Achmed sat bolt upright and gasped aloud. His wife turned over in bed and ask her husband if he was alright. Achmed stared straight ahead, and mumbled, “They’re right, they’re right, they’re following the right way.”
Achmed’s wife was now confused. Achmed felt confused also. His Islamic faith shaken, and he could not go back to sleep. The dream was too real. The dream was life-changing, even disturbing in a sense.
Achmed describes his dream, “In the field, there were hundreds, perhaps even thousands of people. They were all dressed in white and were looking up to heaven expectantly. They didn’t pay any attention to me. Suddenly a dazzling light shone on the crowd. Out of the light, the Lord Jesus stepped forward. He hovered over the people and blessed them. Then he pointed at me.”
Achmed, not able to go back to sleep, arose and started looking for Christian shows on the TV. He also found a Bible he had bought on impulse a year before at a book fare in Cairo. Next, Achmed asked a Christian neighbor to take him to church in Cairo. Achmed became a secret believer and joined a weekly Bible study group. “The love of the Christians touched me. The members of our Bible study group are like family to me,” Achmed proclaims.
Achmed came from a fundamentalist Islamic family, and he is now in hiding in Cairo from his extended family. Please pray for Achmed and so many believers like him in Egypt. Remaining a secret believer in Egypt is ever more difficult!
Kim Wenzel is a local Open Doors USA ministry representative who speaks in churches and groups about praying for the persecuted church. For more information, persons interested may contact Wenzel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-919-1490. Hear more about the persecuted church at 6 p.m., every Saturday on KWXC 88.9 FM Christian talk radio.