Faith Journey 2015 Destination Malta!
As you can see from the photo above, Malta is an island, South of Sicily and Italy, and North of Africa. It’s relatively small size, (122 square miles) and population (approx. 450,000) make it one of the world’s most densely populated countries.Malta gained it’s independence in 1964 from Great Britain after a long history of being occupied by many different nations. In 1974 they became a republic. Malta is known for a long Christian legacy which includes the Biblical historic site where the Apostle Paul was shipwrecked. Known at the time as Melita, this is where Paul was infamously bitten by the viper that struck out from the fire that Paul was throwing a bundle of sticks upon. History records that Paul spent three months on the island on his way to Rome. While there he was known for curing the sick, including the father of Publius, the “chief man of the island”. It was Paul who was responsible for opening this country up to Christianity. From the UPCI Global Missions Website: Kirby and Mary Parker, through prayer, received their call to Malta. They were appointed as UPCI missionaries to Malta during the 2000 General Conference and arrived on the field with their daughter, Rebecca, in May 2002. The Parkers have started one church in Malta, conduct home fellowships in key localities, study the Maltese language, and make regular contacts on the neighboring island of Gozo. He states ‘We are praying for a Holy Ghost revival in Jesus’ Name for the Maltese, Chinese, Filipino, Bulgarian and American nationals who presently attend our church.” The Parker’s appointment was expanded in 2006 to include the North African countries of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. This is in keeping with their long-term vision and goal of using Malta as a base of outreach into North Africa (nearly ninety million souls). The Parkers have made ten evangelistic trips to Morocco, where one UPCI church exists in this nation of over thirty million souls. Libya has been selected as a Target Nation. The Parkers have made one trip to this country, where they were able to witness to Libyan, and other, nationalities.
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