Bassam committed his life to Christ; it enraged his Muslim wife. She couldn’t believe he had changed his religious beliefs as their country of residence is less than 1% Christian.
She immediately forced him out of the home and sent family members to attack him; they beat him and burnt his car. His wife also filed a legal case against him.
When asked before the judge if he had truly converted, he said, “Yes, Jesus is my Lord and Saviour.” He was ordered to keep quiet about his faith, but he could not.
Bassam was scavenging for cans along the street for money when front-line workers learned of his situation. Bassam worries about his ability to provide for his needs as retirement approaches and about his children’s future as some of them have also decided to follow Jesus.