Published on February 10th, 2014
Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, is a city in the West Bank today. It is about six miles from Jerusalem. Christians live in Bethlehem, but most of the people are Muslims.
Saif, the father of five children, was a Muslim in Bethlehem. After studying the Bible, he gave his life to Christ. But his wife was not ready to become a Christian.
Saif’s five Muslims brothers told him to choose between them and Christ; they did not want a Christian in their family. Saif chose Christ.
Saif shares his faith with people who do not know the truth about Jesus. As a result, he has been arrested and has had to move to Jerusalem to continue sharing the gospel. His wife and children still live in the West Bank. Saif visits with his wife in Jerusalem often, and has encouraged her to read the Bible. He believes she will soon turn her life over to Christ.
Pray for families who are separated because of the faith of someone in the family. Pray for Saif’s brothers, wife, and children.