A week ago, September 25, thousands of Muslim faithful gathered on Capitol Hill to pray--their first-ever public prayer event of this nature (see my blog from September 10, 2009: How Will We Respond to the Muslim Day of Prayer?"). For some Christians this concerted Islamic prayer event spelled crisis. For others, it meant opportunity. Either way, there was a ton of interest in it. So I thought you might like to hear what happened.
An on-the-scene observer estimated that between 4,000 and 6,000 Muslims attended the event--considerably fewer than the 50,000 expected. Because of the smaller than anticipated numbers, every person who attended was given the opportunity to receive a JESUS Film Project DVD and gospel literature. Those who participated in passing out the Christian resources estimated that between 50 and 60 percent received it, "some with great joy!" More than 2,500 packets were distributed, and team members reported that many positive conversations took place.
Sounds to me like the True and Living God showed up. Seeds were sowed. Let's water them with our prayers and ask God for a harvest from this unusual planting.