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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…

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?

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…

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…

Ministers and lay people being sent from El Salvador!

When we read the Book of Acts, we can certainly see that the Holy Spirit used the apostles of the Church. However, many of the stories we read about evangelistic witness involved lay people: business men and business women were effectively used in outreach. We recently completed our annual Jonah Initiative training in San Salvador, El Salvador. Some folks are still surprised about the connection of Latin America with the Islamic world. But more and more, El Salvador is transforming from being a receiving church to a sending church. One church in El Salvador has already sent 15 missionaries. They…

20th Anniversary! Our Latest Jonah Initiative Training in Baguio!

Twenty years ago Islam did not have the global consciousness it has now. The terrorist attacks in New York City in September 2001 definitely brought it to the forefront. Today, we find a strong presence of Islam in nearly every corner of our world and that includes the Muslim-populated countries of Asia. It is evident to us on this 20-year anniversary of The Jonah Initiative training in Baguio, Republic of the Philippines, that Global Initiative leaders were sensitive to God’s leading in 1997. They took the initiative at that time to make Baguio an annual event to train workers for…

Beyond Cuba to the Ends of the Earth!

“You have been a huge encouragement to us this week. It was a fruitful time, and we learned so much we had not been aware of.” I am excited to tell you that believers in the Cuba Assemblies of God are responding to the call of God to take the gospel to Muslims in their country… and to Muslims in other parts of the world.   Thanks to your monthly gifts, Global Initiative is impacting the Muslim world with the gospel by training these believers through the Jonah Initiative. Some of our team members recently returned from training sessions in…

From Europe to the World

For many years, Global Initiative instructors have trained young missionaries at the Romanian Center for Cross-Cultural Studies (CRST). During this academic year, Harry Morin and Fred and Annette Farrokh taught the second-year students intensive classes in ministry to Muslims. Like many European Christians, our friends at CRST have noted that this is the 500th Anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation in Europe. Martin Luther’s nailing of his “95 Theses” to the church door in Wittenburg, Germany is considered by historians as the beginning of the Reformation. Revival fires are burning once again in Europe! Many of our missions…

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