Global Impact

From the Frontlines: A Q&A with Ash

Muslim Outreach

From North America to North Africa, Leading The Way employs on-the-ground teams to follow-up with our listeners and viewers. Our new MY Journal column, From the Frontlines, shares a behind-the-scenes look at what these teams are doing every day.


MEET ASH, Leading The Way’s North American Follow-up Coordinator. As a former Muslim from the Middle East, Ash knows how to minister to Muslims who contact us to learn more about the Gospel.


How did God lead you to this role at Leading The Way?

My connection with Leading The Way started even before I came to Christ. Around 1997, I listened to Dr. Youssef’s dual-language radio programs to learn English. As a Muslim and somebody who never read the Bible, Dr. Youssef’s teaching was very practical. After more than a year of listening to Christian programs and debating with God, I came to Christ.

I never thought I would be part of Leading The Way, but in 2010, I began helping my mentor, George, answer the emails, Facebook messages, and phone calls coming in from Leading The Way’s satellite channel -- following up with viewers who either want to learn more about Christ or attack Christianity. I also maintain relationships with our Arabic broadcast partners within North America.

Muslim Outreach

What is one of your most memorable follow-up experiences?

There is a guy from Libya who followed up with us for about eight months. After experiencing intense persecution, he fled the country and started a church in Turkey. He did not just accept Christ for himself, but is spreading the Good News and leading other believers from a Muslim background. I think for those of us who come from a Muslim background, the grace and mercy of Christ becomes the motivation to share the hope and Good News of Jesus’ salvation with our own nation.

How can our partners be praying for Leading The Way follow-up teams?

Our follow-up team is spread throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and North America. For some, there is freedom to do follow-up work. For others, it’s really tough. Security and safety for our teams and their families is number one. For our audience, there is also fear of what their families or communities will do if they come to Christ. Pray for the Holy Spirit to open their minds and give them the courage to contact our team.

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Testimonies of God's Power in the Muslim World

Recent Testimonies from the Muslim World

Here are some of the latest testimonies we’ve heard in response to the broadcasts and discipleship of THE KINGDOM SAT.

Morocco:
“I wanted to learn more about Christianity but I didn’t know where to start and what to do. I’m so thankful for THE KINGDOM SAT follow-up team who walked me through the Bible and explained to me repentance, forgiveness, salvation, and the relationship between God and man.”

Algeria:
“I’m a 64-year-old Muslim and this is the first time I heard about Jesus Christ through your channel. Would you please send me a Bible?”

Egypt:
Mohammad used to be an active member in an Islamic political party. Since retirement, he has been watching different Christian channels, especially THE KINGDOM SAT. After searching for the Truth and comparing the Qur’an to the Bible, he contacted our follow-up team with this message: “I have been reading the books of John and Matthew in the Bible and I now strongly believe the Bible is not corrupted. This has raised many questions inside me but I couldn’t find anyone to answer them. Would you please help me to understand the truth?”

Mohammad is now convinced that the Bible is the Word of God. He argued with the sheikhs about the reliability of the Bible and asked many questions they couldn’t answer. They kicked him and his sons out of work, but he remains grateful that he knows the Truth and that God revealed Himself to him. He is determined to follow Christ until the end, no matter what the cost will be.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Leading The Way. Through your gifts, God is opening doors for the Gospel in closed countries and calling those in darkness into His glorious light. With your help, we can continue to expand this vital evangelism and discipleship outreach into the hard-to-reach places of the world.

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July Notes from Our Inbox

Each month Leading The Way receives correspondence from all over the world. Through emails, letters, SMS, and phone calls, viewers and listeners express share how God has touched them through our programming. We hope that this month’s notes from our inbox will be an encouragement to you and an answer to your prayers for Leading The Way.

USA:

“I very much like to read and listen to all that you offer. I have witnessed more and more of God working in my life and I am grateful for having the opportunity to be able to learn from the way Michael presents his messages. God does have a plan for me and Michael has really opened my eyes to the most important message of all.”

Australia:

“I was greatly encouraged in the Lord when an occasion arose where I was resting on a seat outside a supermarket waiting for my daughter. I thought, ‘What a good opportunity to listen to Leading The Way.’ There was a young, unkempt aboriginal lad sitting nearby and as I listened he said, ‘Do you listen to Michael Youssef?’ He is not currently practicing the Christian faith, but he listens to Michael on radio. I don’t presume I might have encouraged him, but my main reason for sharing this is to say how happy I was to hear how the Word of God is going out into the aboriginal community. I praise the Lord and trust the work will bear much fruit for God’s glory.”

USA:

“Your sermon, Conquer Part 4: Heaven or Hell was amazing! What a wake-up call. Everyone needs this message desperately. This is the most important message I’ve ever heard! Thank you Dr. Youssef!”

Morocco:

“I’ve been searching for the truth for the past year and I know now that Christianity is the only true religion. I read the Bible. I know we are called to love each other and not to kill and fight. I want to become a Christian. Would you please tell me more about the Holy Spirit?”

Egypt:

“I want to know about Christianity and I have the desire to accept Christ the Lord of peace and love as my Savior.”

Indonesia:

“We have distributed Leading The Way Navigator devices to the Wana people of Indonesia. It takes 22 hours to go to the Wana village—12 hours by car, five hours by small ship, and five hours by motor bike. Most of the Wana people cannot read or write and are far from the modern world, so the Navigator has become a very effective tool in delivering the good news. Thank you for your partnership and your heart for our people in Indonesia.”

"ISIS Opened My Eyes": Watch Samar's Story

What is it like to be a Christian in a place where evangelism is illegal and conversion to Christianity is a capital offense? With a 92% Muslim population and no official churches, Saudi Arabia is one of the most difficult places to be a Christian. But as Muslims become disillusioned by ISIS, God is opening their eyes and drawing them to the Good News of Jesus.

Samar is an 18-year-old young woman from Saudi Arabia. From a young age, she questioned the beliefs of Islam. The violent acts of ISIS only reaffirmed her doubts. Would she continue to follow Islam -- or would she take the dangerous risk of following Christ?

Watch this courageous young woman’s story and hear how God used the broadcasts and personal follow-up of Leading The Way to draw her to faith in the Lord Jesus.

Your gifts are helping us reach people like Samar every day through 24/7 global broadcasting, personal follow-up, and Help The Persecuted. Consider partnering with us during this month’s June Gift Challenge and help us expand this crucial ministry work here at home and in the Muslim world.

Don't Miss Our Special Broadcast

 

Leading The Way invites you to watch Testimonies of a Timely Mission, a special in-studio broadcast with Dr. Michael Youssef and Joshua Youssef, airing beginning this Sunday on your local TV station and LTW.org.

Join us for an exciting time of sharing what God is doing in the Middle East and North Africa through Leading The Waystories like:

“I believed in jihad and killing anyone who did not follow Islam. . . .
I have decided to follow Jesus.” -Morocco

“I thank God for ISIS, because they opened my eyes.” -Saudi Arabia

“I was in the darkest time in my life. . . .
Your support helped me to get back up on my feet again.” -Lebanon

This special broadcast will also air Tuesday, June 23rd, on your local radio station.

Don’t miss Testimonies of a Timely Mission, and join us in celebrating how God is moving mountains and captivating hearts in the Muslim world.


Have you given a gift yet to the June Gift Challenge? Visit LTW.org to take advantage of this special giving opportunity.

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