Angolan rivalries heat up prior to elections

By March 12, 2008

Angola (MNN) — Half a year before Angola stages its first
elections since ending the civil war, old rivalries are resurfacing. With peace formally beginning in 2002, the
Parliamentary elections are a keystone in the country's reconciliation process. 

However, both the government and the rebels are trading
heated accusations. Evangelist Sammy Tippit was just in Angola laying the
groundwork for a grassroots-level change. 
"Part of what we're doing is trying to rebuild the spirit of the
country. Were trying to provide for the masses the message of
Christ, the Gospel for the leaders, and do some teaching and training with

While there, he also launched the Praying for Your Family initiative.
It was received like water to a thirsty
tongue. Tippit says, "It was very interesting to see incredible needs within
the families of this war-torn nation. I discovered that there is one thing
that the Angolans and the Americans have in common. We all have needy families."

Despite disillusionment in the political arena, Angola has a
bright future ahead. Approximately 3,000 people responded to Christ during the life-changing meetings held by
Sammy Tippit Ministries. Pray that the revival stays on track and that
believers are a part of the peace solution. 

Tippit says discipleship comes in many forms. Now that they've established their work in
Angola, he explains: "One of the things that we're doing is expanding our
partnerships and multiplying our relationship there to help them to become all
that God wants them to become in that nation."

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