April 03, 2022

Canadian Afghans Awaken to the Gospel

Canada is home to 84,000 Afghans. Nearly half of them live in the Greater Toronto Area, home to four Christian worship and prayer meetings that reach Afghan believers while also spreading the Gospel to other Muslim migrants.

Khalid’s Christian faith made him a target in Afghanistan, so he fled to Pakistan before returning home in the early 2000s. But with his life in danger once again, he and his family fled again, this time to India. Seven years later, they came to Canada, where they could worship Christ freely.

Khalid’s son David initially had no interest in Jesus, but he would soon attend services at a Toronto area Afghan church planted by the Jesus Network. Pastor Obed invited the family to a worship meeting and soon developed a friendship with David, who eventually showed interest in Jesus and embraced the Gospel.

David shared his faith with his fiancé, who also believed, was baptized, and began a discipleship process, setting a solid foundation for their marriage. The couple now shares Christ with fellow Afghans.

Sahar, a devout Shia Muslim, met Christian women soon after arriving in Toronto five years ago. Her new friends introduced her to an Afghan church, where she got to know many Afghan believers. After becoming increasingly involved in their worship and prayer gatherings, she surrendered to Jesus the following year. She is now active in church meetings, youth Bible studies, and discipleship classes.

Pray that God will continue to move in the hearts and minds of Afghan Muslims in North America.

  • Pray that Christians will faithfully engage their Afghan Muslim neighbors in Toronto, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Sacramento, Los Angeles, New York, Montreal, Vancouver, and elsewhere (Romans 10:13-15).
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to empower Afghan believers to obey Christ in the face of persecution.

 

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