For years, long-term workers in the Middle East have prayed for Muslims to embrace Jesus Christ as Savior. Now, they’re seeing unprecedented openness in this region. The Spirit is moving, and fellowships of Muslim-born followers of Jesus are rapidly multiplying.
Joel, a Frontiers team leader in a Middle Eastern city, helps equip Muslim-background believers to share the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches. Through these efforts, a movement of faith in Christ is now underway. In the past year, the number of new Muslim-background believers in the city has quadrupled.
“A year ago,” Joel says, “there were around 40 to 50 groups, encompassing 200 to 250 Muslim-background believers. Now there are about 120 to 150 groups with 700 to 1,000 people!”
“I’ve never felt such closeness to God in all my life.”
As Joel and his teammate Ricky were out seeking people who were open to learning more about Jesus, they met a young man named Adil. When they started discussing religion, Adil stated that he believed that the Bible is corrupted. Joel responded that the Bible is the true Word of God and told Adil several stories about Jesus. Then he suggested they pray together.
Ricky prayed first and simply asked God to speak to them. After a few minutes, Adil began weeping.
“I’ve cried out to God so many times,” Adil said, “but I’ve never taken the time to sit and be quiet and wait for Him to speak. I’ve never felt such closeness to God in all my life. It’s the greatest feeling in the world to hear Him speak!”
Since then, Joel and Adil have been reading the Bible together every week. And last month, Adil decided to follow Jesus and declare Him as Lord. Like many other Muslim-background believers, Adil’s life is being transformed as he learns to joyfully obey Christ and share the Good News with others.
This move of the Gospel is now spreading throughout the city and even reaching into surrounding villages.
Around the world, Muslims are being drawn to Jesus Christ.
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This account comes from a long-term worker. Names and places have been changed for security.