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The Quest for Justice

I sat across from Abdul in a crowded suburban restaurant. His thick build and sly smile told those around him that he would keep his cool as long as they kept theirs. Talking about sports is usually a good way to soften the conversation, and, since he was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan, there was a lot to talk about. His tone changed as matters of faith came up. When asked why so many African Americans were leaving Christianity for Islam, he gave a one-word reply: “Justice.” His forthright answer betrayed years of hardship. For much of his life,…

Latin America’s Impact in the Muslim World

In a recent Jonah Initiative training in Argentina, 67 students attended our course on Ministry to Muslims. On the third day, our professor asked the question, “How many of you believe God has called you to minister to Muslims?” Over 25 hands went up! He thought they misunderstood the question or it was mistranslated. When asked again, the same number of hands went up! The Spirit is raising up evangelists and church planters from Latin America to reach Muslims. Globalization and migration has significantly redefined the world in which we live. In like manner, these changes have redefined the historic…

From Church to Mosque: The African-American Muslim

The red and white sticker proudly adorned the bumper of the Cadillac as it sat in the supermarket parking lot. As the well-dressed woman put her groceries in the spacious trunk and entered her steel and glass sanctuary, a casual observer would assume that she was typical of others in her age group from that area: a kind-hearted, church-going woman who takes care of her children and is active in the community. However, the four words written on this bumper sticker betrayed anypreconceived notions that one may have of her. These words were part of this woman’s changed world. What…

Preparing Church Planters in India and Nagaland!

Nagaland, a small state of India, nestled in the Himalayan foothills, is an anomaly for the region. Over 100 years ago, the people of Nagaland were headhunters until Baptist missionaries preached the gospel to them. Today, nearly 90 percent of the 2 million inhabitants of Nagaland are Christians. Global Initiative recently had the privilege of offering a Jonah Initiative training in a new intercultural studies program at the Nagaland Bible College where students are preparing to be church planters. Dr. Senty Ao, the president of the college, has a tremendous vision to see thousands of missionaries sent from her school….

The Spirit continues to call Romanians to reach Muslims!

“Feeling sorry and having a deep pain, seeing how [Muslims] live in darkness. I have an open heart towards them, strong wishes to see Christ changing their lives. Urgent involvement!”  After a recent Jonah Initiative training, that was a Romanian student’s response to the question: “What did God speak to you regarding reaching Muslims with the gospel?” Another student responded, “Yes! I am convinced God calls me to share the gospel with Muslims.” We are grateful to God that His Spirit is still leading Romanians to reach Muslims! Romania is a unique country that God has raised up to impact the Muslim…

Father, all of our hope is in You, and all that we do is for You!

This year’s #2020 Campaign is focusing on the work of Say Hello: Serving Muslim Women! Come back every day this month for guest posts and videos highlighting their ministry! God is absolutely able to do more than we could ever ask or imagine! Join us today as we surrender all our plans to him and ask the Holy Spirit to empower all we do for His name’s sake. Lord Jesus,Your Word tells us that we are to commit all we do to You and to do it with all our might. Lord, we surrender all of our dreams for the future…

“Enormous Global Impact”

This year’s #2020 Campaign is focusing on the work of Say Hello: Serving Muslim Women! Come back every day this month for guest posts and videos highlighting their ministry! Our big dream responds to the gargantuan gap that exists between Muslim women and the truth about Jesus. Say Hello is creating an online community platform that will more effectively resource Christian women for relating Christ to Muslim women. It is web-based, but our ultimate goal will be to provide an app that will be a hub for networking Christian women whose shared experiences will increase capacity for fruitful outreach. We want…

“Say Hello: Forever Friends!”

This year’s #2020 Campaign is focusing on the work of Say Hello: Serving Muslim Women! Come back every day this month for guest posts and videos highlighting their ministry! Choices, Choices, Choices! Today we offer you a podcast that you can just listen to or watch as well! Please join us as Sarah Hawkins, former Say Hello team member par excellence, shares details about our ongoing Big Dream. She is the chief author of the Forever Friends kids curriculum–a big part of Say Hello’s big dream process.

“Say Hello’s Big Dream”

This year’s #2020 Campaign is focusing on the work of Say Hello: Serving Muslim Women! Come back every day this month for guest posts and videos highlighting their ministry! We’ve always had big dreams at Say Hello. From the day we launched we knew God wanted us to resource Christian women with tools that would invite, equip and encourage them for sharing their faith with Muslim friends everywhere. Our focus at the beginning was solely Christian women.  We knew from experience that outreach to Muslim women would involve children, but when we began seeing how American school systems were adjusting…

“Prayer for the Harvest!”

This year’s #2020 Campaign is focusing on the work of Say Hello: Serving Muslim Women! Come back every day this month for guest posts and videos highlighting their ministry! God calls us all to share His Truth with lost people. Let’s ask the Lord to lead us as a body in our relationships with Muslims, so that they, too, might worship Him forever.  Lord of Heaven, Thank you for never expecting us to walk a road alone. We know that even for the simplest of tasks, You are with us always; Your Word assures us that you hold us with…

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