Friday, December 24, 2010

New Friends: Jarius


Everyone meet Jarius.

He is an Arab Israeli who grew up in the old city of Jerusalem and has an incredible story.

After being imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, he found himself in the presence of the Lord and loved Him.  After a series of events he found himself living in Texas for eight years where he got involved in the Campus Crusade for Christ movement.

After another series of events, he felt strongly led (against his will) to return to his homeland and continue his ministry with CCC.  Which is what he does now.

This is guy is incredibly caring, a powerful prayer, always wanting to pray for you.  He loves America and is sad to see people taking advantage of the systems it has in place to care for the poor and disabled… rightly so Jarius. 

It’s been interesting getting foreigners take on America, on things I generally take for granted.  It’s been refreshing and excited me to return home.

If you think about it, pray for Jarius.  His ministry is extremely challenging,  almost exclusively to Muslims, and he lives in a turbulent environment.  But we love him dearly.  He is our brother.

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