Morocco: “This Hurts My Heart”
Mustafa and Salma have suffered serious persecution as Christians in Muslim Morocco. But now their family has a new problem.
The couple decided to follow Christ after they got married. That’s when the trouble started.
*Mustafa’s Muslim relatives grew bitter toward him.
*The police questioned the Mustafa and Salma many times.
*Mustafa lost his job.
*Out of fear of persecution, church members turned against them.
*They had to move away from their community.
But God has blessed Mustafa and Salma in the midst of their struggles.
*They started a church in their new town.
*Mustafa teaches believers how to face persecution.
*They have baptized a new Christian.
*And, after seven years of prayer, God blessed them with a son.
But now that their son is old enough to go to school, the family has another concern. Mustafa cannot find work, so they can’t afford a private school. Their son has to attend a school with Muslim teachers and lessons. The boy has boldly proclaimed Jesus as king at school, but sometimes he comes home reciting verses from the Quran, the Muslim holy book.
“This hurts my heart so much,” said Mustafa. “I do not want him to grow up in a knowledge like this.”
Please pray for the family. Pray that Mustafa and Salma’s son will have the truth of Christ in his heart and will follow it.
(Source: The Voice of the Martyrs March 2019 newsletter.)