Prayer for a friend in Gaza – UPDATE

I have received an urgent request for prayer.

A friend of mine, who is the pastor of an Evangelical church in Gaza, but who lives now in Jordan, went to visit for two weeks his congregation in the Palestinian territories.

After two memorable weeks and a lot of ministry among those who suffer utterly under the Israeli blockade, my friend tried to exit Gaza and return to his family in Jordan. To his surprise, the Israeli authorities did not allow him to cross the checkpoint and sent him back.

They offered no reasonable explanations and no solution to the problem. To be fair, being aware from the limited experience of the brutal unreasonableness of the Israeli military authorities, I expected that to happen

Please pray for my friend, that a solution can be found to this problem and that he could be reunited with his family in Jordan. May God have mercy!

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UPDATE – I have just received the following message from the wife of my friend:

Hanna just arrived last night… he got the permit about an hour before  closure of Erez [border crossing]… arrived home about 11:30 pm !!!
God is so good..
Thank you for your prayers and support

Many thanks to all those who prayed for my friend’s release.

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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