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Malaysia: “All Things Work for Good”

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Akma, a teenage girl in Malaysia, grew up in a Muslim family. It is hard for Muslims in Malaysia to learn about Jesus, because it is against the law to share the gospel with a Malay Muslim.

Chinese and Indian people in Malaysia are allowed to have churches, but they often are afraid to let Muslims visit. They know they could get in trouble.

But Akma’s mother visited a church and decided to give her life to Jesus! Akma’s father was very angry with his wife. He yelled at her and threatened to hurt her and their children if any of them ever went to church again.

Akma still wanted to know the truth about God and Jesus. She took a bus to visit a church, with her mother’s blessing. “My mother said the important thing was that her children would attend church,” Akma said.

Akma was happy to see other teens at the church, and she began attending more often. But she worried about her father. He treated his family harshly because of their new faith. Akma trusted what the Bible said in Romans 8:28: “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to his purpose.”

Finally Akma’s father decided he didn’t want anything more to do with his wife and children. Akma, her siblings, and their mother moved to secret housing in another city.

Akma quit wearing her Muslim head covering at school, and she let people know that she was a Christian. Her teachers and friends then rejected her because of her belief in Jesus. Akma prayed and decided she would try to get good grades as a way to honor Jesus. She became the top student in school!

The teachers and students respected her hard work. “It opened the door for me to evangelize,” Akma said. “My prayer is that all the young people will come to know Jesus.”

Please join Akma in praying for kids and youth in Malaysia. Pray that her father and other Muslims will know the truth about Jesus.

(To protect their identities, the names of some of the people on this website and some identifying details have been changed. Some of the quotes and stories have been edited and paraphrased from the original sources for clarity.)



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