This issue of WEI Update features one of the most significant breakthroughs in modern history.
For years, WEI has been reaching out to people in Muslim nations. Approximately one-fourth of the people who enroll as Internet students are Muslims. In their studies, many come to faith and express a strong desire to be baptized into Christ, but only a few have the courage to risk their lives for their faith. The flood of Muslim refugees pouring into Europe has changed that scenario.
God is working in a powerful way among Muslim refugees everywhere, but in this newsletter, we focus on the Farsi-speaking refugees from Iran and Afghanistan who have settled in Austria.
These refugees in Austria instinctively know that the violence and bloodshed perpetrated by radical Islam are wrong, and they quickly embrace the Prince of Peace when they come to know him. As has been noted elsewhere in the newsletter, more than 150 Farsi-speaking refugees in Austria have been baptized into Christ during the past eighteen months, and four Farsi-speaking congregations have been established. Two more refugee congregations are set to be planted this year.
In the words of William Shakespeare, “Sweet are the uses of adversity.” God has brought blessing out of tragedy and peace out of chaos. The bloody wars and political upheavals in the Middle- and Far-East have served to set people free from religious tyranny and have opened doors to freedom in Christ. To God be praise and glory.
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