Floyd McClung recently wrote this short testimony to encourage us to continue praying for Muslims people and this working alongside them in refugee camps:
Terrorists get the media’s attention, but they don’t win the battle for people’s hearts. There are far more people responding to the love of Jesus than will ever join up with ISIS and its movement of fear! The real war on terror isn’t fought with drones and AK47s! It is being combated with love by our dedicated workers who are right now serving on the Syrian border and in refugee camps in Europe.
Millions of Muslims are turning to Jesus around the world and it is precisely for that reason: they are sick and tired of hate and violence. They are tired of man-made religion. Of rules and self-righteousness. They want something more. They hunger for what only Jesus can offer.
One such Syrian refugee named Ishmael was a former secret service agent in Syria – assigned to assassinate those who opposed the regime. He was sickened by what he was doing, but fearful to speak up. He decided to run for his life – literally. He escaped at night across the desert with his family to Jordan. There Ishmael met “George” (not his real name – changed to protect his identity as he continues to minister in Jordan). George led him to faith in Christ and Ishmael in turn started 38 Bible studies with other refugees – including back in Syria itself.
- Pray for the many Muslim background believers across the world, as many face ostracism and persecution from families and communities because of their faith. Pray for them to grow, grounded in a faith and knowledge of their Father God that will be a witness to those around them.
- Pray for Christians working in refugee camps to have compassion and to share Jesus with the people they serve, and that many will find hope, life and healing through the power of the Gospel.
- Pray for the ongoing discipleship or MMB’s for resources and people to walk with them as they grow in their faith.
- Pray for a significant move of the Holy Spirit across the Middle East, for many Muslims to encounter Christ and for genuine peace to come to this region.
Acts 5 vs 14: “Yet more than ever believers were added to the Lord, great numbers of both men and women“