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The spread of Islam in Africa is an opportunity!

“We have lived among [Muslims] for all these years and never knew how to talk with them. I am at peace and not afraid, now that I understand better.” This response came to us from a woman in South Africa after she completed our Global Initiative training in that nation. She tells us that some of her cousins have married Muslims, and as a result of the training the Holy Spirit has changed her attitude towards them. Now she has a desire to reach these family members with Christ’s love. The “belt of Islam” was once thought to expand from…

Celebrating what the Lord has done in 2014!

“We have lived among Muslims for all these years and never knew how to talk with them. I am at peace and not afraid now that I understand better.” Fear, indifference and anger are often the attitudes that paralyze God’s people from interacting with Muslims. However, the Holy Spirit is awakening the church globally to proclaim the truth of Christ to Muslims! More and more, the attitudes of followers of Christ toward Muslims are being transformed.  Central Africa   Our first training in a Central African country took place this year! The Holy Spirit spoke to many church leaders and ministers who came, and they…

Muslims in Central African Republic: Finding Refuge in a Church

Churches in Central African Republic (CAR) are providing refuge to thousands of Muslims who face revenge attacks by pro-Christian militia. In the town of Baoro, a Roman Catholic parish has more than 2,000 Muslims and a group of Catholic sisters in the town of Bossemptele is sheltering more than 500 Muslims. “Now is the time for [people] of good will to stand up and prove the strength and quality of their faith,” the Rev. Xavier Fagba, a priest in Baoro, told the BBC. Read the full story via The Huffington Post here. In early 2013 an Islamist militia, the Seleka,…

Islam in Mali: Ancient Texts Fight for Survival

Ahmed Baba Institute in Timbuktu is the home of some of Islam’s greatest treasures, but as French forces started pushing out al-Qaida-linked groups that occupied the area, the Islamists “set the manuscripts on fire as they were leaving,” said Abdoulaye Cissé, interim director of the institute. “Even after most had fled the town, a small group of jihadists returned to make sure that the fire was still burning.” Read the full story from The Guardian here. The manuscripts include writings on religion, science, astronomy, history and literature. Cissé notes that the practical version of Islam represented by the manuscripts is different from…

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