A Mission Society worker in India tells how they travelled into a slum where 65,000 Muslims were living in an area roughly one-half square mile. “That is where we met Raj” (not real name), the worker says. Raj welcomed them into his tiny office. He had moved to this slum 10 years ago, believing that God had called him to minister in that place. Now he has a team of 6 workers that mainly function as social workers, as advocates, getting hospital places, helping adults get training and jobs, and helping parents keep their children in school.
The success of Raj’s work is evident. For example, the percentage of children in this slum who are enrolled in school has risen from less than 10% to more than 80%. Although openly Christian in this completely Muslim community, Raj has won the love, trust, and respect of these people, so much so that he was allowed to take a wife from among them. This is unheard of!
“He told me that he did not try to convert his young wife, but he prayed diligently for her. One morning she was very troubled because a robed man came to her in her sleep, called her “daughter,” and told her he wanted her to follow Him. Raj listened and prayed but gave no advice. His wife had the same dream a second and third time. He then took her to a church, sat down with her in a pew, and pointed out a picture of Jesus on the wall. He pointed to the picture and said, ‘This is the man who has been calling you. Ask Him what He wants you to know.’After long minutes of sitting with her head bowed, she looked up at her husband. Raj asked what Jesus had told her… She then began to recount the entire Gospel story from Jesus’ birth to His death on the cross! There are now two Christians in that Muslim slum!”
Source: The Mission Society
BIBLE STUDY: 2 Corinthians 6:2
PRAISE: God that this lady had a miraculous revelation of Jesus, and for the faithfulness of Raj. Pray that the floodgates of salvation will open wide.