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As the Father has sent me, I send you December 2016

Dear Friend of Jesus to Muslims! We are so overwhelmed by the love shown to us by all of you through your prayers and practical help! We thank the Lord for His continuous presence in all circumstances. While some of our dear supporters departed us to join eternity and others left due to various reasons and responsibilities, many joined us at the last minute to uplift the calling of outreach and to share the gospel of assurance (Acts 17:3). We send you our warm Christmas Greetings and wish you a Happy New Year.

Where is the Light in America? August 2016

 The light of Christ shines brightest when all of God’s redeemed and born again children obey God’s Word, the Bible, the only unchangeable inerrant Word from God. God shows His true unconditional love by redeeming us, and we are each a witness for Jesus in this dark world by becoming His Light in the world once again.

Muslims' effort to enter paradise by prayer & fasting June 2016

Many Muslims devoutly fast (from dawn to dusk each day) during Ramadan. Ramadan takes place from June 6th to July 4/5th this year. In Islam, fasting is one of the five pillars of the faith. The traditions of Islam teach that during this month, Allah gives Muslims a chance to double their rewards towards Paradise. Muslims hope that on the Day of Judgment, their good deeds will weigh more than the bad, persuading Allah to grant them divine mercy to enter Paradise.

Change We Can Rely On February 2016

We are living in a time where the fast lane, fast food, a quick conversion and a high number in salvations are seen as a success story. If it happens, yes hallelujah. However, in many hard places, like where Islam is dominant or missions are working among Muslims, the process is very slow. It takes years if not months, for example, for a Muslim to make a shift in spite of understanding the message of assurance because a big life change is at stake. For some Muslims, it is the family that rejects them. Others are condemned as apostates and disowned or threatened with death. Yet others may have to flee their abode to start anew.  (Luke 14:26-27)

Amidst chaos, hope reigns! December 2015

Dear Friend of Jesus to Muslims! As we celebrate at Christmas the first coming of Jesus and are looking forward to His second coming, we wish you a blessed Advent season! In the midst of the busyness and demands of life, may you enjoy the spirit of the season, thanking God for His inexpressible gift!

Outreach Hit Hard at Home October 2015

Dear Friend in Jesus! Although many of us abide safe in Christ, there are many out there who still haven’t decided to follow Him. Tomorrow is guaranteed to no one. The Bible nowhere promises a ‘five-year plan’. The best way to prepare for tomorrow, is to be repentant and obedient today. That is why I am writing to express my gratitude for your support of our ministry outreach to Muslims. The past semester has been the busiest ever. Although there are a lot of issues to share, I will highlight only a few that have put me on a jarring roller coaster of steep emotions in my grief.

Why Unity in Christ? August 2015

Obeying Jesus Christ’s commands (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8) often divides biological families, as Jesus warned it would in Matthew 10:21-39. Please keep my biological family in your prayers, that they too may know the amazing peace Jesus Christ gives (John 14:27) and the beautiful unity we have in Him. I am so thankful that my brother Mahmoud became my brother in Christ and that we will see him someday in Heaven!

As Jesus with the Father is one, He also desires us to be one in His name (John 17). Sadly, the Church today is divided due to many different issues, including details that do not matter and issues that are more denominational than Biblical. We need to ask, why did Jesus pray for unity in His followers? So the world would know Him.

Fasting: The Bible and the Qur'an June 2015

Muslims around the world fast during the day (not at night) every year in the Islamic month of Ramadan.  Based on the lunar calendar, in 2015 Ramadan begins on Thursday, June 18th and ends July 17th. Seeing no special fasting celebration among Christians, some Muslim friends ask, “Why do Christians not fast as Jesus and Moses did?”

The Status of Women in the Qur’an April 2015

I am often asked in our seminars, “Just give us the bottom line.” Due to this request, the following is a short summary on the status (position) of women according to the Qur’an. Although there is much in the Qur’an, I will mention here 7 important verses from 2 different chapters.

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