Published on October 23rd, 2014
“Girls don’t go out and play!” an Afghan girl a told a visitor from the United States. Traditionally girls and women in Afghanistan have not had the opportunity to learn new activities outside their homes. Some strict Muslims in Afghanistan do not approve of girls even going to school.
A group of people from other countries started skateboarding classes in Afghanistan. Girls are welcome. Students can take other classes besides skateboarding. “[It’s] not just about skateboarding. It’s about giving people life skills and hope for the future,” said a spokesman for the group.
The Bible talks of an even “better hope” that brings us closer to God. (See Hebrews 7:20.) Christians are bringing that hope to those in Afghanistan, too.
Christians in Afghanistan are telling others about their hope in Christ. Christian websites and radio broadcasts from outside the country are teaching people that not all Afghans are Muslims; some Afghans follow Jesus. This is a new idea to some viewers and listeners.
The Voice of the Martyrs helps Christians who want to reach Muslims with the gospel. Learn more here.
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