Stories of Impact
Reaching the Gospel to the unreached through the ministry of ABN
Azin from Afghanistan
My name is Azin, I am from the Bamyan Province of Afghanistan, I was born in a strict Shiait Muslim family. One day, during a dispute over land with my uncle, I got really discouraged because my uncle was a powerful person and forced me to leave my land, so that he could own it by force. I was very upset, and I was praying to my Islamic Allah to help me, I received no answer, then I prayed that god if you are real please speak to me and help me. one day, I saw your TV program on facebook, I watched your program and the message which was about love and grace touched my heart. I got in touch with pastor Obed Rod, he helped me to join ABN online classes, and then he led me to Christ, and I became a believer in early 2021. I kept watching your programs, and I have been blessed. When the Taliban took over, many believers left the country. Pastor Obed asked me if I wanted to leave the country, but I preferred to stay in the country and serve the Lord. That is why I am still here. I am happy to serve the Lord with you in Afghanistan, please keep me in your prayers.
Akeel from Afghanistan
My name is Akeel , I am from Kabul Afghanistan, I am a Pashto speaking person. I had a very difficult time during my childhood when we were living in Pakistan as refugees. My father was a Hafiz of Quran, he used to teach the Quran to Children, but he was a very cruel person, he used to beat my mother, me and my siblings. One time when he beat my mother, my mother's left leg was hurt, and she has not been able to walk properly till today. He wanted to marry someone else, therefore, he divorced my mother. After the divorce people were insulting my mother and our family, they used to say that your mother was not a good woman that is why she is divorced. Because of these problems I got depressed, I could not sleep during the nights. Doctors told me that I had depression. One night, I decided to commit suicide, because I could not cope with the problems in my life anymore. But at that moment I felt that someone is talking to my heart saying that I should check my facebook, so I opened my facebook account, and I saw a Christian page, I sent them a message, a pastor replied to my message, and asked me to call him, I called him and told him my story, he asked me to watch a video. After watching the video my heart was touched, and I did not commit suicide. I kept in touch with that pastor and he used to talk to me from the Gospel, and I also found some other Christian pages on facebook, and I started following and reading their materials. After knowing about Jesus Christ, my life was changed, I stopped taking pills, my depression was gone. And I was feeling very well. It was a big miracle for me. Then I had a dream about Jesus, where He told me that Hikmat do not worry, I am with you. After that dream I gave my heart to Jesus Christ in 2019.. Then after one year, my family and I came to Afghanistan, and I was baptized in 2020. I am very happy that I have been an Afghan believer for four years, and that I am serving the Lord in Afghanistan. It is not easy for me and my family to live as Christians in Afghanistan, as we have to keep our faith secret. but I use any opportunity God gives me to share the Gospel with people. I am married and I have a daughter, and I named her Elizabeth. I am happy that I am getting a chance to serve the Lord with you. I have been watching your programs for almost 2 years now, and it was a big blessing for me. ( Hikmet and Pastor Obaid are ABN monthly Supported Missionaries).
Shaheen from Iran
I live in Iranian Kurdistan, thank you for your blessed channel, you are now our family. We have been used to watching your programs. I need your prayers, especially prayers from the network manager Mr. Dr. Bassim. I want you to pray for my physical condition because I have been living in my mother's house for 5 years with my relatives. My wife left me with my kids two years ago and married someone else. I also ask for prayers for God to forgive my sins, cleanse me and accept me. God bless you, and God bless all workers and employees who are working hard to spread the word of God and share the truth
Baheer from Afghanistan
My name is Baheer, I am from the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan, I was born in a Msulim family. From the beginning of my life, I was not happy with some teachings of Islam, and I always had many questions about my Islamic faith. When I graduated from the Treacher Training Academy as a teacher, someone gave me a copy of the Bible, as I started reading it, I got interested to know more about it. An Afghan believer by the name of Gardish helped me to understand the Bible and he led me to Christianity. Fortunately, I gave my heart to Jesus, and I am a reborn Christians now. Though, Afghanistan is a dangerous country for Christian to live in, and that I am a secret Chrisitan in here, and my life is in danger, but I want to serve the Lord, and tell others about the Gospel. It will be my privilege to serve the Lord with you.
Raheem from Iran
Thank you for reaching out to me. Thank you for encouraging me in the midst of the difficult circumstances that I'm going through. My family rejected me because I left Islam. I knew through you, that God loves me and cares for me and wants me. It renewed in me the hope that God will not leave me alone, and that he takes care of me, and holds my future in his faithful hands
Nisreen from Iran
I and my family accepted the Lord Jesus as a savior. We prayed with you on TV as We were watching your program. We were looking for the True God until we found him in your programs in Persian. We learned from you that Christ had forgiven our sins. Please pray for My daughter to be strong in her faith.
Farid from Iran
I am from Tehran, and I study at the university in Isfahan. I watch your programs on mobile through YouTube and the website. After comparing the teachings of Muhammad and Christ, and after reading and digging deeper, I decided to follow Christ. Please contact me without delay. I know my satisfaction with the Gospel and Christ did not come by accident.
Safinaz from Iran
I am an old woman and I have never known the meaning of comfort in my life. The day after I gave my life to Christ I started having peace in my heart. I was living in anxiety and fear over my daughters and my thinking was always disturbed, but today I am reassured in Christ and I have full certainty and dependence on God who gives me Safety and comfort
Hussein from Afghanistan
I am 34 years old, and for four months, I have been following your programs and reading the Bible. Today, I reached the Book of Revelation. The Bible is a great book, and the teachings of Christ are in harmony with man. There is nothing in the Bible that is not identical to what we live today. I would like to thank you for your programs, and I hope you will guide me because I am a Christian believer.
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