ETHIOPIA: Former Muslim Sheikh Sells Pineapples for Christ

13 September 2023

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

Abdu grew up wanting to be an Islamic scholar, so he attended schools focusing solely on the Koran. After studying the Koran for 15 years, he became an Islamic teacher. But in 2022, he met an old friend who had become a follower of Christ.

The friend shared the gospel with Abdu on numerous occasions, and Abdu began to question his beliefs. Eventually, Abdu put his faith in Christ. His enthusiasm for teaching the Koran waned, and local Islamic leaders noticed. Eventually, they discovered that he and his wife had become Christians, and they immediately fired him. Abdu lost his income and his home and was not allowed to rent a house in the area.

He had no training or skills to help him get a job in the secular marketplace. Christian friends connected him with VOM, who helped him start a micro-business selling pineapples. Abdu often uses his new job to tell others about Christ, saying, “Jesus is as sweet as a pineapple”.


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