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Family saying good-bye
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Photos from Village of Hope
Sixteen Christian foreign workers in an orphanage in Ain Leuh, Morocco have been ordered to leave the country, leaving 33 children abandoned. The order was given due to allegations that the staff were "trying to make them Christian." The Village of Hope orphanage cares for children abandoned by their parents and society.

A staff member has stated, "We have always been open about our faith to the authorities.... 33 children have just been abandoned again by the actions of the Moroccan state.... Watching the children be told by their parents that they had to leave, that they would maybe never see them again, is the most painful thing I have ever witnessed." (Source: Village of Hope)

Pray that these foster parents will be allowed to return to their children. Ask God to provide others to love and care for the children at this time. Pray that those ordered to leave will find strength in Jesus.

To find out more about the struggles believers face in Morocco, click here.

Country Information

moroccoPopulation
36,561,813 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Arab-Berber (99), other (1)

Religion (%)
Muslim (99), Other - includes Christian (1)

Leader
King Mohammed VI (1999)

Government type
Parliamentary constitutional monarchy

Legal system
Mixed legal system of civil law based on French law and Islamic law

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Morocco

Pray that many churches and mission agencies will take up the challenge of reaching out to the Muslims in Morocco with the love of Christ

Pray those who are seeking Christ will come to faith in Him.

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