Thirteen months ago I was in the small town of Handini in east central Tanzania. Pastors Reuben, Immanual and I were asked to pray for a boy who had been bitten by a snake. While at his home we met a young Muslim woman named Hadjia.
Here is an excerpt of what I wrote about our divine encounter with her.
""The heat, carried on the wind that blew through the open windows, told us that midday had almost passed. One final prayer with these new Christians and it was time to go. I turned to step across the threshold but my way was blocked. The women, once gathered at the far end of the passage, were now sitting just outside the door.
A young woman rose and said, “My name is Hadija. Will you pray for me?”
With a smile I replied, “Who do you think that we are?”
“I see that you are men of God.”
“Yes,” I said, “we are."
“I am not able to feed my baby the way I should,” she said. As she spoke she pulled up her blouse revealing an open sore on her breast.
“O God,” I wondered, “is that cancer?”
Once again, in that Muslim household, the gospel was clearly and openly presented. And Hadija also became my sister in Christ.""
|Hadija and her family. February 2013 - Handini, Tanzania|
Today, Hadija, is a follower of Jesus Christ. She attends a church that she found in her small town. And she shares with others what Christ has done for her.
"I even asked them about the Bibles we gave them last time", Pastor Immanal said. "They still have and many other Muslims were impressed so they often come and read, sometime borrow."We were able to share the "Good News" with a Muslim household in a distant land because of our partnership with you.
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek." (Romans 1:16, NASB)
"How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!” (Romans 10:14,15 NASB)
"Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures." (I Corinthians 15:1-4 NASB)
"If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9, NASB
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