Five Days Fasting Prayer on 30 Nov. to 4 Dec., 2016.

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Bibles for Mideast (http://bibles4mideast.com)  call for a five days fasting prayer from 30 November (Wednesday) to 4 December (Sunday), 2016.

All the members of the Director Board,  members of all the gospel teams and house churches, and other believers in Asia, Africa and Middle East participating for the fasting prayer. Those who are fasting and praying will avoid two times food from midnight to 3’O clock in the afternoon and spend time for prayers as well as praising and thanking the Lord.

We request all of our prayer partners and all the children of God around the globe to join with us this fasting prayer by leaving at least one time food on these days and spend time for prayers and worshipping the Lord Jesus Christ. “Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God” (Ps 50:23).

Those who are unable to take fasting, please join with us in prayers at least three times per day. God will hear our prayers and also will bless of those who are kneeling for prayers. “When Job prayed for his friends, the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before (Job 42:10).

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SUBMIT YOUR PRAYERS MAINLY FOR —–

— the mighty protection of persecuted Christians.

— every Christian ministries around the globe to be fruitful.

— the ministries of “Bibles for Mideast” for spreading the Word of God and establishing churches according Lord’s will and commission (The director board and gospel teams of “Bibles for Mideast” will have a certain meeting after this fasting prayer to discuss and decide about the future ministries and the growth of the church in the Middle East. Request special prayers for it);

— the new believers and seekers from Islam and other religions or communities for strengthening their precious faith in Jesus Christ and also for their protection;

— the salvation of Muslims and other religions around the world, especially in Asia, Africa and Middle East;

— for stopping terrorist activities and confessing before Jesus Christ by accepting Him as their Lord and Savior.

— the people of the Church must be purified themselves by the Blood of Jesus Christ to meet Him in His return on the clouds.

— the peace on earth.

— each and everyone who are praying and supporting our Lord’s ministry around the globe to be blessed abundantly with their families and generations. (Lord bless them with happiness of the Holy Spirit and with good health and wealth and all other blessings).

— for Lord’s grace and strength to those who are taking five days fasting prayer).

Once again we request all the children of God to join with us in prayers. Our Lord Jesus promised: “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it” (John 14: 13-14).

We offer our prayers for those who want to submit prayer requests. Please send your requests to the email id: bibles4mideast@gmail.com. It will will be submitting in our fasting prayers.

UPDATE (on 2 Dec, 2016): 

Special silent fasting (without talking) on Dec 3, Saturday:  

By the grace of our Lord, thousands of believers and prayer warriors participating 5 days fasting prayer around the globe. We praise and thank God for them. We are interceding for all of your requests.

And we pray that may our Lord strengthen  all of the prayer warriors  and make use of them as mighty weapons of our Lord Jesus Christ and richly bless them with the gifts of the Holy Spirit for the glory of the Father in Heaven.

On December 3, the fourth day of fasting prayer, our prayer warriors will be having a special silent fasting (without talking) from morning to evening along with fasting prayer.

Please join with us those who can and keep your mouth close from talking to others throughout the day. And talk to God by prayers, praise and thanksgiving. The word of God says, “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth” (Psalms 46:10).

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Guide Us To The Straight Path

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Gospel tract for Muslims, prepared by bibles4mideast.com 

“Ih’dina Sirathwal musthakim” is the fifth verse of the first Surah of the Qur’an and it means “Guide us to the straight path”.

There is a tradition saying that ‘sirathwal musthakim’ is a narrow bridge over hell to heaven which is made out of seven torn pieces of a hair. The righteous can pass over the bridge without any trials; but the wicked will go to hell.

A worldly man cannot pass over the narrow bridge. Jesus says in the Book of Injil (Gospel), “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” (Matthew 7:13-14).

The Qur’an gives warning to mankind “Lo! they who deny our revelations and scorn them, for them the gates of Heaven will not be opened nor will they enter the garden until the camel goeth through the needle’s eye” (Qur’an 7:40).

As in the Qur’an there is a Right Narrow Path to get into Heaven.

The Qur’an 7:10-17 says: “God created Adam out of mud, fashioned him and told the angels to fall and prostrate before the man. Iblis (Lucifer) did not obey. God degraded him. Still he asked God for reprieve till the day when the human beings are raised from the dead. It was granted. Then Iblis (satan) said to God that he will lurk in ambush of man on God’s Right Path. Again he said that he will go upon them from before them and from behind them and from their right hands and from their left hands for God would not find most of them beholden”.

