Ministry in Saudi Arabia to continue despite terror warnings.

By December 19, 2003

Saudi Arabia (MNN)–The U-S State Department intensified its warnings about terrorism in Saudi Arabia today, telling Americans to get out.

It was the third US travel warning for Saudi Arabia issued this month and the second in nine days. The unspecific threat appears to target not only the U-S, but also Western entities, which includes Christians and mission workers.

Open Doors USA’s Jerry Dykstra says they’re undeterred. “As far as Open Doors is concerned, we have ways of working in different countries. Obviously, I can’t tell you some of the ways that we work in Saudi Arabia, but, needless to say that we have avenues of getting Christian materials there and we just need to pray that those will continue to flow into the country.”

Dykstra credits ex-patriate staff with their ability to maintain ministry levels, although he urges prayer support. “Pray for those Christian who are working there and witnessing there. Just pray for others–the handful of Christians who are in Saudi Arabia. Pray for new converts who must endure persecution for the sake of the Gospel. It’s just a real tough place to be.”

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