Ameen, the son of a tribal leader, had a reputation as a rude and rebellious boy. However, his actions and attitude began to change after receiving a Storyteller. His father’s curiosity was aroused, and he questioned Ameen about what prompted the change. “It is because of what I have been learning about God in the past two days and His purpose for my life,” Ameen explained as he showed his father the Storyteller. Ameen that he had listening to so many of the devotional stories and Bible verses on the MP3 device that he even skipped his classes at the madrassa (Islamic school) in the past two days. The transformation his father observed happened because Ameen’s spirit was being fed with God’s truths instead of notions of radical Islam. Ameen’s father was intrigued and wanted to know more, so he called Akhtar, an evangelist serving with our partner in northeast Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan. During that conversation, the tribal chief requested more of the Storytellers for other children and families in the village, and he invited Akhtar and our partner evangelists to come to their village.
The following day, Akhtar (FMI, our partner in Pakistan) and his team reached the address they were given, bringing 200 Storytellers with them. Ameen’s father warmly welcomed them in his temporary shelter and offered them tea. Other adult men from the tribe were also present. Ameen eagerly entered the room and greeted Akhtar with a big smile. Ameen explained how these devotional stories were relatable to him and helped heal traumatic memories of his migration from Afghanistan. He went on to describe the miserable condition of children in his area and how they have no proper school. Ameen pleaded for more Storytellers to pass out to other children in the camp so they could experience this precious peace in their hearts as he did.
This meeting was a great opportunity for our partner to share the Lord’s love with the tribal leaders. Our partners requested permission to share some Scripture before distributing the devices they had brought with them. As Akhtar shared John 14:27, everyone listening was overjoyed by the promise of God’s peace available to them.
The Lord has opened a new door of evangelism in this Muslim area through these Keys for Kids Storyteller audio devotional devices. Ameen’s father asked our partners to stay in contact and visit them in the future. Please pray for the whole tribe’s salvation!