Imagine being married to a Taliban fighter – a man of terrifying rapport and horrible violence – a global enemy. This was the dark reality for Aadab*, whose normal life was full of instability and governed by a harsh, twisted morality.
As critical needs grow in the global refugee crisis, TEAM missionaries continue to partner with the local church to welcome the nations arriving on their doorsteps.
When all you ever hear about the Middle East are stories of death, destruction and warfare it can be hard to see where the gospel opportunities lie. Yet God is work through the violence and causing Muslim people to ask fundamental questions of their faith.
A Guest Post by gem partner, Don Waybright.
We encountered Ahmed at 4 am in the morning as he was chain-smoking his non-filtered cigarette outside the prefabbed building, a former Greek prison block, where he and his family were sleeping in the freezing night with about 100 other people in the same situation.
Stef lives in a large Middle Eastern city which is also home to around 300,000 migrant domestic workers.
They come from all over the poorer parts of the world — places like Bangladesh, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Kenya and many, many other African countries.
Tavid’s story serves as a powerful reminder of how the gospel can transform lives – and of how vital it is that people facing the most traumatic time of their lives are told about the living hope of Jesus Christ.