Many are reporting a powerful move of God’s spirit across the heavily Islamic country of Indonesia. One Baptist pastor is describing the incredible happenings going on in his nation, as well as the persecution facing these new converts. “When one part of the body suffers, every part suffers with it,” Muslim convert, pastor Kongkin told The Christian Post.
“The call of Salvation by Christ,” he described as the main reason for his decision to convert. “The message of forgiveness, which extends to sinners. I realized I was without hope” while part of the Islamic faith, he explained.
“I heard the Gospel from my friend and I saw his family’s testimony, [his] walk as a Christian,” and the “peace and joy” that came with it, and thought “that’s what I want.”
“I started searching for the Lord, and accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior,” he said.
Now, Kongkin says that many young Muslims are doing the same.
“The numbers are getting bigger and bigger in many parts of Indonesia. There is steady growth,” he said, while noting that there is concern among some parts of the Islamic community over the rise of Christianity.
“Yes, the number is growing. I think a lot of Muslims are realizing that Islam is false; they see the bombings and terrorist attacks done in the name of Islam, and they wonder ‘Is this it? Is this what I want?'” he stated.
“They realize there has to be a better way, and then they find Christ.”