"My daughter has recovered, thanks to your prayers. Please, come back to the village and pray in every house and for everyone the same prayer that you prayed for her, and give Bibles to every house in the village." – Iraqi village elder and religious leader
(Iraq) — [The Gospel Herald] Muslims displaced by ISIS are embracing Christianity thanks to the witness of their children, who share with their parents the love of Christ. (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail)
A ministry director working at a refugee in northern Iraq told Christian Aid Mission that recently, 600 children attended a program put on by the ministry, where they received Bibles and heard the Gospel.
After learning about Jesus, one 10-year-old boy decided to put his faith in Christ for salvation, the ministry director said.
"That night, we asked the kids to go tell their parents about what they had heard and share the story of Jesus with everyone," the director said. "Mahmood's father came the next day complaining to us about our influence in his kid's decision to accept Christ."
As a Muslim, the boy's father was upset and fearful of community backlash after hearing his son say, "I became a follower of Christ."
"His father had never heard a word about Jesus, so he gave us the opportunity to tell him about Christ and His salvation," the director said. "Not long after that, he accepted Christ and took Bibles for his wife and two daughters."
The ministry director revealed that other parents also approached the ministry director with complaints about their children. However, they, too, ended up accepting Christ. He gave them Bibles, and they told others of the peace and joy they had found in Jesus.
"Mahmood's father now has a Bible study in his house every Friday at 10 a.m. - the Muslim prayer day!" the director said.
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The Gospel Herald