We had just set up our Bible table on the beach promenade when I met a young Muslim woman from Yemen, wearing a hijab.
When I saw her walking our direction, I stepped forward and introduced myself. She seemed eager to have a conversation. I offered her a pamphlet called Jesus and the Qur’an.
She thanked me and said, “Muslims believe in Jesus, too!” That’s when she told me she was from Yemen. “My family is there and I worry about them. They’re having a war. There is a famine and a cholera outbreak.”
“Oh my! Would you like us to pray for your family?”
Several of us gathered around her and prayed that God would protect her family, keep them healthy and meet their needs. Afterward she shared that while her husband relaxed on the beach, she had decided to take a walk. She was concerned that they’d been married several years and she had not yet become pregnant.
I said, “That was once my problem too! I had been married for years and unable to conceive. Then I began reading the Bible and I fell in love with Jesus. That’s when we discovered I was pregnant and God began to bless us with children. I now believe God was waiting for me to come to know Jesus first! I don’t know if God will do the same for you, but I do believe God will bless you when you learn more about Jesus.”
She listened. Then I offered her a Jesus movie in Arabic and several more pamphlets about Jesus in the Arabic language. She was happy! As she walked away, she repeatedly said, “Thank you for talking to me. Thank you for praying for my family. Thank you for helping me! Thank you, thank you!”
After she left, our team gathered to pray for her again. “Thank You Lord Jesus, for bringing this precious young women our way. Speak to her heart as she reads Your Word and watches the Jesus movie. Begin now to draw her husband to Yourself. May they both soon come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.”
- For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
- Read Jesus and the Qur’an here: https://www.crossway.org/tracts/jesus-and-the-quran-2642/
- Watch the Jesus Movie here: https://www.jesusfilm.org/watch.html
This life is temporary. This life is short. When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever. Where will the “real you” live? Will you live for all eternity separated from God? Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven? Learn more so you can make your most important decision: http://www.godlife.com/gospel/ and http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity