April 29, 2021
While first-generation immigrants typically focus on survival and fitting in, their children aim higher: worldly success, plus a slice of the American Dream.
Muppies’ experiences with Islam can prove frustrating. Many seek a deeper, richer spiritual experience than that offered at local mosques, but they’re not easily swayed by Christian evangelists.
One Christian woman pointed to her relationships with two Muppies:
Sadia, a hedge fund manager in her 30s, told me our friendship is different from her relationships with Muslims. Muslim women often hide their difficulties, but I was open and honest about my struggles.
I explained that as a Christian, I am not judged by my failings, but saved by the love and grace of Jesus, who has compassion for those who struggle.
“I’d like to be a part of a spiritual community like that,” Sadia told me one day. I invited her to join us, but she hasn’t done so yet.
Amira, a top computer programmer in her 20s, felt her sin was too vast for her to be close to God. I encouraged her that the true God is the one who knows our sins and loves us completely.
I shared Paul’s teaching in Romans 5:8. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. He desires relationship with us more than efforts to earn His love. She now believes in a forgiving God, but she continues to look for Him in Islam.
Neither Sadia nor Amira have become Christians, but God is moving among Muppies seeking something deeper than what Islam offers.
Pray for the salvation of Sadia and Amira, and other Muppies.
- Pray that urban Christians in the workplace will seek opportunities to share Jesus with Muppies.
- Pray that we can help Muppies know Jesus as Lord.
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