Matthew 9:35-38 says… "Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
There is a great hunger amongst Muslim people around the world to know more about Jesus and the Christian faith.
The way we share our faith with someone from a Muslim background, needs to be in some ways different to how we’d share our faith with someone from a secular Western background. As Muslims explore the Good News, they bring different underlying assumptions about concepts such as guilt, forgiveness, and the nature of God. Media resources such as Alpha and Christianity Explored are great, but they are not tailored specifically for people coming from a Muslim worldview.
The Al Massira film resource has been developed to fill this gap and provides a valuable tool in helping Muslims on their journey to Christ.
“I ran an Al Massira group with one married couple. The wife was seriously ill at the time and couldn’t take visitors for long, so I left the videos for them to watch in their own time. Due to Covid19 we had to stop meeting together, and during lockdown the wife sadly died. When I was able to meet again with the husband he told me that they had watched all the episodes together before she died and together they had accepted Jesus into their lives. The wife had been a devout Muslim but died as a Believer in Jesus as her Saviour.”
God is preparing people’s hearts through dreams and through the welcome refugees receive on arriving in a foreign land… The fields are ripe for harvest.