Mankind does not see the Right Narrow Path, because it is hidden by Iblis. Also he tries to lead them into wrong, broad and worldly ways. But the Muslim world knows the broad path is not the right one to heaven. And still praying to God to show us the Right Path.

In the book of Injil (New Testament of the Bible) Jesus says, “Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able” (Luke 13:24). In the Scripture of the Holy Bible, same Jesus declared : “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me.” (John 14:6).

The Qur’an says in 19:21 about Jesus as a revelation for mankind and a mercy from God, and it is a thing ordained.

Jesus destroyed the head of Iblis, and opened the narrow door of Heaven. He says: “In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33). Also He has given grace for those who are born of God so they can overcome the world.

Yes! It is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith. I John 5:4,5 says, “For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”

But still it is very sad to say that Gospel is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case, the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the likeness of God (2 Corinthians 4:3-4).

The Bible says in 1 Timothy 2:5 that “there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”

The Qur’an also says very clearly that Jesus, son of Mary, illustrious in the world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought near unto God (Qur’an 3:45). So we may keep our duty to God and obey Jesus (Qur’an 3:50; 43:61).

The Bible is the word of God. It well explained why Jesus, the Son of the Most High came down from heaven as the Son of Mary. “But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons” (Galatians 4:4).

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16).

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

“For Jesus hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2Cor 5:21).

“But as many as received Jesus, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12).

God doesn’t allow anyone goes astray. Dear Muslim brothers and sisters, believe in Christ Jesus as the Son of God and your personal savior and Lord  to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven through the Right Narrow Path, which is Jesus, the Word of God (Kalimathullah),  – John 1:1,14; the Spirit of God (Ruhullah) – John 4:24, 2 Cor 3:17: and the Messiah of God (Massihullah) – John 4:26, who became a ransom for many (Mark 10:45).

Yes! Jesus is the Right Narrow Path. For He is the Way, the Truth and the Life  By faith in Jesus you can easily enter into the heaven.

Say the following prayer in your heart and by mouth. GOD THE HEAVENLY FATHER, I BELIEVE IN JESUS AS YOUR ONLY BEGOTTEN SON WHO CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND DIED ON THE CROSS AND RISEN FROM THE DEAD TO GIVE ME ETERNAL LIFE AND SALVATION. I ACCEPT JESUS AS MY PERSONAL SAVIOR AND LORD. FILL ME WITH YOUR HOLY SPIRIT THAT I MAY WALK WITH JESUS MY LORD ACCORDING HIS WILL AND COMMANDMENTS. AMEN !!

Militants Bombed Ladies House of Bibles for Mideast; Two seriously injured

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Report:  bibles4mideast.com

The house of Bible women of Bibles for Mideast  (http://bibles4mideast.com)  were bombed by muslim militants in the Middle East on Friday, 18 November at night.  Two of them are seriously injured.

The young woman named Ramza who was killed by father and raised from dead by Jesus Christ was miraculously  escaped with minor injuries.

There were six women were staying together in a home doing Lord’s ministry by  distributing Bibles among women and evangelizing them as well as  laboring for their livelihood as farm laborers.

Ramza was staying with them after she was raised up from dead by Jesus Christ.

After night prayer, women went to bed. While they were sleeping, they heard terrible bomb shot and seen the house was burning. They screamed aloud and tried to get out from the house. But there was some men standing with guns at the door step.

“When we came out, they gunshot towards us. So we are forced to go back inside of the house. At that time two of us fallen down under the fire and seriously burnt”, said Saleeha, who escaped from the attack.

“By this time neighboring people reached at our house with weapons and the attackers left the spot”, the elder woman told.  “There were five to seven attackers came to kill us. They came by motor bikes. But our Lord Jesus Christ protected our lives”, she added.

Christ Jesus is our mighty Savior and Lord. He is able to keep us safe. Whether we live or die, we belong to Him”, Ramza said.

The injured women are hospitalized. And the other women shifted from that place to another. Pray for them.

Can Jesus Bear Our Burden ?

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Gospel tract for Muslims: prepared by bibles4mideast.com

The book of Torah in the Bible (Genesis) describes that Almighty God created man out of dust in His image, after His likeness and gave him life through the Word to be the overseer of all creations. He named him Adam.

God had a definite plan to glorify His name through mankind. For that He wanted man to be surrendered unto Him.

To obey each and every law of God is total surrendering. But Adam disobeyed, ate of the tree of which God commanded him not to eat. So he sinned.

