I Belong to Jesus
During his time in the program the man discovered his need for Jesus. He understood that this was why he was there; he also realized that the Muslim leaders hadn’t really known that he was going to learn about Christ. They had simply become convinced of the good work that the OM team was doing in the village and asked OM to train him.
One day the students were praying and fasting for the young man's home district. It was then that he said to himself, “I belong to Jesus. I no longer belong to Mohammad,” hearing the call from the Lord that he was to go back to his people and preach the Gospel.
After graduation, he returned to the tribe and discovered life was not going to be easy. He tried to live normally amongst his people, but they could see he was different. He no longer went to the mosque and he had stopped drinking. Though he tried to share Christ with his friends, they didn’t understand what he was talking about. So this new believer sought to bring the “JESUS” film to his village. When he showed the film many came to watch. “When we speak about Bible stories, the people don’t understand,” he said, “But when we show the programs they can see what we’re speaking about.” From that day on people knew what he had learned at the OM training and why his life had changed.
Since then, OM has continued training young people from this district, and a new local pastor is developing the work in the village. One of the greatest challenges church leaders face is opposition from Muslim village leaders. They don’t like that they are preaching Jesus, and often try and keep villagers from speaking to the workers. However, the church has been seeing God work and many come to know the Lord. Says the young man, “When we have a chance to speak to people and preach the message of salvation, they are glad, and a lot of them are getting saved.”