Ahmed liked to sit in front of his family’s TV and flip through channels. When he was home alone, he watched a Christian satellite program. Ahmed learned the truth about Jesus from the program, and he believed what he heard. But he kept his new faith secret.
Like most Moroccan children, Ahmed was born into a Muslim family. Family honor is treasured in Morocco. Many Muslims believe their family’s honor will be ruined if a family member becomes a Christian.
One day, Ahmed went to the souk (market) with his mother Zebidah, and his two younger sisters. But Ahmed forgot to take his money. He returned home to get his money, planning to join his mother and sisters later. When he got home, he discovered his father, Gareeb, watching a Christian program on TV!
“What are you doing?” asked Ahmed. “That’s a Christian program you are watching!”
“Son, I’ve been watching this show for a long time,” his father answered.
“Really?” said Ahmed. “Then I can tell you that I watch it, too!”
Ahmed and his father joyfully shared what they had learned about Jesus. Then they agreed to tell the rest of the family that they were followers of Christ.
After Zebidah and the girls came home, Gareeb and Ahmed discovered an amazing fact. They had also been watching the Christian program and had given their lives to Jesus!
The TV program became the family’s church. They sang, prayed, and read the Bible along with the people on the show. They listened to sermons that encouraged them.
Pray that more Moroccan families will come to know Christ.
(Source: Bold Believers in Morocco)
“Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served….Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve….But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:14–15).