Suppose you appoint a new servant for your household. He is bonded to obey your rules. Do you ever like it if he doesn’t obey your commands, moving in his own ways and making friendship with your enemies? You will fire him out immediately and will make sure that he does not get any support from your subordinates and friends.

If God was like us, He would have removed man and would not have allowed the universe to continue forever more. But our merciful God did not destroy Adam. He just cast him from the paradise as a punishment for sin and granted permission to live on earth (that is also God’s creation) and from the sweat of his face to eat. Also He promised the Messiah, Jesus, who is the Word from God, Son of (woman) Mary, illustrious in the world and hereafter as the deliverer from sin.

The Qur’an says: “Lo! the likeness of Jesus with God is as the likeness of Adam. He created him out of dust, then He said unto him: Be! and he is. (This is) the Truth from Thy Lord. (O Muhammad), so be not thou of those who waver” (Qur’an 3:59-60).

How Jesus is likeness of Adam?

Adam was created as a faultless man. The Prophet David says in the book of Zabur (Psalms): “What is man that thou art mindful of him, and the son of man that thou dost care for him? Yet thou hast made him little less than God, and dost crown him with glory and honor. Thou hast given him dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the sea” (Psalms 8:4-8).

The Qur’an 2:34 says that God asked the angels to prostrate before Adam. All fell prostrate; but Iblis (Lucifer) demurred through pride, and so became Satan. Hence Satan made Adam disobedient; so he too became as a sinner. From him all the generations became under the sin.

Bible says, “And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth” (Genesis 5:3). Here we see Adam begat a son in his (Adam’s) likeness and image. When Adam was created, he was in God’s likeness and image (Genesis 1:26; 5:1). At that time he was crowned with glory and honour (Psalms 8:5). But when he sinned against God, he lost his glory and honour and understood he and his wife are naked (Genesis 3:7). Means, they lost the likeness of God and owned the likeness of sin. Genesis 5:3 says with the likeness of sin he begat Seth.

The Prophet David says in Zabur: “Behold I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me” (Psalms 51:5).

The Injil (The New Testament of the Bible) also says very clearly: “For there is no distinction; since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). But the same word promised a remedy too: “They are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus”.

The Qur’an says in several verses: “No burdened soul can bear another’s burden” (35:18; 39:7; 53:38).

That means only unladened souls can bear another’s burdens.

Both the Bible and the Qur’an say that Jesus was born as a faultless man. “He (Archangel Gabriel) said (to Mary): I am only a messenger of thy Lord, that I may bestow on thee a faultless son” (Qur’an 19:19). The Hadith (traditions of Islam) also says that all the children of Adam are touched by Satan at their birth, except Jesus, son of Mary.

The Bible says about Jesus: “For it was fitting that we should have such a High Priest, holy, blameless, unstained, separated from sinners, exalted above the heavens” (Hebrews 7:26).

Once Jesus directly asked to the Jews, “Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? He who is of God hears the words of God; the reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God” (John 8:46).

Yes! Jesus was faultless by birth and life. He can carry the laden of sin from each one of the world.

Jesus said in the New Testament: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). Prophet Yahya (John the Baptist) was borne witness of Jesus. He declared about Jesus, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29).

In the second letter of Paul to the Corinthians we read: “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21). No doubt! Jesus took all our sins and died on the cross to give us eternal life. “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses” (Ephesians 1:7).

In the letter to the Hebrews also we can see as it is: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sins which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:1-2).

In the book of Qur’an Jesus said: “And (I come) confirming that which was before me of the Torah (the law of Moses), and to make lawful some of that which was forbidden unto you. I come unto you with a sign from your Lord, so keep your duty to God and obey me” (Qur’an 3:50).

“When Jesus came with clear proofs (of God’s sovereignty), he said: I have come unto you with wisdom, and to make plain some of that concerning which ye differ. So keep your duty to God , and obey me” (Qur’an 43:63).

What do you think? Isn’t it a must to obey Jesus by accepting him as Lord and Savior?

But the children of Israel denied Jesus, though they were the chosen people of God. They lost eternity. Because they at the time looked for a warrior king savior they were blind to the truth that Jesus Christ was that Messiah promised by their own prophets.

What about you? Accept Jesus as your Savior and Lord.

