Chen (not his real name) has been living as a missionary in the Middle East for several years. “God called me to serve the Muslim people and lead them to Christ,” he said during our meeting together in Turkey in December of 2022. “We have many Muslims that are curious about Jesus and they do not feel threatened to talk about Him with Chinese. Our Muslim friends feel very comfortable talking about religion with us.”
“For the last six or seven months we have been working with a young man named Muhammad (not his real name). He has gone to the mosque every week since he was only a young boy and studies the Koran every day. ‘I am more devout than the imam at our mosque,'” Muhammad declared when he first met Chen.
Last week, Muhammad arrived at Chen’s home looking a little shaken. The night before, Muhammad had a dream where Jesus came to him with a little girl. Massive multitudes of people were bowing down before Jesus and Muhammad could see it all. Then, Jesus showed Muhammad a verse from the book that he recognized as the Bible, but he had never seen before. When he described the verse that he had seen in his dream, Chen recognized it right away from the book of Revelation.
It was Revelation 7:9-12.
After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
That day, Muhammad gave his life to Jesus and is now being discipled as a new believer.
Chen and his Chinese BTJ team in the Middle East are excited about what God is doing. BTJ has been supporting Chen and his outreach to the Muslims for the last two years. Many of the things that Chen is doing and what BTJ is supporting cannot be reported because of security, but it has been exciting to see what God is doing.