A significant percentage of the communication our online missionaries receive every day is from current and former Muslims living in Africa and the Middle East. A recent Pew Research report  estimates that more than 550 million Muslims currently live in the region.
Although the Muslim population is strong, God is stirring up the hearts of many Muslims in the region and there is a clear Christian revival occurring – one that could change the landscape of the entire world. With your support, you’re helping to transform lives around the world.
Kintu, a Ugandan who was one of these 550 million people, recently came to a Global Media Outreach Gospel Presentation with questions about how to find the true God and how to live in his presence.
Can I be a Muslim and a Christian?
Raised by a Muslim father, Kintu didn’t have much of a choice for his religion as a young boy. As a result, he viewed his belief in Islam as more of a cultural attribute rather than a spiritual one. This attitude was evident in his first few messages with Ginni, his Online Missionary:
“It's of great pleasure to know that someone out there is praying for me. I am a Muslim who believes in Christianity and I do read the Bible. I am happy that finally I have been able to find a place where I can learn one or two things about Christianity.”
Kintu was confused. No one had ever told him that it is not possible to be both a true believing Muslim and a true believing Christian. With some helpful guidance from Ginni, Kintu was finally able to see that he had to make a hard choice: Islam or Christianity?
A life-changing decision
Kintu was very careful with his decision as he recognized the weight of possibly leaving his Islamic faith to become a Christian. However, he couldn’t deny the story of Jesus and the feeling of new life that had washed over him while exploring Christianity.
“I have visited and read a lot on the links you sent to me and I am extremely grateful that I have been able to join the [Christian] family. I believe this must be fate and am sure God is leading my life. Of all the [lines I] have read, ‘When you become born again, Jesus breathes a new life into you and you become a new creature.’ It has really made my day and I thank you for your effort to help me see light.”
God had been doing work in Kintu’s heart long before he reached Global Media Outreach, but the Holy Spirit was able to finally capture his soul and make him a child of God through the work of Ginni.
Through Kintu’s story, we can see that there is a great opportunity in the Muslim world. With your support, millions of people can hear the Gospel and be given the chance to be saved through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.