5 Ways Islam is Spreading in a Christian Country
Every morning, students at Christian schools in Uganda pray and read Scriptures. Christian leaders visit the schools to make sure the children understand the good news of Jesus. The Christians want to make sure the children are strong in their faith.
The majority of people in Uganda are Christians. But in parts of Uganda, Islam is growing. (Islam is the religion of Muslims.) Recently Brother Steven, a Christian from Uganda, talked about how the Muslims are spreading Islam in some areas.
1. “In our country, we have many orphans,” said Brother Steven. “Christians sometimes say, ‘Somebody else will take care of that child.’ But Muslims raise the money to support children in Africa so they will become Muslims.”
2. “Muslims give scholarships..,” said Brother Steven. “If you are to get a scholarship, definitely you must become a Muslim.”
3. Brother Steven also said, “They now have a strategy of building mosques everywhere — like every mile there is a mosque. [A mosque is a building where Muslims worship.] It could be a mosque for five people, or three people, but they are very optimistic about the future.”
4. “Fifty percent of the younger people have no jobs,” Brother Steven said. “[The Muslims say], ‘We have a job for you, but to do this job, we really need you to be a Muslim.’”
5. Brother Steven added, “It is a strategy to marry Christian girls. Young men who get a Christian girl, especially from a pastor’s family, get a [money] reward. They are a hero.” The Muslims believe the family the man starts with the Christian girl will be Muslim.
Look at each of the challenges for Christians mentioned above and pray about them. For example, you might pray, “Dear God, please help the people who care for orphans in Uganda find good Christian homes for the children.”
Brother Steven said, “We need to pray for the church to preach the gospel so people can hear the real gospel and receive it and also share it with others.”
(Source: VOMRadio.net. Edited for clarity, length, and age-appropriateness.)