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Look what the Lord has done!

As our ministry staff at Global Initiative reflects back on 2016, our hearts are full of gratitude and thanks to each of you who have faithfully partnered with us this past year. Our team has the same heart toward you that Paul had toward the church in Philippi: “In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now” (Philippians 1:4-5, NIV). Many friends of Global Initiative: Reaching Muslim Peoples have stood with this ministry for years through prayers and giving. I would like to…

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…

Ministry Update: Global Initiative in China

Two Global Initiative trainers recently traveled to China to conduct a Jonah Initiative. Approximately seventy students attended the training. Half of those are being trained as lay people in the church with a desire to reach Muslims in their neighborhoods and city. Another group of ten young people are missionaries-in-training with a burden to minister to Muslims. The pastor of the host church shared a challenge at the end of the meetings: “We cannot let this opportunity pass us by. We have been given the knowledge of how to speak to our Muslim neighbors. We must not let the glory…

Islam in China: Twenty Uyghurs Jailed

Chinese courts sentenced 20 Uyghurs, the Turkic-speaking Muslims of East Turkestan (or Uyghurstan) in the Xinjiang province in northwestern China, to life in jail on charges of separatism. According to World Bulletin, the courts accused the group of Uyghurs of “‘religious extremism’ and spreading propaganda.” Read the full story here. A spokesperson for the exiled World Uyghur Congress said that the twenty were “actually guilty of no more than listening to the U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia and using the internet to discuss the importance of religious and cultural freedom.” There is a history of discord between the Chinese government and Uyghur separatists. Notes World…

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