Even in the midst of the persecution of Christians by terrorist organizations such as Islamic State (IS), an extremist group that is located primarily in Northern Nigeria and al-Shabaab, miracles are happening as the Lord continues to change hearts.
One of Open Doors’ partners broadcasting the gospel in the Somali language across the Horn of Africa and beyond recently shared some of the comments they received from listeners.
Among the many amazing comments the ministry included was this one from a devoted Muslim following the IS execution of Ethiopian Christians in Libya in April.
“Now days I have been thinking about Jesus Christ. For instance, all prophets at some point sinned but Jesus was sinless. Also in the Quran you can see that other prophets supported wars, but Jesus declared himself a peacemaker. I have learned all these things. As a result, my heart is now almost inclined towards Christianity.”
Another message was received following the IS massacre of believers in Libya.
“I am really very sorry about the Ethiopian Christians killed in Libya. I pray that God may comfort the families they left behind. From now on, I don’t want to be a Muslim any longer. Now I declare my faith in Christ, but you must keep this as a secret.”
The Open Doors partner also reported about another message received in May.
“From the day I believed, I felt that I am a new person, like someone who is born again. God has transformed my life within.”
The Lord is giving us a small glimpse into the way He uses evil in such places as Libya, Iraq, Syria and Nigeria to bring people to Himself. Keep praying that the Good News will boldly go out – through radio, satellite television, social media and delivery of Bibles – throughout the world.
Compiled by Jerry Dykstra. For media inquiries, contact Christine Cape at 404-545-0085 or Christy Lynn Wilson at 770-401-9842.