A Muslim Convert To Christianity: Death or A Life on the Run

Greg Strand – June 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Josef is a former Muslim now a Christian. His new life in Christ in Afghanistan means death or a life on the run hiding in the shadows. At present, he remains on the run. When he was first converted and discarded his previous convictions, Josef states it was difficult for him to talk about it which he describes as “an imaginary prison.” Now on the run in hiding he describes his existence as “My body is in prison, but my soul is free.”

Read this brief story about Josef. It is one example of what happens to Christian brothers and sisters in Islamic countries, an example that is being multiplied many times over.




Greg Strand


Affectionately called “Walking Bible” by his youngest daughter, Greg Strand has a ministry history that goes back to 1982. Since that time, he has served in local church ministry in a variety of ministry capacities: youth pastor, associate pastor of adult ministries and senior pastor. He is currently the EFCA's Executive Director of Theology and Credentialing. Greg reads voraciously and never stops learning — a passion reflected in the overflowing bookshelves that spill from his library to multiple offices. And he could tell you about each of those books! His hunger for learning pales in contrast to his great love for God and for teaching the Word of God.

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