In our missions prayer time, let’s go to Louisville, Kentucky, to the campus of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. We’re going to pray for one of Southern’s professors — Ayman S. Ibrahim. Our church supports Ibrahim and Southern Seminary through our Cooperative Program giving.
Ibrahim teaches our future Southern Baptist pastors and missionaries how to share their faith with Muslims. He also directs the Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam. Ibrahim says there is a pressing need for Christians to reach Muslims for Christ — and that need continues despite the COVID-19 crisis.
He teaches his students to first become friends with Muslim neighbors. Muslims are usually open to talk about religious matters — and are often eager to tell you about Islam. Ibrahim says it is important to approach Muslims with a loving heart and a loving attitude. Don’t attack Islam; just ask questions. Plant a seed about Jesus in your first conversation, he says.
Let’s pray now for Ibrahim and his important ministry. Let’s pray that through his work many Muslims will become followers of Jesus Christ.