God Story
A student who wanted to learn
Qur'an and the Bible

Bakeer was a university student. One day in class, he was listening to his professor make very sarcastic comments about Christianity. But something in his comments led Bakeer to ask himself, “How can we make fun of them without really understanding their faith?”

After that Bakeer decided to download the Bible onto his phone. He enjoyed learning about Jesus and appreciated His teaching. Bakeer also found the Bible to be completely different from the Qur’an, the Muslim holy book. But he still felt he needed help in understanding it. When Bakeer found a media outreach website, he was able to learn more about Jesus.

Eventually, he phoned the media ministry and asked if he could meet with someone face to face. When that meeting happened, Bakeer came with a lot of questions, and the Christian he met with did his best to answer them. As things fell into place, Bakeer put his faith in Jesus.

This didn’t make Bakeer’s life any easier. He was soon under pressure from his family because they were afraid of what might happen because of his interest in Christianity. Even so, Bakeer introduced his Christian friends to someone he knew who also wanted to know more about Jesus. They prayed that Bakeer would grow in his faith and be strong and that his friend Mahmoud would put his faith in Jesus, too.

All this started because a young man realised he didn’t understand Christianity and decided to learn more. He used the internet not only to track down a Bible in his language, but also to learn more about what it meant and find someone who could answer his questions. Praise God for Bakeer’s initiative to learn and grow and act on what he discovered to be true.

“You will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13

(The original story was shortened.)
Used with permission from Pioneers-USA. For more information, visit www.pioneers.org

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