Category Archives: Muslim conversions

Former Muslim baptizes believers on same Libyan beach where ISIS beheaded Christians

By Peter Wooding

After coming to Christ through Leading The Way’s television broadcasts and on-the-ground follow-up, Muslim convert Shahid has started a significant church-planting network across North Africa and Europe.

Shahid has even baptized several new believers on the same shores where the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group, beheaded 21 Coptic Christians—and his story has now gone viral with over 2 million …

He and his team have led 18,000 imams, mullahs and emirs to Christ in West Africa

By Mark Ellis

At 19, a leper first introduced him to Christ and a blind man led him to salvation.

“His reading braille captivated me,” says Brother Thomas*. “I asked him where I will go when I die.” In response to the young man’s request, the blind man quoted Scripture from the Book of John.

The power of God’s Word left a lasting …

Iran: 450 new believers baptized

By Dan Wooding 

More than 240 Iranians were baptized recently in two large celebrations in the Iran region.

According to Elam Ministries (, a further 16 were baptized in a smaller service, and about 200 more are to be baptized at a fourth celebration.

“We praise God for every Iranian who has been baptized recently,” said a spokesperson for Elam Ministries.

Gospel ‘wildfire’ burning like no other time in history

By Mark Ellis

The gospel is going forward in an unprecedented fashion — especially in the most restricted countries — driven by prayer, boldness, persecution, and the Holy Spirit, according to a recent report.

“What we are seeing around the world is really a gospel wildfire,” says Brother Jonathan, a Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) international ministries worker.

“We’re seeing the gospel go …

Imam planted 16 mosques and hated Christians, until Jesus appeared in his dreams

By Mark Ellis

Tofik* trained to become an imam for 24 years at an Islamic madrasa school in Africa, where they also taught him to hate Christians.

“In school I only learned about Islam,” he told World Watch Monitor. “Parts of our teaching were about destroying Christianity. So we did what we learned, by attacking Christians once we finished our training.”

Jesus left a permanent mark on Muslim pilgrim’s body in Mecca

By Charles Gardner

Ali Pektash grew up in a Kurdish family with 10 children. He was rejected by his mother, which opened a deep wound in his life. He was taken in by his uncle, but he too chased him out.

The communists were gaining influence in his region, but when he started to work as a shepherd he couldn’t understand how …

She found Jesus in Niger, faced horrible rejection and violence

By Mark Ellis

After she found the living Christ, she left her faith in Islam behind. As a result, she endured physical abuse, divorce and abandonment because she chose Jesus as her Savior and Lord.

Mounira came from a deeply conservative Muslim family in Niger. After she received Christ, her family abandoned her and her son Maoulé, leaving them homeless and friendless. …

Bible movement emerges among Palestinians

New interest in the Hebrew and Christian Bible may point the way to reconciliation between war weary Jews and Palestinians. The Jesus Christ Embassy Palestine, a Christian organization, thinks so and has launched a campaign to call 1,000,000 people to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. The Christian ministry recently held a series of meetings in Palestine and introduced DNA …

Connecticut church pews filled with Muslims every Sunday

By Michael Ashcraft and Mark Ellis

Pastor Adrian Rodriguez has been preaching the gospel, translated by his wife, to about 30 people every Sunday in a church on the outskirts of Hartford, Connecticut, and not one of the congregants is Christian.

All of them are Muslim.

“We’re dealing with very hardcore Muslims,” he says of the immigrant refugees from the Middle East who …

Brutality of ISIS drives 80 Yazidi families to Jesus

An ethnoreligious community in Iraq was once inaccessible to native Iraqi missionaries, as members lived reclusively in distant mountains near the border with Turkey. Since Islamic State (ISIS) atrocities drove them from their mountain strongholds last year, however, Yazidis now account for most of the people who have turned to Christ through a local ministry.

While ISIS terror tactics have contributed …

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