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When a mission team visited his school, Salim had many questions. He lives in East Africa and grew up a Muslim. “But what came vividly to my understanding is that Jesus is a loving God who came to save the lost,” he says.
He became a Christian and his life was transformed. Today, he is a pastor reaching out to people in the Muslim-majority community where he lives. His church also disciples new believers – a huge part of which involves answering the kind of questions Pastor Salim initially had, which in turn equips these believers to answer others.
Unsurprisingly, the work is not without its dangers. Meetings must be held discreetly, and because of the opposition new believers can encounter, Pastor Salim’s church looks after several secret believers.
Pastor Salim himself is exposed to ridicule, mocking and even threats. “It troubles my wife,” he shares. “She is more traumatised than me, because of the messages, threats, calling us names, and people throwing stones at our home. That affects me negatively.”
Whilst he refuses to give up, Pastor Salim admits it’s a battle to fight loneliness and discouragement. Will you write to Pastor Salim, to encourage him in his faith and calling?
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Please note this campaign ends 15 March 2022
We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.