This article sketches the story of two men and
their journey from Islam to Christ. Names
have been changed and certain details have
been left out to protect the multitude of
people involved in this ministry.
personal God. How different from the
austere, judgmental and temperamental
Allah this new Gospel was. Here was
a God that sent His own Son to earth,
garbed in a robe of flesh. Here was a
God that allowed his only Son to be
A decade ago in Kabul,
brutally slain for the very people He
Afghanistan, Mohammad's father was
had created. Here was an astounding
brutally murdered by agents of the
mystery that Mohammad could not
notorious Taliban regime. His crime?
solve—God is love.
Merely the possession of English books!
After several months, Mohammad
started to publicly question
His crime? Merely Islam among the Afghan
his father's horrific
the possession of community. His words
began to question the
were not well received. He
veracity of Islam. He
was physically assaulted by
simply could not understand how such
other Muslims twice. After appealing
an inhumane crime could be committed to several aid groups, he and his
in the name of God. His search for
family were cleared to move to Saint
another way had begun.
Petersburg to escape persecution.
After US forces began liberating
Providentially he was placed in contact
Afghanistan, many Afghans took
with a missionary family. After another
advantage of the newly relaxed borders
year of searching, questioning and
and fled the country as UN refugees.
confirming, Mohammad made the
Mohammad took his family on a
decision to fully trust Jesus Christ as his
tortuous journey through Pakistan,
personal Savior. Soon he was baptized
to several of the Central Asian former
and began theology classes under the
Soviet republics, and finally to Moscow
guidance of the missionary.
in search of a better life. In Moscow he
Since Mohammad began studying
met several Christians working with
Christianity some years ago, he has
humanitarian aid organizations. These
arrived at an astonishing level of Bible
kind people shared the pure Gospel
knowledge. He simply devours the
of Jesus Christ with him. For the first
Word of God. There are few places
time, Mohammad heard of a loving and in the Scriptures with which he is
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