In particular, I am thinking of the followers of Islam.
Many believe that Islam is just another way to get to heaven. Others see only the differences, and feel polemic against Jesus as the Son of God. They would like to fight back politically and with strong apologetics.
SIM (Serving in Mission) has a long history of evangelism among the followers of Islam. Is any sacrifice too great when the result is seeing people called into the kingdom of God and discipled as sincere followers of Jesus Christ?
There are so many unreached Muslim people groups. There are so few workers to go and tell them of Jesus. A lot of misunderstanding has come out of insensitive approaches. Our approach should show our love and respect.
So we come with the gospel and bring with us doctors and nurses that treat the sick in hospitals far away from any convenient urban centre. Specialist in agriculture, water development, or animal husbandry help Muslim villages and nomadic tribes with their basic needs. In the cities we help the poor with micro enterprises, feeding projects, orphanages, outreach to street children, HIV and AIDS ministries, and social work. This all goes hand in hand with telling the followers of Islam of the hope that is in us. Social work provides the opportunity and the credibility necessary for effectively sharing the gospel.
- The Tough Work of Christians Reaching Muslims Around the World (blackchristiannews.com)
- My Encounter with an Islamic Outreach Director… (callingallsheep.com)