I have a very good friend, Linus Morris, who travels the world, training different groups of Christians in how to best lead others to Christ and disciple them. He just got back from Ethiopia and shared the following two stories with me and many others who follow and support his ministry. These stories are about reaching Muslims in that part of the world, a little different than reaching them here in America.
Over and over again we heard stories of God’s supernatural intervention in bringing people to faith in Jesus. One man told how he became a Christian in a Muslim family. When his father found out about it, he picked up a spear to kill his son. The son’s mother threw herself at the father’s feet and implored him not to kill him. The father responded, “Ok, but you are going to the Mosque tomorrow and denounce Christ and reconvert to Islam. In the night, the son packed up and fled. The father chased him on a donkey, but the son was able to escape to another village and is now reaching other Muslims. He hasn’t seen his family in eleven years.
Another woman born to a polygamous Muslim father but was raised by a grandmother until 8-years old, when her father brought her back to his village (and his four wives and children). At age 11 the Muslim father found out his daughter had become a Christian, and for the next two years her step-bothers (sons of the other mothers) beat her. They finally rented a car and drove her into the desert wilderness where they left her to die. Meanwhile, God spoke to a Christian woman in a not too distant village and said, “There is a young woman in the desert who has been left to die.” The Christian woman went and found the 13-year-old, raised her, and sent her to Bible school. She is now a powerful witness and part of the Horn of Africa ministry.
There were a lot of more amazing stories and an amazing passion for bringing the Gospel to all corners of Ethiopia. It was a great honor to be able to contribute to the training (Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Divine Expedition) of these passionate followers and servants of our Savior and Lord, Jesus. The Gospel is spreading rapidly in Ethiopia through them.
In Christ, Linus Morris
If you want to know more about Linus ministry, let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will connect you up with him.