Text of A presentation by Shannon McGraw and Robin Pinkston
A presentation by Shannon McGraw and Robin Pinkston
Welcome! Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was
called Malta. The islanders showed us unusual kindness. (Acts
The Three Cities-Senglea, Vittoriosa, and Cospicua
This is St. Pauls Bay where the Apostle Paul was reported to
The yacht marina in Msida
The road to Valletta, the capital city.
The western coast of Malta
A reminder of Gods Love over the Mosta Dome- taken from Earl
and Robin Pinkstons balcony
The Mosta Dome lit up for the festa or yearly feast celebrating
the Virgin Mary
A typical scene in Valletta
The streets in Valletta
A group of our famous yellow buses at the terminal.
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my
voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he
with me. (Revelation 3:20) Salvation When asked, What does it take
to go to heaven? the average Maltese would answer, live a good
life. Pray that The Way would be clear and that even in the face of
social and cultural pressures many would seek Him and find
Encouragement Is. 41:10 Lift up believers who must face
continuous opposition from their families. Pray that they would
have the grace to keep a consistent witness and that the Lord will
reassure them of His presence.
Witness Mk 16:15 The call is clear pray for Maltese believers
to be obedient to go to other parts of the world as missionaries as
well as share with their family and neighbors. Because of its
unique position, many Muslims come through Malta pray for them to
hear the Good News there.
Government-Titus 3:1-2 Malta gained its independence from
Britian in 1964 and is a democratic republic with two main parties.
Pray for Maltas President and Prime Minister, as well as other
leaders, especially as they make steps to enter the European
Families Acts 16:31 A combination of close proximity and a very
relationship-oriented culture means that extended family is usually
as close as the nuclear family. While this makes it more difficult
to stand for Christ, it also makes the witness much more effective.
Petition for the salvation of those who have a Christian witness in
their family. This is Pastor Edwin Caruana and his family. They
also have an older daughter not pictured.
Missionaries Mt. 5:14-16 Pray for the missionary families here
to be the salt and light they are called to be and to clearly
communicate the Gospel. Ask the Lord to give them His vision for
reaching every Maltese in a culturally appropriate way. Earl,
Robin, and Kathryn Pinkston represent the Intl Mission Board.
Young People A majority of the young people here spend their
weekend nights in the bars and clubs. Pray that this way of life
will not be satisfying any longer and that they will look for
something else. Pray for alternatives to this for those who are
seeking and for the Christian young people. This is Rebecca and
Michael, two young people at Evangelical Baptist Church.
Children Because this is the first generation of children to be
brought up in an evangelical Christian church, there is a great
need for training and discipleship. Pray for workers, for Maltese
literature to be developed, and for children to be seen as capable
of making a decision for Christ. Also lift up outreaches in the
parks as many times the parents also attend and hear.
Volunteers Many Christians come to Malta for short term
volunteer trips. Ask that these trips will not only be fruitful in
Malta, but also in that persons life. Pray that others will hear
the Call and be faithful to come and share Jesus personally.
Maltese flagIslands of Malta Thank you so much for praying for
Malta! If you are interested in joining a monthly prayer update for
the Maltese people or for the Pinkstons, visit our web site at
www.peopleteams.org/malta or e-mail us at [email protected]
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