Across the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, there are approximately 40 miracles of Jesus recorded. Forty examples of HIs gracious healing power—of the body, the mind, and the spirit. Does Jesus perform miracles today? Does He still heal bodies, deliver men and women from evil spirits and restore what was lost? There are a multitude of people in the Middle East and North Africa today who have experienced the miracles of Jesus. Visions, healings, deliverance, restoration—all healed and restored by Jesus Christ.
Nearly every story we hear from our persecuted brothers and sisters contain elements of a miracle. Jesus still shows up in expected and unexpected ways. Nura and her son Ahmed have a testimony to share of the miracles of Jesus.
A Day of Trauma and Fear
When she arrived at the hospital where her son Ahmed was taken, he lay in pain and unable to see, Nura was distraught with fear. For some time, Ahmed had experienced severe migraines. While being treated during this recent episode, prescriptions were mismatched and he lost his eyesight.
Nura had been away visiting her sister and brother-in-law, both converts to Christianity, when the migraine had struck. Nura had noticed how their lives seemed to blossom after accepting Christ. The couple had told Nura about Jesus and invited her to Bible studies, which she attended hesitantly.
Ahmed: One of the Miracles of Jesus
When Nura, her sister, and her brother-in-law got word about Ahmed being hospitalized for his migraine, and then the subsequent life-altering mistake with the medications, they immediately began to pray and rushed to the hospital.
As Nura entered the hospital room where Ahmed lay, she leaned over his bed, touched her son’s eyes and prayed out loud to Jesus for healing. As Nura was still crying and praying, Ahmed opened his eyes and announced that he could see his mother. In that moment, she confessed her belief in Jesus, and surrendered her life to Him.
After Ahmed was released from the hospital, he returned to his mother’s small house which was under construction.
Mother and Sons Persecuted for Her Faith
When they heard about Nura’s new faith, Nura’s late husband’s parents — once supportive of the family — became hostile toward her and pressured her to return to Islam.
Nura was never trained to work, and her other son Bakri makes very little money, so the family has been struggling financially and were unable to complete the construction of her home.
Nura and Ahmed are Not Alone
Widowed, disowned by her family, and unable to make ends meet, Nura was under the extreme burden of potential homelessness and further persecution. That’s when Help The Persecuted came alongside Nura to help shoulder her burden.
By providing support for the construction of her home through a team of local Christian workers, and by supplementing her basic living needs, Nura has begun to thrive and deepen her relationship with Christ through discipleship by our Field Ministry Team.
You can make a difference in the lives of persecuted believers who are walking miracles of Jesus. Share Nura’s story with others as a testimony of God’s faithfulness to those who call upon His name. Besides sharing stories like Nura’s, there are many ways you can be a part of how we’re helping our brothers and sisters in the Middle East and North Africa. Join the Help The Persecuted family.