The Answer was Online


Norah searched for love. Miriam asked God, “Please multiply my life.” Here’s what happened when Norah’s search and the answer to Miriam’s prayer coincided. Asking God to multiply your life through others is one of the prayer points of Pray2020.

Norah is from a closed country in the Arabian Gulf. With problems at home, she had a deep need for love. She found no love in Islam.

After a failed suicide attempt, Norah searched online, trying to discover who God is and if Christianity could bring her love. She found a Cru evangelistic website on Google and chatted with Miriam, a staff member. Norah asked if God loved her and would accept her with all of her problems.

Norah and Miriam began to discuss Norah’s questions every day on WhatsApp. After three months, Norah made a clear profession of faith. She told Miriam, “I love Jesus so much!”

Miriam encouraged Norah to watch the JESUS film. Afterward, Norah had many questions, allowing Miriam to connect with her on a deeper level. But she was surprised when Norah said, “I want to read the Bible.”

Miriam told Norah about a Bible she could read on a website. Norah started by reading the book of John. A few weeks later, she wanted a Bible she could hold. Regretfully, Miriam said this would be too dangerous. The two women put Norah’s hope for a Bible in God’s hands.

Miriam took Norah through Cru’s four-part online discipleship course and encouraged her to share her faith with others. Norah prayed and then talked with her brother about Jesus. After two months, her brother, too, had accepted Christ. By the end of the year, Norah had told eight people about Jesus.

Miriam encouraged Norah to start a discipleship group and focus on spiritual multiplication. Norah invited eight people and started two discipleship groups. Two of the eight new believers have started telling others about Jesus.

Recently, Norah emailed Miriam that God had answered her prayer. An unmarked box had arrived in the mail, containing Christian books–and a Bible!

Norah continues to disciple others. She loves to share the love she has found. She is now extending her outreach further by doing graphic design for the same discipleship website that helped her grow.

In North Africa and the Middle East, staff members like Miriam have trained more than 800 Arab believers to share their faith with seekers online, like Norah.