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The Holy Spirit is on the move in Europe among Muslim immigrants!

Recently I attended a gathering of our Assemblies of God missionaries who are serving throughout the European continent. The Spirit of God is moving in unique ways among Muslim immigrants in Europe. As immigrants risk their lives trying to find peace in a new land, they are discovering eternal peace that comes through Christ alone! As these new Europeans settle into life in their new land, the opportunity to share the Gospel increases. In their displacement and disillusionment with Islam, they are open to hearing the message of Christ! While immigration comes with sociological and political complications, both in Europe…

The Girl in the Foyer

Scenario one: It is Sunday in a city that has been steeped in Islam for almost half a millennium. In this particular neighborhood the mosque’s minaret towers over hundreds of homes that line its placid streets. Loudspeakers protruding from the portentous pylons pronounce the Islamic call to prayer into every residential courtyard; indeed, it enters the ears of every person within the sound’s reach. Five times a day Muslims here respond and confess that there is no other God but Allah, and Muhammad is his prophet. But not all people in this community are Muslim. A humble, valiant band of…

The #2020 Campaign: Week Four!

The 2020 Campaign is a month long journey toward seeing Muslims as God sees them: with 20/20 Christlike vision! Be inspired by stories of God transforming Muslims around with world, partner with us to pray for the souls of those who are lost, and examine your own heart to see Muslims through God’s eyes. This week, we want to help you connect with Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific! As we share their videos and highlights, consider supporting them through prayer, giving, and service! Day 17: Refugees in Europe Day 18: Missions in Latin America Day 19: Impacting Indonesia (Asia…

The #2020 Campaign: Week Three!

The 2020 Campaign is a month long journey toward seeing Muslims as God sees them: with 20/20 Christlike vision! Be inspired by stories of God transforming Muslims around with world, partner with us to pray for the souls of those who are lost, and examine your own heart to see Muslims through God’s eyes. Welcome to week three! This week, we have David Woodworth with us to share about  the connections between Muslims and Latin Americans, and how this can be used to reach them for Christ! Day 11: How do Latin American missionaries reach Muslims? Day 12: How is…

A Journey to Understanding Muslims

The Apostle Peter penned marvelous words to the Early Church, when he declared: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” A living hope! What comfort, what joy, and what true hope we have in knowing Jesus is alive! For those of us who have experienced the life-transforming work of Jesus Christ, we can easily forget what life was like without Christ. We must never lose the wonder and awe of…

The #2020 Campaign: Week Two!

The 2020 Campaign is a month long journey toward seeing Muslims as God sees them: with 20/20 Christlike vision! Be inspired by stories of God transforming Muslims around with world, partner with us to pray for the souls of those who are lost, and examine your own heart to see Muslims through God’s eyes.  We’re back for the second week of #2020 with Mark Hausfeld! Europe has seen a massive influx of Muslims in recent years, which has proved an amazing opportunity for the Global church! Day 6: Muslims in Europe – New Opportunities Day 7: What are Our Challenges?…

The 2020 Campaign: Week One!

The 2020 Campaign is a month long journey toward seeing Muslims as God sees them: with 20/20 Christlike vision! Be inspired by stories of God transforming Muslims around with world, partner with us to pray for the souls of those who are lost, and examine your own heart to see Muslims through God’s eyes.  Join us this week as Asia Pacific Regional Director Jeff Hartensveld shares with us about Muslims in Asia Pacific! Day 1: Muslims and Asia Pacific Day Two: Serving in Faith and Persecution Day Three: How Can We Pray? Day Four: Global Initiative in Asia Pacific

Training church planters in the Middle East!

Recently Global Initiative had the opportunity of training over 25 ministers in the Middle East. Most of the attendees were church planters among Muslims! Upon considering the composition of the attendees, two things stood out that emphasize the new move of the Holy Spirit: (1) all the trainers were national workers, except for one American, and one of the trainers was a former Muslim; and (2) students came from many surrounding nations, including Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen, Sudan, and Syria. This is significant because just a short time back, we couldn’t even imagine that church planters would be…

The Latin American Church Begins to Reach Muslims in their Midst!

“I would like to testify that the Lord has confirmed my call to minister to Muslims. I had been praying about this for one year and today the Lord has confirmed that call.” The young woman who stated this was among 24 students during our first week of training in El Salvador. For years the Lord has been calling Latin believers to serve as missionaries in Muslim majority countries. Now, the church in Latin America is recognizing the need to reach Muslims who are coming to their own countries. While we do not normally associate Latin America with the growth of…

In the midst of adversity, the Spirit is moving in Indonesia!

Looking at the Muslim woman in the boat with them, Dimas* told his friend, “Let’s throw her out of the boat. Nobody will see us because, at the moment, it is only us and her.” It may come as a surprise to you, but Dimas is a pastor and a professor at a Bible school in Indonesia. Once you hear what he and his family endured, you may understand why he wanted to feed the Muslim woman to the sea. It is difficult for us to understand what minority Christian groups in Muslim majority nations face on a daily basis….