GI Team – Beautiful Encounters

Now that we’re all rested from our time at the Assemblies of God General Council, we want to share some of our thoughts and perceptions from that amazing time!

Many parents and their youth came by the booth and we asked them, “Do you have any Muslim friends or do you know of Muslims in your school?”  All of them said, “Yes, we do have Muslims in their schools or in our neighborhoods.” They were very interested to hear how to minister to them and show them Christ’s love.

One mother came by the booth with her daughter and we shared with them about the Say Hello booklet and how Muslim women need to be reached out to. The mother started to cry. She shared how her daughter has made friends with a Muslim girl and she has been in their home many times. They have tried to find ways to befriend her and show the love of Christ to the whole family. The mother said, “This is a God thing, by us coming to your exhibit and finding these resources.” By that time, the daughter was crying also. We took time to pray with them and gave them all our resources. God is bringing Muslims to Christians or Christians to Muslims so that they can encounter Christ.
– Mark

I had a great conversation with a mom and high school daughter who’s community has many Muslim people. We simply encouraged them to step out, smile, say hello 🙂 and begin with a friendship where Jesus can be talked about. We also have them our Say Hello 7 day devotional. It was simple… but the whole point at the same time.
– Lauren

From the very first interaction I had, I felt like the Lord was leading the conversations. Literally, the first woman I met when I turned around had tears in her eyes and said that she had been looking for a ministry to help her as the Lord had been powerfully stirring her heart for Muslims recently. I shared our vision of GI/SH with her, and she immediately began to pray over me and our work. It was a truly beautiful encounter!

The responses at the booth were overwhelmingly positive. I feel a powerful vision of what the Lord wants to do in and through Global Initiative/Say Hello was truly grasped. The overarching sentiment heard was “We need this!” “We need to better reach our Muslim friends and neighbors.” “Help us!”
– Jillian

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One Response to “GI Team – Beautiful Encounters”

  1. Antonio Pedrozo says:

    Hey guys,
    I am so thrilled that you were a useful tool to touch the GC attendees with your ministry, not only giving them resources but spending time and explaining how important is to reach our neighbors.
    The Lord is yet asking us to go to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and… to the end of the world.
    We are always praying for the GI staff, work and all that implicates your ministry.
    Love and hugs from West Africa,
    Tony & Millie

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