Liberia -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports a total of nearly 10 million "persons of concern" in Africa, among which more than half are refugees. While the total number of refugees has fallen slightly in recent years as some of the political turbulence in the region subsided, Libera continues to force hundreds of thousands over the border into Sierra Leone.
Audio Scripture Ministries's Tom Dudenhoffer just received word their teams followed the people over, and began ministering in the refugee camps.
"I expect this is going to cause quite a bit of conflict, just for those people who are there simply to survive, but now, they've been displaced again. We really don't know the future of these people. Some will be trying to go back to Liberia, according to our people that are there, but many have just planned to stay, they have no other options."
ASM sent a shipment of equipment with a team of missionaries within the last couple weeks. Upon arrival, teams began a distribution program using Tape-Talk2 players. The players are specifically made to compliment programming produced in local languages.
Dudenhoffer asked people to pray. "Pray that God would work powerfully as His Word is presented, and, that in the midst of these really tough times, physically, people will see the real significance of knowing Jesus Christ, and be willing to trust Him."