Pastor Shehab – “From Islam to Christ” Saturday, January 24 at 10:00am

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From Pastor Becker’s heart to yours:

On the weekend of January 23-25, we will be hosting Pastor Hesham Ali Shehab of Salam Christian Fellowship (sharing space with Peace Lutheran Church, Lombard, IL) whose purpose is to share Jesus Christ with Muslims and others from the Middle East and North Africa. Our local mission council, Central Appalachian Lutheran Ministries (CALM) will hear him speak here at on Concordia on Saturday (1/24) at 10:00 a.m. (lunch included).

Pastor Shehab, now an LCMS pastor/missionary serving the immigrant Arabic communities of greater Chicago, grew up as a devout Muslim in Lebanon. While studying at university, he met a LCMS Pastor serving with Lutheran Hour Ministries who was teaching class on the New Testament. Hesham was struck by the words of Jesus, “love your enemy.”

After meeting with the Pastor for several months, Hesham was brought to saving faith in his Savior Jesus Christ; converted by the power of God’s Word. There are many good articles to read on their website:

Pastor Shehab will also be present Sunday morning, January 25. He will participate in Bible class at 9:00 a.m. and will offer a message during worship service at 10:30 a.m.

Practical Suggestion #1 from “Live the Six: Learning to Live as an Everyday Missionary” from Lutheran Hour Ministries: Learn the names of service workers you encounter every day/week. The clerks at the stores you frequent, the custodial staff that cleans your work place, mail man, sanitation engineer (guy who collects your garbage). Express interest in their families and ask them how their lives are going.

May 2015 be a year full of grace and truth for each of us!
Pastor Paul Becker