In London, IMB Workers Reach Out During Riots
Religion Today Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2011 Aug 11
Baptist Press reports that International Mission Board missionaries are looking for ways to serve Londoners in the midst of widespread rioting and looting in London and across England. "London is usually an incredibly safe city, but these riots bring to light the nature of sin in all humanity," said an anonymous IMB missionary in London. "Please pray that out of these shocking circumstances people will hear and understand the Gospel." Other IMB missionaries said they hope to bless and encourage the people of their communities in the midst of shock, disbelief and fear. They are actively seeking open doors to share the Gospel. And they invite believers to join them in prayer. Riots, arson and looting have spread from the capital to other parts of England in the days following the death of a police-shooting victim, Mark Duggan. Peaceful protests of the shooting turned violent after Duggan's death. Homes and businesses have been ransacked and burned in parts of London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Liverpool and Bristol.