Gayle* and I went on a visit to Hannah’s* house. Though Hannah has believed, her mom and grandmother have not. They have many customs and traditions from Islam that they continue to follow.
Gayle and I had a four-hour conversation with them about several customs from Islam and related applications from the Bible. They were stunned to see how the two books, the Quran and the Bible, do not fit together. We called them to respond to everything that they heard by making a choice, pointing out that both cannot be correct, especially if they are saying things contrary to each other.
While they did not make a decision, they asked that we pray for God to reveal the truth to them. Will you join us in praying?
During this visit, I learned how flexible we need to be with our time. Gayle and I were both planning on going on a short visit (no more than one or two hours), but it turned into four hours of talking. We both had things to do, but it was more important for them to hear the gospel than for me to cook dinner, for example. Of course, it is not always this way, but it was a good reminder of how flexibility in this culture is key in order to witness well to the people.
*NOTE: Names changed for security reasons.