Through investigations, dreams, and visions, Jesus asked me to forsake my Muslim family.
"Allahu Akbar. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah. I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah."
These are the first words of the Muslim call to prayer. They were also the first words ever spoken to me. Moments after I was born, I have been told, my father softly recited them in my ear, as his father had done for him, and as all my forefathers had done for their sons since the time of Muhammad.
We are Qureshis, descendants of the Quresh tribe—Muhammad's tribe. Our family stood sentinel over Islamic tradition.
Read the entire article at http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2014/january-february/christ-called-me-off-minaret.html?paging=off.
From Perspectives: Use your insight
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The Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL) is now offering a Bachelor of Arts in International Service. It is designed to equip students with the basic skills and attitudes needed for entry level service to others across language and culture barriers. Students will transfer in 54 hours of general education coursework, completing only the upper level courses at GIAL. For more info go to www.gial.edu .
From Perspectives: Light the Window
Focus Taiwan reported in an article published last week that the government of Taiwan hopes to increase the number of foreign students studying in Taiwan from 78,000 last year to 150,000 by 2020. Having more foreign students on Taiwan campuses is linked to "an important election campaign promise of mine six years ago," said Taiwan’s president, referring to his "Ten Thousand Galloping Horses" project that encourages Taiwan's youngsters to travel overseas to broaden their life experiences while welcoming those from other countries to "make friends with our young in Taiwan."
Several years back, I was talking to my friend and mentor who was returning with his wife to the U.S. after spending a year in the Middle East. During their year abroad, their hearts continued to be drawn towards the millions of lost Muslims. They had spent more than a year building relationships with the locals and they desired to see their new friends come to know the saving power of “Isa.” But they knew very well that most Muslims would live their entire lives without ever having the opportunity to hear the Gospel. They struggled with this reality, asking themselves, “Do we want to be the missionaries, or do we want to multiply the missionaries?” Their battle was between “Going” to the mission field, sharing Christ and planting His Church, or staying in U.S. to “Mobilize” the next generation of Christian missionaries. This is often the challenge for many college students interested in missions: GO to the nations with light of the Gospel or STAY in the U.S. and mobilize, send, and support others.
But what if there was a 3rd option? What if a person could both “Go” and “Mobilize?” What if they could become a “Go-bilizer?”
Read the entire article at http://www.campusministrytoolbox.org/filters/mobilization/gobilizing-a-new-paradigm-to-reach-the-nations/.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2014 | Apply Online
The Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies (JISP) is a two-year program intended to provide assistance to Japanese nationals obtaining Ph.D. degrees in macroeconomics at universities outside of Japan and to prepare them to work as economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The scholarship is funded by the government of Japan and administered by the IMF Institute with assistance from the Institute of International Education (IIE).
Awards are available to candidates able to obtain a Ph.D. by age 34 and who will be entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of their Ph.D. program.
Up to seven scholarships are awarded annually on a competitive basis to students with a record of high academic achievement. All JISP scholars are required to apply to the IMF’s Economist Program (EP) upon completion of their doctoral studies and to accept an EP position if offered.
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