IMM sees a new spiritual opening in Morocco

Morocco (MNN) — Like a farmer who tills the ground before planting seeds, the Lord is breaking down spiritual strongholds in the Middle East and North Africa.

“The Holy Spirit works in North Africa, especially in Morocco. I can’t testify exactly what happens [for security purposes]“, Denise Godwin of International Media Ministries said.

“But you see this enthusiasm on social media to discuss spiritual things; to make stories that inspire people to talk about spiritual truth in Jesus Christ and the knowledge of salvation.

There are no church buildings in Morocco, and Islamic oppression has dominated the country for more than a thousand years. But this landscape is slowly changing as Moroccans encounter the Gospel online and connect with the Church underground.

“Often these (highly) persecuted areas also have very strong growth in the Church,” Godwin says.

International Media Ministries uses both short and long-form videos to bring people closer to Christ. More about it here. “We’ve been thrilled to record three tracks now for Morocco,” Godwin said.

“One of them, we’re still praying for two more actors to finish doing the part.”

(Photo courtesy of International Media Ministries)

Pray that these IMM videos will plant the seeds of the gospel at the right time in Morocco.

“We have seen, for several years now, [a] weariness of Islam and [its] lies. But COVID and the fears of the past few years have really opened people up to discussions about Christianity,” says Godwin.

Pray that God will use IMM teams mightily in all that he has planned for Morocco, just as he did during the fall of the Soviet Union.

“You look back [at history], and you see these patterns of God putting people in the right place at the right time, and how He prepares to reach a culture and make a difference,” Godwin says.

“The IMM team members were going to the Eastern Bloc countries and behind the Iron Curtain before the USSR collapsed, so people were already in place (Christians) to form [churches in how to] start using the media (for ministry).

Pray The new government of Morocco will work for greater religious freedom so that Moroccan Christians can come together openly to worship the Lord.

Header image is a representative stock photo courtesy of zakariae daoui/Unsplash.

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