Patris had nothing but a sleeping bag and backpack to his name when he met two East-West missionaries in a park. When they approached him, they simply sat down and asked him questions.
The two men soon learned Patris had fled from the Middle East and that his journey to Europe was horrific … he’d even been beaten and exploited by those who were supposed to be his Muslim brothers.
When Patris finished sharing stories of his narrow escape, one of the missionaries prayed for him. But his prayers were silenced as God brought him to tears over Patris’s troubles.
Patris was shocked by this man’s compassion and said, “Our Muslim brothers robbed and beat us as we fled our countries, but this Christian man shed his own tears as he prayed for us!”
Disillusioned by his Muslim faith, Patris and the other Muslim men who’d gathered around the missionaries were open to hear the gospel. And although they did not trust in Jesus that day, the missionaries’ kindness, prayers, and proclamation of the gospel planted a seed in their hearts.
Please join us in praying for God to give Patris and all those who heard the good news of the gospel visions and dreams that lead them to their Savior.