A PAKISTANI MUSLIM COMES FACE TO FACE WITH JESUS CHRIST
Mansoor Soomro is from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He was an ardent
follower of Mohammed until the results of a challenge he laid out before
some Christian students. Please read this powerful testimony of how this
man was converted to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ as his Lord and
Savior! And He said unto them: "Go into the world, and preach the
gospel to every Creature." (Mark 16:15)
I was 14 years old I was studying in a convent school at Saddar Karachi
Pakistan. I belong to a Muslim family.
parents forced me to learn the Qur'an by heart when I was seven and so I
did. I had a lot of Christian fellows (or acquaintances) at school. I was
surprised to see them studying while I always found Christians of low
profile in the society. I discussed and argued a lot with them about the
accuracy of Qur'an and rejection of Bible by Allah in Holy Qur'an. I
always forced them to accept Islam. Often my Christian teacher told me not
to do so. He said, "God may choose you as he chose the Apostle Paulus."
I asked them who is Paulus, I know Muhammad only. One day during our
discussion I challenged them to burn the Holy Books of each other. They
should burn the Qur'an and I should do the same with the Bible. We agreed:
"The book which would burn, would be false. The book, which would not
burn, has the Truth in it. God Himself would save His Word."
Unfortunately they were not ready to do this because they were frightened.
Living in an Islamic Country and doing such a thing could lead them to
face the law and meet its consequences. I told them I could do this by
I set the Qur'an on fire and it got burnt before our eyes. Then I tried to
do the same with the Bible. As soon as I tried it, the Bible struck my
chest and I fell on the ground. There was smoke all around my body. I was
burning, but from a spiritual fire. Suddenly I saw a man with golden hair,
wrapped in light on my side. He placed his hand on my head and said to me
"You are my son and from now on you will preach the Gospel in your
nation. Go! Your Lord is with you."
I saw the stone on the grave, which was removed. Mariam Magdalene spoke to
the gardener who probably took the body of my Lord. The gardener was Jesus
Himself. He kissed the hand of Mariam and I woke up. I felt very strong as
if when someone would strike me, I could not be hurt.
went home and I told my parents about all what happened. But they did not
believe it. They thought that the Christians got me under magic, but I
told them that all this happened before my very own eyes and that many
people were watching this. They still did not believe and they turned me
out of my home and refused to accept me as their family member. I went to
a Church close to my home; I told the Father there all about what
happened. I asked him to show me the Bible. He gave me one and I read
about the event of Mariam Magdalene and I accepted Jesus Christ as my
Savior on 02-17-85.
Family refused to accept me. I went to various churches and got more
knowledge about the Word of God. I also followed many Bible Courses and
then I got a ministry. Now after 21 years, I have seen many people come to
the Lord and accept Jesus Christ as their Savior.
to the Lord, I am now married and have a Christian family. Me and my wife
Khalida are involved in the work of the Lord and able to share the
miracles God has been doing in our lives.
though it is not easy and we face many hardships, we feel like Paul who
went through hardships and suffering for the Glory of His Savior, who went
Himself through suffering during His walk on earth and on the cross. We
thank God the Father for sending His Son to this earth and giving us free
life through Him. We thank God for His Spirit who encourages us day by day
to live for Him
Request to pray for Pakistani Muslims
bless God the Father in Christ, for His Grace, that He called me from The
darkness into His Holy Light, during 1985?, when the Divine Power of The
Lord God just drew me to Him, in spite of my anti-Christian activities
Being a devoted Muslim. I thank God that now He has shown me His Love for
Christ, for the Gospel and the Spirit of Witness of Christ urges me to
reach to my Ex-Muslim brothers and sisters, that I may reach to them, like
Paul of The New Testament.
offer all my life, my ability, my talents, all myself to the Cross of
Christ, so that I may preach Christ to Muslims, with all my heart, mind,
soul, And strength. Please accept me as a fellow-worker and allow me a
chance to serve God and His people. With your prayers, I can start
door-to-door visit, near and far corners of this city and near by places,
correspondence service with Muslims, e-mail reply and can reply to Muslims
in Pakistan to their Islamic web sites.
our Lord God, fulfill me with His Divine Wisdom, with His Divine Holy Word
and with the Courageous Strength of His Holy Spirit, so that I can obey
the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus to the all nations, especially the
Muslims of Pakistan.
that you pray for the Work of the Lord God in Pakistan and I offer my
service for the same to glorify the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
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