How a Muslim Teenager in Africa Met Jesus

“With their faith being challenged by world events, many Muslims are turning to Christian broadcasts to find answers.” 

That very day, surrounded by believers who all spoke her language, Assétou committed her life to Jesus.

THE DAY ASSÉTOU turned on the radio and heard the I Belong to God program for the first time was the day her life began to change.

Born as a Muslim in a remote village in West Africa, Assétou was amazed by the truth she heard in her native French language. She listened to the program again and made a decision. She wanted to know more about this God. 

There are no Christian churches in Assétou’s village, but as she listened to the program, she wrote down the phone number the speaker shared. Assétou found a phone and dialed the number. Pastor Marc Nabie, our French ministry coordinator in Burkina Faso, picked up the phone. 

“She told me she wanted to be baptized,” he says. “In fact, she insisted on it.” 

The next Sunday, Assétou called Pastor Nabie again. This time from a bus station. 

“She had walked 8.5 miles to get to the station so she could catch a bus to the city where we meet,” Pastor Nabie remembers. 

Pastor Nabie met her at the station and took her to church. That very day, surrounded by believers who all spoke her language, Assétou committed her life to Jesus. 

After church, Assétou returned to her village as a brand new believer. Although she can’t make the journey to church regularly, she is still growing in her faith as she listens to the weekly I Belong to God radio messages. 

Muslims are Coming to Know Jesus

Assétou is one of many Muslims who have heard about Jesus through the Back to God Ministries International programs you support.   

“With their faith being challenged by world events, many Muslims are turning to Christian broadcasts to find answers,” Pastor Nabie says.