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Omar — Please pray for this former Muslim

Please pray for a young man named Omar. Mamata, my wife’s very good friend, got saved in 2005. She came from a devout Muslim family. Since that time she has brought different friends and family members to church. One of them is her brother, Omar. Omar came to a special meeting and then the following Sunday he got saved. He was baptized a few weeks later. At church he always sang with great joy. He even expressed an interest in Bible training after he finished his current studies. A few months ago, his missed church, which is rare for him, but I didn’t think much about it. The next week, he missed again. He missed 4 Sundays in a row. We tried to find out what was wrong, and we were told things like, he is studying for final or he overslept. We finally found out that he is being pressured by other Muslim friends of the family to forsake his faith in Christ. His sister, who had already stood up to her father in the past, explained the situation to us. The father passed away back in December, but some of his friends have pressured both Mamata and Omar to leave our church and rejoin the Muslim religion. These friends happen to be related to a well-known Muslim leader who is in the process of constructing one of the biggest mosques in Ouagadougou located in Mamata and Omar’s neighborhood. The friends said that they are not respecting their father’s memory, and their mother agrees. Mamata told her mother that after a couple of years in our church, it’s hard for her to leave now, but we are certain that the pressure is getting to Omar. Despite our recent efforts to motivate him and keep him involved, he is still missing church. Please pray for him and others like him to have the strength to stand. Recently, Mamata had another friend who made a profession of faith only to quit coming when her family put the pressure on. Mamata has told this particular friend to be more bold in her stand for Jesus. We need more Mamata’s to help us win this country for the Lord.

3 Responses to “Omar — Please pray for this former Muslim”

  1. David Lundy Says:

    Would it help it Omar and Mamata moved closer to the church and a little furhter away from the construciton of the new muslim facility?

    David L.

  2. Scott Lance Says:

    I will be praying for Omar. I pray that the light of truth will illuminate that part of the world. Until then…

    Scott Lance

  3. Shane Clements Says:

    Just wanted to let you know we are praying for you and your family and for the work you are doing there. We are praying for Omar and his family, too. I let all the folks at RBT know about this request and many there are praying with you. Also wanted to say what a blessing it is to see the Lord at work in this day and age when there are more moochinaries than missionaries. May God continue to bless all you do to serve Him.

    Bro. Shane

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    Rome Baptist Temple
    P.O. Box 1023
    Rome, GA 30162
    Pastor: Dr. Billy Goolesby
    Phone: (706)232-8969

    06 BP 9460 Ouagadougou 06
    Burkina Faso
    Phone: (706)534-8965

    Macedonia World Baptist Missions Inc.
    P. O. Box 519
    Braselton, GA 30517

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