Monday, February 3, 2020 -
On Saturday, a friend of mine who is starting a new ministry to encourage the church in the United States to reach out to Muslim immigrants, and teach them how to do so effectively, explained to me how only in North America does it seem that the gospel of Jesus Christ is not penetrating the Muslim community significantly. For example, in one large major Muslim country, between 3-5 million have left Islam and come to faith. There are similar movements in Yemen, Somalia, and other Middle Eastern countries. In Afghanistan, where 50 years ago there were only probably a handful of believers, over 100,000 have come to faith. The Christian church is growing faster in Iran than any place in the word, and mostly as a result of people leaving Islam in joining the house church movement.
But what about the United States and Canada? Most Muslim immigrants are not radical Muslims, and are very curious and thus open to Christianity. They are very open to your friendship and very easy to befriend. Friendship evangelism with Muslims here in North America can be very effective when it comes to reaching them with the gospel. But there is a way to do it and things to avoid saying. I urge you to contact Overseas Students Mission
P.O. Box 6511, Charlottesville, VA 22906