On Wednesday afternoons the men in the church meet for a weekly outreach in the main park here in Cape Town. We get together at a nice grassy spot and pray for about 30 - 45 minutes and then we go out and share the gospel message with people in the park. There are always hundreds of people there because there is a college and several businesses there too. This is great as we get a chance to meet with people on their lunch break.
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit and talk with three Muslim men. They belong to the 700,000 plus Muslim population here in Cape Town. One of the men was studying to be a teacher of the Koran and the other two were just members of the mosque. One of the men was very interested in what I had to say, especially when I told him that he could experience full forgiveness with Christ, something that Islam can't offer an assurance of. He agreed that he was hoping for heaven, but couldn't be sure. The aspiring teacher would always come back to Jesus and how God could not have a son. That was an easy enough point to explain, but this was his stumbling block.
Out of the three men, one seemed to be hanging on my every word. Asking questions and really soaking it in. The Muslim population here are mainly Muslim because of their upbringing. Once you start talking theology, they are quite lost. This is where the Light of the gospel can really shine through and bring hope to a people who have gone astray.
Please pray with me for these three men. I can't say their names, but God knows who you are praying for. Pray that their eyes would see and their ears would hear all the Lord has for them. Please continue to pray for us here in Cape Town. There is a lot of work to do and by God's grace we will be sustained.
Grace and Peace,
Bob, Suzanne and Bobby Scott
Cape Town, South Africa