I have heard there is a dramatic, miraculous move of God among Muslims, especially those who are refugees, that it is amazing what God is doing in Iraq and the surrounding region. A missionary named Daniel moved to the Middle East to work with Syrian refugees. As he built relationships, trust was built and the people began to open up to the gospel. He tells how many there are disillusioned and broken and just want to know the truth. Now more than ever there is a harvest among Muslims that has not been seen in history.
One afternoon Daniel walked into a white tent with a family of eight people inside. “Hi I’m Daniel and I’m here to tell you about Jesus,” he announced.
He wasn’t quite prepared for their reaction. The family freaked out. They looked at each other and almost turned white. The father was excited, yelling.
What’s going on? Daniel wondered.
The interpreter explained that the night before Daniel’s visit the whole family was sitting in their tent having tea together and a man in white opened the door to their tent and stood at the entrance. The man was glowing.
“Hello, My name is Jesus and I am sending a man tomorrow named Daniel to tell you more about me.” Then he disappeared.
So when Daniel arrived at their doorway and told them his name, they were completely undone. After they asked him to share about Jesus, the whole family gave their lives to Him.
The father had been a devout Muslim. Today, this man and his family are planting underground churches and are seeing a harvest among Muslims. His daughter has even been phoning relatives in Saudi Arabia to tell them about Jesus.
Daniel was called by God to go to spiritually dark places and to spend his life on the lost souls of the Muslim world. Among the refugees who are almost all Muslims, it is found that many are disillusioned with Islam and they don’t know what they believe anymore. At times, they ask, “What is truth?” What a perfect opening to hear the Gospel.
Daniel’s team realized that intimidation and fear were only a smokescreen. On the other side of that fear was their greatest breakthrough of joy as they laid down their lives and watched Jesus move. In the middle of the desert, in the midst of dirt and grime, hungry souls who are poor in spirit are hearing God’s voice. Jesus, of course, is attracted to the broken, the contrite and the desperate.