Dillon and his wife grew up in a Muslim family, living a normal life - working and providing for their family; spending time with family and friends; celebrating holidays; etc.
One day, they met Adam*. Adam shared the gospel and gave them a copy of God’s Word. They exchanged contact information and remained in contact over several weeks. As Dillon and his wife read the bible, they would message with Adam, asking him a ton of questions. This caused them to find themselves at a crossroads. Dillon and his wife knew they had come face to face with the truth of God’s Word for the first time in their lives. As their eyes were opened, a crucial question lingered, “What do we do now?”.
Accepting the truth will mean rejecting their family and community, at least that is how their family and community will view it. Rejecting the truth will mean rejecting God Himself. After wrestling with this question and counting the cost, they chose to surrender their lives to the truth rather than their family and community.
Giving their lives to Christ brought immediate persecution. Their family has been pressuring them to convert back to Islam (this is not a lite form of pressure either) and Dillon’s employer fired him, leaving him without any means to support his family. On top of all this, Dillon's wife is pregnant and facing her pregnancy without any help from her parents and extended family. With nowhere to go and no money to survive on, Adam has stepped in.
At Silk Road Catalyst, making disciples is our #1 priority above all things but we also believe we cannot simply end at making a disciple and multiplying them. We must also care for the physical needs of those that God has brought into our path. In their case, Adam is working with Dillon and his wife to relocate them to another part of their country, helping Dillon find new work, and working to get them settled like one would a refugee.
With that said, I am offering you three opportunities to serve this couple. First, pray for them. Second, write a note of encouragement and send it to me. I'll forward them to Adam so he can share them with Dillon and his wife. And third, partner with us by giving so we may serve this couple and others like them.
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