Yesterday was a big day for Aida. The 23-year old graduate from Spain waved goodbye to her family and got on a plane to Equatorial Guinea, 4,500km away. Aida leaves behind a comfortable life, close friends, a familiar culture. Why would she give it all up? Because Aida longs to see a Christian witness established in the universities of Equatorial Guinea. She’ll spend the next year partnering with local Christian students to pioneer a new movement. Aida shared:
“I know it’s going to be difficult. And I am not the best person to go. You could find someone else better trained and more experienced. But I know God is with me and He is going to mould my life for what He’s calling me to do. Maybe I won’t see great things. Maybe I’m just planting one seed which will not grow up until after my time. But I know God has great plans for this nation. Please join me in praying for God to start a new student movement in Equatorial Guinea.”
- Pray for Aida to settle in quickly to her new community, church and culture. Pray that through challenges she would keep walking closely with God, trusting and listening to Him.
- Pray for Aida to develop deep friendships with local students; pray that together they can be effective in reaching the universities with the good news of Jesus.
- Pray that God would provide supportive local churches and graduates to help the new movement get underway.