Did you visit your friend? What did you eat when you were there? What amazes me is that all comes out of some guys who are on the thin side of life.
There are other topics of interest too. Many Arabs work in other countries where they can earn more money. They will call their family back home every day to hear how things are going and what they are all doing. If they have school age children they will even check up on their homework. All this while counting the days until vacation allows them to return home.
While they are away from home, many have opportunity of being friends with Christian workers. There are discussions on prayer and opportunity to pray. Here they will hear about the sovereignty of God and God’s promises for all believers.
You will begin to know that they are getting to know God better when their prayers start with, “You are a God of peace, justice, and able to do anything…” and then move to pleas of mercy for all Arab people, for family, for enemies and asking God to “let them know the truth…”
Learning English is very important. Continuing to improve every day is important because it will enable a better argument to prove that Islam is the only way. Even though those arguments do not hold firm in the face of the good news of Christ.
I heard a story today of a woman who had heard the gospel message a few times but stood firm and held her ground about her decision to follow Islam.
She was one day washing up in the kitchen when a man appeared and stood before her, He explained to her clearly that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God and that He would use her to preach his Word. Then he disappeared. She became transformed, eager to follow Christ and joined a group of young women to study the Bible.
Worship has a way of softening even a man’s heart.
It is for all these things that we pray so that one family, even if in the city’s poorest neighbourhood, would become the first to follow Jesus.