A Ripe Missions Field
As long as I lived in Egypt as a secret believer, for 5 years after my conversion, it was my consolation that I was not sitting idle until the time of escape. The Lord used me in translating 13 books from English to Arabic and vice versa. When I would feel down due to Islamic persecution I would go for walk in Azbakeya square, grab a sandwich of fava beans and falafel, take a look in the Nile Christian bookstore and see the books on the shelves with my name on them. I looked forward to doing more. I was longing to proclaim the gospel to Muslims with my own voice.
When I was granted a 5-year multiple entry visa I knew I was being released into the mission field to Muslims. There would be no more looking over my shoulders and no more entering the church from the back door. I was not coming to America to amass material wealth, but rather to focus on my missionary goals. Through some missionary agencies, like The Sudan Interior Mission, I went alongside missionaries in the city of Charlotte. We evangelized Muslims in their own mosques and got to give away Bibles and books that made the Christian faith more easily understood.
Then the Lord opened a door for me to proclaim the gospel on the radio through the generous partnership of Global Radio Outreach. It was difficult to believe that people were actually listening to me until letters from radio listeners to our radio programs came pouring in. We even once helped a brother in Jordan with an electric wheelchair. He was elated and so were we.
While I continue to broadcast on G.R.O.’s Internet Radio Network, the Lord has also opened additional doors for me. Now He’s also using us on satellite Christian TV channels. Every Friday at 2:00 p.m. EST, I get behind my desk and do a TV show with brother Andrew Habib on Al-Karma TV. The show lasts for about two hours. Muslims get saved and we pray with them to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior. It’s heartwarming to teach God’s Word to Muslims. We receive a flood of phone calls from literally all over the world . . . Egypt, Syria, the United States . . . you name it! Honestly we can’t take every call during the show due to the limited time, but we are all happy that there's always next Friday and they can come with more questions. On the internet, the TV show receives over 10,000 viewers, and, of course, those watching us on their TV screens are such an infinite number. Muslims always get priority in phone calls and I’m more than glad to offer discipleship via Facebook messenger.
Long gone are the days when we used to spend a lot of money on international calls. We are now thankful to call Muslims internationally for free. I always pray and give spiritual and emotional support to converts that I’m discipling. How many are there? After my own name, Abraham, a father of many, Genesis 17. And we claim the promise! As much as we don’t care for Islamic fanaticism and political ideology of Islam, this is a golden opportunity for us. This is a ripe mission field in which you can easily start a conversation with anyone.
Nobody in the Muslim world would ever tell you, “we don’t talk religion here”. In fact, the mention of God there is pretty common in almost every other sentence. Muslims are hungrier than ever for the living bread and the living water. Woe to us if we don’t preach! We are challenged by God’s Word to respond to Muslims, “bring water for the thirsty; you who live in Tema, bring food for the fugitives.”(Isaiah 21:14). We are always praying to meet real seekers of truth in the hope of avoiding futile arguments that do nothing but breed disputes (2 Timothy 2:23). In the meekness of Christ as well as in holy boldness, the gospel flows gently, yet confidently, out of us. His Word shall not return void (Isaiah 55:11)
Thank you so much for partnering with us in order to bring Muslims to Christ and getting them saved.
Christ is Victorious in us!
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