He was raised as a devout Muslim until cancer devastated his body. That’s when Sanjay* heard the name of Jesus over and over, and put Romans 10:13 to the test.
“I was crying, and the one name that I did not want to believe in came back to me again and again—the name of Jesus,” the doctor says, according to Christian Today. “I was so weak and so sick. So I prayed to the Lord Jesus and said, ‘Will You heal me?'”
Slowly, Sanjay began to feel better. Knowing that something had changed, he returned to the hospital for tests and discovered the cancer was gone. He was healed. “I saw that only Jesus can save my life,” he says, “nobody else can.” Realising that it was Jesus who restored his health, Sanjay gave his life to Christ and got baptised.
West Bengal, where Sanjay lives, is one of the least evangelised places on the planet. When he discovered Jesus was real, Sanjay started preaching the gospel in his Muslim village and telling everyone he could about Christ. It was not well received.
“My family threw me out. They said, ‘We want nothing to do with you. Since you have Jesus, you can just go away,'” he told Christian Today.
Others “decided to break into my doctor’s office where patients used to come and see me.”
“People who persecuted me for many years got tired. They said, ‘the more we tell him not to speak, the more he goes out and preaches’,” says Sanjay. “People who wanted to throw me out, now they bring their patients to me and say, ‘we’re so sorry’.”
Despite the persecution, Sanjay’s evangelism is a trend reflected worldwide. According to a recent study, some believe that 667 Muslims convert to Christianity every hour in Africa alone.
Photo (Reuters) – Hundreds of Muslim refugees are converting to Christianity in Berlin. Migrants walk along a train after arriving to the main railway station in Munich.