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He Was ‘Stripped Naked ‘ Before Hearing God’s Call in a Lebanese Devil’s Den

He had it all, he said: A beautiful wife and home, a business and $500, 000. And then for 20 years he kept running away from God . But one day, while working in Lebanon in what he would later see as a devil’s den , he was “stripped naked .” It took bankruptcy and a prison term before he surrendered to the call of God.
Mohammad, a member of a large Islamic family that includes Muslim clerics, was now on the streets of Lebanon, daily risking his life by preaching the love of Jesus to strangers .
You can hear the rest of his story on Saturday, March 30th at 12:30 at Salam Christian Fellowship, at the Peace Lutheran Church, 21W500 Butterfield Rd. , Lombard. A Middle Eastern lunch will follow. You’ll also see Mohammad rekindle his childhood friendship with the pastor there, Hicham Chehab, whom he hasn’t seen in 30 years

Hesham Shehab

Hicham [pronounced HESHAAM] grew up in a world of bitter animosity between Muslims and Christians, which he experienced personally in a physical attack when only about 7. By age 13 he was recruited by an extremist Muslim group and later fought against Christians in the 1975 war in Lebanon. He was preparing to become a Muslim Preacher (Imam) when a car accident laid him up for a year. In 1980, in his first semester in college, his brother was killed by Christian militia. Hicham's response was to study by day, and by night take out his revenge in attacks on Christians. However, hearing the Sermon on the Mount, in a course of cultural studies (in college), brought him to faith. Later, Hicham earned an M.A. in the history of the Arabs and did Ph.D studies in the history of Islam. Hicham finished his pastoral education at Concordia, Fort Wayne, IN, and is currently in the Ph. D program there. Presently, Hicham, and ordained LCMS minister, pastors Salam Christian Fellowship and works as a missionary to the Muslims with the Lutheran Church in Illinois.

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