By Michael Ireland
Saudi woman “Maryam”
Last week a Saudi woman who introduced herself as “Maryam” announced in a video published on the internet that she has forsaken Islam and converted to Christianity, according to Mohabat News.
Apparently, she is the first Saudi-Arabian woman to publicly declare her faith in such a manner.
By Erich Bridges
"Abdel," a Tunisian Christian
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 that launched the Arab Spring.
By Mark Ellis
(left to rt.) Eun, Pastor Philip Buck, Suzanne Scholte, Pastor Heemoon Lee (Vice-Chairman of the NK Freedom Coalition), Jin Hye
One by one her family members fell, either by starvation or at the hands of a brutal regime. In their arduous journey to freedom, they found a “filling” on levels they could not have imagined.
“We grew up as atheists,” says Jin Hye Jo, 24, now living in northern Virginia with her sister, Eun and her mother Han. They are the only known survivors of a family of eight people. Her grandmother died from starvation before her eyes, her last wish to eat one steamed potato.
By Mark Ellis
pilgrims to Mecca
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 and founder of AIMS. “He came out of Islam to become a mighty gospel missionary for Jesus Christ in Ethiopia.”
Mohammad “Haji” Ahmed grew up in a devout Muslim home. “In my family, our purpose was to build mosques and spread Islam everywhere,” he says. “All my life I was a very strong Muslim.”