Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Call to Prayer


Recently we came to know of an ex-Christian Muslim lady. Her maid does some work for us. Mrs Noori knows our family very well. Some of my relatives taught her in school.

She grew up in a traditional Christian home.Her other siblings married non-Christians and she married a wealthy Muslim and converted to Islam. She is a widow and before dying her husband made her promise that she would raise their children according to the Muslim faith. He even took her to Mecca on a holy pilgrimage.

We asked the maid to find out her Christian name, but she does not want to disclose it. Her college going son does not want her to reveal to anyone that she is from a Christian background.

She told her maid that she sometimes goes to a church in the suburbs of our town.Her daughter married a Christian pilot and lives in Goa. The son is very displeased with that. Mrs Noori goes to Goa to celebrate Christmas with her daughter.


The maid told us that Mrs Noori has converted a spare bedroom into a Christian prayer room. She has a cross on the wall, maybe some Catholic pictures (the maid is uneducated, so she can 't describe it well) and a Bible. She cleans the room and locks it.


Sept was the holy month of Ramadan for the Muslims in which they fast and pray and indulge in good works. Mrs Noori does not fast but she sends food to the Mosque ,her Muslim friends and maid.

Her daughter and son have come to celebrate Eid (Oct 2nd) with her. Tomorrow is the last Friday of the fasting month so she is going to have a special feast in the evening for her family, friends and give food to the mosque and poor people.

It breaks our hearts to see that this woman who must have gone to church in her growing up years has rejected Christianity and has wholeheartedly embraced Islam, although she is trying to pacify her conscience by maintaining a Christian prayer room in her house.


I sent her Christian literature through the maid. She accepted it and said that she would read it after Ramadan and Eid We are praying that she will do that and God 's Word may touch her heart.

Pray with us for Mrs Noori.

Posted by Amrita

10 comments:

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
you are showing us needs and personal trials that are unknown of to us.
At least hard to understand when one is used to freedom of worship like we are.
I feel ashamed over being so lazy and indifferent about the church, (don't always like the people, don't always suit me to go), and here is a woman torn between her true belief and a strong religion which can cost her life, if she changes her way of worshiping.
For sure I will pray for her.
I will also pray for myself, that the Lord must not loose his patience with his ungrateful child.
From Felisol

Amrita said...

Thank you Felisol.

We come accross many such people in our daily walk. Just pray for them and commit them to God.He knows what is going on in their lives.

David Warren Fisher said...

Amrita:

Be assured of our prayers for this dear lady. God will do His work in her heart, we know.

We love you and we are thrilled hat you are one of us...one of the Pilgrim Pals, but most important, one of God's redeemed children.

Be blessed today!

David

Amrita said...

Thank you so much David.
Afew months ago we did not know this lady and now we have people praying for her. Brings a lump into my throat. i am so touched.

Terry said...

Dear Amrita...What a sad thing! We will be praying for this lady and for the seeds that you are attempting to send to her. We will pray that the devil will not be around to thwart this effort!

Amrita...It saddens me so much that I have been so out of touch that I never heard about what is going on in India with the Christians. Last night in prayer meeting the brethren were praying for the Christians of India who have been going through trials of death, being blamed for killing some non Christian? I didn't get the whole story.

I am on my way now to Emergency where Rachel has taken Betty.
Betty's having all kinds of trouble with her pills...

Please remember Donna because it is Vera Lynn's birthday today and I think that Donna is so tired!....Love Terry

passing-thru said...

Good Post Amrita --

Hope Betty is ok Terry

Donna -- hoping U get some much needed rest -------

Hello Felisol , Lady of the North

Amrita said...

Yes Terry , violence against Christians has spread in 4 statesnow. There is a local threat too.

Thank you for your prayers.

Pilot Mom said...

Amrita, I read an excellent book called "I Dared to Call Him Father" about a devout Muslim woman who came to know Christ. She was a very prominent woman.

I don't know if you have access to Amazon.com but here is the link for you to check it out.
http://www.amazon.com/Dared-Call-Him-Father-Miraculous/dp/0800793242/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222396641&sr=1-1

In the midst of all my living "life" over the past several months I cannot remember *feeling shame* if I properly welcomed you to Pilgrim Pals. If I haven't then I have been severely remiss. Please accept my late WELCOME from me. :)

I will be praying for this woman. Our God is faithful!

Blessings on your day, Amrita!

THE WRITER'S CRUCIBLE said...

Hello Pilot Mom,

A big hug to you.We are sisters in Christ.

I have read that book. A powerful testimony.

Its our job to plant a seed and God will do the rest.

Amrita said...

You know Pals, HURT PEOPLE HURT PEOPLE.

Many times lonely sad, angry ,bitter hurting people comment on our posts unleashing hatred and venom which is stored up inside of them.

I am glad one you deleted those comments.