What follows is a message about a recent convert from one of our missionaries on the field.
This message picks up from Abraham recently coming to Christ from his Muslim religion. At the news of his conversion his wife became irate and moved to divorce him. We had prayer for Abraham during this time and this is the latest message we received,
Abraham’s wife never changed and so she still forced Abraham to divorce her and pay thousands of dollars in fines. He arrived at court last week. His wife announced to the judge and all who were present that Abraham had apostatized and converted to Christianity. Abraham was shocked because his wife had told Abraham that she would not say anything during the court hearing. She has also contacted all of Abraham’s family, friends, and co-workers to tell them about his conversion. To Abraham’s amazement he still has the support of his relatives. Because of Abraham’s godly conduct and his kindness toward his wife even in the midst of this divorce his family is not turning against him.
I was talking with Abraham for a long time last night. He told me how for the first three days or so after the divorce he was so hurt. He said he was overwhelmed with sadness and was crying a lot.
But, now he has been filled with deep and even overflowing peace and joy. He said he’s never been so happy in all his life. He told me he was walking the other day and talking with the Lord. He said, “God, why are you so good to me? I’m nothing, I’m rubbish, yet you have given me so much peace and love and joy. I thank you so much! You are too good to me!” Abraham rarely stops smiling.
And praise God. The news of Abraham’s conversion to Jesus has gone out to all. So, he now has no fear. Everything is in the open, everyone knows he’s a follower of Jesus. And we’re praying that God will draw some to Abraham and find the forgiveness of sins found in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life. (Matt 19:29)