TESTIMONY: The first in his tribe to believe

By Mandy J, freelance write

When North African Abe* became a refugee, he struggled at first to settle in his new town. It was smaller and more rural than what he was used to. Something else more significant was different too. Unlike his home tribe, the new community was not 100% Islamic and he was curious to read the Bible given to him. With so much free time, he finally had the space to deeply reflect on the dream he had received two years ago.

“Despite the risks, Abe wanted to be publicly baptised in the open air.

Provoked by a spiritual dream

One night, he dreamed of a wide, deep, choppy river, too dangerous to cross by himself. Then he saw a white man and knew that this person could help him. But when he turned to look at the man again, he had disappeared.

When he woke up, he consulted the local imam, who confirmed that the white person – whether man or angel – would indeed help him.

Joining a global family

Together the couple realised the truth of Christ and made the decision to become followers of Jesus. They also resolved to raise their children in their new-found faith.

Abe was sure that he was the first in his tribe to ever follow Christ. He was excited to learn from Carl that many believers around the world had been praying for years for this unreached people group.

Bold in faith and witness

Despite the risks, Abe wanted to be publicly baptised in the open air. He shared boldly how God had called them to Himself and answered pointed questions about his faith, including:

‘Will you be faithful to the Lord even unto death?’

‘Yes.’ Abe answered unequivocally on behalf of his family  (as is the cultural custom).

They celebrated with a handful of believers who gathered for the occasion, including one from another unreached tribe. These two ethnic groups are usually in conflict, but these two brothers are now united in Christ.

God’s Kingdom is coming in one of the least-reached parts of the globe.

 

*Name has been changed and library images used for security reasons.

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