Apr 18 – The Story of Zafir

Zafir, a young radical, who was consumed with hate and murder, became a terrorist. His aim was to overthrow the government he believed was keeping his people from restoring their sacred identity. At his terrorist training camp, there was an ancient book that attracted his attention. As he read it, a hunger began stirring within, revealing a deep desire for something he couldn’t identify. Sent to a camp in another country, he begin suicide-bomber-training. Still, every chance Zafir got, he read the ancient book. The book was the Bible, “living and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword.” When his commander was killed, his camp was disbanded. He returned home, found a church, and came to personal faith in Jesus Christ. Today he helps his people escape the hatred and vengeance he once believe in. Zafir is living proof that “if anyone is in Christ, He is a new creation. Old things have passed away, all things have become new.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell