Let There Be Light


“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

— John 1:5

The Word of God is so much more powerful than we think. We believe we need to use evangelism tactics and strategies to reach the lost, but the Holy Spirit speaks to them through the living Word. Do you believe it? It is true. Our disciple makers are sharing the Word of God with Muslims and reporting the incredible transformations that are happening.

One of our disciple makers met a young girl who has been emotionally troubled her whole life since she was forced to live as a male child, which is a common practice in parts of the Middle East. When a family has not yet bore a son, for many reason they may choose a daughter who will be raised as a son. This tradition allows the family to avoid the social stigma associated with not having any male children. These girls may go outside for shopping alone, bring their sisters from school, get a job, play a sport and play any other roles of a boy in society. (source)

However, in this particular case, the girl was upset and did not want to be a boy, traumatizing her. Our disciple maker prayed and asked God what Bible story to share with her. It seemed unusual to choose to share the creation story, but this is what the Lord led her to share. In obedience, she read to her:

“God said, ‘let there be light’, and there was light.”

— Genesis 1:3

Eventually, this young girl was able to go back to being a female in her culture. This Bible story was the beginning of what has led her to the light of the world—Jesus. We can trust in the power of the Word. The Word is alive and He is the one who gives life to the dead and brings light into darkness.

For someone living in such a dark place to realize that when God speaks, light comes into the darkness. This was highly significant to her. When asked what she got out of this story, she understood this to be the truth, not just a nice story. The revelation understanding that she got was that the light came into the darkness, and the darkness could not overpower it.


This is one of thousands of stories coming from those making disciples through sharing the Word of God. Read more stories on our blog and testimonies page.




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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!”