By Mark Ellis, Special to ASSIST News Service
SYRIA (ANS – March 23, 2016) — An extraordinary number of Muslims living in war-torn Syria have decided to follow Jesus after experiencing His love firsthand through miraculous healings and gifts from above.
Among the people living in or near the war zone, many are struggling to survive because there is simply not enough food, according to the Lebanon-based director of Christian Aid Mission.
One Syrian mother, identified as Majida, went to God in prayer after her family ran out of food.
“She prayed, ‘Lord, I know you never let us down — we need food for our family,’” the director recounted. “As she was walking later that day, she found some money on the path in front of her. She was so pleased that God had answered her prayer in such a creative way that she started jumping up and down with joy.”
Majida rushed to buy bread for her family, and when her neighbors asked where she had gotten the money, she said, “It was sent to me from God.”
“They pressed her to tell them how that was possible, so she went on to share her faith and pray with them,” the director said.
Desperate Muslims who hear about miraculous healings through Christians are drawn to find out more. A mother named Nivine brought her paralyzed, 2-year-old daughter to a meeting of one of the ministry teams affiliated with Christian Aid Mission (www.christianaid.org).
The ministry leader informed Nivine that they pray in the name of Jesus.
“Whatever it takes,” she replied, in tears. “Just make her better!”
“When we pray, we pray to a living God,’” the ministry leader told her. Then he explained the gospel to her and she accepted Christ.
After she was born again, Nivine started faithfully attending the meetings with her paralyzed daughter.” The group continued to pray for the child in the following days.
About two weeks later, Nivine was worshiping at a meeting with her daughter next to her. She glanced down and noticed her daughter was smiling. Then she was shocked to see that her hands were moving. Could this be a dream? But her daughter continued to move.
Photo captions: 1) A Syrian woman refugee escapes the fighting with her children. 2) Mark Ellis.
About the writer: Mark Ellis is senior correspondent for the ASSIST News Service (www.assistnews.net) and also founder of www.GodReports.com, a website that shares stories, testimonies and videos from the church around the world. He is also co-host for “Windows on the World” with ANS founder, Dan Wooding, on the Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network (http://hsbn.tv).
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