Story of Paul from Libya
Paul from Libya
Paul grew up as a Muslim, lost his father at a young age and now lived alone with his mother. He had seen a video about Jesus and wanted to know more. Within two weeks he radically surrendered his life to Jesus, and a month later he read the entire Bible online.
He had also spoken about Jesus with his mother, but that had only made her terribly angry. She now knew that he prayed online with other Christians every week, and did everything to keep him away from it. One day she even hit her son so hard that he had to go to the hospital.
In the meantime, Paul (his new name) continued to attend the meeting and even began to pass on great Bible messages that the Lord had placed on his heart. It was clear that the Lord had called him to the ministry.
One of the many miracles we saw in Paul's life came two months after his conversion. His mother had informed his uncle and this man threatened Paul with a knife. When that didn't help, he arranged for Paul to be admitted to a psychiatric institution. We had informed all of our prayer groups and prayers for him everywhere. After seven days Paul was sent home because the doctor saw that he was completely healthy spiritually!
In addition, the same week the uncle was diagnosed by the doctor and had to spend several weeks in the hospital. He did not return to Paul's house afterwards and Paul was given more freedom.
A year later we were able to put him in touch with a Christian brother who gave him his first Bible and brought him to an underground church. He is now an assistant pastor of a small group of believers. We do not yet know how the Lord will continue to use him, but it is clear that he is being prepared for a great ministry. He is currently a student of microbiology.
Will you pray and support for this wonderfully fruitful ministry?