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Jesus appeared as bus driver to Muslim pilgrim in Mecca

By Mark Ellis

When a discouraged Muslim pilgrim boarded a bus in Mecca to return home, he wasn’t prepared for a personal encounter with Jesus and the filling of the Holy Spirit.

“Omar’s life was empty and yet full of troubles,” recounts Erick Schenkel, executive director of the JESUS Film Project. “He was weary and without hope,” he notes, relating a story …

Iranian teenager heard God’s voice, left Islam and Iran to follow Jesus

By Mark Ellis

He grew up in a Muslim family that was less than rigorous about their faith. When the still small voice of the Lord began to call him he resisted, but ultimately, he could not challenge the beautiful truths he found in Jesus.

“[My family] were Muslims, but never very strict,” Mehdi* told World Watch Monitor. “My parents were both teachers …

Muslim from prominent family rejected Jesus until a powerful vision changed his life


By Mark Ellis

He was the son of an Islamic scholar and part of an ancient, prominent Muslim family in South Asia.

“My grandfather is the founder of the present mosque and my ancestral home is very close to the mosque,” says Paul Ciniraj, founder of Bibles4Mideast. “There was not even a single Christian in the schools where I studied.”

Ciniraj was brought …

Lightning fast Usain Bolt’s bold witness for Christ

By Ymani Iyamah

He runs so swiftly he seems to set the track on fire — and all the while his heart burns for God.

Quite simply, Usain Bolt is the fastest human ever timed. The nine-time Olympic gold medalist nicknamed “Lightning Bolt” now holds both the 100-meter and 200 meter world records.

A devout Christian who prays before each race and makes …

Transgender surgery left him confused and suicidal, until a powerful vision of Jesus changed his heart

By Mark Ellis

At a young age, he suffered abuse at the hands of several family members, which left him psychologically scarred. Many years later, after gender reassignment surgery failed to heal his brokenness, he found healing at a deeper level.

His traumatic journey began at four-years-old, when his grandmother – for whatever reason – started cross-dressing him. “By the time I was …

Rapper Lecrae found significance, unconditional love in Jesus

By Michael Ashcraft

As little Lecrae sat on his uncles’ laps, guns and alcohol were passed around. He never met his father, so he followed his uncles into gangs, drugs, sex and hip-hop.

But after he turned his life over to Jesus, Lecrae Devaughn Moore became one on the biggest Christian hip hop rap artists worldwide.

“I grew up wrestling with significance,” Lecrae …

Suicidal Muslim heard preaching over a loudspeaker, found hope

By Mark Ellis

Sameer was born and raised in a fanatic Muslim family. He strictly followed the practices of Islam and prayed five times a day.

Beset by hardships in his life, he prayed a heartfelt prayer one day: “I am facing so many problems in my own personal life and family life. I don’t know how to overcome it. Please hear …

Taxi driver beat his wife, then discovered it is better to enter heaven with one eye than hell with two

By Mark Ellis

Sapru, 48, was brought up in South Asia and became an atheist and ardent communist. “I never believed in Jesus Christ or the Christian religion,” he says. He drove a taxi to support himself and his wife, Blessey.

Most of his friends were alcoholics and he became addicted to alcohol as well.

His wife, however, was a strong Christian, a …

Following a terrible train accident he hated God, until Jesus’ love melted his heart

By Mark Ellis

Drawn by the stories of riches to be made in the north, Juan and his brother Alvaro responded to the dream burning in many immigrants’ hearts and made their way to the United States.

“I heard stories about making money,” says Juan Cruz, who grew up in Toluca, Mexico, about 25 miles west of Mexico City.

When his friends returned …

After a horrific crash, his near-death experience left him somewhere between heaven and hell, until a blazing chariot appeared


By Mark Ellis

After midnight, he was driving home from work on a dimly lit country road outside Cumberland, Rhode Island when he came around a blind curve and saw a driver’s worst nightmare, a car careening toward him on the wrong side of the road.

“There was nothing I could do,” says Michael Fogarty, who was 18 at the time of …

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