Population 11,037,225(2015 est.) / Capital: Tunis / Religion: Islam 99% Other 1% (Source: CIA)
Tunisia is the original location where the Arab Spring began. They shouted for a democratic revolution in hopes of a better life however the people long for the days of dictatorial regime. A democratic revolution couldn’t give them a better life.
Many young people end up drowning in the sea as they attempt to flee illegally to Europe for jobs and many of them also apply to become a member of IS. Attempts for change continues to begin from Tunisia. But we believe that nothing that can give a better life other than Jesus Christ!
They attempt to cross waters to Europe with a dream with the cost of great risk of danger of boats flipping upside down on the sea. The young men and women of Tunisia risk their lives to cross into Europe for a better life.
Tunisia is the biggest supply source of IS soldiers. Being an IS member is considered to be the safest job in Tunisia. And the young Tunisian men and women enlisted in IS risk their lives to change the world by establishing an Islamic State.
The Gospel must enter into the nation faster than secularism in such a time as now where the doors of Tunisia are open due to democratization. The young men and women who are longing for freedom need the Gospel. Democracy cannot give them true freedom. Only the truth can set them free.
Although the young men and women of Tunisia are deepening in their identity in Islam without knowing the Truth, if they are to come to know the Truth, they are young men and women who will give their lives without reservation for the Truth. They will arise not as a false army of Islam, but soldiers of Jesus Christ. They will arise not for the Islamic State, but for the completion of the Kingdom of God. The young men and women of Tunisia will be ones who will change the world with the Gospel!`
O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God! For behold, your enemies make an uproar; those who hate you have raised their heads. (Psalms 83:1-2)
I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” (Genesis 3:15)
The church has disappeared in the long 1400-year history of Islam in this nation. But a young generation that will change the fate of this nation will arise! The body of Christ will arise and march forward. We will be the body that will overcome death and give our very lives for Christ, who is head! The Church of Tunisia will see the glory of the resurrection of Christ and follow after the path of the Cross!
1. God will raise up the African, Arab and European Church through Tunisia! The African churches are rising up through the mission training program that was held recently in Tunisia. Please pray that the church of Tunisia can be a vessel of blessing that will raise up the Arab and European churches.
2. All generations, from several nations, and local Christians gathered at the Mahanaim Conference this last winter. Through this conference, a lot of prayer and prophesies were poured out. Although this revival is yet to come in Tunisia and all over Maghreb, please pray that this vision will be fulfilled as God has promised. May the people of Tunisia rise up as ministers who will fulfill this vision in faith and that we will see 80 churches be planted in Tunisia.