Day 5 - Central Asia
Discovering the truth of the Bible
Born and raised in Central Asia, Asel was a Muslim, although she admits today that she knew nothing of Islam. Atheism was once the “religion” of this region. After the Soviet Union collapsed, Islam regained its foothold in this region.
When an old friend visited her one day, Asel was shocked to learn of her friend’s conversion to Christianity. Her friend was also a Bible League-trained worker who gladly shared God’s Word with her.
“For the next year, she visited me,” Asel said. “We studied the Bible together and what she taught me began to guide my thinking.
Eventually Asel went with her friend to church. “I heard people sing to God from their hearts and I couldn’t listen without crying,” she said. “My face was covered with tears and my heart was racing towards God. I knew what I had studied during the year was the truth!
“That day, I made a public profession of my faith in Jesus Christ and repented of my sins. I have the great privilege to know God and to be part of His people. I pray to Him daily and I am thankful for His grace and for His Word.”
How many countries are included in Central Asia?
Today Central Asia comprises of five independent republics, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan.
These countries once belonged to the 15 republics that made up the Union of Socialist Republics.
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Praise God that people like Asel are coming to know Jesus as their Saviour.
Pray for the Lord to guide Bible League workers as they reach out to Muslim seekers.
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