APPEAL: Can you share the light of Christ?

Attractive positive smiling muslim woman in traditional wear sitting in cafe alone, holding cup of fresh coffee and looking away.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5 (NIV)

As Christmas lights start lining our streets and illuminating our towns, there is a sense of hope that fills the air. Have you felt it?

These lights that shine in the long winter nights give us hope that we are not stuck in darkness. Perhaps this Christmas, these lights will stand out more than ever with all of the challenges facing our world at the moment, from conflicts to fears of energy shortages. But God’s word reminds us that Jesus came into the world to bring us true light. Even more than physical light, Arab Muslims desperately need the light and hope of Christ.

Scripture tells us that outside of Christ all people are living in darkness until they experience the light of the gospel. Can you give today to help share that light and hope of Christ this Christmas?

Sharing God’s light in North Africa

James* and Rachel’s* lives were transformed by the light of Christ that gave them hope for the future. Spurred on by the life-changing news of the gospel, they moved to North Africa to share the light and hope of the gospel with Arab people.

When they first arrived in North Africa, they began their search for an Arabic teacher. They knew they needed to learn Arabic to be effective in their ministry among Arabs, but they didn’t want to attend a formal language school.

When they met Nura*, she was the perfect fit. Nura had previously taught other Christian workers how to speak Arabic. Through these encounters with other believers, Nura was open to hearing about Jesus. To James and Rachel’s delight, their relationship with their language tutor has been full of opportunities to share the gospel. When Nura first heard the good news of Christ she said, ‘If this is true, why has no one told us this before?’

As Nura listened to the good news and became increasingly curious about the person of Jesus, she began reading His Word for herself. The identity of Jesus – as the Son of God – became clear to her. She felt drawn to follow the Lord, but she was afraid of what her family might think of her.

Recently, when she visited James and Rachel for their next Arabic lesson, she told them with tear-filled eyes how she had decided to follow Christ and no longer listen to her fears. She was ready to follow Jesus wholeheartedly. 

You can help share God’s light in the Arab world

The Lord was already at work in Nura’s life, but as James and Rachel followed His call on their lives, He used them as part of Nura’s journey to Christ. Through your generosity, more mission workers can be supported as they explore the call of God on their lives and prepare to live and serve among Arab peoples. When you give to support mission workers as they go, you play a part in sharing this light and hope across the Arab world.

Can you give today to share the light and hope of Christ with Arab people?

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*Names changed to protect identities.

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