Crying for Africa

Habakuk, a prophet in the Bible was a young man. Unlike most young people, he was a man who had a burden, a vision and a purpose. He knew that there was a reason why God had placed him on earth and was determined to fulfill that reason. He was a prophet with a burden who cried out for 6 reasons:

  1. There was violence in the land;
  2. There was inequity;
  3. There were un-addressed greivances;
  4. There was strife;
  5. The law had been perverted and
  6. Evil people were oppressing good people.

Does this sound familiar? I don’t know about the rest of the world, but it is reminiscent of the situation in Africa.

The question I want to ask is this: Do we have a cause to cry out to God for Africa? The answer for me is YES. From South Africa, to Kenya, Zimbabwe to Cote D’Ivoire, Congo to Nigeria, Sudan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia . . . the list is endless. . .! One crisis after the other. It never seems to stop!

Is Africa cursed? I don’t think so. Africa is NOT cursed! God loves Africa and Jesus died for us. So why are things the way they are? The time has come for the people of God to take a stand. When the Church says it is enough, it is enough! Habakuk had a reason to cry out to God.

What is yours?

This is the heart cry of the KOINONIA Conference, which started yesterday, 4th August, 2008 in the evening. Something needs to be done and Prayer is the first step.


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