Disciple Makers Multiply: The Story of Aziz

As disciple makers we are always multiplying. We believe when people have a true encounter with the living God they can’t help but to share Him. In our experience evangelism isn’t an activity to be accomplished but a way of life. This means that often our newest converts are the very ones sharing the message they are still discovering themselves.

Wasn’t that the way with the woman at the well? Or the blind man healed who, even when being charged not to tell what Jesus had done, couldn’t help himself? It seems Jesus wasn’t worried about the perfect evangelsitc message or a flawless grasp of theology. He simply wanted burning hearts to share their stories. So it was in Biblical times, and so it is today with disciple making.

Aziz’s Story

One of our disciple makers encountered a 22 year old named Aziz. He had suffered intensely throughout his childhood and had an innate desire for closeness with God. He tried to find it in his native religion and though he learned a lot about god, he still felt very far away. Thankfully, one of his friends knew the living God. He began to share the stories. In Aziz’s own words “this was different from anything else I had tried because there was no teacher and I was encouraged to connect to God directly.” 

A Life Changing Encounter

Our disciple maker encouraged Aziz to test it out for himself, assuring him that God did indeed love and care about him personally. Aziz had had  a court case pending for several years and decided to ask the God of the stories if  He would help him. A different friend brought a fortune teller to him who promised in 24 hours the case would be taken care of.

Three days later, it was. While his friend assured him that the fortune teller had solved the problem, Aziz wasn’t so sure. As he explains it, “my other friend’s voice came to mind who told me the God of the stories is alive and will do everything to love me. I told my friend, ‘No. This was only the work of the God of the stories. He is the one who did this, not the fortuneteller.’” 

An Evangelistic Voice

Aziz was amazed that God had heard his voice and cared enough about him to answer. He encountered Someone who deeply cared for and loved him. Immediately, he began to share the same stories with several other friends. He was so moved by the nearness and compassion of God that he simply could not keep the stories to himself.

Though he is still learning exactly who God is and what this means, he is now a source of life himself, creating disciples wherever he goes. As he describes it “Now I understand that only the God of these stories is real because He hears my voice and wants a relationship with me without any boundaries”.

Join the Movement

How often do we disqualify ourselves when God wants to use us? Too often, we have missed it. We believe the lie that we have to clean up our lives a little bit more, have a certain platform, have the perfect words to say. We think we need a degree or a pulpit to make disciples when all we need is what the woman at the well, the original 12 disciples, the blind man in the gospels, and Aziz had: an encounter with the living God, a burning heart, and the willingness to share our story and thereby, share His. Disciple making is ever multiplying. Have you joined the movement?

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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!”