of people and weapons into and out of its territory.
With 8 Christians killed in one week and one murder attempt on another Egyptian Christian, the violence against Christians is growing at an alarming rate.
Sometimes prayer comes just at the right moment. A few days ago, we informed a pastor in Libya about the worldwide prayer occurring for him and his congregation.