Our co-workers experienced a truly remarkable event in Northern Nigeria. After the local mullah's child…
Everyday life on the mission field among Muslims poses many challenges. Time and again, our frontline workers are confronted with seemingly unsolvable problems. Often there remains nothing that can be done – except praying. Of course, praying is not “nothing” – prayer is powerful and effective, as the Word of God tell us. Our frontline workers so often experience how our almighty God provides unexpected help.
Last year, our Ghana team had such an experience. Bro. Johnson* reports: “It was a short time before the start of the Muslim Ramadan fast in 2021. A very strong wind blew down our 60m high local radio tower. What a terrible setback for our scheduled evangelistic radio broadcasts. It meant that we had no way to broadcast the airwaves with the Good News of Jesus Christ during Ramadan, which has been our tradition for many years, to share the Gospel, particularly during Ramadan. And over the years, we have had, on average, at least 10 Muslims giving their lives to Christ during this time period every year. Our city and its environs have about one million people, and 95% of them are Muslims.
To rebuild the radio tower on short notice was too expensive for us. The radio station was closed down. We were so discouraged, and we did not know what to do. I told my staff not to despair in the face of the challenges. Instead, we resorted to prayer. Just before the beginning of Ramadan, out of the blue, a Muslim radio tower builder called me. He offered to repair our tower at a fraction of the expected cost!
He and his team erected the tower just one day before Ramadan! The radio broadcasts now could proceed as planned. God used the words of our female co-worker in the radio studio. We know of at least 12 Muslims whose hearts the Lord touched through these broadcasts during last year’s Ramadan. Our co-worker even received invitations to several surrounding villages, to share the gospel there in person with the people. We were grateful that we were able to provide her with a motorbike for this purpose, made possible through the help of our faithful Call of Hope supporters. This whole incident reminded us of what is written in Scripture in Psalm 31:24, “Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.”
Many great thanks also to the whole Call of Hope family, who have been faithfully praying for and supporting our work here in Ghana.”
*Name changed for security reasons