Friday, July 16, 2010
Arafat’s Driver Told ‘You must love the Jews’
By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries
TOKYO, JAPAN (ANS) -- Tass Saada was born in the teeming Gaza Strip and grew up in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. In his early years he learned to hate both Jews and Christians. It was then just a short step for him to become a trained sniper and driver for the PLO founder Yasser Arafat.
What Tass did not bargain on, however, was when he emigrated to America, he would meet an astute business man who told the attentive Palestinian that he had “connections.”
Saada wanted to know more and couldn’t even sleep due to his curiosity about this matter. He was not prepared for the answer that he received. That business man told Tass that he had a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Falling to his knees the one-time killer knew that this was the one, written about in the Qur'an, and what he had been searching for all of his life. It all made sense to this seeker. However, there was a “catch” that almost caused Tass to give up.
Today Tass has outreaches to the young in Jericho and in Gaza and in a number of other countries. He feels that since he once trained young people for violence he now wants to show today’s youth the way to a peace that passes all understanding.
In America he became a successful businessman and a believer in Jesus Christ. Yet he felt that he needed to do more. Selling all of his assets and properties acquired in the States he put his future into the next generation.
Tass travels worldwide sharing his story of love and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
Tass shared his testimony earlier this year to thousands of delegates at the “Global Mission Consultation” in Tokyo, Japan.
He also took some time to be interviewed for HFC International and OLI Production’s international television program “Principles of Leadership,” Other guests in the 52 part series have included
“Principles of Leadership” is being produced by OLI Productions - the media arm of a British leadership training charity Harvest Fields Commissioning International. HFC International, a U.K. Registered Charity, has a mission to assist in raising up and encouraging churches and leaders in over 46 countries and on all 5 continents for work in churches, charities and other humanitarian assistance groups. Its website is at: www.principles.tv.
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Story based on a news release from HFC International (www.hfcinternational.org)
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