Discipleship is a difficult and dangerous challenge in a nation where identifying as a follower of Jesus can make you a target for extremist violence. But one believer shared this story about how determined seekers are finding what they’re looking for.
“I met one of our young believers through a social media site. I was very cautious about meeting with him face to face, but I accidentally sent him my mobile number. He kept calling me… asking to meet me and for copies of the New Testament. So I prayed about it and agreed to meet him. I said goodbye to my family and kissed the children. I drove to his part of the city along with another young believer, and parked the car… I told my friend, ‘If you don’t hear from me in ten minutes, drive the car and all of you get out of the city immediately.’ When I met this brother, he gave me a big hug and was very happy to see me… but honestly I was still thinking of how to get away!
But he reassured me, so I gave him the two New Testaments and he was thrilled. He had found what he’d been wanting for a long time. He shared his story with me…” “He was seeking for Jesus and couldn’t find anyone in the city where he lives. So he decided to save some money and buy a second-hand computer. He borrowed an Internet connection, taught himself to use email and social media and started searching for other believers in our nation. He found me despite all those challenges!
He’s so excited to learn about Jesus and so is his family, and he is sharing his understanding with others. God does His work in ways we don’t understand…”
Source: Joel News International
Bible Study:John 1:44-46
PRAISE God that He is being found in Afghanistan.
PRAY that doors will open for many to find the teachings of Christ. Pray for peace in this nation and the safety and encouragement of those who believe in secret.