Algeria-Faces of Joy Part One:
Written By David Witt
Algeria is becoming a nation of hope in the Islamic world. Muslims are coming to Christ and building His Church and Kingdom based on His Word and joy in the Holy Spirit. On a recent visit to Algeria we received inspiring testimonies of God’s work in this Islamic nation. One Muslim background believer shared. “Eight years ago, I did not know any Algerian Christians. Now we cannot count the number of churches.” God is transforming the nation by transforming the hearts of the people one person at a time.
Samir shared, “I was born again in 2009. Much changed in my life. Even my face changed. Before knowing Jesus, I looked mean and dangerous. One time I went to get an Identification Card at the City Hall. The clerk thought that I was a terrorist and would not give me an ID until the Director approved it. Today my face shines with love and joy and people comment on it.” The Word of God promises that even our faces reflect his glory, And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:18)
“I am convinced that Jesus is God,” Kamel shared. “Since I have been reading the Bible and going to Church, I have peace in my heart. I no longer need to smoke and use bad language. The biggest change in my life was that I used to kick and beat my wife. Since the Lord Jesus Christ came into my life I stopped abusing her. The witness of these changes convinced her to become a Christian and now we serve the Lord together.”
Spirit of Martyrdom is blessed by contributing funds, materials and Biblical training to the shining witnesses of Christ in Algeria. Thank you for joining us in this work and shining the face of Christ to a hurting and lost world.If you would like to join us in serving the martyrs around the world, please feel free to contact us at