“..To Live Is Christ, and to Die Is Gain.” (Philippians 1: 21)


Yamout Is Willing to Lay Down his Life for the Gospel

My friend, Pastor Hesham Shehab, invited me to attend a presentation by Mr. Mohammad Yamout, a missionary from Lebanon. I never heard about Mr. Yamout before. I thought this is going to be another talk about all civil wars, fighting in that country, and the difficulties Christian workers face to spread the Gospel. In fact, it turned out to be the other way around. Mr. Yamout was bold and straight forward. He did not mention any difficulties or threats he faced there. He did not even ask for any financial help. (I understoond from Pastor Hesham that Mr. Yamout was jailed a few times, tortured, and driven out of his hometown, for the Gospel work there).

In his testimony, Yamout mentioned how God miraculously helped him financially (getting a job for his wife as a teacher, when they had no money to school their children). In 2008, the Yamouts left everything back home, in Beirut, and went to Tyre, in South Lebanon, in obedience to God’s calling. It was a very touching and faith boosting testimony. The Yamouts walked by faith in a town that was 95% Shiite Muslim.

He said, it was a great joy for him to work for the Lord in that difficult region, and if it was needed, he would be willing to lay down his life for the Lord. He warned that, we, Americans, are getting too much into Islamophobia that paralyses us. He assured that if the present trend continues, we may lose our Christian freedom in America! Yamout added that we need to love Muslims unconditionally for Christ, not fear them. I completely agree with him.

May God bless him and protect him.

Sam Thomas

Hicham Is Available To Speak

Rev. Hicham Chehab is available to speak: Missionary Chehab is available to speak or preach at your church. He can speak during a sermon, at men’s or women’s groups, youth groups, Bible Studies, or even at your local Lions or Rotary club or community center. Missionary Chehab has a range of talks: How to Reach Muslims, the Rise of Extremist Islam, Terrorism, Comparative Study of Islam vs. Christianity, or an 8-week course on the history of Islam and Islamic culture and religion.

Rev. Chehab’s expertise, prior to his ordination in the LCMS, was Islam and the Middle East. Chehab taught Islam at Concordia, Ann Arbor, MI, 2008, and the American University of Beirut, as adjunct professor, editor of the Middle East affairs at the Daily Star newspaper (Beirut, Lebanon), 2004, editor of two Arabic newspapers (Beirut, Lebanon)1999- 2004, and Royal Institute of Interfaith Studies Beirut correspondent (Amman, Jordan) 1997- 2004.

Rev. Chehab uses Powerpoint and other audio-visuals in most of his presentations. Inviting Pastor Chehab to speak will support the ministry. You can contact Chehab via email: Hicham.chehab@gmail.com, or phone: 331 645 0650
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