International (MNN) — Open Doors USA reports that a man in North Africa has a unique way of sharing the Gospel. He credits his camel for the ability to spread the Good News.
"Thanks to God for creating camels," said the
secret believer (a convert from Islam to Christianity). "I want to share
the Gospel with others, and I want to encourage them, and my camel is my vehicle
which brings me everywhere."
Riding across the North African desert, this man's camel
carries him up to 400 miles to visit other believers and share the Gospel. The
man converted to Christianity about a year ago and has been rejected by his
family for his newfound faith. Meeting with other secret believers has been an
"I understand that God has a good plan for my
life," he says. "I found other brothers that helped me grow in my
faith, and that is wonderful."
Many converts from Islam in North Africa are ostracized like
this believer. Often they are shunned by family and relatives and forced to
move far away. Using his camel to access remote villages, this secret believer
takes the Gospel to the people of the desert.
"My camel is like a Chevrolet in the USA. It brings you
everywhere, and it often helps you in generating income."
Unfortunately, this man's camel recently perished as a
result of a lack of water and food. Thanks to Open Doors USA, this man was able to continue his traveling
ministry and his trading.
"I like to share my spiritual growth with others so
they can grow," the believer states. "Please pray for
endurance and perseverance for me in times of oppression and persecution."
Open Doors' Muslim World Ministry meets the needs of secret
believers like this man by providing Bibles, training in leadership and
community development. You can support this ministry by clicking here.