Muslims displaced by ISIS are embracing Christianity thanks to the witness of their children, who share with their parents the love of Christ. A ministry director working among refugees in northern Iraq told Christian Aid Mission that recently, 600 children attended a program put on by the ministry, where they received Bibles and heard the gospel.
After learning about Jesus, one 10-year-old boy decided to put his faith in Christ for salvation, “That night, we asked the kids to go tell their parents about what they had heard and share the story of Jesus with everyone,” the director said. “Mahmood’s father came the next day complaining to us about our influence in his kid’s decision to accept Christ. As a Muslim, the boy’s father was fearful of community backlash. His father had never heard a word about Jesus, so he gave us the opportunity to tell him about Christ and His salvation,” the director said. “Not long after that, he accepted Christ and took Bibles for his wife and two daughters.” “Mahmood’s father now has a Bible study in his house every Friday at 10 a.m. – the Muslim prayer day!” the director said.
Recently, the ministry team traveled to a town in western Iran known to have ties to Islamic extremism. After spending time in prayer, the missionaries went to the house of the village elder, religious leader Kaka Shehab, and told him about Christ. His daughter was ill with asthma, so they prayed for her before leaving him with a Kurdish language Bible. “The next day, he phoned us and said, ‘My daughter has recovered, thanks to your prayers. Please, come back to the village and pray for everyone the same prayer that you prayed for her, and give Bibles to every house in the village.” The team returned and distributed 500 Kurdish-language Bibles, and they prayed for and explained Christ to all who received them.
Bible Study: Matthew 19:14
AUGUST: PRAY DEEPER for Iraq! Give thanks for the powerful manifestation of God which led the religious leader, Kaka Shebab, to re-invite the missionaries and distribute Bibles and pray with every villager. Thank God that His power is frequently manifested to His glory among these peoples.