Finding a Home

This story is true, but we changed the names of the people and places. We don’t want to risk compromising the people or the ministry. Thank you for understanding!

It started as a typical day for Ahmed and Fatima. They got their family together, left their home and they were off. As was their custom they headed to church. Due to the regular threat of persecution, church for them was an intimate experience in a local believer’s home.

As they approached their destination they saw the secret police enter the home. They were arresting the leader of their group. Ahmed knew it was only a matter of time until the leader, under pain of torture, would tell the authorities who was in the group.

Ahmed went into hiding. A few months later he was granted asylum in Europe and soon after his family joined him.

It was at church that Ahmed and Fatima met World Team workers Charlie and Louise. Charlie and Louise befriended Ahmed and Fatima and invited them and another family into their home on Sundays for Bible Study after church. As Charlie shared the scriptures with Ahmed and Fatima, they in turn would share what they were learning with their family back home. Three of their relatives came to Christ. One of them was Uzma.

After Uzma came to Christ, she too fled to Europe for fear of persecution. However, her family was afraid for her safety so they sent her brother Kiryani to travel with her.

Kiryani was not a Christian when he and Uzma began the trip, but through the witness of his family members and the church, he soon gave his life to Christ. This past summer both Kiryani and Uzma were baptized.

Charlie and Louise live in Europe where they run a community outreach center for Muslims. The outreach center is a transitional venue where discipleship, Bible training and Christian maturity are nurtured in a safe and anonymous setting appropriate to the individual’s particular needs.

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