Muslim refugees in the Middle East are converting to Christianity after finding that God is 'real'.
Missionaries revealed that the harrowing acts caused by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which the group openly declares as actions taught to them by the Koran, are helping Muslims open up to Christianity and seek comfort in God and prayer.
With a little help from technology, Muslim refugees and displaced individuals are learning about God through podcasts and broadcasts. Christian aid workers have set up "tent churches" where former Muslims, particularly those who have suffered from great losses, can pray and worship God.
"You can see the tears in their eyes when we pray – that God would care," the director of one ministry working in the region told the US charity, Christian Aid [note: no affiliation to Christian Aid UK]. "It's the connection that makes a huge difference."
"They see that God can give you strength, can heal you," the director added. "They say that things have changed, that they have a peaceful attitude towards those 'who have done this to my kids, wife, or husband - I can pray about it and give it to God.'"
Former Muslims cannot find the words to describe the difference of being required to pray five times a day to now praying anytime during the day, but notes that it is a positive difference.
"They say, 'Now with our relationship with God, we see a huge difference; something has changed in our life,'" the director shared. "You can see it on their faces. They say, 'Every time we pray, there's a difference.'"