God moves among Muslim women
Syria (MNN) – How much would you risk sharing your faith? Unexplored ministries Co-founder Tom Doyle says a new believer in Syria recently put her life in danger for Christ.
“We see so many young Muslims coming to faith in Christ, and they share their faith. God uses new believers; they are spreading the gospel quickly throughout the Middle East, ”he said.
“What we are seeing today is a wave of holy audacity.”
When a Muslim woman whom we will call “Lydia” came to the saving faith in Jesus, she immediately thought of her family. But not in the way you might expect.
“She has a brother in the Islamic State [and] his brother fights terrorists in Libya. She picks up the phone and calls him, and tells him that she has accepted Jesus as her Savior. He said, ‘Well, that troubles me and we’ll have to do something about it; I’m going home.’ The next week she was baptized, and it wasn’t just her, ”Doyle says.
“She had already led three other Sunni Muslims to faith in Christ. They were all baptized together.
Lydia’s brother is still looking for her, but luckily she is safe. Pray for his continued protection and pray that the Lord will appear to his brother in a vision or a dream. Pray that he will understand the truth of God and believe in Christ.
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The Holy Spirit also moves among Muslims in the West. For example, two Muslim women in the United States recently came to faith in Christ after reading Women at Risk: Jesus’ Secret Agents in the Muslim World.
“They saw the cover photo of the woman in the cute headgear and started reading it,” Doyle says.
“[As] they read about what people had experienced in their religion, they stopped and wondered, “Have you seen this in Islam? Have you seen women get beaten up? I did it too. I guess that’s the truth. Let’s go on.’ These two Muslim best friends read it all Women at risk and in the end, I prayed to receive Jesus as Savior.
Today, women are actively involved in discipleship classes and eager to share their faith. “They want to start an exercise class [for] their Muslim friends who migrated here, just to get to know and love them, and eventually share the gospel of Jesus with them, ”says Doyle.
Do you have a Muslim colleague or neighbor? Pray for the courage to share the gospel with them. Maybe you can use one of Doyle’s books as a starting point for a conversation.
“A fifth of the world is Muslim, [it’s the] the biggest group of people we need to reach, ”says Doyle.
“Muslims have never been so open. We are trying to inspire the Body of Christ to wake up and realize that the Muslim harvest is here.
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