98 Year Old Pastor of Sri Lanka Carrying Lord’s Ministry

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Pastor Tiddy Senapatiratne

Report: bibles4mideast.com

Tiddy Senapatiratne is 98 year old pastor of Sri Lanka. His grandson Kevin Senapatiratne says, ” Even at the age of 98 he is carrying ministry of intercession as well as writing prayer letters to encourage pastors and believers. In his writings, he is challenging people to follow the Scripture and live it out with faith and adventure”. (Below is the latest letter of Pastor Tiddy Senaptiratne).

My dear Brother/Sister in Christ,

Greetings in the blessed name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who exhorts us to read and obey His Word.

Sometime back I wrote in one of my letters to you about God commanding us to meditate on Gods’ word day and night. (Joshua 1:8,9). He did not only command but with He also gave us promises. Joshua had only 5 books at that time, but now we have 66 books (in the Bible) to read and obey, and we have many more promises in them. God loves us so much, and I am sure you too would have experienced His love in many ways, just as much as I have, perhaps more.

We should read God’s word often, if possible daily- at least a small portion each day. It will make us grow in our Christian life. I used to know a Mr Leisser, the proprietor of an English firm in Sri Lanka. He told me that he had read through the Bible 40 times. He knew it thoroughly from beginning to end. We need not do so much, but if we read it as often as we could and use it for His glory and for the salvation of souls we will be much blessed. It will be helpful if we could learn verses of scripture by heart.

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12).

The Word of God has been used powerfully by many persons mentioned in the Bible. Let us have a look at some of them.

A centurion wanted his servant healed. He knew that if only Jesus would speak a word from just where He was, his servant would be healed, just as for when he speaks a word to his soldiers they obey. Please read about it in Matthew 8:5-13.

Jesus cast out demons with His Word. We read about it in many places in the Bible. Whatever Jesus said was with authority. (Luke 4:32; Matthew 7:28,29; John 6:63).

After Jesus ascended, His disciples spoke with authority as He had done. One such occasion was when Peter and John healed a man who was lame from his birth. When this man was healed he went into the temple “walking and leaping and praising God”. (Acts 3:1-9).

In Acts 9:32-35, Peter only spoke a few words and Aeneas (who had been bedridden for 8 years) arose immediately.

In Acts 9:36-41 we read of Dorcas, who was dead, being raised up by Peter speaking only two words after praying.

When Elymas the sorcerer tried to prevent the deputy from accepting what Paul said, being filled with the Spirit Paul said, “You shall be blind not seeing the sun for a season”. Immediately he became blind. (Acts 13:6-12).

In Acts 14:8-10 when Paul said “Stand up straight on your feet”, the man who had never walked, leaped and walked.

Please read the story of Ananias and Saphira in Acts 5:1-10. Both had lied and when Peter spoke to each one they fell down and died.

When we see what happened when apostles of Jesus did after seeing Him do all these, do we not get a desire to act similarly? But we might excuse ourselves, saying that they saw Jesus Himself do it all. What about us? Let us ask Jesus to give us too a vision and power to do likewise and be firebrands for Him.

May the Lord bless you.

Your servant in the service of the Most High God,

Tiddy Senapatiratne

Islamists March for Ouster of Christian Governor in Indonesia

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Governor Ahok and his wife Veronica Tan.

Report: bibles4mideast.com

Around 150,000 hardline Muslim protesters rallied outside the Presidential palace  in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia on Friday, 4 of November, 2016 to demand the resignation of the governor of Jakarta, who they said had insulted the Koran.

Basuki Tjahja Purnama, popularly known as Ahok, the Governor of Jakarta, who is a Christian. He was planned for a re-election bid in February.

Ahok is the first ethnic  governor in the country. He is a member of Indonesia’s Christian minority and a Chinese heritage. Christianity is  up one percent of the population.

Ahok took the governatorial seat in Jakarta in 2014, which was vacated when Joko Widodo was elected as president. But hardline Muslims have opposed his rise to power.

The protesters, led by a group called the Islamic Defenders Front, demanding the Governor Ahok to be jailed for blasphemy. They waved placards and chanted “Hang Ahok” and “Allahu Akbar”, missionaries of “Bibles for Mideast”  (http://bibles4mideast.com) report from Indonesia.

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March of Islamists in Jakarta against Governor Ahok, a Christian.

Although the rally had been mostly peaceful, violence ensued as police clashed with protesters who disobeyed instructions to disperse after nightfall. Police used tear gas and water cannon in attempts to control the angry demonstrators. One man died while four civilians and three police officers were injured as a result of the clash.

