Daughter’s New Faith Disturbs Mother
Sister Sahar grew up in a Muslim family in Saudi Arabia. Sadly, her dad died when she was 7. She and her mother grew very close. “She was like my mom and my dad at the same time,” Sahar said.
A few years later, Sahar came to the United States as an international student. She and her mother Skyped often to keep in touch.
Up to that time, Sahar had never seen a Bible. But she met some Christians, and one of them gave her a Bible, and another led her to the Lord. She didn’t plan to tell her mother, but her mother noticed a difference.
“We were Skyping, and she told me, ‘You look different today,’” Sahar remembered. “She said, ‘You have a light in your face. What is going on?’”
When her mother found out about her daughter’s new faith, she didn’t speak to Sahar for five months. “That was so hard, because we were so close,” Sahar said. “But I know God was with me. He gave me a vision about [my mom] coming to Christ. [He told me] ‘Just wait and see; [your family] will come to know Me one by one.’ I know I have that security in Him, and I know He loves them more than I do.”
Sister Sahar plans to reach other Middle Eastern women with the truth about Jesus through a website and Facebook page. “I believe it is going to be very effective, because women are going to watch it, and they want to know more about the hope I found in Christ,” Sahar said.
Please pray for:
*Her mother and relatives
*Her ministry to Muslim women
To Talk About
*Why do you think Sahar’s mom stopped speaking to her after she became a Christian?
*Do you think it was hard for the American Christian to give a Bible to a Muslim from Saudi Arabia?
*How did Sahar’s mom find out she was a Christian?
Read about life for Christians in Saudi Arabia in Bold Believers in Saudi Arabia available in the Downloads section.
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