Profile in Faith
Meet Fahim and Muzghan, believers in the Lord and volunteer GCM disciple makers.
Believers with Muslim background, Fahim and his wife, Muzghan, were trained by GCM leaders in starting disciple- making movements in their own country. They continue to be mentored by GCM, whose leaders travel to the couple’s native country to support and encourage their ministry.
This testimony illustrates the results of your prayers and support. May you be encouraged as you read about the abundant fruit God is producing through the unique and courageous ministry of GCM.
Like thousands of persecuted former Muslims who have turned to Christ, Fahim and Muzghan live in a country closed to the Gospel.
“It is amazing that God’s love and the hope Jesus gives can flow through us to other Muslims.”
Hospitalized with multiple fractures to his femur, Abdul needed a blood transfusion, uncommon in his central-Asian culture where people resist donating blood, even for family members. At the hospital, Abdul’s close friend was looking for a donor.
Fahim, who was visiting the hospital, volunteered some of his blood for Abdul, whom he had never met. Deeply touched by Fahim’s extraordinary gesture, the two men started a conversation. Although Abdul lives three hours away, Fahim and his wife, Muzghan, visited him at home after his hospital stay and shared God’s Word with him.
A week later, Fahim and Muzghan invited Abdul and his family to their home, and a friendship blossomed during that visit. Not only did Abdul want to know more about God’s stories, but his entire family did as well.
Some months later, Muzghan became very ill and had
to travel to India for tests and medical care. At the hospital, Muzghan met Afarin, a lady from Muzghan’s home country who also had traveled there for treatment. Unable to conceive, Afarin was depressed. Seizing the opportunity to share God, Muzghan prayed with her. After recuperating, both women returned home.
One day, Muzghan felt that God wanted her to visit Afarin to share her faith in Jesus Christ. The trip would be long and unsafe. Fahim advised against it. Although Muzghan was certain of God’s leading, she waited until Fahim felt the same conviction from God. In time, the couple made the trip.
Now happily pregnant, Afarin was glad to see Muzghan again and thanked her for having prayed with her. Muzghan shared a series of Biblical stories with her and made plans to stay in touch by phone as well as visit her every two months. During that first visit, Fahim had the opportunity to sit with important mullahs and other city leaders. He shared his thoughts with them and questioned them about Islam. Fahim was surprised by how God brought things to his mind during those meetings. Sensing the hopelessness of these mullahs and leaders, Fahim decided to stay in touch and planned to return for regular visits to share stories from God’s Word.
Thanks to Fahim and Muzghan’s commitment to Jesus, Abdul, Afarin, and others no longer thirst for hope. They now enjoy a relationship with Christ and are growing in their faith.
In a recent report to their GCM leader, Fahim and Muzghan wrote, “It is amazing that God’s love and the hope Jesus gives can flow through us to other Muslims. He gives them the desire to discuss His Word and stay involved with ordinary people like us.”
Light, Peace, Joy, and Hope: Jesus’ Gift to All
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”—John 8:12b
What infinite love! What an amazing gift! What a glorious promise!
The Word became flesh to reconcile each of us to Himself— God almighty, Creator of the universe, Savior of the world, Light of nations—Jesus, the Christ.
Jesus rescued us out of darkness and hopelessness, and brought His divine light to us. While evidence of the world’s evil blackness surrounds us every day, Jesus has overcome it through His death and resurrection. Even in times of troubles, we can rejoice in His promise to be with us always.
As we walk in the light of His Presence, in our fully yielded life, Jesus fills us with hope, peace, and joy.
Hope as we look to …
An eternity of seeing God face-to-face
Loved ones experiencing new life in Christ
Jesus’ return and everlasting peace throughout the world
Peace in the assurance of …
Our eternal rescue from darkness and sin’s enslavement God’s unending love as His adopted child
Satan’s inevitable demise
Joy as we experience …
God’s limitless grace and tender care
A growing, daily intimacy with Jesus
The blessings of carrying out His perfect will
It is God’s desire and ultimate gift that all be reconciled to Him through a saving faith in Christ. When we commit our heart, soul, mind, and strength to Christ, when the Lord of all becomes Lord of our life, He transforms us into His likeness.
