There is a great hunger amongst Muslim people around the world, to know more about Jesus and the Christian faith. The Al Massira film resource has been translated into 29 languages so that people can hear the good news of Christ in their mother tongue.
Groups like Welcome Church welcomechurches.org are teaching churches in the UK how to reach out to Refugees to welcome them into their Churches. The harvest amongst Iranians around the world is extraordinary. Women and young people are questioning many of the teachings that they hear in the Mosques. The fields are ripe for harvest. They want to know that they can be forgiven for their sins, that God loves them and that they can look forward to eternity in heaven. They want to know about Jesus. We heard a testimony from a refugee in Greece this morning, she went to the sea to wash but there were too many men there, she cried, went to her bed in her tent and had a dream where she felt Jesus say “do you know who I am? I am Jesus Christ, don’t cry any more I want to give you something, you will understand in the morning. ” She woke up at 9am the next day and she heard someone calling her name and saying they had boat tickets for her and her family to go to Athens.
It’s difficult for security reasons for us to share details of the many amazing stories we are sent after Al Massira training, coming out of places as far apart as Burkina Faso and Jakarta, the Middle East and Australia. Some are recorded on our website almassira.org. We will be happy to share more with those who make contact with us firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to the day when believers from a Muslim background are a mission force to people of the faith they were originally born into. This is starting to happen. However, It’s our job too. As it says in Roman 10: 14, "But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?"
Please pray that more people will want to reach out to people in Islam across England by opening their homes and sharing friendship and faith and in the wider world by prayer, financial support and by going to where people are. 19% of the population of High Wycombe are Muslims, its a good place to start. Who wants to organise an Al Massira training for people in River?
John Richards - Marlow