Through war and illness, this listener joyfully rests in his newfound Savior! We gratefully present this message we received in response to our Arabic programs
"My beloved ones and great family,
"I was pleased to receive your reply to my message today and to know that you still have the love of Christ for me. I lost contact with you years ago against my will because of the circumstances my family and I went through. My country of Iraq went through a tough war, and I had no means of communication for a long time.
"My older brother was killed by terrorists in 2004. This was a huge shock to me and my family, and because of it, I now have a chronic disease that will accompany me all of my life. However, in the middle of all these circumstances, I found Jesus. I didn’t forget His mercy and kindness, and I never forgot you. You will always be in my heart.
"Please know that I love you very, very much, and I wish from the bottom of my heart to meet you face to face and see your sweet smile. I leave you in God’s hands."
The media is full of reports of turmoil in the Middle East. Uprisings have rocked the governments of several countries in this part of the world. Pray that God will use these current crises to open doors and hearts to the gospel, and that many will find "peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1). Ultimately, we know true peace will come to this region only when Christ returns in power and glory.
Learn more about our projects to reach the Middle East.
(This post was originally published by TWR Europe.)