A missionary detailed the experience of a militant with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) who recently converted to Christianity after dreaming of “a man in white.” The militant had killed countless members of his newly found faith.
Speaking during a recent appearance on The Voice of The Martyrs Radio Network, Gina Fadely, director of Youth With A Mission Frontier Missions Inc. (YWAM), said, “one of our YWAM workers in the Middle East was contacted by a friend earlier this year and they met up and he was introduced to an ISIS fighter who had killed many Christians already. I mean that’s a horrible situation, and admittedly, he was probably on guard.”
This particular militant, Fadely’s counterpart, Kevin Sutter, added, not only killed Christians, but “he actually enjoyed doing so.” But as Fadely noted, the ISIS fighter’s attitude had changed:
He told this YWAM leader that he had begun having dreams of this man in white who came to him and said, ‘You are killing my people.’ And he started to feel really sick and uneasy about what he was doing.
The fighter said just before he killed one Christian, the man said, ‘I know you will kill me, but I give to you my Bible.’ The Christian was killed and this ISIS fighter actually took the Bible and began to read it.
In another dream, Jesus asked him to follow him and he was now asking to become a follower of Christ and to be discipled.
“So who knows?” Fadely continued. “Perhaps this man will be like Saul in the Bible that persecuted Christians and he turned from that persecution of the early church to become the Apostle Paul who led it. God can turn it around.”
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Established in 1960, YWAM has “over 350 teams currently living in unreached communities and introducing Jesus. They are in regions all over the world, from urban centers in the Middle East to remote villages in South and Central Asia to jungle tribes in South America,” according to their website.
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