Sunday, August 29, 2010

Ramadan


During Ramadan more than a billion people around the world abstain from eating, drinking, smoking, and sex from dawn to sunset for a one-month period each year. Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of the religion of Islam and considered one of the highest forms of Islamic worship. Abstinence from earthly pleasures and curbing evil intentions and desires is regarded as an act of obedience and submission to Allah.

Matthew and I were in the district of Namuno, which has a high percentage Muslims during the month of Ramadan. We camped right next to the Mosque. Within a few hundred feet of the Mosque we showed the Jesus film, attracting over 1,000 people. We went to Namuno to train Christian leaders, pray for the sick, and preach the gospel. I was able to meet with some of the Muslim leaders who were actually very kind and hospitable.

At our training seminars we teach pastor
>How to study and teach the Bible inductively
>Specific emphasis on how to study and teach the stories of the Bible
>How to grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ and his plan for their lives
>How to start and continue a children's program


5 comments:

bridgetwillard said...

That's great news! I'm excited for you!

Nicole said...

That's amazing. What was the overall reaction to the film from the collective group? Did it anger any of them, or did they ask questions?

Bubba said...

That is powerful! God is Good!

Bubba said...

Wow that is awesome! God is Good

Marlene Winell said...

How would you feel if they showed an islamic film 100 feet from you during your gathering at Christmas?