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Christ breaks down barriers in Romania and beyond!

Hanif,* a successful Egyptian Muslim businessman living in Greece, met a young Romanian woman, whom he later married. Six years later they relocated to her home country of Romania. It was there that Hanif’s brother-in-law began sharing Christ with him and gave him an Arabic Bible. Hanif agreed to start attending church but, like most Muslims, he struggled to accept the entire message of the Bible. Nevertheless, Hanif’s brother-in-law continued to pray for his salvation. Keep in mind that prayer plays a crucial role in Muslims coming to Christ. Two years ago, the Lord Jesus Christ supernaturally revealed himself to…

February Prayer Spotlight: Watchmen on the Wall

The heart and focus of Global Initiative is for Muslims to know the truth about Jesus, but we also desire to see people of every nationality and religion come to that same saving knowledge! We also want to take the time to highlight intercessory prayer ministries that are lifting up various groups around the world because, as we pray, God increases our capacity and love for all who are lost. This month, we’re featuring Watchmen on the Wall, a prayer initiative of Jacob’s Hope, as they intercede for Israel. Jacob’s Hope is a ministry that works to bring the good news…

What Was Jonah’s Problem?

We know that Jonah did a 180-degree turn when God said, “Arise, go to Nineveh!” But why was Jonah resistant? Was he simply resistant to submitting to God’s will? Did he merely not want to relocate? Was he apathetic towards the Assyrians? We gain insight when we see Jonah’s response to the Assyrians turning to God. God was prepared to bring disaster upon the city, if they did not repent. God’s message to the King was, “Forty days from now Nineveh will be destroyed!” When the King heard Jonah’s message, he believed and led over 120,000 people to repent and…

Combating the Spread of Islam in Papua New Guinea!

A spiritual battle is raging in unlikely places around the world due to the spread of Islam. Keep in mind that Islam will not be defeated through politics, military power, or even persuasion. Only Spirit-empowered prayer and proclamation will conquer the darkness of Islam! Will the Church awaken to this reality or will we allow spiritual apathy to keep us from obeying the Great Commission? Will anger toward Muslims hold us back from sharing the gospel?

Resolve to Be in Prayer! January Prayer Spotlight: Change the Map

Happy New Year! For many of us, this is a time to evaluate our goals and set new ones. This year, we are resolving to engage more Christians in the work of interceding for those who are lost. The heart and focus of Global Initiative is for Muslims to know the truth about Jesus, but we also desire to see people of every nationality and religion come to that same saving knowledge! We also want to take the time to highlight intercessory prayer ministries that are lifting up various groups around the world because, as we pray, God increases our…

Celebrating What God Did in 2017!

Christians everywhere must understand that the battle with Muslims is not political, religious, or sociological, but rather spiritual! During one of our Jonah Initiative trainings, one participant declared, “I learned that the anointing of the Holy Spirit and discerning of spirits are very important in ministry to Muslims!” As Pentecostals, we believe in being led and empowered by the Holy Spirit. This students’ declaration will result in effective ministry to Muslims. When we minister to Muslims, we face demonic powers and the influence of various evil spirits. What Jesus and His disciples faced in the first century is a daily…

God is Doing a New Thing: Ministry to Muslims is coming full circle!

When Global Initiative (formerly the Center for Ministry to Muslims) launched in 1982, it was prophetically ahead of the curve. Reaching Muslims for Christ was a distant thought in peoples’ minds because the majority of Muslims were located somewhere in distant lands. No one in the early days of this ministry could have dreamed that today a former Muslim would be one of the key trainers on our staff. Neither could anyone have envisioned that God would raise up Latin American missionaries to go as ministers to the Muslim world! The Lord spoke through the prophet Isaiah years ago, “Behold,…

New doors open in Zambia for ministry to Muslims!

Outside of Christianity, Islam is the only other major religion with a missionary focus. When we look at the growth of Islam over recent years, we recognize that if we don’t take the gospel to Muslim nations, then Islam will be coming to us! Muslims believe their calling is to inhabit the whole earth with their message. We must be alert and obedient to the Great Commission Jesus Christ gave to us to take the gospel to every person including Muslims! Friend, thank you for your gift this month and every month! You are making it possible for Global Initiative…

Dear Nabeel

Your years upon this earth were only thirty four All of us who knew you, wished they had been more The days of your journey were like those of Christ our Lord Now you have been gathered to the One you have adored   For us from Muslim background, you were a shining light Of how Christ delivered us, from our spiritual night You served Him bravely to the end, it seemed you never tired You left behind a growing throng of those you have inspired   We pray others will follow you, to take up Jesus’ call To lay…

Training can help people share Jesus with love, power, and authority!

I want to share with you a few students’ testimonies from a recent training at CTS in Brussels: “After this course, I grew in love for the Muslim community. I realized that I should value and develop relationships with my Muslim friends.”  “It was eye opening to learn to love Muslims and show them respect as a way to see them come to Christ.”  “The Holy Spirit showed me that Muslims are normal people like anyone else who is in need of a Savior.” These students’ testimonies reflect the transformation that took place in their hearts. How can someone possibly…