“I just need to know you love me”


Drug use and addiction rates in the Middle East are especially high, and we often find that Muslims who have lost hope have turned to substance abuse to drown the sorrows of their deteriorating environment. Poor marriages, sexual abuse, and economic crisis are not the result that an Islamic “utopia” promised to create. Because of this, their circumstances and surroundings only appear to be getting bleaker.

Many times when we meet Muslims they eagerly receive the hope of Jesus Christ, but they still need the practical help of walking out their new-found faith. When their family members and community see their strides to get off of drugs, they are intrigued and want to know where this hope that they have found comes from. Watching Jesus transform lives gives us such great joy.

One example is of a young lady that we met named Sahar. She had been selling herself as a prostitute to make money to pay for the drug addiction of her father and brother. Her life was not her own, and she had to work several jobs to take care of them. When we invited her to a Bible study it was her answer to prayer. Earlier that day, she had been riding the bus and had prayed to God, “I just need to feel you hug me. I need to know you love me.” When our disciple makers met her, she could feel the love of God in them. The next day when they called her to see how she was doing, she said it felt as if God had hugged her.

Sahar continued to meet with our disciple makers and as she learned what the Bible said, and how much God loved her, she began to see God work in her family. Shortly thereafter her brother went to rehab and for the first time he stayed clean after the program. Sahar stopped prostituting and now continues regular Bible studies with our GCM disciple makers.

Thank you for your continued prayers for such as these and believing with us that God can and will continue to bring the true hope of Jesus Christ to Muslims worldwide.

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Every GCM Disciple Maker seeks “Persons of Peace,” individuals who are spiritually open, by initiating intentional conversations.

A gift of only $50 enables a Disciple Maker to start such life-transforming conversations. Will you give today to lead even more Muslims like Sahar to Christ? Thank you for helping us reach them.

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We believe the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are inspired by God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Peter 1:21)

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent who has revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Luke 3:22)

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father where He intercedes for us, in His present rule as Head of the Church, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:31)

We believe in the creation of mankind in God’s image, and the fall of man, resulting in universal guilt and total depravity; and the necessity, therefore, of redemption and restoration; that all men and women are lost spiritually and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ is necessary for regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 2:17)

We believe salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life. (Luke 24:47, John 3:3)

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life in the presence of our Lord, and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (Matthew 25:46, Mark 9:43-48)

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the Church, which has the duty to preach the Gospel to every person. (Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 2:22)

We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of teaching, preaching, the prophetic, the apostolic, and evangelism. (Ephesians 4:11-13)

We believe in upholding the ordinances of the church of water baptism and holy communion.

The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. All who repent and believe in Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47,48, Romans 6:4)

The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements—bread and the fruit of the vine—, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4), a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26), and is enjoined on all believers “till He comes!”