Nur had an anger problem. Almost daily he would say degrading and vile things to his wife but on this day, he went a step further landing a few punches on his defenseless wife. In fear, she fled to her parents’ house, and the police arrested Nur.
When his wife refused to press charges, the police released Nur. Filled with deep remorse and humiliation, he returned to his empty house. A few days later our colleagues, S and N visited Nur. They listened patiently and then said, “Nur, what you did is inexcusable. You must change, and real change starts on the inside. Study about the prophets and Jesus with us and ask God to change you.”
Like a starving man, Nur devoured the Scriptures and sought to apply them to his life, culminating with a decision to follow Jesus as his Savior and Lord.
Nur’s wife, still living with her parents, observed the change in Nur. When he invited her to come back to their home, she cautiously agreed. He gathered his son and daughter-in-law, and the four of them began studying the same prophet and Jesus stories under the mentorship of S and N.
They have all come to faith, been baptized, and now meet as a house church. Continue to pray for Muslims all over the world, that the Lord will raise people to pray and share the truth of the gospel. Pray for our folks on the field, that stories of transformation like Nur’s will spread and more people in his community will want to know the peace and love of Jesus.