Our thoughts align with His thoughts. We see people through His eyes, and our hearts are filled with love and compassion. We delight in obeying Him, even in the face of personal trials. When the Light of the World overcomes darkness in our heart, then hope, peace, and joy reign.
Let us shout this Good News from the rooftops. Let us share it with everyone we encounter. Let us bring it to every nation, village, and human heart on earth.
“Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.”—Isaiah 60:3
Light and Hope to the Muslim World!
This winter, pray for this key GCM initiative: International Disciple-Making Movements.
All former Muslims, GCM disciple makers have experienced Jesus’ transformational love. They bring God’s Word to other Muslim nations and start Discovery Bible Study groups that form self-replicating churches.
Nearly all volunteers, they cannot minister without your prayer and financial support. As you pray, please consider giving monthly. GCM’s frontline disciple makers risk their life every day to advance and sustain today’s unprecedented movement of God among Muslims.
Worldwide, Muslim hearts cry out for hope, looking for someone who cares, someone who loves them. Your prayers and gifts go a long way and accomplish much. God calls you, and GCM needs you!
• Evangelism, Discipleship, and Church Planting • Leadership Development
• Redemptive Compassion Ministries
• International Disciple-Making Movements
Daily Prayer Points
Heavenly Father, thank you for guiding GCM disciple makers to the Muslim regions You prepared before time itself. May these Muslims joyfully receive Jesus, the Light of the World.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”—Ephesians 3:20
Oh Lord, as GCM leaders bring Your Word to many Muslim nations, may it be planted in fertile soil and produce such a crop that all will be astonished by Your power.
“May all kings bow down to Him and all nations serve Him.” —Psalm 72:11
Just as you enabled your disciples to feed five thousand people, Lord, we ask that You likewise enable new believers to feed the Bread of Life to their countrymen.
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” —Matthew 5:16
Wed Church Planting
May each house-church you establish in Muslim nations, Lord God, flourish and multiply so that your Kingdom may prevail even in the darkest places.
“This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.”—1 John 1:5-6
Thu Leadership Training
Jesus, you are the Master Teacher. You appointed and formed your twelve Apostles to lead your Church on earth. You instructed them with your Word and taught them to rely on you exclusively for everything. May all GCM leaders depend on you also, and follow your example as they train and mentor more Christian leaders in Muslim nations.
“Take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in your belts.” —Mark 6:8b
Fri Redemptive Compassion Ministries
Jesus you are the Living Water. Please quench the thirst of every Muslim who thirsts for truth, longs for hope, and cries out to you.
“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” —John 7:37b-38
Sat Persecuted Body of Christ
Abba Father, You are our shield in a dangerous and broken world. Please enfold your children in your loving arms, protect them against evil, and strengthen them in adversity with your loving Presence.
“The Lord replied, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’ ”—Exodus 33:14
GCM Depends on Your Support.
You can help change one more life … today! With your monthly gift, you accelerate the growth of the Church in the Middle East. Your impact is now, and it’s eternal.
More than 95% of GCM’s evangelists/disciple makers are volunteers. Its leaders live below the poverty line. There are no buildings or organizational structures to support. It’s all frontline ministry, and your dollar goes a long way.
This winter alone, GCM evangelists and leaders will risk their life every day to share God’s Word with some 5,000 Muslims.
Here’s how you can participate in this unprecedented movement of God:
1. Give to GCM; visit catalyticministries.com.
2. Pray every day using your GCM Prayer Guide.
3. Host a small group in your home or church and introduce new people to GCM.
4. Share your GCM Prayer Guide with your family and friends.
To transform Muslims worldwide through Jesus Christ, by means of evangelism, discipleship, church planting, leadership training, and compassion ministries.
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