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UK: Christians reach out to Muslims in 40 cities

‘A Turkish imam’s daughter has inspired many by personally leading over 100 Muslims to Christ.’

We are currently presented with one of the greatest opportunities of our time: to unveil Jesus to Muslim people in the Western world and bring them to Christ.

The number of people identifying themselves as Muslim in the UK has grown by almost 70% in ten years, from 1.6 million in 2001 to 2.7 million in 2011. It is estimated to grow to 5.5 million by 2020. Across Europe, there are already 47 million Muslims. By the year 2030, there will be 58 million Muslims in Europe, 8% of the population. Islam has found a home in Europe.

To seize this opportunity a new network called ‘Mahabba’ (‘love’ in Arabic) is developing in the UK, networking both agencies and churches, and proving to be a catalyst to unity and prayer. Its emphasis is on motivating and mobilizing ‘ordinary’ Christians rather than just ‘specialists’ to reach their Muslim neighbours and help them grow in Christ.

‘A Turkish imam’s daughter has inspired many by personally leading over 100 Muslims to Christ.’

Director Gordon Hickson on the Mahabba Network reports the first fruits. “In Oxford, it took two years to break through in prayer, but then about 40 Muslim people came to Christ over the next five years, especially among the Iranian fellowship. They were joined by an imam sheikh from Uganda who was an expert in Sharia law: he had a radical conversion experience, and now spends hours witnessing to Arabic speaking Muslims studying in Oxford. A Turkish imam’s daughter came to Christ outside of Oxford and has inspired many by personally leading over 100 Muslims to Christ.”

Most of the networks are witnessing Muslims coming to Christ. In Manchester, in just a few days, a young man from Pakistan walked into the cathedral asking to convert; a Saudi woman walked into a church and asked to become a Christian; and a Somali man shared with his Christian friend that he wanted to become a Christian.

‘The goal is to have 75 Mahabba networks across the UK in 2019.’

Mahabba networks have now been launched in over 40 cities across the UK, as well as spreading across to France, Belgium, Norway, Austria, and even South Africa. They have been asked to help establish networks in India and Korea. One couple has moved across to Chicago (home to over 400,000 Muslims) and another to help set up in Australia. The goal over the next two years is to have 75 Mahabba networks across the UK, with strong relational networks with others across Europe and other Western nations.

Source: Gordon Hickson, Mahabba Network

Joel News International, # 1032 | April 05, 2017


Comments on: "Christians reach out to Muslims" (3)

  1. Oh praise the Living God, the Creator of the universe and God of love, compassion, mercy, grace and longsuffering!!!

    I have been praying for Muslim conversion to Christ and publicly prophesying in my preachings that “Muslim converts will become the true fearless warriors of Christ (the Son of the Living God) the real Savior, and will be the ones to finish the race to tribulation. Their faith will be more bold than traditional Christians. I have started seeing some prophecies that suits them. Two main are:

    OT- Joel 2.2-11;

    “Blow the trumpet in Zion,
    And sound an alarm in My holy mountain!
    Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble;
    For the day of the Lord is coming,
    For it is at hand:

    2 A day of darkness and gloominess,
    A day of clouds and thick darkness,
    Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains.
    A people come, great and strong,
    The like of whom has never been;
    Nor will there ever be any such after them,
    Even for many successive generations.

    3 A fire devours before them,
    And behind them a flame burns;
    The land is like the Garden of Eden before them,
    And behind them a desolate wilderness;
    Surely nothing shall escape them.

    4 Their appearance is like the appearance of horses;
    And like swift steeds, so they run.

    5 With a noise like chariots
    Over mountaintops they leap,
    Like the noise of a flaming fire that devours the stubble,
    Like a strong people set in battle array.

    6 Before them the people writhe in pain;
    All faces are drained of color.

    7 They run like mighty men,
    They climb the wall like men of war;
    Every one marches in formation,
    And they do not break ranks.

    8 They do not push one another;
    Every one marches in his own column.
    Though they lunge between the weapons,
    They are not cut down.

    9 They run to and fro in the city,
    They run on the wall;
    They climb into the houses,
    They enter at the windows like a thief.

    10 The earth quakes before them,
    The heavens tremble;
    The sun and moon grow dark,
    And the stars diminish their brightness.

    11 The Lord gives voice before His army,
    For His camp is very great;
    For strong is the One who executes His word.
    For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible;
    Who can endure it?”

    This plainly indicates a FEARLESS army of Christ that will even march up to political leaders and minister to them about the Jesus Christ the true and ONLY Savior = Acts 4.12 but the choosing of the Father = Philip 2.8-10.

    2: NT- Mt 11.12; “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.”

    Their faith in Christ and the true God will also be without compromise because they pray more in a day than most traditional Christians, and they practice holiness in strict terms and holiness is the standard of God for eternal life= Mat 5.8, Heb 12.14, 1Pet 1.15-16, Mat 7.21-23, etc….

    Praise be to the Living God in the Highest!!
    Paul Mike
    Eternal Word Ministry
    Papua New Guinea
    South Pacific


  2. Where is the one in Australia?


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