Recently a young man approached a humanitarian worker in a completely closed country in MENA. “You are my brother,” the young man declared. The worker, thinking he was receiving a compliment, affirmed the young man, “Yes, yes! We are all brothers.”
“But you don’t understand! You. Are. My. Brother.” the young man responded emphatically. The worker quickly realized what the message might mean. Only later did the young man share that he had been studying secretly and had even traveled to another country in order to declare his faith in Jesus in baptism. He had returned a brother! Please pray for this young man to remain faithful; he is the first among his people.