Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
A Community of Prayer Champions, Praying Churches, Prayed-for Communities
As you travel the coastline down from Muscat, Oman, the mountains meet the ocean and you are immersed in the beauty of the expanse of blue on one side and the large rocky peaks and valleys on the other. The road between these two features takes you to the city of Sur, Oman. This town is settled around a bay that rests in a break between the mountains and opens the path to the interior of the country. Historically, Sur's location proved to be ideal for accessing the trade routes from the Gulf east to India and down to East Africa. It flourished as a city of trade and became renowned for the industry of shipbuilding. But the winds of change were not kind to this city. The advancement of ships, change in shipping routes and the halt of the slave trade slowed the economy of Sur. But now, the sails of this city are being filled again. The infusion of industry, coupled with the growth of tourism to the many natural areas of beauty nearby, is creating the opportunity for growth again. Sur lacks any known intentional witness to the Gospel message, but is uniquely positioned to provide the opportunity to live in a growing city with access to the Ash Sharqiyah region which contains many traditionally Bedouin areas.