Ex-Imam Helps Spread the Word
Recently, I (Eugene) had the opportunity to preach at a church that was planted in Quelimane eight years ago. My interpreter, Marcello, was an ex-Imam (Muslim leader) who left the Muslim faith because of the love shown to him by followers of Jesus. He now loves Jesus and is dedicating his life to serving him.
Eugene and Tina would describe themselves as “gradual” Christians. The Lord took more than 25 years to move them from “dead religion” to being full-on, full-time missionaries. By that time, both their daughters, Chantelle and Tanya were married and serving the Lord in their own lives. Their call was dramatic and clear. The Lord used His Word, (especially Isaiah 58, “Feed the hungry,…clothe the naked,…pour out your lives in a sun-scorched land”…) followed by prophetic individuals speaking in confirmation that left them without doubt. Their testimony includes suffering bodily harm for His sake. Eugene and Tina returned to the field after surgery to continue preaching the Gospel. They are currently involved in a new church-plant and discipleship of believers.