How amazing that what started from a handful of frightened disciples over 2,000 years ago has now spread across time zones and cultures.
The Gospel continues to transform the hearts of people around the world. It’s beautiful and miraculous, and it’s happening among Muslims in my neighbourhood!
My local friend Nassrin is a new believer. From the beginning of her faith, she’s been bold in sharing everything she knows about the Gospel with her Muslim friends and family.
Nassrin is an oral learner from an oral culture. Reading is neither easy nor natural for her. She struggles with reading the Bible daily and growing in her understanding of the Word.
Recently, I gave Nassrin a translation of the Bible that I thought would be easier for her to understand.
And now, she can’t get enough of the Word. She reads it hungrily. Last week, she came several times to discuss the meaning of different passages with me. God’s Word is taking root in her life, and it’s transforming her relationships.
“I have good news,” Nassrin told me one day. Prompted by Jesus’ teachings on forgiveness, she had sat down with her mother and forgiven her for past hurts. After hearing Nassrin describe her hope in Christ, her mother received the Good News with tears.
“These words about Jesus must be true,” Nassrin’s mother said.
I can’t overemphasize the power of forgiveness in a culture like Nassrin’s, where grudges and resentment choke relationships in so many families. As Jesus transforms Nassrin and helps her forgive, walls are being torn down to make way for the Kingdom of Heaven. And in this case, it’s helping her mother embrace Jesus.
Pray for Nassrin’s entire family to accept the Gospel. And pray that their spiritual roots would go deep into Christ, so they can help many others enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Friday 14th December“The harvest is plentiful” Matt 9:37God’s heart is that none should perish but that all would hear and repent. He longs for a people from every tribe, tongue and nation! He has many that are His own and many that are His in the nations where our workers ...Read More
Thursday 13th December“For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.” 2 Cor 4:6Light shines the brightest where it is dark. The places in whi...Read More
Wednesday 12th December“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” 2 Cor 4:4b The gospel is light. Yet for those who are spiritually blind, they cannot ...Read More
Tuesday 11th December“And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.” 2 Cor 4:4aEvery time workers tell someone about Jesus they are engaging in a spiritual battle with the powerful weapon of the gospel. This message is life changing, culture chang...Read More
Monday 10th December “So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.” 2 Cor 4:12Many Muslim countries are spiritually dead, but God is calling His body in these places to partner in the sufferings of Christ that, in these days, the life of Christ might be mad...Read More
We have two ladies who are sisters, who help us out in our home with things such as childcare and keeping on top of the relentless dust that you get in a country where it doesn't rain for ten months of the year! We are grateful to God for them as without their work it wouldn't be possible for u...Read More