In what some are calling a Christian revival, Muslims across North Africa are converting to Jesus Christ in record numbers. “What God is doing in North Africa… is unprecedented in the history of missions” said Tino Qahoush, a graduate of Regent University and filmmaker. Qahoush says that sometimes he feels jealous. “How come Jesus is visiting the Muslim world at this time and age and we don’t hear that happening in the traditional Christian community.” His interviews confirm what experts say is a profound move of God in these nations.
Pastor Salah leads one of the largest churches in Algeria. Some 1,200 believers attend the church. He says every new Christian in his church came from a Muslim background. Since the church opened, they have baptised on average 150-160 believers per year. Algeria is the first Muslim Arab country to give protestant churches the freedom to register their congregations. Youssef Qurahmane, a leading Algerian Pastor, says, “God has given to us many opportunities to witness at police stations, at the courts, and in fact one time I went to the police station and they gave me 45 minutes to speak about Jesus! Just imagine… Muslims sitting and telling me, ‘Tell us about Jesus!’ ”
Today in North Africa on TV you can hear native Arab Christians talking about their faith, who are mature Christians, answering questions, involved in debates, you can hear different points of view, the Christian point of view in your own living room or in the privacy of your own bedroom. Emboldened by God’s power, Algerian Christians are now on a mission to take the Gospel to the four corners of the globe. “God has put in our heart to be able to send 1,000 missionaries by the year 2025”, says Pastor Qurahmane.
BIBLE STUDY: Acts 15:3-4
PRAISE: God that He is mercifully reaching out to the people of North Africa. Pray for a great harvest.