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“Thank you for coming to Jordan, sharing your testimony with us, and encouraging us!  It was such a blessing for my children to hear your testimony.”
Ralph K. - Amman International Church
“Your testimony is so close to what our refugees go through, because though you don’t have your sight, you see Jesus.  Please keep sharing your message everywhere you go!”
Hythum M. - Marka Ministry Church
EXPERIENCING JESUS
 
For refugee children in the Middle East, the Gospel is so real.  Many of them have experienced the worst of mankind in the past, so when someone reaches out to them in Christian love, they feel the difference and believe.  During my time in Amman, Jordan, I was able to share about the love of Jesus with Iraqis, Kurds, Syrians, Egyptians, Brazilians, and so many more, and I am truly grateful for your prayers and financial support which make this ministry possible!
 
As some of you know, it was on college graduation day 14 years ago when I first learned my kidneys were failing and that I would need a kidney transplant.  I then began a long journey of setting aside the plans I had for my future and discovering what God had in store for my future instead.  Well, in addition to ministering at a number of churches in Jordan, I visited several schools, and one morning I had the honor of giving the commencement address for Good Samaritan School’s high-school graduation ceremony.
 
With 100 Christians, Muslims, and even Mandaeans in attendance, I led everyone in singing “Above All” both in English and Arabic, then spoke about the death we deserve because of sin and the life we are offered because of Jesus’s sacrifice on our behalf.
 
A 13-year-old girl named Nancy who heard my testimony said she had watched me on American Idol and that I am her inspiration, but in all honesty, she is my inspiration.  She came from a wealthy Iraqi family who was robbed by Isis and fled to Jordan.  Now, she has dreams of being a neuro-surgeon and believes that if it is God’s will for her life, she will be one.

 
Scott meeting Nancy, 13. 
BEAUTY FROM ASHES
 
As a Muslim in Iraq, Jamiel lost his entire family when a bridge was destroyed by Isis in a bombing.  After enduring physical trauma from the war and escaping to Jordan as a refugee, he experienced God’s presence in a bright white light and a voice saying, “Come. I love you.”
 
In addition to sharing the Gospel with those who had not yet given their lives to Jesus, I had many opportunities in Jordan to encourage fellow believers like Jamiel to stand firm in their faith and continue forward in their own ministry long after my visit.  Christians have a difficult task in Jordan as they seek to live out their faith and share the love of Jesus in an almost entirely Islamic culture, and it gives them great strength to know that fellow believers from overseas are standing beside them in ministry.
 
My visit to Fuhais Baptist Church where Jamiel attends was one of those opportunities, as I shared to a room full of Christian refugees about how a stranger had given her kidney to me in order that I might live and how God is truly glorified in our weakness.
 
Following my presentation, Jamiel came up and asked if he could donate one of his eyes to me.  It was so humbling to know that the story of sacrificial love in my life had moved him so deeply to want to sacrificially give to me in order that I might have the gift of sight, without a second thought.  Although I couldn't accept his gift, this is the heart of someone who truly understands that everything we have belongs to God and that God’s ways are higher than our ways. 
 
I believe that Jamiel will carry forward this same attitude of sacrificial giving as he reaches out to other refugees in the area to tell them about Jesus and that many more will find hope as a result.  Please pray for him and all the Christian refugees in Jordan, that God will give them strength to continue loving their neighbors just as they have been loved and that their own stories would be a bright light to the world around them!

 
“So many at our church have been hopeless, but you give them so much hope.”
Jacob Z. - Fuhais Baptist Church
As many of you know, I had a videographer with me during my visit to Jordan, so we will be putting together a ministry video about the trip to share with you soon! 
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Scott MacIntyre Ministries is a 501(c)(3) non-profit department of A.C.T. Intl and exists to help children, students, and adults find hope in Jesus Christ in the midst of adversity through inspirational music and story, utilizing live performance and media.  Your donations help us share the message of hope in churches, schools, hospitals, and blind centers around the U.S. and beyond.

 

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