Published on November 2nd, 2017
The previous post told about Hassan, a Muslim in Uganda who tried to disrupt Christian meetings — until he met Jesus. The majority of the people in Uganda are Christians. But Islam is growing, and parts of the country have more Muslims than Christians. (Islam is the religion of Muslims.)
Why is Islam Growing?
*Besides attacking Christian meetings, Hassan and other Muslims studied how to use technology and media to make Muslim beliefs seem more appealing.
*Muslims worship in buildings called “mosques,” and their holy book is the Quran. But Muslim media specialists may call a mosque a “Muslim church” and the Quran the “Muslim Bible.” They hope Christians will think, “Muslims are a lot like us!” (Check the Beliefs section to find several charts comparing differences between Islam and biblical Christianity.)
*A Muslim businessman may come to a town in Uganda and say, “I’m going to open a factory and hire 1,000 people to work for me. But everyone I hire has to be a Muslim.”
*Christian students are not welcome to attend school in Muslim areas.
After Hassan became a Christian, he started a school for children of persecuted Christians who were not welcome in their local schools. One of the things the school teaches the children is how to share their faith with Muslims.
The photo above shows the children in the school. Hassan is in the back wearing a red shirt.
To Think About
After reading this post, can you list five things to pray about for Uganda and the Christians there?