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CHILD REARING & the MORAL COMPASS

CHILD REARING and the MORAL COMPASS Parents everywhere are concerned about raising their children well. Qatari parents, religious or not, are no exception. Because Islam is based on a moral code, even the irreligious often want to teach their children religious values. . Each family is different. Some parents take extreme measures to protect their children from evil, fearing their children will be exposed to too many damaging influences at too young an age. One such family only allows their children to interact with extended family or the hired nanny so their children internalize family behaviors and culture. Another parent rarely allows…

ALL THINGS NEW

In the early 1900s, millions immigrated to America, seeking to forget the past and reinvent themselves. Qatar, with its newfound riches, is one of very few with the same opportunity to reinvent itself in modern times. . Little evidence remains of Qatar?s obscurity before oil discovery in the 1940s or natural gas discovery in the 1970s. Fifteen years ago, the country was in debt. Now Qatar is the richest nation in the world per capita. Construction and development are exploding. . As modernization and its glory collide with culture, we must recognize that the new and shiny surface likely belies…

THE SPEED OF CHANGE

Almost overnight the cultural fabric of Qatar shifted. One hundred years ago, Qatar was obscure and life was simple. Pearl diving was the way of life. In the 1930s, Japan introduced cultured pearls. In the 1940s, Qatar discovered oil, and in the 1970s, natural gas. Life would never be the same. A Princeton study suggests a direct correlation between economic growth and individualism[1]. Qatar was once collectivistic ? exhibiting camaraderie, greater religiosity, and national pride. As Qatar grows wealthier, it is losing its community orientation. A retired pearl diver in a Doha market said, ?Those were better days. We knew each other…

ACTS 9:10-17

Pray that expat Christians in Qatar would listen and respond to the Holy Spirit like Ananias in Acts 9, even when that means threats and potential persecution like deportation. “Now there was a believer in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord spoke to him in a vision, calling, ?Ananias!? ?Yes, Lord!? he replied. The Lord said, ?Go over to Straight Street, to the house of Judas. When you get there, ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul. He is praying to me right now. I have shown him a vision of a man named Ananias coming in and laying hands…

FISHERMAN

Doha

Before the discovery of oil, fishing was a common occupation and source of income in Qatar. Since oil discovery fishing for a livelihood has decreased greatly but still remains today. Read Matthew 4:18-22. Pray that Jesus would call Qatari fisherman to become fishers of men for Him.

NANNIES

The care of children has been the primary responsibility of mothers supported by other women from the extended family. The recent affluence of many Qatari families, however, has provided the opportunity to supplement traditional extended family support by importing nannies and other servants. Many of them are Christians from Asian countries, influencing the little ones with their Christian values and worldview. Many kids are raised on bible stories and songs through the persistent witness of believing nannies. Pray for these nannies to be bold for His name and that they would disciple children into a thriving relationship with Jesus Christ.

CHILD REARING & THE MORAL COMPASS

Parents everywhere are concerned about raising their children well. Qatari parents, religious or not, are no exception. Because Islam is based on a moral code, even the irreligious often want to teach their children religious values. . Each family is different. Some parents take extreme measures to protect their children from evil, fearing their children will be exposed to too many damaging influences at too young an age. One such family only allows their children to interact with extended family or the hired nanny so their children internalize family behaviors and culture. Another parent rarely allows her children to go to malls…

THE SPEED OF CHANGE

Almost overnight the cultural fabric of Qatar shifted. One hundred years ago, Qatar was obscure and life was simple. Pearl diving was the way of life. In the 1930s, Japan introduced cultured pearls. In the 1940s, Qatar discovered oil, and in the 1970s, natural gas. Life would never be the same. A Princeton study suggests a direct correlation between economic growth and individualism[1]. Qatar was once collectivistic ? exhibiting camaraderie, greater religiosity, and national pride. As Qatar grows wealthier, it is losing its community orientation. A retired pearl diver in a Doha market said, ?Those were better days. We knew each other…

ALL THINGS NEW

In the early 1900s, millions immigrated to America, seeking to forget the past and reinvent themselves. Qatar, with its newfound riches, is one of very few with the same opportunity to reinvent itself in modern times. . Little evidence remains of Qatar?s obscurity before oil discovery in the 1940s or natural gas discovery in the 1970s. Fifteen years ago, the country was in debt. Now Qatar is the richest nation in the world per capita. Construction and development are exploding. . As modernization and its glory collide with culture, we must recognize that the new and shiny surface likely belies…