Published on January 31st, 2017
Christian workers in the Middle East tell VOM that even radical Muslims are turning from Islam and giving their lives to Christ! Read below about how one of them learned more about Jesus.
A Christian taxi driver worked in Lebanon near the border with Syria. One day, he picked up a passenger who had a big beard. The beard looked like the beards worn by men in radical Muslim groups. The bearded man said to the driver, “Take me to the airport. I am flying home to Saudi Arabia. But on the way, I want to find a Bible. Can you find me a Bible?”
The driver found him a Bible, then asked him, “Sir, why did you want a Bible?”
The man answered, “I am a teacher of Islam. I have been in Syria teaching ISIS fighters. But I am sick of the violence. There must be something better than this.” [Islam is the religion of Muslims. ISIS is a group of radical Muslim fighters.]
(Source: VOMRadio.net. Edited for length, clarity, and age-appropriateness.)
To Talk About
• Why did the Muslim want a Bible?
• A quote from VOMRadio.net: “If you are praying for ISIS fighters to come to Christ, God is answering your prayer. If you are not praying for that, you should be.” Why should Christians pray for radical Muslims?
A Christian who ministers among Syrians shares the good news of Jesus using an interesting wristband. Watch a video clip to hear him explaining the symbols on the wristband in Arabic, the main language of Syria.