He longed for peace from the raging storm of inner confusion and emptiness. He left his home village of Benin, crossed the border into Togo, and got a job working the fields.
For the first time in his life, he met a Christian. His name was Yao and quickly became his friend. Yao never spoke to him of Jesus but told Moustafa that he was praying for him.
The dreams and visions continued. One night in a dream he discovered that Jesus was the Alpha he had dreamed about since he was 10. But how could this be? He could never believe in Jesus or trust Christians. He was deeply troubled. He sensed from his dreams and his friendship with Yao that perhaps Jesus was the answer to the turmoil in his soul and his search for peace.
He wrote a suicide note to his friend, Yao, laid it beside his bed, and prepared the acid and cartridges to take his life. “I am tired in this world. I do not want to become a Christian. I will end it all.” At 5 am Yao suddenly awakened, read the note, and went after his friend. He found him preparing the acid and cartridges in a field. He talked to him about Jesus, telling him that He was the Alpha for whom he had been searching. He read to him John 3:16.
“For God so loved the world that He gave his only son, that whoever believes in Him would not perish but have everlasting life.”
Moustafa had seen the love of Christ in Jerome Ethridge, an agricultural missionary from Plains, Georgia who left it all to spend 17 years digging 130 water wells, 23 ponds stocked with fish, teaching farming, and irrigation, and demonstrating the love of Christ for the people of Togo West Africa. Moustafa made a firm decision to trust Christ alone for salvation.
Through the generosity of Le Pont International donors, CMA, and Missionary Ventures, Moustafa, along with 9 other pastors & evangelists can now go to hard-to-reach places with the Good News of Christ this Easter.
Pray for him as he trains leaders in 25 villages.
Pray for Moustafa’s family and their labor of love among Muslim families
Pray for new musical instruments and sound equipment used in open-air gospel meetings.