This month we are highlighting a special story.

In the month of May, we often think of Mother’s Day, but in many Muslim nations, women are not celebrated, in fact it is quite the opposite. We invite you to pray for Muslim women with us this month, and subscribe to our newsletter so you can watch this powerful story unfold. (Subscribe Here)

 

Fatimeh’s Story…

Fatimeh, a woman in a repressive Muslim country, was horribly betrayed by her own mother. She relates…

From the beginning of my life, I never knew what true love is. My parents would do anything just for a dollar because we were so poor. One day, when I was 16, my mother said, “Go to the fourth floor of our apartment building. A resident there has something for you.” I went inside, and he raped me over and over that day. My mother sent me to his apartment every Thursday, and every time, she received money for selling me to him.

Fatimeh’s life only got worse from there, leading to a failed marriage, prostitution, and narcotic addiction. Finally, now a mother herself, Fatimeh joined a local support group for drug addicts. Here she  found sobriety. But she did not find the source of true love to fill the hole in her heart.

At one support group meeting, led by Fatimeh, a GCM Disciple Maker at the same meeting was surprised by the young woman’s sadness:

When Fatimeh spoke, she was very negative. For someone free of addiction and leading a group, this was unusual. She said, “I’m tired of my life,” and she sobbed throughout the whole meeting. 

Moved by Fatimeh’s pain, the Disciple Maker shared that she was also an addict—before God came into her life and transformed it forever. Then she asked Fatimeh a powerful question:

Do you want to experience this God who has the power to transform lives?

This simple question is how the GCM process of evangelization begins with people like Fatimeh, desperate for God’s truth and love. Beginning with a “yes” to this question, Fatimeh started on a path of discovering the true God. Ultimately, she was able to forgive her mother and find the joy of motherhood in her own life.

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Our story of Fatimeh’s journey to transformation will continue in our next email to you on May 21, so watch your inbox for more of her amazing story! (Subscribe Here)