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Another great story from the Middle East

A few years ago, he had a dream of a man in white with fire in his eyes that came up to him and gave him a hug.

This is the story of Ahmed, a 21-year-old Muslim…

A few years ago, he had a dream of a man in white with fire in his eyes that came up to him and gave him a hug. The dream was so vivid and real that when he woke up, he went in search of this man in his city. After several weeks he couldn’t find him, so he went to his Imam at his local mosque and told him the dream and asked about it. The Imam told him, this was probably just a nice man…

A few weeks later he ran into some YWAM missionaries who invited him to a worship evening. When he went into the worship-time he felt electricity flow through his entire body, and he knew this was a special place. At that worship evening, the missionaries began to talk about how God was showing up to people all over the Middle East in dreams and visions and it was at this moment that he realized it was Jesus who had come to him in his dream!

As a result of this evening, he began reading and studying the Bible with this team. His parents found his Bible at home and his family asked him if he had become a believer in Jesus – he said, yes. They were so angry that they burned his clothes and his scooter and kicked him out of the house. He ended up living in the local park for a few weeks and then in the mountains for a few weeks but throughout that time he was filled with incredible peace and joy. He eventually went back to the group of young YWAMers and began doing life with them.

He is now here with us in the Middle East, doing his YWAM DTS! He is the only known believer from his tribe   They live in in 42 different towns/villages. He is doing his DTS because he wants to go back to his own people and family and be able to lead them to the Lord.

Please pray for Ahmed and all the DTS students as they spend six months with us learning to know God and make Him known!


Lynn Green and his wife Marti first came to England and began the work of Youth With A Mission here in 1971. From 2004-2011 Lynn was YWAM’s International Chairman. He continues to convene YWAM’s global leadership meetings, and focuses much of his energy on international leadership development.

2 comments on “Another great story from the Middle East

  1. Carol Saia

    Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful story!

  2. So we must continue to pray for God to do what only He can do as He speaks to those who seem beyond our reach, and for the harvesters whom He wants sent to do what they must do. What a joy to live in a time when God is moving in such wondrous ways in the Muslim world.

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