How can we show Christ’s love to our Muslim co-workers, neighbors and friends? Crescent Project founder Fouad Masri reminds believers that because the Holy Spirit lives inside of us, we already have what it takes to be an ambassador for Christ.
“The first thing we need to know is Jesus is with us. Let’s take the initiative and let’s talk to them.”
“Islam is wrong and we know Islam doesn’t have the answers, but Muslims are the victims. Islam continues to be the problem, they teach Jihad, polygamy, taqiyya, etc.; there are many issues in Islam, but instead of focusing on the negative, let’s look at the person and let’s reach out to them.”
Fouad points out that in order to reach Muslims, we need to rid ourselves of any preconceptions we have and be willing to take the initiative. He shares one of his favorite testimonies of a Muslim friend who met Jesus through an ordinary encounter at the gym.
“My friend Mustafa moved to the United States from Iraq. He was going to the gym and a guy who has a Harley Davidson comes up and works out next to him. They started talking about the Harley Davidson, about pumping weights, etc., and they started becoming just friends. The guy said, ‘you have an accent, where are you from?’ He says, ‘I’m from Iraq.’ The American said, ‘Yeah, I have friends who are serving in the United States army down there.’”
“After a few months, the American gentleman invited the Iraqi gentleman to church. Mustafa went to church for the first time and witnessed how people pray and how people worship. He started reading the Bible and a year later he became a believer.”
“It all started by somebody, who rode this Harley to the local gym to pump weights, his character. The way he was an ambassador for Jesus made Mustafa want to consider Christ.”
Mustafa now speaks at Crescent Project conferences and continues to grow in his faith as Christian.
We have an opportunity to be a part of what God is already doing in the lives of Muslim men and women around the world. We can be confident that the Holy Spirit is working in and through us to reach Muslims for Christ.
“When you see somebody who is maybe an older man or an older woman, or you see a young man or young woman; maybe they are dressed in an Islamic garb and you may think God is not working. But God repeatedly shows me that He is actively working on this planet. He has never left His throne and He is building His church.”
Fouad Masri is an author and lecturer who was born and raised in the war zone of Beirut, Lebanon. As a third generation ordained pastor, he has a passion for sharing the love of Christ with Muslims and has been reaching out to Muslims and inspiring others to follow his example since 1979.Witnessing to Muslims