Fasting. Daily prayers. Going to the mosque. For many in the Arab world, a sense of community has been built around the practices that are influenced by their Islamic beliefs. So when an Arab person shows an interest in Christ, they can quickly face resistance from their family, community or even their national government. Feelings of isolation can set in and people become exhausted by the struggles they face as they walk against the crowd, in the pursuit of Jesus. At times like this, the support of the Arab World Media team can prove vital. Recently, Mahir* sent this message to a worker in the response team:
I have suffered much because of my faith in Christ. My family and friends have deserted me. But your messages have encouraged me. When I receive your messages, I feel that I am not alone because of you.
Mahir from the Arab world