Eight years ago, Safwah (not his real name) came to Christianity through the message of Christ’s love and the help of Back to God Ministries International (BTGMI).
After Safwah became a Christian, he contacted BTGMI’s Arabic ministry leader at least once each month.
BTGMI Arabic ministry team uses Skype to disciple seekers in the Middle East.
“Since then he has regularly asked me to pray for his witness to his family,” notes the ministry leader. “I am so thankful—after eight years, he reports that his sister and brother-in-law have come to faith in Christ.”
In July 2011, the Arabic ministry made it easier for seekers and new believers like Safwah to contact BTGMI through Skype, a technology that enables people to meet face to face through the Internet on their computers.
“Through my Skype conversations with Safwah, we became friends,” says BTGMI’s Arabic leader.
In engaging with Muslims, says the ministry leader, it is important to listen patiently, to pray for their salvation, and to be hospitable and caring.
What’s most effective is to spread the message of self-giving love. This message resonates with Muslim seekers.
About the Author
Nancy Vander Meer is a staff writer with Back to God Ministries International in Grand Rapids, Mich.