I often wonder how God looks at us whenever we get caught up scurrying around—collecting strategies and best practices and the top 10 ways to be effective evangelists, parents, Sunday school teachers, or pastors.
Strategies and best practices are essential for a healthy ministry. It’s important to learn about what tends to work.
And yet, God is so creative! He often works outside our boxes and shows up in the strangest ways and places.
Here are a few of the strange ways my team has seen our creative God at work in the lives of our Muslim friends on the field.
Layla is fiery and full of passion. And her steps of faith are directly connected to ballroom dancing! She made a friend in her dance class who loves Jesus and who shared the Gospel with her. God literally danced Layla into the Kingdom!
Another woman named Aisha wanted to read about Jesus Christ in the Word. But her husband told her he wanted her to have nothing to do with the Bible. His opposition increased her desire to learn more, and she eventually embraced Jesus Christ. This infuriated her parents, and her husband divorced her.
Even so, Aisha says that out of great loss, she has found her greatest treasure in the Saviour.
And then there’s our old bathtub with its slow-leaking drain. Recently, it was used to baptize our friend Halima, for whom we’d been praying for years. Halima was ready to follow Jesus Christ, even though she knew it meant sacrificing much for the Kingdom. So, we filled the leaky tub and celebrated as we welcomed our new sister into the family. What a moment!
We don’t always get to see the fruit of our prayers of faith and our labour in the harvest.
But when we catch a glimpse of God’s strange and creative ways—like bathtubs and ballroom dancing—we celebrate that more Muslim men and women are embracing Jesus Christ!
God is using miracles both big and small to draw Muslims into the Kingdom.
Friday 16th NovemberGorontalo people – an unreached people group Pop: 1 Million Muslim: 98%Among over 1 million Gorontalo in Sulawesi, there are believed to be only about 3,200 followers of Christ. This people group live in the northern part of the island, in an area made up o...Read More
Thursday 15th NovemberThe Bugis – an unreached people group Pop: >5 million Muslim: 99%The Bugis are the dominant people group in Sulawesi. They number over five million and live mainly in the south of the island. They make their living by hunting, fishing, farming,...Read More
Wednesday 14th NovemberLos Pueblos Abandonados – written by a Frontiers workerI asked a Spanish-speaking friend, “What’s the word for ‘unengaged peoples’ in Spanish?”What he said went right to my heart.“Los pueblos abandonados,” he said, which ...Read More
Tuesday 13th NovemberRecent earthquake and tsunamiThere are several large islands in Indonesia, including Sulawesi, which is the world’s eleventh largest island. This was where the recent earthquake struck on the 28th of September.The 7.5 magnitude earthquake triggere...Read More
Monday 12th NovemberIntroducing Indonesia Pop: 260 million Muslim: 215 million (83%)With thousands of islands, Indonesia is a unique and fascinating archipelago situated between Australia and mainland Asia. Indonesia draws tourists in their millions each year and has generated ...Read More
Saturday 10th NovemberTragedies and miracles – a story from a Southeast Asian countryA small path leads to the hut that was built to give shelter to a small family: Faadl and Elmas who are 14 and 16 years old, their mother and little Hasuma who is 3 years old. The house has a big li...Read More