It has been quite a summer for TMO. We saw over 150 Gospel gift baskets delivered to homes (and now have lots of followup to do). We trained a student group at USF that is already actively engaging Muslims on campus. We now offer our courses in Spanish. We began meeting weekly with two additional groups of Muslims for Bible study. A Muslim woman accepted Christ, and others seem very close. Many of you are personally reaching out to your Muslim neighbors and friends. God is helping us to accomplish the mission He gave us - to evangelize the 45,000 Muslims of the Tampa Bay area.
And perhaps the most beautiful moment of all was when a former Muslim, age 72, stood in the baptistry of a local church, waved joyfully to the congregation, and then was immersed in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All he could say afterwards was, "I am so happy."
How is God doing all this? Through you. You volunteer, you give, and you pray. Keep it up! Your struggle for the Lord is bearing fruit.
Perhaps you feel led by God to get even more involved. If so, please contact us.
God bless you all.
Yours in Christ,
And then the unexpected happened. You can read about it on our blog.
Who's there? Some smiling friends with a pretty gift basket including a Gospel of John and a copy of the Jesus Film.
That will be the case this summer as the Tampa Muslim Outreach undertakes what we are calling the Lost Sheep Initiative, in which a team of people from the Tampa Muslim Outreach will visit 100 Muslim households in June and July in the Tampa Bay area with gifts and a simple message:
"Jesus loves you and God wants you to know how to have eternal life."
Prayer warriors have been assigned to pray for each of the homes we will visit for at least thirty days before we stand on their doorstep. Please add your voice to the prayers by asking God to give our team boldness, to open doors and hearts, and to plant the seed of His Word in good soil.
P.S. Would you like to sponsor a basket? The cost is 25 USD. Donate online or send a check to our address below. We need sponsors for the remaining 58 baskets.
1. For the Lost Sheep Initiative, that it will bring the message of the Gospel to people ready to receive it. 2. Thanksgiving for new opportunities among refugees, and wisdom to share God's love with them. 3. Thanksgiving for our Administrative Assistant's improved health. 4. For the weekly Bible Study, that Muslims who participate would understand God's word and receive Christ. Many important Gospel conversations have been taking place recently. 5. For 200 people to give to TMO monthly to stabilize our budget. Several of you already give monthly. How grateful we are for all those who sacrifice to reach Muslims for Christ. 6. For the Muslims of the Tampa Bay region, that God will open their eyes to the Truth of the Gospel.
Vision Dinner Date Moved!
Please erase the previous mark you put on your calendar for the Tampa Muslim Outreach Vision Dinner and put it on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 from 6 to 8 PM at Idlewild Baptist Church, Lutz, FL. It will be an exciting time of good food and inspirational stories of God's powerful work among Muslims.
Do you want to have an impact on the quickly growing Muslim population in the Tampa Bay area? Please consider a financial gift to TMO. Especially helpful are monthly gifts of any size. You can donate online or using the address below. Thank you and God bless you.
Yours in Christ,
Matt Walter Executive Director
PS. Have you ever wondered why we don't include more pictures of our work and people in our emails? Because it would endanger the Muslims touched by our ministry and invite opposition to some of our activities. (This is why we also use fictitious names in our communications.) Pray that intimidation and persecution will fail to stop the progress of the Gospel.
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