Category Archives: Muslim conversions

Convert from Islam to Christianity beheaded, video shown on Egyptian TV

By Dan Wooding

Video footage of a convert from Islam to Christianity being murdered by Muslims has been shown on Egyptian TV, according to the Barnabas Fund.

The graphic incident, which is reported to have taken place in Tunisia, was aired on a program called Egypt Today.

The footage shows a young man being held down by masked men with a knife to …

Did Iran kill a young Christian convert in Texas?

‘Who killed my daughter?’

By Michael Ireland

Gelareh Bagherzadeh was an Iranian-born woman, newly converted to Christianity. She volunteered as a Persian-language translator at church and was about to graduate from university and had already found a job.

For five months, ever since Bagherzadeh, 30, was found in mid-January slumped over the steering wheel of her Nissan Altima steps from her home with …

Jesus appears in Tunisian Muslim’s dream, says ‘I am the Way’

By Erich Bridges

Once a hard drinker, soldier and martial artist, Abdel found trouble on a regular basis in Tunisia, birthplace of the “Arab Spring.” He still does from time to time. The difference: When he gets in trouble nowadays, it’s usually for telling people about Jesus, not for picking fights.

Abdel’s personal revolution began nearly three years before the national revolution …

The Muslim soldier who became the ‘Apostle to the Pygmies’

By Yossa Way

Edited and adapted by Mark Ellis

He was a Muslim soldier who fought against Christians until a Scripture verse stopped him in his tracks and set him on a new path in life.

Waswa Munubi grew up in Uganda. During his youth, he was an avid marijuana smoker. In military service, he fought against Christians until he came under the …

Dreams of Jesus didn’t stop a troubled American’s turn to Islam, but God’s Word drew him to the light

By Mark Ellis

 

His desperate need to find God – any god – landed him in a local mosque. Even some vivid dreams from Jesus failed to stop his surrender to Islam, but the power of God’s Word finally won his heart.

“I was the product of a one-night stand,” says Antonio Santana, who never knew his biological father. He and his …

Suicidal Iranian woman found joy in Christ

By Mark Ellis

In her unparalleled zeal for Allah, she mourned for dead imams and prayed day and night at her Islamic school. But a failed marriage and a mother dying of multiple sclerosis left her depressed and suicidal. Where could she find a path to the joy and peace she craved?

At an early age, Padina committed herself to Allah. She …

93-year-old Imam comes to faith

By a Pioneer in East Asia

The long-term goal of our work is to see a movement of new churches, multiplying throughout the unreached towns and villages of the East Asia. It is, to say the least, a very slow and tedious process at times.

It’s been exciting in the past year to see a number of new believers in these unreached …

Church in Egypt sending out missionaries

By Mark Ellis

Just as persecution in the early church at Jerusalem caused a scattering of missionaries throughout the Roman world, recent pressures on the church in Egypt appear to be having the same effect.

“This is one of the most exciting opportunities I’ve seen in 49 years of missionary ministry,” says Dr. Howard Folz, the founder of AIMS. “Please join with …

Former pilgrim to Mecca found Jesus through dreams

By Mark Ellis

He earned the nickname “Haji” because of his pilgrimage to Mecca. He hated Christians with such a passion he and his friends attacked them on their way to church and burned their Bibles. But two powerful encounters with God changed the course of his life.

“He was saved through a vision and a dream,” says Dr. Howard Foltz, president …

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