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From Lovefast, written by Rachel of Mahabba:
“It is a sad reality that most Muslim international students who come to the UK (or the United States) to study come with a negative view of Christians. Many have been told that Christians live by the same morals as people of no faith. Most assume that Christians will not want to be their friends anyway. If, while here, Christians welcome them with love, support and hospitality, students leave with a very different understanding of Christians and, for many, of the Gospel. God works wonders when Christians step out in love towards Muslim international students! Not surprisingly, some come to believe and trust in Jesus while many return home with a renewed opinion of Christians and with seeds of the Gospel sown in their hearts.
“Heavenly Father, may many Muslim international students meet loving Christians and be given the good news about Jesus. Please help us to be hospitable and our conversations to be ‘full of grace, seasoned with salt’. As students come and then return home, please transform lives and transform nations, for the glory of Jesus.”
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone (Colossians 4:5-6).