Putting Off the Old

“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self” Ephesians 4:22 (NIV)

Silviya is a 20-year-old woman from Bulgaria. As a Muslim, she faithfully adhered to all of her religion’s fasts and traditions. She attended mosque and wore a burka.

Then, one day, she accompanied her mother to a church service led by a church planter who was trained by Reach A Village ministry partners. Still dressed in her burka, Silviya came back a second time, this time with her husband.

Silviya and her husband were deeply touched by God’s Word. They said that in Islam they saw a lot of rituals without a sense of a free life and communion. On the other hand, in the church, they found lively fellowship and friendship.

Both Silviya and her husband repented from their sins and accepted Christ as their Savior. After a prayer with the entire congregation, Silviya threw away her burka!

Please pray for this couple as they begin their journey in the Christian faith. It will not be an easy road, especially for Silviya. Please ask for God’s protection as they face the negative responses of Muslim relatives and neighbors.

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