Abdul* was very eager to know about Christ. He had felt this way for a few years, but was fearful other family members would discover his interest in Christianity. Eventually he went online and came across Arab World Media’s Arabic ministry website. He then got in touch with one of our responders.
Mira* explained the Christian faith to Abdul and he was really excited to finally know the truth. A few weeks later, he began studying the Word on a weekly basis. Soon after, he gave his life to Jesus.
Abdul moved to a new part of the country and began working at a bus station. One day, he helped a family find their way. They came to thank him and asked if he was a Christian. Abdul replied, ‘Yes’. They asked his name, but with such a clearly Islamic name he felt uncomfortable and gave them an alternative. They asked if he was evangelical. Abdul didn’t know exactly what this meant but he told them yes.
The family were thrilled that they had met an evangelical Christian. They told Abdul that they were Orthodox Christians who had been praying to know the Christian faith better and be rooted in the Bible. They had been watching a well-known Christian TV channel, but the priest at their church had told them it was a bad, evangelical TV channel.
The family had prayed that God would send them someone from the evangelical church to tell them about the Christian faith. It seems he chose to use an unlikely individual – a new believer from a Muslim background. They asked Abdul if he would be willing to help them. Of course, Abdul said yes! They have since formed a group and have been studying Genesis.
Praise God for the wonderful way in which he moves, bringing people together at just the right time. Lift up this small group as they delve into the Word together. May they encourage and strengthen one another, and may they see their numbers increase as God continues to use them.
*Names have been changed.