Khalid was a serious man who worked for the secret police. Yet others in his family had become friends with new Christian neighbours. When they experienced a problem, their religious leaders had no solutions or answers but, when the Christians prayed, they were solved instantly. To counteract the perceived shame to his family’s religion, he attempted to drive the Christians from his neighbourhood through fear, However, this backfired and word of the Gospel and God’s interventions spread rapidly throughout the community.
How to pray:
Mariam became deaf in her early childhood after a bad fall. She has a son but no husband, yet offers no explanation. Since Muslims believe that only infidels can commit immorality, this shame is hidden. Mariam became fast friends with the first Christian lady she has met; they light up when they see one another. This friend has shared the Gospel in many ways with her sisters but, since she is dependent on their translation in their own private sign language, it is not clear what she understands about Jesus.