Transforming The 10/40 Window Nations Through The Power of Prayer

Praise Report: Attracted By The Light - Sudan

Simon* recently started an Arabic language course at a local institution in Sudan. Almost all of his classmates are Muslims from non-Arabic speaking countries. Since the Qur'an and other Muslim writings should be read in the original Arabic, many choose to learn Arabic in order to understand their religion better.

Simon made it a habit to take his Arabic Bible to class. He often read it quietly during break times and while waiting for teachers who routinely arrived at least 20 minutes late for class. Simon found it encouraging that his classmates often gathered around him as he read his Bible. It was as if they were moths attracted by the light in a dark room!

Recently, between classes, Simon read the stories of Jesus Christ calming the storm and healing the paralytic with classmates Amir*, Abdulla*, and Mohammed*. Mohammed said that the stories could not be true because no mere man has the power that Jesus had in these stories, but Amir and Abdulla seemed to believe the stories were true.

Simon was aware that the spiritual battle for his fellow students' hearts raged around him. However, he was very encouraged to see how the truth of God's Word was attracting people to read it.

Praise God for the opportunity that God gave Simon to share the Gospel with his fellow students (The Bible, Deuteronomy 32:3).

Pray for all of Simon's classmates, including Amir, Abdulla, and Mohammed, to be drawn to Christ by what they read in the Word of God, and for God to lead to Simon those students who are genuinely seeking the Truth (The Bible, Matthew 13:1-9).

Local Believers Deliver Food Packages - Syria Recently, a team of Christian Believers experienced God's transforming power while delivering food aid packages. They knocked at the door of a house, and an elderly woman answered. In a fearful voice she asked, "Who are you?" The team told her that they were a group of young people helping the poor in the area. The woman excitedly called out to her two daughters. As soon as the girls saw the team members they started pouring out their gratitude for the food package. They explained that their father had passed away three months earlier and that they no longer had money for food.

The girls wanted to know if the team was from a local political party, so the Believers informed them that they were bringing help from God. They shared that they are Kurds who believe in Jesus Christ. The family invited the team into their home to drink coffee with them. The team told them about God's love, forgiveness, and redemption through Christ. One of the girls listened with such interest that the team continued to share about the miracles of Jesus. The girl asked for a New Testament and was excited to receive her own Bible.

Praise God for the brothers and sisters who are eager to share God's love amidst the terrible devastation in Syria (The Bible, 1 Chronicles 16:8).

Pray that God would continue to open people's hearts and bring them into a saving relationship with Himself (The Bible, Ezekiel 36:26-27).

*Name changed and source withheld

This article originally appeared in the April 2013 Edition of the Win 10/40 Reporter.
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