Police officials  calculate  it is the second biggest protest against Ahok in less than a month. In October, another protest against him gathered at City Hall.

About 18,000 soldiers and police, some equipped with rifles, were on patrol and secured shopping malls in Jakarta during the procession.

Indonesia is the largest Muslim populated country in the world, (India is the second largest Muslim populous nation  and Pakistan is in third position).

“Ahok is not Muslim, but he humiliated the Koran,” protesters said.

Many of the protesters wore white robes and Muslim caps and gathered at the central Istiqlal Mosque, the biggest mosque in the country, before they began moving toward the presidential palace.

There were smaller protests against Ahok in other cities including Surabaya, Makassar and Medan.

Ahok but hardline Muslims have opposed his rise to power. has a reputation as a tough reformer. He will compete for re-election against two Muslims – Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, a son of former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and a former education minister, Anies Baswedan.

The governor has built a reputation of being a tough reformer who is determined to clean up Jakarta’s streets and battle corruption in government. These traits have made him widely popular and have given him an edge on next year’s election. However, Islamic hardliners oppose him and do not want him to hold a government position because of his faith in Jesus Christ.

Ethnic Chinese make up just over one percent of Indonesia’s 250 million people, and they typically do not enter politics.

Indonesia suffered a series of Islamist militant attacks early in the last decade. In the most serious incident, 202 people were killed in bombings of a nightclub on the island of Bali in 2002.

An attack in Jakarta early this year by supporters of Islamic State raised fears of a new wave of violent militancy.

Pray for Governor Ahok and family as well as Christians in Indonesia. Also pray for the ministries of “Bibles for Mideast”, its missionaries and the new believers.

Imam Stood Up from Washing Table Before Burial and Witnessing Jesus

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Report: bibles4mideast.com

Munaf Ali (name is not real), 45 years old, was an Imam of a Mosque as well as a scholar and preacher of Islam in a Middle East Kingdom.

One day Pastor Paul and the gospel team of Bibles for Mideast  (http://bibles4mideast.com) met Munaf and had a discussion about Jesus Christ and the Bible. He denied the divinity of  Jesus Christ and the credibility of the Bible.

Pastor gave him a sample gospel but he refused to receive. And also he cursed Pastor and his team.

At the same night a mob of fanatics under Munaf came to attack the gospel team shouting with “Allahu Akbar”. But the gospel team moved their shelter by God’s guidance and escaped from there before the attackers arrived.

After few days, one Friday afternoon, Munaf was going back home after the Juma Namaz. On the way he felt giddiness, became unconscious and falling on the ground. He knew he was dying. At that time, he saw demons coming to him to take his soul. Munaf said to them, “get lost, you cursed demons of Allah. You have no right to take my soul”.

However, the demons responded, “No. It’s our right to take your life. And you will be with us” before forcefully taking his soul and turning to leave.

Suddenly, Christ Jesus appeared before him along with a huge number of angels, causing the demons to flee in terror.

“Listen my son,” Jesus told Munaf. “First Adam disobeyed God and sinned against Him under the pressure of Satan. The gates of heaven were shut down because of his sin. I am the second Adam, the Word of God and Messiah Jesus, Son of the Most High. I was born of virgin Mary as a sinless Son of Man to redeem first Adam and all of his kinship including yourself from sin and death.  And I was crucified and died as a ransom for all for your sins to make you the children of God and citizens of heaven”.

Jesus said again, “I was risen from the dead and opened the gates of heaven to bring you back to the eternal glory. Have faith in me and be my witness. I give your life back, for I am the authority of giving life.”

When Munaf Ali  opened the eyes, he understood some of his close relatives along with his sons trying to lay down his body on a table for washing and shrouding before the burial. A huge crowed was also present.

All the people were astonished when he stood up from the washing table.

Munaf said to them that he was dead, demons were tried to take his soul but Messiah Jesus came and gave his life back. And he was trying to describe his experience to the people.

But people said that he lost his normal sense when his head hit on a stone while he was falling on the way. So he speaks meaningless words. Some others said the evil spirit might have possessed him.

Anyhow further days also Munaf was telling about Jesus to his family and children and to those whoever visited him. People  asked his children to consult a psychiatrist.  Hence he was dismissed from the mosque.

His family and children believed what he said about Jesus. They all accepted Jesus as their personal savior and Lord. Then the community began to persecute them. So they left their house and native country.

Please pray for Munaf Ali and his family for our Lord’s protection and keeping their livelihood.