A new Pakistani believer in England is in jail following accusations by his estranged wife. The Pioneer who shared Christ with him says that the new Christian has followed a very familiar pattern for Muslim-background believers. This man heard the Gospel first when he was 17, but did not believe until he was 45, and then he immediately faced a significant trial. The Pioneer says he's seen this pattern over and over: an initial gospel presentation followed by decades of unbelief, then when belief takes root, hardship or persecution immediately follow. Pioneers in Europe say this cycle is a manifestation of the spiritual battle taking place for the hearts of Muslim-background immigrants across the continent.
- Pray for the seeds of the Gospel to take root and for new believers to persevere in the face of trials in their new faith.
- Praise God for prison ministry—the Pioneer spends hours each week discipling his friend behind bars.