The real story about Libya is; thats where my Dad became a Christian, behind a sand dune in a far away land Jesus reached out and touched him. He tells a interesting story of how God used Muslim Arabs to teach him (a brand new Christian) the message of the gospel. The Libyan radio was filled with propaganda and so in search of hearing the news from different sources the Arabs would pick up different Christian Radio stations that also reported the news to get news unaffected by the propaganda. Dad would sit with the Arabs as they would translate what was being said to him. Apart from reporting the news the radio was also broadcasting the message of the gospel and they would translate this as well for him. Imagine, middle of Sahara Desert and Muslim men translating the word of God for a new Christian in search of discipleship. Simply amazing, there’s nothing impossible for God.
Fast-forward to today and My Dad (Rob Parker Sr.) is now the director of the National House of Prayer in Ottawa, pretty amazing where God can get ahold of us, and even more amazing the journey he takes us on. I know the seed of the gospel has reached Libya before, my prayer is that through this governmental upheaval the seed that is in the sands of this country will be watered and spring new life.