I met a woman in one of the gyms in the city and struck up a conversation. We quickly became friends.
As our friendship grew, I started sharing my faith with her, but she wasn’t interested at all and showed discomfort.
However, I continued telling her about my faith, my church and my activities and involvement there. She was critical of what she called “wasted time", but I kept praying for her. She, being from a Muslim background, did not make sharing very natural.
An Answer to Prayer
One time as I was driving home from work and asking God why He wasn’t moving in this person, I received a phone call from her.
She wanted to know when I was coming home. Then she told me that she would like to come over and read the Bible with me. Needless to say, my excitement was great, and I arrived home in no time!
We started reading the Bible, and I tried to answer her barrage of questions, late into the night. This continued for days. Her eagerness was amazing as she would jot down answers on her Bible or notebook or argue with me if my answer wasn’t convincing, so I had to resort to commentaries.
Later, she joined a Bible study that I was part of, and her questions continued.
Then she joined a church, and began to attend different Bible studies and seminars, and was spending many hours with Christians.
Praise God! He did bring her to Himself within a year or so, after a supernatural physical healing.
Full Circle: One Sows, One Waters
I invited my friend once to a church function, where we met someone, who, after a few minutes of looking intently at my friend, finally recognized her as one of the seekers from years before; she related to us how she had been praying for around 20 years for my friend!
It was a full circle, the sower and the one who watered met to celebrate the new life that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit have produced in this precious soul.
Praise God for His amazing and continued work in people; the prayers of the saints are not wasted but produce fruit in His time!
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This story comes from a Prayer Partner who shared her experience with Chyrl Basa. Chyrl is the Director of Communications at Fellowship of Faith for the Muslims (FFM), a prayer, information and literature service for Christians who are concerned with sharing the Gospel with Muslims. Chyrl is a member of the LMT (Loving Muslims Together) Prayer Circle, a group engaged in seeing prayer for Canadian Muslims grow across Canada, and actively collaborates with LMT in the area of prayer.