Muslim-background believers discover ways to stand for Christ

Center East (MNN) — There’s a value to following Christ in Muslim-majority nations. Open Doorways cites “Islamic oppression” as the first driver of persecution in seven of the highest ten international locations on its World Watch Checklist.

Tom Doyle says Uncharted Ministries helps believers from a Muslim background develop in Jesus and stand agency by way of persecution. “We have to let people know the reality of the situation they’re entering,” Doyle says.

“This is not just a ‘come to church next week and you get to go to the New Members class [situation]’.”

Study extra about Uncharted Ministries right here. Within the Center East and past, Uncharted helps and encourages persecuted believers like Hussein.

Jesus heals…

Previous to assembly Jesus, Hussein was a religious Muslim. He was destined to change into the sheikh of a big area within the coronary heart of the Center East the place Hussein’s household is extraordinarily influential. “The problem was this: he had something going on in his head that the doctors could not explain,” Doyle says.

“[Doctors] checked for brain tumors, they checked everything. They couldn’t figure out what was going on.”

Muslim-background believers discover ways to stand for Christ

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One night time, Hussein dreamed of a person in white. This man touched Hussein’s face and mentioned, “Hussein, I’m going to heal you.” Upon waking, Hussein “feels something wet. He reaches for his pillow, and there’s blood that’s come out of his ear,” Doyle says.

“He’s been healed completely. There is no pain. For the first time in over a year, he is pain-free.”

Moved by this expertise, Hussein sought out believers from a Muslim background who might clarify the Christian religion to him. Regardless of their many warnings of persecution – in any case, Hussein’s father wouldn’t allow his son to change into an “infidel” – Hussein surrendered his life to Jesus.

…and Jesus protects

The believers’ warnings proved true; Hussein’s household has tried to kill him a number of instances. Nevertheless, “God has protected him through all the attacks,” Doyle says.

For instance, Hussein’s father tried to homicide him by hitting his head repeatedly with a hammer. Hussein fled for his life, however he didn’t should go to a hospital. “He said that Jesus healed his jaw,” Doyle says. “He knew it was broken; he heard it snap [during the attack].”

Just a few weeks in the past, Hussein’s father employed gunmen to kill him. Their bullets barely missed him, however Hussein wasn’t pondering of revenge or self-pity. His thoughts was, and is, fastened on Christ.

“The gunman my father ordered to kill me missed! Jesus protected me again. I love HIM so much!”

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Easy methods to assist believers from a Muslim background

At present, Hussein is hiding in a secret location as a result of “there are 10 major families in his city that go back several centuries [and] anyone in [those families] is authorized to kill him if they see him,” Doyle explains.

Muslim-background believers discover ways to stand for Christ

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At the least one particular person from every household has met privately with Hussein…however to not kill him. As a substitute, Hussein tells Doyle, they’re asking him about Jesus.

“He says, ‘I don’t know if I’m going to live for a day, a week, or 20 years, but I’m living my life for Jesus and I’m ready to count the cause’.”

Pray for Hussein and different believers from a Muslim background as they threat the whole lot to make Christ identified within the Center East. Discover ways to help persecuted believers like Hussein by way of Uncharted.



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